UNQUIET SPIRITS: ESSAYS BY ASIAN WOMEN IN HORROR
ISBN 10: 1645481298
From hungry ghosts, vampiric babies, and shapeshifting fox spirits to the avenging White Lady of urban legend, for generations, Asian women’s roles have been shaped and defined through myth and story. In Unquiet Spirits, Asian writers of horror reflect on the impact of superstition, spirits, and the supernatural in this unique collection of 21 personal essays exploring themes of otherness, identity, expectation, duty, and loss, and leading, ultimately, to understanding and empowerment.
ISBN 10: 0358658896
Offering new stories from some of the biggest names in horror as well as some of the hottest up-and-coming talents, Other Terrors will provide the ultimate listening experience for horror fans who want to examine fear of “the other”.
Be they of a different culture, a different background, a different sexual orientation or gender identity, a different belief system, or a different skin color, some people simply aren’t part of the community’s majority - and are perceived as scary. Humans are almost instinctively inclined to fear what’s different, and there are a multitude of individuals who have spent far too long on the outside looking in. And the thing about the outside is...it’s much larger than you think.
In Other Terrors, horror writers from a multitude of underrepresented backgrounds have created stories of everyday people, places, and things where something shifts, striking a deeper, much more primal chord of fear. Are our eyes playing tricks on us, or is there something truly sinister lurking under the surface of what we thought we knew? And who among us is really the other after all?
Classic Monsters Unleashed
ASIN : B09LYLJV6H
Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Moreau, the Headless Horseman, the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, the Wicked Witch of the West—they're all here, in this collection of horror short stories that reimagine, subvert, and pay homage to our favorite monsters and creatures.
Written by the biggest names in the genre—including Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Owl Goingback, Richard Christian Matheson, Maurice Broaddus, Dacre Stoker, Seanan McGuire, Linda D. Addison, Alessandro Manzetti, Tim Waggoner, John Palisano, Mercedes M. Yardley, Lucy A. Snyder, Gary A. Braunbeck, Rena Mason, and Monique Snyman.
Gothic Asian Ghost Short Stories
ISBN-10 : 1839648821
ISBN-13 : 978-1839648823
Another deluxe edition of new writing and neglected perspectives. Asian ghosts – from India to Sri Lanka, China to Korea, Japan to the Philippines – can be both terrifying and comforting. Underpinned by strong cultural beliefs in the cycles of life and ancestor worship, the nature of Asian spirits differs from that of their counterparts in other areas of the world. The possibility is more instinctually accepted that ghosts remain with us, as part of the world, whether we can see them or not. Featured here are all kinds of stories from across East, South and Southeast Asia: classic weird tales by the likes of Pu Songling, Rabindranath Tagore, S Mukerji, Im Bang and Yi Ruk, Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, are complemented by stories by Asian writers of today. An egui (the Chinese version of a 'hungry ghost') is exorcised, a vicious jiangshi (Chinese zombie-like revenant) is encountered in the night, a Bengali shakchunni (the ghost of an unsatisfied bride) poignantly seeks love with devastating effect, a family is haunted by vengeful Korean gwishin, and the iconic Japanese tragedies of Oiwa and O-Kiku are revisited.
ISBN-10 : 0578375982
ISBN-13 : 978-0578375984
Human beings comprise earth's only death cult.
In Firbolg Publishing's second grimoire collection, we bring together an eclectic mix of fiction, poetry, essays and reflections, artwork, historical documents, and odd ephemera to explore centuries' worth of attitudes, expressions, and eccentricities regarding life, death, the afterlife, and the extraordinary spaces in between.
Featuring artists both past and present, we take readers on a deep dive into the uniquely human way of exploring, experiencing, and expressing both the many blessings and profound tragedies of life, death, and what remains.
Fourteen masters of horror and dark fantasy come together for a great cause!
Explore the human condition and the dread of losing loved ones. Walk occult paths and knock on cosmic doors. Run from monsters, both human and supernatural. And do it all while helping two great charities.
A portion of the proceeds from every copy of Blood Bank will be donated to Read Better Be Better and Hagar's House, quarterly, over the next five years. More information can be found on our website: www.bloodgutsandstory.com/bloodbank
Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2
Do you love the horror genre? Do you look at horror as a lifestyle? Do the "norms" not understand your love of the macabre? Despair no longer, my friend, for within your grasp is a book written by those who look at horror as a way of life, just like you. This is your guide to living a horror addict’s life. Our month-by-month almanac with important dates, movie lists, puzzles, crafts, articles, and recipes will guarantee your whole year is occupied with delightful horror activities. Don’t miss our monster guide with articles about vampires, zombies, ghosts, and some creatures that just can’t be categorized. Enjoy interviews with creators of horror content and hear perspectives from different cultures and backgrounds. Read stories of real hauntings, nightmares, and vile vacations. Allow us to curate your horror lifestyle.
Attack From the 80s
ISBN-10 : 1735664448
ISBN-13 : 978-1735664446
Modern technology has brought some new twists and turns to horror. Found footage, cell phone-based viruses, literal ghosts in the machines but maybe it's time for a throwback. It's time for some new tales of slumber party horrors, VCR monsters, and problems that can't be solved with a smart phone. We want tales of unstoppable monsters, sewer-dwelling creatures, looming threats of cold-war chaos. Give us fear under the neon lights of an arcade, people fighting for their lives against the backdrop of a hot city night and a cheesy sax solo. Take us back to a time when latchkey kids had to fend for themselves and the only thing left to stop an unspeakable horror was a plucky band of high school kids. Make it bloody. Make it gnarly. Make it 80s!
Professor Charlaton Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World
ISBN-10 : 1949491501
ISBN-13 : 978-1949491500
“At Last, an Authoritative Compendium to (Fictional) Haunted Buildings for the Delight and Exploration of Reader-Travelers Around the Globe.”
For nearly forty years, renowned paranormal investigator Professor Charlatan Bardot has examined, documented, and acquired stories of haunted buildings around the world. Partnered with leading anthologist Eric J. Guignard, and gifted artists Steve Lines and James Gabb, the greatest of Charlatan’s discoveries are made available now in this comprehensive travel anthology!
Whether Change The Revolution Will Be Weird
ISBN-10 : 1940372623
ISBN-13 : 978-1940372624
I AM THE REVOLUTION. REPEAT!
Revolutionary tales of resilience and growth, defiance and upheaval.
Tomorrow is here! Superpowered nationalists, CRISPR babies, alien communists, bloodsucking buildings, holy street justice, otherworldly anarchists, resurrection in the post-apocalypse, and more. There will be no going back.
Writers Workshop of Horror 2
ISBN-10 : 1948374528
ISBN-13 : 978-1948374521
Writers Workshop of Horror 2 is a collection of essays and interviews focusing on the art and craft of writing horror and dark fantasy. From bestselling authors like Stephen King, Anne Rice, and R. L. Stine, to up-and-coming writers just making their mark, this anthology is chock-full of advice and information writers of any level will find valuable and useful. Writers Workshop of Horror 2 is helmed by Michael Knost, the Bram Stoker Award-winning editor that brought you Writers Workshop of Horror, Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Author's Guide to Marketing with Teeth.
Mark My Words
ISBN-10 : 1737208326
ISBN-13 : 978-1737208327
From two HWA Mentors of the Year: Lee Murray, two-time Bram Stoker Award® Winner, and Angela Yuriko Smith, publisher at Space and Time magazine and Bram Stoker Award® Finalist, Mark My Words is crammed with advice to make your manuscript shine.
Offering practical revision techniques ranging from big-picture structural elements to punctuation, a revision checklist, and practice exercises, Mark My Words is the quintessential guide for authors preparing to submit their manuscripts to mentors, beta-readers, and commissioning editors. With essential tips and strategies from industry professionals.
Weird Tales No. 364
Weird Tales is the place where two storytelling concepts meet: speculative and alternative. In 1923, when the magazine was originally founded, those two ideas amounted to the same thing. Weird Tales was launched to showcase writers trying to publish stories so bizarre and far out, no one else would publish them — stories of unearthly dimensions and dark possibilities, gothic seductresses and cosmic monstrosities. Today, Weird Tales carries that mission forward into the 21st century, finding the most talented new writers, artists, and creators whose visions are too incredible to fit within the comfortable little boxes of everyday experience.
Almond-eyed celestial, the filial daughter, the perfect wife. Quiet, submissive, demure. In Black Cranes, Southeast Asian writers of horror both embrace and reject these traditional roles in a unique collection of stories which dissect their experiences of ‘otherness’, be it in the colour of their skin, the angle of their cheekbones, the things they dare to write, or the places they have made for themselves in the world.
Black Cranes is a dark and intimate exploration of what it is to be a perpetual outsider.
East End Girls
Seized by the vicious killings of Jack the Ripper, Victorian London's East End is on the brink of ruin. Elizabeth Covington, desperate and failing to follow in her beloved father's footsteps, risks practicing medicine in the dangerous and neglected Whitechapel District to improve her studies.
News of a second brutal murder spreads. Elizabeth crosses paths with a man she believes is the villain, triggering a personal downward spiral, taking her to a depth of evil she never knew existed.
Only she knows the truth that drives the madness of a murderer.
The Seven Deadliest
Throughout history, there have been certain moral evils so entangling, so alluring that they routinely give birth to countless other evils in the hearts of human beings. From antiquity, these "capital vices" have been known as the seven deadly sins.
Now, from the editors who brought you Cutting Block Single Slices and Shadows Over Main Street, comes an all-new novella anthology featuring seven dark fiction authors at the top of their games, each writing passionately about one of The Seven Deadliest sins.
These dark tales from a cabal of highly regarded and award-winning authors hold nothing back, so turn the pages and feast your eyes. The Seven Deadliest sins await you.
Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror
A descent into terror.
Legends tell of a hollow earth, a world beneath our own. A world filled with wonders... and danger. But what if the legends are true?
Delve into dark worlds in HELLHOLE, where death lurks around every corner, and come face to face with creatures from your worst nightmares in this collection of dark thrillers. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry and Bram Stoker Award winner Rena Mason headline a cast of bestselling and award-winning authors.
The future of humankind as an ever-changing organism is a subject of much debate. Where is our evolutionary path leading? Will the next rung take the form of mental transcendence, will it set humankind on a course toward divinity, or will this uncertain path involve a dark and terrible reversion?
Co-editors Michael Bailey and Darren Speegle present eighteen tales of dark science fiction that explore the course of evolution, written by some of the best literary minds in the fields of science fiction and horror.
The Forsaken: Stories of Abandoned Places
Ebook ASIN: B073JXDLCJ
We’ve all seen them.
The abandoned gas station, its pumps gone to rust. The once popular diner, now boarded up, its bright colors fading. A luxury yacht, adrift and alluring. An amusement park, once filled with the laughter of children, now a place of eerie silence.
In this collection, editors Joe McKinney and Mark Onspaugh select twenty-two guides who take you to those places of barely glimpsed phantoms and uneasy mysteries.
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-62641-122-7 / Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62641-116-6
In this shared world anthology edited by Brad C. Hodson and Bram Stoker Award® winner Benjamin Kane Ethridge, some of the genre’s most talented authors present their own sanity shattering tales where the horrible truth is revealed bit by awful bit.
Step inside and find out what it’s truly like in the MADHOUSE.
Tales From the Lake Vol 2
Beneath this lake you’ll find nothing but mystery and suspense, horror and dread. Not to mention death and misery – tales to share around the campfire or living room floor. You can’t afford to spend another minute away from The Lake.
So dive on in.
The water’s just…right.
Blurring the Line
Fiction and non-fiction. Reality and make-believe. Can you draw the line between the two? Do you know where real horror starts?
Blurring the Line is a collection of 20 horror short stories by some of the best writers around, plus 10 non-fiction articles to make you think twice about the world we live in – but then again, maybe some of the stories are real, and some of the non-fiction made up...
The Library of the Dead
The Bram Stoker Award® winning Library of the Dead is an anthology of literary fiction inspired by Chapel of the Chimes, a crematory and columbarium founded in 1909 in Oakland, California, and one of the area's most beautiful historic buildings. Thousands are entombed in golden books (urns) shelved from floor to ceiling in a glowing labyrinth of nearly countless rooms.
The stories within The Library of the Dead represent a few of those golden books, and when opened, reveal the stories of those inside.
Another Dimension Anthology
Dark and thought-provoking. 22 excellent new short stories collected to honor the tradition of storytelling that was Rod Serling’s legacy. Includes essays on Rod Serling and George Clayton Johnson as well as an introduction by Serling expert Tony Albarella.
Shadows Over Main Street: An Anthology of Small-Town Lovecraftian Terror
When idyllic small-towns, and the simple folk who inhabit them, collide with inexplicable evil borne of a vast and uncaring cosmos. Imagine a series of stories set in a golden era of American life, where worldly troubles are regarded from a distance, if at all. Hear the buzz of playing cards clipped in children’s spokes echo down quiet lanes. Smell the faint aroma of rich tobacco smoke from an old man’s pipe on a shady boulevard. Listen to the gossip of small towns where everyone knows everyone’s business.
Or do they?
Sometimes, deadly secrets lurk out in the barn.
Sometimes, unimaginable evil awaits us in the root cellar.
Sometimes, we fall under the sway of the Shadows Over Main Street.
Shrieks and Shivers
Jeani Rector and the Horror Zine have compiled another classic anthology of unsettling and stomach-churning tales in the tradition of Pan Books or Weird Tales, and introduced us to a motley band of new horror talent, some of whom will no doubt become household names in the genre in time. This unrepentant volume reminds us why the small press is such a force in dark literature.
A literary blend of science fiction and horror, Qualia Nous contains short stories, novelettes, and poetry from established authors and newcomers from around the world. Featuring the imaginations of Stephen King, Gene O'Neill, William F. Nolan, John Everson, Lucy A. Snyder, Thomas F. Monteleone, Elizabeth Massie, Gary A. Braunbeck, and many others.
Fear the Reaper
WARNING: THIS IS NOT JUST A BOOK
This is a journey into the life of Death; a journey through this world and the next on the words of twenty one of the best horror writers around.
Will you follow them to stare into the eyes of the Grim Reaper? Can you handle the true story of the birth of Death, or the minute details behind catching or escaping Death, becoming Death? Dying? These are not just stories but horrific experiences of pain and death: the deaths of lonely people, famous people, entire worlds, and the death of innocence and the pain of those left behind as they wait their turn, wondering what it will be like – no one is safe from the Reaper!
Getting Better All the Time: Las Vegas Writers
Progress is a motive force in every city—and, perhaps, the point of civilization itself. The evolution of Sin City has challenged conventional meanings and methods of forward movement since it began its modernization by embracing both nontraditional behaviors (legalized gambling, liberalized divorce laws) and sizable federal investments (Hoover Dam, Nellis Air Force Base). Through the up and down eras that followed—Rat Pack, Elvis, megaresorts, housing boom, housing bust, and now the Downtown Project—Las Vegas has always coined its own definition of progress. In these stories and essays by some of Las Vegas’ finest writers, you will see how locals weave spectacle, risk, and reward into the narratives of civic, political, financial, personal, and spiritual progress … or, sometimes, calamity.
The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two
In the fall of 2012, seventeen horror writers and artists met in Northern California to spend four days together in a haunted mansion. Ten of them were survivors of the original Haunted Mansion Writers Retreat; the rest were virgins who encountered the house and its denizens for the first time. Joining them was the group of paranormal investigators who had recorded a plethora of EVPs as well as anomalous lights and ominous shadows in the mansion in 2010. This anthology collects short stories and poetry-as well as real impressions and investigative conclusions-inspired by that long weekend. Contributors include Nicole Boscia, S.G. Browne, Christian Colvin, Alexa deMonterice, Fran Friel, Kristin Galvin, William Gilchrist, Sèphera Girón, Stacey Graham, Rain Graves, E.S. Magill, Chris Marrs, Rena Mason, Angel Leigh McCoy, Lisa Morton, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, Kim Richards, Loren Rhoads, Kay Sundstrom, Dan Weidman, and Steve Weidman.
East End Girls
Seized by the vicious killings of Jack the Ripper, Victorian London's, East End is on the brink of ruin. Elizabeth Covington, desperate and failing to follow in her beloved father's footsteps, risks practicing medicine in the dangerous and neglected Whitechapel District to improve her studies. News of a second brutal murder spreads. Elizabeth crosses paths with a man she believes is the villain, triggering a personal downward spiral taking her to a depth of evil she never knew existed. Only she knows the truth that drives the madness of a murderer.
Waking nightly to her own screams, Stacy is convinced she’s on the brink of a mid-life crisis and begins secretly seeing a psychiatrist. Dr. Light and his methods seem strange and unconventional, but his treatments work, and her circumstances improve. Until the nightmares return with a vengeance, taking on a life of their own.
Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology
Cutting Block Press proudly presents the editing team of Mark C. Scioneaux, R.J. Cavender, & Robert S. Wilson, bringing you stories that represent a fine array of material, including works delving into multiple crossover genres. Cooked up in this anthology is a selection of short stories from international bestselling authors to hot new talents. This is a charitable anthology. All revenues, less direct costs for production, marketing and distribution, will be donated to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.