Stephen Jones (author)

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Stephen Jones
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Stephen Jones
Born (1953-11-04) November 4, 1953 (age 61)
Pimlico, London
Nationality English

Stephen Jones (born 1953 in Pimlico, London) is an English editor of horror anthologies, and the author of several book-length studies of horror and fantasy films as well as an account of Lovecraft's early British publications.

Jones has edited anthologies such as the Best New Horror series, Dark Terrors, The Mammoth Book of Vampires, The Mammoth Book of Zombies, The Mammoth Book of Dracula, The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women, The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes, The Conan Chronicles, 1 and The Conan Chronicles, 2 by Robert E. Howard, and Scream Quietly: The Best of Charles L. Grant. Jones has also been co-editor of several books with Kim Newman, such as Horror: 100 Best Books and Horror: Another 100 Best Books with 200 essays on seminal horror books by acclaimed writers of this genre. Jones also edited Dancing with the Dark, a collection of stories of allegedly real life encounters with the paranormal by established horror writers. Jones has been the recipient of a Hugo award and many Bram Stoker Awards. His Mammoth book Best New Horror (1990, with Ramsey Campbell) was a World Fantasy Award winner.[1] Volume 22 of the annual anthology was published in 2011.


  • 1984: Special Award Non-Professional World Fantasy Award, for Fantasy Tales
  • 1990: Bram Stoker Award, for Horror: 100 Best Books
  • 1991: Anthology World Fantasy Award, for Best New Horror
  • 1992: Bram Stoker Award, for Barker's Shadows in Eden
  • 1996: International Horror Guild Award, for Best New Horror 6
  • 1998: Bram Stoker Award, for Exorcisms and Ecstasies
  • 1999: International Horror Guild Award, for Dark Terrors 4
  • 2002: "Special Award Professional: for editing" World Fantasy Award
  • 2003: International Horror Guild Award, for Dark Terrors 6
  • 2006: Bram Stoker Award, for Horror: Another 100 Best Books


  1. ^ World Fantasy Convention. "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 4 Feb 2011. 

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