Night Visions 5 by Douglas E. Winter

Night Visions 5

Douglas E. Winter presents a collection of all-new, tantalizingly terrifying stories by masters of horror. "Strong stuff, with good shudder potential ... A success ... You'll want to read this one!"--Locus.* Introduction - Douglas E. Winter* The Reploids - Stephen King* Sneakers - Stephen King* Dedication - Stephen King* Metastasis - Dan Simmons* Vanni Fucci is Alive and W...

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Night Visions 5 Reviews

  • Linda

    This gets five stars just for George R.R. Martin's werewolf novella. Everything else is just tasty frosting.

  • Drew

    Introduced me to Dan Simmons and George R.R. Martin. Some of my favorite short stories, although King's didn't do much for me.

  • yellowbird

    This is a collection of short stories, and the one that really stands out for me is

    by George R.R. Martin. Imagine a light hearted private detective story with elements of werewolf (although they're not all wolves)mythology thrown in, and you've got the general idea. I really think this was the inspiration for Laurell K. Hamilton's

    series, although she took a darker, more police procedural approach, and worked in necromancy and vampirism as well.

    The other shorts in thi

    This is a collection of short stories, and the one that really stands out for me is

    by George R.R. Martin. Imagine a light hearted private detective story with elements of werewolf (although they're not all wolves)mythology thrown in, and you've got the general idea. I really think this was the inspiration for Laurell K. Hamilton's

    series, although she took a darker, more police procedural approach, and worked in necromancy and vampirism as well.

    The other shorts in this book are ok. Stephen King's contributed (

    , but the Dan Simmons stories didn't seem that memorable.

    Still, I like collections of horror stories, and I think this one is worth reading.

  • Charles

    This is a collection of horror shorts and longs by Stephen King, Dan Simmons, and George R.R. Martin. Most of it was quite good, but one long story by Dan Simmons, "Iverson's Pits," nearly sunk it for me. Very, very long and boring. Of King's offerings, "Sneakers" was really good, and Simmons had a good one with "Metastasis." Martin's lone offering was "The Skin Trade," which was really good and tied off the collection nicely.

  • Ruth Turner

    Rounded up to 3*** because although I didn’t like the endings in The Reploids and Sneakers I still enjoyed the stories.

    Dark Visions is a 1989 horror fiction compilation, with three short stories by Stephen King, three by Dan Simmons, and one by George R. R. Martin. I’m only reading Stephen King.

    ***

    The Reploids – 2**

    The ending left me a little up in the air. At first I thought my copy was missing some pages, but apparently not!

    ***

    Sneakers - 2**

    (Also collected in Nightmares and Dreamscapes)

    Another

    Rounded up to 3*** because although I didn’t like the endings in The Reploids and Sneakers I still enjoyed the stories.

    Dark Visions is a 1989 horror fiction compilation, with three short stories by Stephen King, three by Dan Simmons, and one by George R. R. Martin. I’m only reading Stephen King.

    ***

    The Reploids – 2**

    The ending left me a little up in the air. At first I thought my copy was missing some pages, but apparently not!

    ***

    Sneakers - 2**

    (Also collected in Nightmares and Dreamscapes)

    Another ending that left me feeling flat.

    ***

    Dedication - 3***

    (Also collected in Nightmares and Dreamscapes)

    Now this one I did enjoy!

  • Jorge Soto

    Creo que en esta pequeña compilación de cuentos, King se quedó corto :( muy buenos relatos de Dan Simmons y George R. R. Martin

  • Horace Derwent

    iverson's pit really shook the shit outta me, it's my fave in this book and i almost had forgotten the other stories for it

    in deed i got inspired by the dan simmons's story. 4 years ago, i wrote a short horror tale which was just based on real characters and real incidents, set in the time of Cultural Revolution, resembling iverson's pit

    i rolled this story of mine into a collection which has 2 other horror tales, all of them have the backgrounds of true events which happened in the miserable era

    iverson's pit really shook the shit outta me, it's my fave in this book and i almost had forgotten the other stories for it

    in deed i got inspired by the dan simmons's story. 4 years ago, i wrote a short horror tale which was just based on real characters and real incidents, set in the time of Cultural Revolution, resembling iverson's pit

    i rolled this story of mine into a collection which has 2 other horror tales, all of them have the backgrounds of true events which happened in the miserable era of Cultural Revolution started by Mou tse tung

    here are the other 2 storylines:

    an old porklard pie baker told me, when he was a little kid, he knocked some other little kid's pate with a dead man's thigh bone, and that kid got possessed by the grudgy spirit of the bone's "owner" right by nightfall. boy healed? i don't think so, and holding an exorcism something like that was definitely a capital crime (the dead man was died by Mao's CR for sure)

    ~~

    a friend of mine told me, a dawdling man fed his family and his pregnant wife with the meat that brought back home by the stray hogs of their household, they really enjoyed the meat, but then he turned out to find that the meat was all of human flesh which was dug out by those swines in a mass grave (tens of millions of victims of CR, at that time it was "normal" that a whole village got massacred by Red Guards and People's Army, the killing was just like one snow flake on a winter mountain ). you may ask why not they just ate the pigs? cuz villagers butchered livestocks under the permission of village authority, otherwise they'd’ve been executed...

    ~~

    i mailed the collection to a taiwanese publishing company(you know why) and got a lousy pay, they issued my stories on a mag and wanted me to write more

    but i had shortage of afflatus, mainly because that i didn't wanna risk my life by interviewing the people who went thru that disaster and gathering info from them, you know what i meant. and i was a full-time bartender, still i am

    if you gotta ask me that if i will translate the three stories into english or not, or whether i will write more, i'm saying "not yet"

  • Caitlin

    Brilliant stories by brilliant authors. I only just discovered the awesomeness of Dan Simmons with Summer of Night, but I've been a fan of Stephen King since I was 10.

    I'd never read George R R Martin before even though I'm a huge GoT fan. I'd heard that although the story is great (of course) his writing wasn't, so I hadn't bothered with any of his books. Big mistake! His novella, The Skin Trade, is one of the best short stories (supernatural horror, or otherwise) that I have ever read! I can't

    Brilliant stories by brilliant authors. I only just discovered the awesomeness of Dan Simmons with Summer of Night, but I've been a fan of Stephen King since I was 10.

    I'd never read George R R Martin before even though I'm a huge GoT fan. I'd heard that although the story is great (of course) his writing wasn't, so I hadn't bothered with any of his books. Big mistake! His novella, The Skin Trade, is one of the best short stories (supernatural horror, or otherwise) that I have ever read! I can't remember who told me that his writing wasn't skilled but I can say they were wrong. He is not just a great story teller, the writing is fluid & easy to get sucked into.

    My other favourites in this collection are Simmons' Iverson's Pits and King's Sneakers.

    Having said that, they are all entertaining reads. I'm really glad I read this. I already have a pile of newly acquired Dan Simmons books to read, & now I'm going to go out & get some George R R Martin.

  • Kandice

    A friend recommended this book to me and the cover looked very familiar. It should have, because I own it! I read it a while ago and marked the book up with post its. Obviously I loved it. I guess I should reread so I can write a proper review.

  • Karl

    This hardcover is numbered 154 of 850 copies and is signed by by Stephen King, Dan Simmons, George R.R. Martin. Illustrated by Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn. Calligraphy by Gregory Manchess.


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