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Shadows was a series of horror anthologies edited by Charles L. Grant, published by Doubleday from 1978 to 1991. Grant, a proponent of "quiet horror", initiated the series in order to offer readers a showcase of this kind of fiction. The short stories appearing in the Shadows largely dispensed with traditional Gothic settings, and had very little physical violence. Instead, they featured slow accumulations of dread through subtle omens, mostly taking place in everyday settings. While Grant himself was very adept at this kind of fiction, he contributed no stories to the anthologies, writing only the introductions and author profiles. The first volume in the series won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.

Contents

Anthology ContentsEdit

Shadows (first volume)Edit

Published by Doubleday, 1978

Shadows 2Edit

Published by Doubleday, November 1979

Shadows 3Edit

Published by Doubleday, November 1980

Shadows 4Edit

Published by Doubleday, 1981

Shadows 5Edit

Published by Doubleday, October 1982

Shadows 6Edit

Published by Doubleday, October 1983

Shadows 7Edit

Published by Doubleday, November 1984

Shadows 8Edit

Published by Doubleday, October 1985

Shadows 9Edit

Published by Doubleday, October 1986

Shadows 10Edit

Published by Doubleday, October 1987

Final ShadowsEdit

Published by Doubleday, September 1991