Every nation of the globe has unique tales to tell, whispers that settle in through the land, creatures or superstitions that enliven the night, but rarely do readers get to experience such a diversity of these voices in one place as in A World of Horror, the latest anthology book created by award-winning editor Eric J. Guignard, and beautifully illustrated by artist Steve Lines.
Enclosed within its pages are twenty-two all-new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world that explore the myths and monsters, fables and fears of their homelands.
Encounter the haunting things that stalk those radioactive forests outside Chernobyl in Ukraine; sample the curious dishes one may eat in Canada; beware the veldt monster that mirrors yourself in Uganda; or simply battle mountain trolls alongside Alfred Nobel in Sweden. These stories and more are found within A World of Horror: Enter and discover, truly, there’s no place on the planet devoid of frights, thrills, and wondrous imagination!
|Publisher:||Dark Moon Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
He has over 100 stories and non-fiction works appearing in publications such as Nightmare Magazine, Gamut, Black Static, Shock Totem, and Dark Discoveries Magazine. As editor, Eric's published the anthologies Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations, After Death..., +Horror Library+ Volume 6, The Five Senses of Horror, and is soon to release Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror. Additionally he's created an ongoing series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction, titled: Exploring Dark Short Fiction (Vol. 1: Steve Rasnic Tem; Vol. II: Kaaron Warren; Vol. III: Nisi Shawl; Vol. IV: Jeffrey Ford).
Read his novella Baggage of Eternal Night (JournalStone) and watch for forthcoming books, including the novel Crossbuck 'Bo and the short story collection, That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction (Cemetery Dance).
Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.
Table of Contents
“Introduction: Diversity in Fiction” by Eric J. Guignard
“Mutshidzi” by Mohale Mashigo (South Africa)
“One Last Wayang” by L Chan (Singapore)
“Things I Do For Love” by Nadia Bulkin (Indonesia)
“On a Wooden Plate, On a Winter’s Night” by David Nickle (Canada)
“Country Boy” by Billie Sue Mosiman (United States of America)
“The Wife Who Didn't Eat” by Thersa Matsuura (Japan)
“The Disappeared” by Kristine Ong Muslim (Philippines)
“The Secret Life of the Unclaimed” by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Nigeria)
“How Alfred Nobel Got His Mojo” by Johannes Pinter (Sweden)
“Sick Cats in Small Spaces” by Kaaron Warren (Australia)
“Obibi” by Dilman Dila (Uganda)
“The Nightmare” by Rhea Daniel (India)
“Chemirocha” by Charlie Human (South Africa)
“Honey” by Valya Dudycz Lupescu (Ukraine)
“Warning: Flammable, See Back Label” by Marcia Douglas (Jamaica)
“Arlecchino” by Carla Negrini (Italy)
“The Man at Table Nine” by Ray Cluley (England)
“The Mantle of Flesh” by Ashlee Scheuerman (Australia)
“The Shadows of Saint Urban” by Claudio Foti (Italy)
“Warashi’s Grip” by Yukimi Ogawa (Japan)
“The White Monkey” by Carlos Orsi (Brazil)
“The West Wind” by David McGroarty (Scotland)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an anthology with horror or weird short stories written by writers from all around the world (aptly named, WORLD OF HORROR!). What a great idea and a great execution. The book is beautifully designed and there’s an artist with exceptional old school art. The stories are intense, raw. Some of them funny, bizarre, but all well written and thoroughly interesting to read these points of view from all over the world! Good job to editors and writers involved!
This whole book of bringing together authors from around the world was an exceptional idea, and beautifully executed both in terms of story content and in visual appeal (nod to artist Steve Lines!). There’s a great variety of stories and tones, exploring myths and fears and tastes from 22 authors (in 18 countries, with a few countries represented twice). I loved Rhea Daniel in India, and Kaaron Warren in Australia, and David McGroarty in Scotland, and Suyi Davies Okungbowa in Nigeria, and so many more. Great book all around, and very much recommended!