Tachyon 2014 Fall Preview: THE CUTTING ROOM

This week, we’re previewing the Tachyon publications scheduled for Fall, 2014.

The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen

Edited by Ellen Datlow

What happens after the closing credits and before the lights go out?  When you turn off your TV, but still aren’t able to sleep?  Cancel your Netflix.  Sometimes only the written word will do.

These twenty-two terrifying tales are a chilling homage to the silver screen. Discover that James Dean may well have lived beyond the grave, a trip to Oz is a one-way ticket, and zombies were behind the corporate greed of the 1980s.  Learn how reality is edited (and found overly long) and how the Final Girl, a horror film’s sole survivor, emerges victorious and with a captive audience. Join award-winning and bestselling authors from Neil Gaiman to Peter Straub in a journey to the darkest depths of the theater.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Genevieve Valentine     
Preface by Ellen Datlow 

“The Cutter” by Edward Bryant  
“The Hanged Man of Oz” by Steve Nagy   
“Deadspace” by Dennis Etchison  
“Cuts” by F. Paul Wilson  
“Final Girl Theory” by A. C. Wise   
“Lapland, or Film Noir” by Peter Straub            
“The Thousand Cuts” by Ian Watson   
“Occam’s Ducks” by Howard Waldrop  
“Dead Image” by David Morrell  
“The Constantinople Archives” by Robert Shearman              
“each thing I show you is a piece of my death” by Gemma Files & Stephen J. Barringer 
“Cinder Images” by Gary McMahon   
“The Pied Piper of Hammersmith” by Nicholas Royle   
“Filming the Making of the Film of the Making of Fitzcarraldo” by Garry Kilworth 
“Onlookers” by Gary A. Braunbeck 
“Recreation” by Lucy Snyder  
“Bright Lights, Big Zombie” by Douglas E. Winter               
“She Drives the Men to Crimes of Passion!” by Genevieve Valentine 
“Even the Pawn” by Joel Lane   
“Tenderizer” by Stephen Graham Jones   
“Ardor” by Laird Barron  
“Final Girl II: the Frame” by Daphne Gottlieb   
“Illimitable Dominion” by Kim Newman

Trade paperback/ebook * $16.95/$9.99 * October 2014 * 978-1-61696-167-1

Cover by Josh Beatman