Out of the 22 or so short stories in this collection, 3 of them REALLY stood out for me: Medusa's Child by Kim Antieau, Close To The Earth by Gregory Nicoll, and Baseball Memories by Edo van Belkom. They were by far the best in the book. On the other end of the spectrum, contributions by D.F. Lewis, Ramsey Campbell, Nicholas Royle, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman I found to be boring, insufferable, strange, and I couldn't wait for them to be over. I'm a big collector on paperback horror anthologies, and always mark lightly in pencil which stories I "rate" as good, on the table of contents as I'm going through the book. So that way years later I can look back at the list of stories and save myself the time of weeding through the boring and/or stupid ones, and get right to the good stuff. Other standout contributions in Year's Best Horror Vol. 20 (in my opinion) were by Dennis Etchison, Jeffrey Goddin, Sheila Hodgson, C.S. Fuqua, and Barb Hendee.