These are the horror stories to feature in Ellen Datlow's Years Best Fantasy and Horror 2006. A big fat woohoo to the Aussies on the list: Terry Dowling, Margo Lanagan (twice!), Lee Battersby and Kaaron Warren. Margo's 'A Pig's Whisper' is from Agog! Ripping Reads so I'm pretty chuffed about that.
La Profonde Terry Dowling Basic Black: Tales of Appropriate Fear
Sob in the Silence Gene Wolfe Strange Birds chapbook
A Pig's Whisper Margo Lanagan Agog! Ripping Reads
Winkie Margo Lanagan Red Spikes
Journey into the Kingdom M. Rickert F&SF May
Father Muerte and the Flesh Lee Battersby Aurealis #36
The Muldoon Glen Hirshberg American Morons
Ballade William Hope Hodgson (poem) The Lost Poetry
My Babe, My Babe William Hope Hodgson (poem) The Lost Poetry
31/10 Stephen Volk Dark Corners
Messages Brett Alexander Savory Realms of Fantasy February
Raphael Stephen Graham Jones, Cemetery Dance #55
The Last to be Found Christopher Harman New Genre issue four
The Box Stephen Gallagher Retro Pulp Tales
Landfill Joyce Carol Oates The New Yorker, 10/9
The Churring Nicholas Royle Mortality
First Kisses From Beyond the Grave Nik Houser Gargoyle 51
The Extraordinary Limits of Darkness Simon Clark, Shrouded by
Drowning Palmer Sarah Monette All Hallows 41
Dead Sea Fruit Kaaron Warren Fantasy Magazine Issue 4
Dog Person Scott Nicholson Cemetery Dance #56
That's fantastic! A great year for Australian SF/Fantasy - it will be good to see those stories in print!
Is this Agog's first appearance in Year's Best? Well done, Cat. I don't know what the Americans will make of a Pig's Whisper, though... should be be doling out copies of the source material???
Agog stories have scored well in both Hartwell and Kramers and Datlow/Link/Grant's years bests over the last few years. Simon Bwown's Water Babies was in a previous Datlow/Link/Grant, Garth Nix's Read it in the Headlines and Sean McMullen's The Cascade were in recent Hartwell & Kramer volumes. And Duffy's Louder Echo.
Pig's Whisper will be printed with a para about the source material.