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The essential collection of beloved ghost stories, compiled by the editor who helped define the genre including stories from award winning, bestselling authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul TremblayEveryone loves a good ghost story, especially Ellen Datlow the most lauded editor in short works of supernatural suspense and dark fantasy The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories is her definitive collection of ghost storiesThese thirty stories, including all new works from New York Times bestselling authors Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay, span from the traditional to the eclectic, from the mainstream to the literary, from pure fantasy to the bizarrely supernatural Whether you re reading alone under the covers with a flashlight, or around a campfire with a circle of friends, there s something here to please and spook everyoneContributors include Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Vincent J Masterson, AC Wise, M Rickert, Seanan McGuire, Lee Thomas, Alison Littlewood, ML Siemienowicz, Richard Kadrey, Indrapramit Das, Richard Bowes, Nick Mamatas, Terry Dowling, Aliette de Bodard, Carole Johnstone, Dale Bailey, Stephen Graham Jones, Bracken MacLeod, Garth Nix, Brian Evenson, Jeffrey Ford, Gemma Files, Paul Tremblay, Nathan Ballingrud, Pat Cadigan, John Langan, Ford Madox Ford, F Marion Crawford, Siobhan Carroll


10 thoughts on “Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories

  1. Julie Julie says:

    Echoes The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories by Ellen Datlow is a 2019 a Gallery Saga Press publication Halloween is just around the corner and of course it s this time of the year when I usually find myself in the mood for a good old fashioned ghost story Yet, a good ghost story is hard to find sometimes So, when I found this anthology in my cloud library, I checked it out on the spot I was evenexcited by the introduction, in which famed anthology editor, Ellen Datlow, commiserated Echoes The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories by Ellen Datlow is a 2019 a Gallery Saga Press publication Halloween is just around the corner and of course it s this time of the year when I usually find myself in the mood for a good old fashioned ghost story Yet, a good ghost story is hard to find sometimes So, when I found this anthology in my cloud library, I checked it out on the spot I was evenexcited by the introduction, in which famed anthology editor, Ellen Datlow, commiserated with those of us who are often disappointed by ghost story compilations, which later turn out to be a catchall for anything that might fall into the realm of horror or the paranormal, but aren t exactly what one would call an authentic ghost story So, I eagerly dived in, only to find that once again, a fair amount of these short stories, aren t ghost stories, as I might define them However, nearly all of them are weird tales or atmospheric mind benders I am not familiar with all the participating authors, but regular readers of horror novels might be Paul Trembly gets the ball rolling, but other familiar names like Alice Hoffman and Joyce Carol Oates also contribute solid stories to this collectionMust be This Tall to Rideby Seanan McGuire is one of the shortest stories included but is one of the best Something about carnivals are always spooky The July Girls felt likeof a traditional ghost tale which are my favorites, if I m being honest I also enjoyedThe Other Womanby Alice Hoffman As with many anthologies, especially compilations as large as this one, there are a few stories that left me scratching my head in confusion, or seemed to end too abruptly However, most are contemporary, imaginative, and several were truly eerie, providing the chills and thrills a good ghost story should If you are looking for a few supernatural flavored stories that you haven t read or heard a thousand times before, this collection of original stories is one you ll want to add to your Halloween reading list 3.5 rounded up


  2. Karl Karl says:

    Contents xii Introduction by Ellen Datlow001 Ice Cold Lemonade 25 Haunted House Tour 1 Per Person by Paul Tremblay029 Linger Longer by Vincent J Masterson053 Whimper Beg by Lee Thomas085 The July Girls by Alison Littlewood107 About the O Dells by Pat Cadigan141 A Hinterlands Haunting by Richard Kadrey155 The Number of Things You Remember by M L Siemienowicz181 Must Be This Tall by Seanan McGuire191 The Surviving Child by Joyce Carol Oates247 The Medi Contents xii Introduction by Ellen Datlow001 Ice Cold Lemonade 25 Haunted House Tour 1 Per Person by Paul Tremblay029 Linger Longer by Vincent J Masterson053 Whimper Beg by Lee Thomas085 The July Girls by Alison Littlewood107 About the O Dells by Pat Cadigan141 A Hinterlands Haunting by Richard Kadrey155 The Number of Things You Remember by M L Siemienowicz181 Must Be This Tall by Seanan McGuire191 The Surviving Child by Joyce Carol Oates247 The Medium s End by Ford Madox Ford256 A Shade of Dusk by Indrapramit Das286 Icarus Rising by Richard Bowes300 The Puppet Motel by Gemma Files340 Air Valve Semilunar Astern by Nick Mamatas348 The Unwrapping by Terry Dowling376 The Upper Berth by F Marion Crawford403 A Burning Sword for Her Cradle by Aliette de Bodard428 Precipice by Dale Bailey457 The Shooter by M Rickert468 The Tree of Self Knowledge by Stephen Graham Jones500 The Other Woman by Alice Hoffman505 The Loneliness of Not Being Haunted by Bracken MacLeod525 Mee Ow by Garth Nix542 Jasper Dodd s Handbook of Spirits and Manifestations by Nathan Ballingrud576 His Haunting Brian Evenson588 The Jeweled Wren by Jeffrey Ford608 The Air, the Ocean, the Earth, the Deep by Siobhan Carroll627 The Ghost Sequences A C Wise653 Deep, Fast, Green by Carole Johnstone682 Natalia, Queen of the Hungry Dogs by John Langan 783 About the Contributors


  3. Fiona Fiona says:

    Ellen Datlow is one of the most reliable anthology editors working today with a great focus on variety and storytelling, her anthologies have something for every reader As with every collection of stories, that does mean that not every story will work for every reader, but most will find a good number to enjoy here.For me, this time, there were very few misses and a couple of big hits With the misses, there weren t any stories I d say I didn t enjoy reading but the endings let them down A Ellen Datlow is one of the most reliable anthology editors working today with a great focus on variety and storytelling, her anthologies have something for every reader As with every collection of stories, that does mean that not every story will work for every reader, but most will find a good number to enjoy here.For me, this time, there were very few misses and a couple of big hits With the misses, there weren t any stories I d say I didn t enjoy reading but the endings let them down Almost all of my misses had a kind of a Lost arc very mysterious and intriguing beginning, decent storytelling throughout that kept me hooked, then an ending that just couldn t bring the loose ends together and so just sort ofstopped The hits though, were pretty damn great Natalya, Queen of the Hungry Dogs, by John Langan, is a very different take on a life long haunting, and a truly perfect story to close out the collection About the O Dells, by Pat Cadigan, was an unexpectedly delicious little morself of revenge, and didn t let things creep into being black and white, good and bad instead keeping everything in shades of grey and doing so masterfully And finally, The Puppet Motel by Gemma Files, had me so creeped out and on edge that I vowed for the bajillionth time to stop reading ghost stories when I can t sleep It s my first from her and definitely won t be my last if I have my way.Overall, another solid collection, and definitely one that most readers should be able to find some spooky satisfaction in


  4. Sheila Sheila says:

    I averaged the stars from all the stories and got 3.333, so I ll give this book 3 stars overall I liked the book And I did like it I always like Datlow s anthologies This one contained a few gems, but nothing that absolutely blew me away The standouts for me were stories by Alison Littlewood, Gemma Files, Carole Johnstone, and John Langan.This anthology contains 30 diverse ghost stories and makes a great October read Below are quick ratings for each story Ice Cold Lemonade 25 Haunted I averaged the stars from all the stories and got 3.333, so I ll give this book 3 stars overall I liked the book And I did like it I always like Datlow s anthologies This one contained a few gems, but nothing that absolutely blew me away The standouts for me were stories by Alison Littlewood, Gemma Files, Carole Johnstone, and John Langan.This anthology contains 30 diverse ghost stories and makes a great October read Below are quick ratings for each story Ice Cold Lemonade 25 Haunted House Tour 1 Per Person, by Paul Tremblay 3 stars Linger Longer, by Vincent J Masterson 3 stars Whimper Beg, by Lee Thomas 3 stars The July Girls, by Alison Littlewood 4 stars A story about grief and loss, with a creepy, twisted ending that I quite liked About the O Dells, by Pat Cadigan 4 stars The narrator s voice made this story stand out A gruesome topic domestic violence with ghostly revenge A Hinterlands Haunting, by Richard Kadrey 3 stars The Number of Things You Remember, by M L Siemienowicz 2 stars Must Be This Tall to Ride, by Seanan McGuire 2 stars The Surviving Child, by Joyce Carol Oates 3 stars The Medium s End, by Ford Madox Ford 3 stars A Shade of Dusk, by Indrapramit Das 3 stars Icarus Rising, by Richard Bowes 4 stars I liked this tale of a vengeful ghost but not the type of vengeance we usually see in ghost stories Neat ghost lore The Puppet Motel, by Gemma Files 4 stars I almost always like Gemma Files This story, of a place that s haunted or just wrong, isn t a typical haunting, but it was spooky Air Valve Semilunar Astern, by Nick Mamatas 2 stars The Unwrapping, by Terry Dowling 4 stars Cool story about a mummy The Upper Berth, by F Marion Crawford 4 stars A traditional ghost story set in a ship Spooky A Burning Sword for Her Cradle, by Aliette de Bodard 2 stars Precipice, by Dale Bailey 3 stars The Shooter, by M Rickert 3 stars, but nearly 4 Most of the story was too surreal for me, but the last few paragraphs really pack a punch The Tree of Self Knowledge, by Stephen Graham Jones 4 stars Anothertraditional ghost story, about being haunted by what could have happened The Other Woman, by Alice Hoffman 3 stars The Loneliness of Not Being Haunted, by Bracken MacLeod 4 stars Very pensive Mee Ow, by Garth Nix 4 stars Short and simple, but effective Jasper Dodd s Handbook of Spirits and Manifestations, by Nathan Ballingrud 4 stars Wow, what a sad story His Haunting, by Brian Evenson 4 stars Another simple but creepy story The Jeweled Wren, by Jeffrey Ford 4 stars I love the retired or almost couple as protagonists The Air, the Ocean, the Earth, the Deep, by Siobhan Carroll 3 stars The Ghost Sequences, by A C Wise 3 stars At first, this was one of my favorite stories, but the ending was too abrupt for me I also wantedcharacterization Deep, Fast, Green, by Carole Johnstone 4 stars About how tragedy is passed through generations through people and places Natalia, Queen of the Hungry Dogs, by John Langan 4 stars Once again, the John Langan story novella at the end of a compilation is my favorite.I received this review copy from the publisher on NetGalley Thanks for the opportunity to read and review I appreciate it


  5. Juli Juli says:

    I love ghost stories One of my favorite fall pastimes is to sit out on my porch after sunset and read ghostly tales on my ipad for awhile The woods across the street and quietness of our neighborhood just lend a great atmosphere to a bit of horror Even though it isn t quite fall yet, I pushed the season this year and started my porch reading early Cup of coffee Neighbor s cat Awesome book of ghost stories Perfect Ellen Datlow collected 30 stories for Echoes This collection of stories is I love ghost stories One of my favorite fall pastimes is to sit out on my porch after sunset and read ghostly tales on my ipad for awhile The woods across the street and quietness of our neighborhood just lend a great atmosphere to a bit of horror Even though it isn t quite fall yet, I pushed the season this year and started my porch reading early Cup of coffee Neighbor s cat Awesome book of ghost stories Perfect Ellen Datlow collected 30 stories for Echoes This collection of stories is varied and outstanding Some of the author s names I recognized Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman and others were new to me John Langan, A.C Wise I m not going to include a long list of all the writers who contributed to the anthology But I will say that there was not a single story that I didn t enjoy I savored this collection, only reading one or two stories a night And I m buying a copy for my keeper shelf I will enjoy re reading this anthology My favorite The Tree of Self Knowledge by Stephen Graham Jones But all the stores are good This is the first story collection edited by Datlow that I ve read I m so glad I did because not only were the stories good.but I have significantly added to my TBR list Datlow has edited so many story collections and my library offers many of them on its digital site that I will be kept in awesome short fantasy, science fiction, and horror for a long time Woot Awesome collection Full stars from me I voluntarily read a review copy of this story anthology from Saga Press via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own


  6. Mel (Epic Reading) Mel (Epic Reading) says:

    An anthology of ghost stories that includes Seanan McGuire Yep I m in fingers crossed for an ARC.


  7. Res Res says:

    When I read horror collections, I like to think about what kind of anxiety they re expressing This is a 2019 book three of the stories are historical reprints chosen by the editors, and the rest were commissioned for this volume And the anxiety that s being expressed here is overwhelmingly about mental illness, and specifically the fear that it s contagious.We have violence of husband against wife, and violence of father against children We have trauma from war, from mass shootings, from col When I read horror collections, I like to think about what kind of anxiety they re expressing This is a 2019 book three of the stories are historical reprints chosen by the editors, and the rest were commissioned for this volume And the anxiety that s being expressed here is overwhelmingly about mental illness, and specifically the fear that it s contagious.We have violence of husband against wife, and violence of father against children We have trauma from war, from mass shootings, from colonialism We have a haunting that wouldn t be possible without the disconnectedness and the material uncertainty of the gig economy Bullying by outsiders Bullying by stepfamily Repeated variations in which the only way the haunted person can escape from the ghost is by intentionally inflicting it on another person And suicide, so much suicide I particularly like M Rickart s The Shooter, because it s not shedding anxieties that the author isn t fully aware of it s purely, incandescently angry


  8. Reading Reindeer Reading Reindeer says:

    ECHOES is a top of the line Anthology of Ghost Stories all new except for three classic reprints as curated by the inimitable anthologist and editor Ellen Datlow She has superbly accomplished this collection Every single story frightened me, made me ponderdeeply, inspired me to check out all these authors 30 in total.and left me with nightmares and disturbed sleep I love Ghost storiesthan any other type, so I m in hog heaven reading ECHOES.


  9. Becky Spratford Becky Spratford says:

    Star review in Booklist and on blog Three Words That Describe This Book full range of horror, modern ghost stories, coming of age themes Star review in Booklist and on blog Three Words That Describe This Book full range of horror, modern ghost stories, coming of age themes


  10. amanda amanda says:

    This was a haunting collection of ghost stories told by a variety of different authors dead and living While there are a few misses there are muchthat hit their desired marks.My personal favorites are Must Be This Tall to Ride by Seanad McguireThe Puppet Motel by Gemma FilesI always look forward to Ellen Datlow s collections and this is a great reminder why.