Books American Fantastic Tales Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until Now by Peter Straub Hardcover, 713 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $35 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAmerican Fantastic TalesSubtitleTerror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until NowAuthorPeter Straub Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Presents a diverse volume of short tales by leading genre authors from the latter half of the twentieth century that includes entries by such names as Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, and Stephen King. Genres: Fiction Also by Peter Straub H.P. Lovecraft Interior Darkness Ghost Story Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about American Fantastic Tales Opinion Best Books Of 2009 Alan Cheuse's Book Picks To Warm A Winter's Night November 23, 2009 Book reviewer Alan Cheuse selects the highlights of this holiday season: futuristic dystopias; things that go bump in the night; portraits from Norman Rockwell's America; gay New York; a celebration of our immigrant adventures; one writer's journey to manhood; and, of course, Long John Silver. Alan Cheuse's Book Picks To Warm A Winter's Night Listen · 8:19 8:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120539406/121433396" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'American Fantastic Tales' November 23, 2009 This collection — edited by Peter Straub — draws from 300 years of American horror and fantasy. Author Interviews A Terrifying Tour Of 'American Fantastic' October 31, 2009 Author Peter Straub knows a bit about terror. As the editor of the new two-volume set American Fantastic: Tales, Terror and the Uncanny, he spent two years researching the best — and scariest — American stories, dating from the age of Edgar Allan Poe to the present. A Terrifying Tour Of 'American Fantastic' Listen · 5:59 5:59 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/114288711/114352486" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Books We Like 300 Years of American Terror, Insanity And Awe October 29, 2009 The impulse to scare ourselves has been around for centuries, as American Fantastic Tales, the new two-volume horror anthology from The Library of America, proves. Editor Peter Straub has done a superb job with both his story selections and hyperliterate introductions.