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Upgraded to second edition on 9/3/2011.

Psychics. Aliens. The occult. Zombies. Starships.

This baroque collection of stories explores the darkness that waits ahead of us, from the monster lurking around the next corner to sweeping dystopian visions of the future. It includes multiple stories by J.L. Bryan, three drabbles by Michael Crane, two shorts by Amanda Hocking, the entire "Day of Sacrifice" novella by S.W. Benefiel, and additional contributions from paranormal/horror authors Joel Arnold, Robert J. Duperre, Vicki Keire, and Daniel Pyle.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012034861
Publication date: 09/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 570,792
File size: 638 KB

About the Author

J. L. Bryan is the author of The Paranormals series (Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death), the biopunk novel Helix, and other novels. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, his son John, two dogs, two cats, and some domestic plants.

Amanda Hocking lives in Minnesota and writes young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She is the author of the My Blood Approves series, the Trylle Trilogy, The Hollows series, the Watersong series, and the standalone fairy tale Virtue.

Joel Arnold lives in Minnesota with his wife, two kids, two cats, a dog, a rat and two fish. His short stories have appeared in dozens of publications. His horror novel Northwoods Deep is available in both an electronic and print version. Check out his blog at

S.W. Benefiel is the author of Rebellion (DoS #2), Dormant (DoS #3) and Day of Sacrifice Vol. 1-3. The next installment, Takeover, will be released in 2011. For more information about S.W. Benefiel and her other work, please visit her website:

Michael Crane is an indie author and scribbler of inane babble that can sometimes end up as stories. He went to Columbia College Chicago where he earned a BA in Fiction Writing and drank way too many Red Bulls. He is the author of IN DECLINE and LESSONS AND OTHER MORBID DRABBLES. He lives in Illinois and is always trying to work on something new, unless he's battling stupid writer's block.
You can find him at

Robert J. Duperre lives in northern Connecticut with his wife, the artist Jessica Torrant, his three wonderful children, and Leonardo the one-eyed wonder yellow Lab. You can read more about Robert and his views and ideas by visiting

Vicki Keire teaches writing and literature at a large, SEC football-obsessed university and has degrees in British Literature, Romanticism, and Postcolonial Theory.Connect with her online at her website: or blog, The Ides of March:

Daniel Pyle is the author of Dismember and Freeze. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, with his wife and two daughters. Visit him online at

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