Etsuko’s father is the weatherman for the local Channel 8 news in Kochi, Japan, where the meteorologists not only forecast the weather, they also provide warnings of possible attacks by daikaiju (giant monsters)…
Fun Fact: The idea for this story came to me while watching the movie War of the Gargantuas.
Dr. Jekyll, Professor Moriarty, and Count Dracula are three of the longest tenured residents at Dr. Sinister’s Home for Retired Villains, where obsolete and vanquished villains go to live out the rest of their meaningless lives…
Fun Fact: The character Mr. Blank is from my superhero novel Less Than Hero.
Welcome to Bela Lugosi University, where zombies, vampires, werewolves, mummies, ogres, ghouls, and other creatures of the night—and of nightmares—learn how to become better, well-rounded monsters…
Fun Fact: The character of Professor Warner is a nod to Andy Warner from my novel Breathers.
This original collection includes stories about professional guinea pigs, extraterrestrial sex toys, luck poachers,a reality TV show starring the Seven Deadly Sins, and a zombie gigolo.
Fun Fact: Each tale is followed by an author’s note with information about the story’s origins.
Edited by Jennifer Brozek, this holiday anthology includes stories from Kevin J. Anderson, Peter Clines, Lucy A. Snyder, and others.
Fun Fact: “Letters to Santa” is an epistolary tale about Rudolph’s enrollment at a school for gifted creatures.
Edited by Christopher Golden, this anthology of nineteen original zombie tales includes stories from Amber Benson, Brian Keene, Jonathan Maberry, and others.
Fun Fact: “Reality Bites” is a brand new zombie story that pokes fun at Hollywood and reality television.
Eraserhead Press brings you tales of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a collection of Bizarro tales from the minds of John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Mykle Hansen, and more.
Fun Fact: “Inside the Monsters Studio” is a parody of the TV series Inside the Actors Studio.
Includes “Lower Slaughter,” “The Lord of Words,” “Dream Girls,” and “Dr. Lullaby.”
Published in 2011, this collection of dark fiction also contains short stories from Lee Thomas, Gary McMahon, and Michael Marshall Smith.
Fun Fact: “Lower Slaughter” and “The Lord of Words” are Stephen King-inspired supernatural horror stories written in 1998 and 2000.
Includes the short story “Zombie Gigolo.”
This collection of forty-four zombie stories, published in 2010, includes fiction from Max Brooks, Robert Kirkman, David Wellington, and Carrie Ryan, among others.
Fun Fact: “Zombie Gigolo” debuted at the 2008 World Horror Convention, where it took 3rd Place in the annual Gross Out Contest.
Includes the short story “A Zombie’s Lament.”
An anthology of thirty-two short stories about the living dead from the likes of Stephen King, Robert Bloch, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and Robert McCammon. (Published in 2009).
Fun Fact: Originally written in 2001, “A Zombie’s Lament” is the short story upon which my novel Breathers is based.