By Ellen Datlow
Mission finished. Datlow has produced a set full of probably the most strong voices within the box: Pat Cadigan, Terry Dowling, Jeffrey Ford, Christopher Fowler, Glen Hirshberg, K. W. Jeter, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lucius Shepard, to call a couple of. each one writer techniques worry another way, yet the entire tales' characters toil inside their very own hell. An aptly titled anthology, Inferno will scare the pants off readers and extra safe Ellen Datlow's status as a preeminent editor of contemporary horror.
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