The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers
William F. Nolan and Jason V Brock, eds.
This acclaimed volume features one of the most distinguished lineups of any original anthology published in recent years-ranging from legends such as Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, George Clayton Johnson, Earl Hamner, Jr., and Dan O'Bannon to such leading contemporary figures as Nancy Kilpatrick, John Shirley, Joe R. Lansdale, and Steve Rasnic Tem.
While basically hewing to the genre of weird fiction, The Bleeding Edge runs the gamut of subject-matter, from the ghost story to Lovecraftian horror to fantasy. There is something for everyone in this wondrously diverse book-the only point of consistency is the exemplary quality of the material.
"Nolan and Brock have put together a compelling anthology of dark short fiction that includes unused Twilight Zone scripts and unpublished work by the likes of Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson. There is something for everyone in the 20 stories and scripts." –Publishers Weekly
"This volume is a snapshot of the extraordinarily rich and varied modes of writing that have dominated weird fiction over the past fifty to seventy-five years. . . . In these days when 'theme' anthologies all too often produce monotonous sameness in motif and treatment, it is refreshing to come upon a volume as multifaceted as this one." –from S. T. Joshi's Foreword