TIH 061: Ellen Datlow on The Best Horror of the Year, The Golden Age of Horror and Good vs. Great Stories

The Doll Collection Ellen Datlow

In this podcast Ellen Datlow talks about the golden age of horror, the best horror of the year and much more. 

About Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than sixty science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year, Lovecraft’s Monsters, Fearful Symmetries, Nightmare Carnival, The Cutting Room, The Doll Collection and The Monstrous.

Show notes

  • [01:00] Interview start/diversity concerns
  • [04:55] Horror’s in a golden age
  • [10:25] Putting out the first ‘best of’
  • [20:30] Most work on the best of the year, least pay
  • [23:50] The distinction between a good and great story
  • [36:00] Reading novels
  • [39:50] Upcoming projects
  • [44:55] Connect with Ellen

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1 comment

  1. Ray Cluley

    Great podcast, folks. A golden age, eh? Glad to hear it. And those upcoming projects sound very interesting.

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