A collection of horror stories by writers from Australia, the United Kingdom and North America. Australian writers included are: Russell Blackford, Simon Brown, Isobelle Carmody, Stephen Dedman, Sara Douglass, Terry Dowling, Chris Lawson, Rosaleen Love, Mike O'Driscoll, Aaron Sterns, Janeen Webb and Cherry Wilder.
The editors state their intention in commissioning the anthology as being 'to present the familiar and the experimental, the traditional and the avant-garde, the quiet and the vividly shocking, in a field whose boundaries are no longer rigidly defined and where literary values coexist with the leading edge of popular culture' (p.xi).
Gathering the Bones : New Stories From the World's Masters of HorrorPymble:Voyager,2003
'Death at the Blue Elephant is the first story collection by the respected and multiple award winning Australian writer and editor Janeen Webb. She is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award, the Peter MacNamara SF Achievement Award, the Australian Aurealis Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ditmar Award. In her introduction to this book, Pamela Sargent describes these stories as evoking a "combination of suspenseful anticipation, nervous apprehension, and total absorption in something far removed from my own experience". Death at the Blue Elephant collects 18 incredible globe-spanning visions by the self-confessed 'inveterate traveller'. Five stories are original to this collection.' (Publication summary)