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Dark dreams : a collection of horror and suspense by Black writers /

Dark dreams : a collection of horror and suspense by Black writers /
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A collection of short fiction explores the dark imaginations and experiences of the human mind in tales of horror and suspense by Zane, Tananarive Due, Stephen Barnes, Robert Fleming, and other African-American authors.
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Control No. 450829
ISBN 0758207530 (pbk.) : -- $15.00
ISBN 9780758207531
Title Dark dreams : -- a collection of horror and suspense by Black writers / -- edited by Brandon Massey.
Publisher Information New York, NY : -- Dafina / Kensington Pub. Corp., -- 2004.
Physical Description xii, 307 p. ; -- 23 cm.
General Note "With stories by Zane Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes and others"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note Resident evil / Zane -- But beautiful and terrifying / Robert Fleming -- He who takes away the pain / Chesya Burke -- Bras coupe / Kalamu ya Salaam -- Hair dreams / Joy M. Copeland -- The track / L.R. Giles -- If the walls could talk / L.A. Banks -- The fourth floor / Ahmad Wright -- Empty vessel / Lawana Holland-Moore -- I, ghoul / Christopher Chambers -- Dreads / D.S. Foxx -- Plaything / Terence Taylor -- The power / Linda Addison -- Red / Rickey Windell George -- Siren song / Francine Lewis -- Granddad's garage / Brandon Massey -- Wild chocolate / Patricia E. Canterbury -- Cum onn, it'z lovely whether / Anthony Beal -- The gray riders / B. Gordon Doyle -- Danger word / Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due.
Subject Horror tales
Alternate Author Massey Brandon 1973




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Annotation 1 A collection of short fiction explores the dark imaginations and experiences of the human mind in tales of horror and suspense by Zane, Tananarive Due, Stephen Barnes, Robert Fleming, and other African-American authors.

Annotation 2 A spellbinding collection of short fiction explores the dark imaginations and experiences of the human mind in spine-tingling tales of horror and suspense by Zane, Tananarive Due, Stephen Barnes, Robert Fleming, and other distinguished African-American authors. Original. 45,000 first printing.

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LJ Reviews 2004 September #2
These two collections both offer horror by African American writers. In Dark Dreams, L.R. Giles's "The Track" reveals a frightening new approach to weight loss; a black GI in postwar Tokyo discovers a horrendous secret behind a series of murders in Robert Fleming's "But Beautiful and Terrifying," and Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due deliver a heart-wrenching tale of terror in "Danger Word." From street-savvy, erotic horror to macabre suspense … la Stephen King, this anthology showcases the best in horror and suspense by noted African American writers, including erotic author Zane. For most collections. From Monica Jackson's cautionary tale of the perils of achieving the perfect body ("The Ultimate Diet") to Kevin S. Brockenbrough's story of a family united against the monster in its midst ("The Family Business"), the six longer-than-average stories in Dark Thirst present very different approaches to the vampire story. Graphic violence and explicit eroticism limit these tales to adult readers, but libraries seeking to expand their selection of vampire fiction should consider adding this volume to their collection. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2004 July #3
Thriller writer Massey's strong anthology showcases 20 new horror and suspense stories by African-American writers, both established and upcoming. Massey evokes America's enduring black cultural heritage in his understated "Granddad's Garage," about a humble, peculiarly long-lived pack rat who collects such rarities as a signed copy of Phillis Wheatley's 1773 book of poems. Lawana Holland-Moore's "Empty Vessel" poignantly touches on the cruelty and tragedy of slavery. Hair is the focus of D.S. Foxx's brief "Dreads," the sensitive narrator's account of growing up in "a vanilla town, the darkest child in my school." In Patricia E. Canterbury's unsettling "Wild Chocolate," a married couple's visit to a remote Brazilian village leads to supernatural mischief back home in Oakland. Linda Addison plays fresh variations on the voodoo theme in "The Power." Colorful and highly idiosyncratic islanders' language enriches Francine Lewis's lyrical "Siren Song." "Danger Word," an apocalyptic SF tale by husband-and-wife Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due, doesn't deal with race per se, but forms a lively end to a volume whose universal human themes will resonate with many readers. Agent, Sara Camilli. (Aug. 3)FYI: Massey's first novel, Thunderland, was a selection of the Black Expressions Book Club. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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