The New Yorker Presents: The Second Edition of The Black Book of Horror—The First Edition of which was published in 1994, but not the second edition published in 1999.

In a book review, The New York Times called the second book “one of the best horror novels published in the past century.”

In the same review, author Michael Stackpole said the book “does an excellent job of presenting a richly imagined world, with a large cast of characters and many memorable moments.”

It was also “very good.”