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Table of Contents: THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF KAIJU Edited by Sean Wallace

As I was browsing Amazon (What? Doesn’t everyone?) I ran across this kick-@$$ cover for the upcoming anthology The Mammoth Book of Kaiju coming early next year from Robinson. I asked editor Sean Wallace for more details about this tasty-looking treat. Read on to see the description and a bigger version of that glorious cover.

Giant monsters whose every roar and footstep shakes the earth, whose simple stroll through a city wreaks havoc: KAIJU!

And even though humankind has never really seen such monsters – we tremble at the thought of them and love to shiver as their screen versions make mayhem: the beast from twenty-thousand fathoms, Godzilla demolishing Tokyo, the massive creature in Cloverfield destroying New York, all of Earth warring with the colossal monsters in Pacific Rim.

Now, for the first time, a definitive anthology that gathers a wide range of larger-than-life short fiction with creatures that run a gargantuan gamut: the stealthy gabbleduck of Neal Asher’s Polity universe; Gary McMahon’s huge sea-born terror; An Owomoyela ‘s incredibly tall alien invaders; Frank Wu’s city-razing, eighty-foot-high, fire-breathing lizard; Lavie Tidhar’s titanic ship-devouring monstrosity; a really big Midwest US smackdown related by Jeremiah Tolbert . . . and many more mega-monster stories to feed your need for killer kaiju!

With an introduction by Robert Hood, co-editor of the groundbreaking, Ditmar Award-winning Daikaiju: Giant Monster Tales and host of Undead Backbrain, the premier website for matters relating to giant monsters.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck” by Neal Asher
  2. “Occupied” by Natania Barron
  3. “Now I Am Nothing” by Simon Bestwick
  4. “The Black Orophant” by Daniel Braum
  5. “Attack of the 50-Foot Cosmonaut” by Michael Canfield
  6. “Postcards from Monster Island” by Emily Devenport
  7. “Seven Dates That Were Ruined by Giant Monsters” by Adam Ford
  8. “The Lighthouse Keeper of Kurohaka Island” by Kane Gilmour
  9. “Kungmin Horangi: The People’s Tiger” by Cody Goodfellow
  10. “The Island of Dr. Otaku” by Cody Goodfellow
  11. “With Bright Shining Faces” by Gini Koch
  12. “One Night on Tidal Rig #13” by Tessa Kum
  13. “Running” by Martin Livings
  14. “The Unlawful Priest of Todesfall” by Penelope Love
  15. “Breaking the Ice” by Maxine McArthur
  16. “The Eyes of Erebus” by Chris McMahon
  17. “Kaiju” by Gary McMahon
  18. “Whatever Became of Randy?” by James A. Moore
  19. “Kadimakara and Curlew” by Jason Nahrung
  20. “Frozen Voice” by An Owomoyela
  21. “Mamu, or Reptillion vs Echidonah” by Nick Stathopoulos
  22. “Cephalogon” by Alys Sterling
  23. “Show Night” by Steve Tem
  24. “Titanic!” by Lavie Tidhar
  25. “The Kansas Jayhawk vs. The Midwest Monster Squad” by Jeremiah Tolbert
  26. “The Behemoth” by Jonathan Wood
  27. “Love and Death in the Time of Monsters” by Frank Wu

Book info as per Amazon UK:

  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (15 Jan. 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1472135644
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472135643
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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