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Exploring Genre: A Horror Anthology



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Product Code: 987-1-925169-0-58

Exploring Genre: A Horror Anthology

edited by Richard Baines

In Exploring Genre: Horror we are introduced to a broad and varied collection of chilling and blood-curdling tales. The stories are divided into groups: pure horror, ghost stories and creature stories. Here is a tale of a disabled child arsonist, a ghost that comes to stay at the home of a frightened old lady, and a panther who plays mother to a boy who is constantly bullied at school. Here are also real life horror stories: a meeting of the Ghost Hunters Society, a tale of a horrific Japanese earthquake, and a terrible shooting in a prestigious Australian girls' school.

The Exploring Genre books add to a reader's experience of short story writing in the genres of crime, fantasy and horror.. Extending beyond the traditional, they challenge our ideas of what to expect. There are stories in these collections from Australia, but also tales set in America, England, Japan, Sweden and India. They include stories both fact and fiction and are accompanied by a thought-provoking poem or two. Each story is followed by fresh and stimulating activities for comprehension, discussion and imaginative writing. The tales have been chosen for their appeal to students, the quality of the writing, and the relevance of the issues they explore.


The Horror Story                                                                                         


Smoke by Geraldine Stowe                                                           

The October Game by Ray Bradbury                                  

Homicide House by Day Keene            


The Phone Goes Dead by Anthony Horowitz        

Guests by Nick Barclay              

Miriam by Truman Capote              


Glowworms by Mary Gordon Fisher          

Mother by Stephen Elboz              

Fingers by Harry Turner              

From the Mouse to the Hawk by Dion Henderson      

True Horror                    

Forty-two Degrees South by William Regan        

Scream Fest by Steve Packer            

When Kobe Died by David van Biema          

Death and the Maidens by Jane Cadzow     

Journeying on …               

The Bat is My Brother by Robert Bloch