THE GRAVEYARD RATS: A macabre tale of the grave-robbing caretaker of Salem’s oldest cemetery and the rats who rule the graveyard.
Masson maintains the grounds of Salem’s oldest cemetery and helps himself to the contents of the residents’ graves in the process. But the graveyard rats don’t appreciate humans (alive ones, that is) encroaching on their territory.
THE EGO MACHINE: A classic tale of a screenwriter’s revenge on his overbearing, schlocky director—with a sci-fi twist.
When playwright Nicholas Martin doesn’t carefully read his option contract with Hollywood, he finds himself at the mercy of bombastic director Raoul St. Cyr, who has added mermaids and musical numbers to Martin’s thoughtful, critically acclaimed play about Portuguese fisherman.
And now, it seems that St. Cyr wants to throw in a robot from the future for good measure. But this particular robot may have the answer—and the power—to free Nicholas Martin from St. Cyr for good.
WHERE THE WORLD IS QUIET: The mysterious disappearance of seven young girls leads to a shocking, other-worldly discovery.
Seven young virgins have disappeared into the fog surrounding the Peruvian Andes. The local priest recruits a scientist to investigate when the superstitious townspeople refuse to enter the fog that brings the terror. He finds them—not exactly alive, but not exactly dead. And what happens next is beyond all explanation…
“Special, peculiar and […] manically creative. […] In all probability hundreds of imitations [of Kuttner’s work] were written by struggling as well as by published authors. I count myself among them. I very much doubt that my ‘Zero Hour’ or for that matter ‘The Veldt’ would ever have leaped out of my typewriter if Kuttner’s imagination had not lead the way.”
The New York Times
"Kuttner has power, a way with words and grasp of technique…[he] brings to science fiction the surrealistic (but logical) vividness of the best fantasy…the most imaginative and literary of science-fantasy writers."
Henry Kuttner (1915-1958) sold his first short story, "The Graveyard Rats," to "Weird Tales" magazine in 1936. He went on to write 170 short stories and 15 novels in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. The prolific, acclaimed author often wrote in collaboration with his wife, C.L. Moore, and his classic stories served as inspiration for the major motion picture "The Last Mimzy." Hailed by Ray Bradbury as "a neglected master" and "a man who shaped science fiction and fantasy in its most important years," Kuttner's work is not to be missed.