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.
The Beauty of Death
Ebook ASIN: B01HDT0GBS
The Beauty of Death: The Gargantuan Book of Horror Tales Anthology, edited by Bram Stoker Award® Winning Author Alessandro Manzetti.
Over 40 stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers.
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.
Nightmare Magazine Issue 45
Ebook ASIN: B01FZKDSCG
NIGHTMARE is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine.
In NIGHTMARE's pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.
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.
Horror 101: The Way Forward
Crystal Lake Publishing presents Horror 101: The Way Forward – a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors.
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.
Las Vegas suburbanite, Stacy Troy, dreams that everyone is dead. Convinced she’s on the brink of a mid-life crisis she 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, and threatening to unravel the last thread of her sanity, forcing Stacy to make a heartrending decision before her post-apocalyptic nightmares come true.
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.