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The Mammoth Book of Monsters

By Stephen Jones

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A collection of stories, featuring vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghouls and other creatures of the night, by such authors as Clive Barker, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Tanith Lee, Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Joe R Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, R Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and others.


Monsterrific stories by top names in horror writing


Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, Ghouls . . . these and many other Creatures of the Night are featured in this bumper collection of stories by such authors as Clive Barker, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Tanith Lee, Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and many others. Here you'll discover creatures both unnatural and manmade, as the walking dead rise from their graves, immortal bloodsuckers seek human nourishment, deformed monstrosities pursue their victims across the countryside, and the ugliest of nightmares is revealed to have a soul. Drawn from the pages of legend and literature, these stories feature Things that slither, stagger, swoop, stomp and scamper. So bolt the doors, lock the windows and shiver in the shadows, because no-one is safe when the Monsters are loose .

Biographical Notes

Stephen Jones is one of Britain's most acclaimed horror anthologists. His other collections include the award-winning annual The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror and The Mammoth Book of Vampires.

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  • ISBN: 9781780332789
  • Publication date: 04 Aug 2011
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  • Imprint: Robinson
An essential volume for horror readers. — Locus
ßThe must-have anthology for horror fans. — Time Out
This volume deserves to be on everyone's shelf. — Prism
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The Merry Spinster

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Authors:
Daniel Mallory Ortberg

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One of Us

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Authors:
Craig DiLouie

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The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu

Paula Guran
Authors:
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Books of Blood Volume 2

Clive Barker
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Volume Two of Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood contains the stories: 'Dread', 'Hell's Event', 'Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament', 'The Skins of the Fathers', 'New Murders in the Rue Morgue'.With the 1984 publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. He was hailed by Stephen King as "the future of horror", and won both the British and World Fantasy Awards. Now, with his numerous bestsellers, graphic novels, and hit movies like the Hellraiser, Clive Barker has become an industry unto himself. But it all started here, with this tour de force collection that rivals the dark masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe. Read him and rediscover the true meaning of fear.

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Books of Blood Volume 3

Clive Barker
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Volume Three of Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood contains the stories: 'Son of Celluloid', 'Rawhead Rex', 'Confession of a (Pornograapher's) Shroud', 'Scape-goats', 'Human Remains'.With the 1984 publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. He was hailed by Stephen King as "the future of horror", and won both the British and World Fantasy Awards. Now, with his numerous bestsellers, graphic novels, and hit movies like the Hellraiser, Clive Barker has become an industry unto himself. But it all started here, with this tour de force collection that rivals the dark masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe. Read him and rediscover the true meaning of fear.

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Books of Blood Volume 4

Clive Barker
Authors:
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Clive Barker
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25

Stephen Jones
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The Vanishment

Jonathan Aycliffe
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Peter and Sarah's marriage has reached an impasse; their holiday in beautiful Cornwall is chosen to mend old wounds and bandage past pain. The house they go to has space - space for their writing, their painting, and their reconciliation. It has space too for its own memories and its own unforgettable horrors. but they are not to know that.When the locals are less than friendly than they might be and when the house sighs with its secrets, the sands of their marriage shift. and then Sarah vanishes and Peter is left alone. Or is he?Praise for Jonathan Aycliffe:'Aycliffe has a fine touch' Independent'Aycliffe conjures up a feeling of dread that deepens with each unsettling incident' Time Out'Naomi's Room must rank among the finest of English ghost stories. They certainly don't come more dark or fearsome.' Newcastle Evening Chronicle

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White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

Diana Rowland
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Our favourite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it's raining, and won't let up.But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it's not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.Angel's been through more than her share of crap, but this time she's in way over her head. She'll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces-and body parts-together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

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Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital

Stephen Jones, Mark Morris
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London is in turmoil following riots and the Trafalgar Square Massacre. A doctor in a big East End hospital, already hard hit by government cutbacks and increasing social unrest, starts to get reports of something having happened at All Hallows church . . . Then, the first of the injured, including policemen and soldiers, start to be brought in, but the nurses and doctors on the day shift still can't make sense of what the victims are talking about. Soon their resources begin to be overwhelmed. Some of the injured begin to 'change' and soon the hospital, like so many other buildings throughout the city, is on lockdown. But as things grow increasingly chaotic outside, for those trapped within the old hospital building, both staff and patients, things quickly become infinitely worse as the dead return to life and stalk the corridors in search of flesh.