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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2016 edited by Paula Guran, Part 1 Reviewed

Sing Me Your Scars
A needlessly maudlin retelling of ‘Frankenstein’. Okay.

There Is No Place For Sorrow In The Kingdom Of The Cold
By Seanan McGuire. A scary loser has a secret and an ex with a pathological inability to admit the validity of anyone else’s point of view. This was okay.

Best Line:
“His smile was a terrible thing.”

The Scavenger’s Nursery
In a polluted future, creatures show up. No.

Black Dog
By Neil Gaiman. I’ve read this before. This is a tale of rural horror that is not socially justified.

Three people go to the funeral of a friend they’ve never met and stumble across a game. This was not horror but was okay.

The Three Resurrections Of Jessica Churchill
This was an unnecessary tale of rural sexual violence and sci-fi. This was not horror.

Windows Underwater
This is a tale of Innsmouth and global warming. It is not deviously satisfying.

Best Line:
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