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Cover & Synopsis & TOC: “This Strange Way of Dying” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia has just revealed the creepy-cool cover art and table of contents for her upcoming collection This Strange Way of Dying. The artwork is by Sara K. Diesel.

Here’s the synopsis:

Creatures that shed their skin and roam the night. Vampires in Mexico City struggling with disenchantment. An apocalypse with giant penguins. Legends of magic scorpions and tales of a ceiba tree surrounded by human skulls. Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s short stories are infused with Mexican folklore, yet firmly rooted in reality; a reality that is transformed as the fantastic erodes the rational.

Spanning a variety of genres (fantasy, science fiction, horror) and time periods, This Strange Way of Dying is an exceptional debut collection that will not easily be forgotten.

Here’s the table of contents:

  1. “Scales As Pale as Moonlight”
  2. “Maquech”
  3. “Stories with Happy Endings”
  4. “Bed of Scorpions”
  5. “Jaguar Woman”
  6. “Nahuales”
  7. “The Doppelgangers”
  8. “Driving with Aliens in Tijuana”
  9. “Flash Frame”
  10. “Cemetery Man”
  11. “The Death Collector”
  12. “This Strange Way of Dying”
  13. “Bloodlines”
  14. “Shade of the Ceibra Tree”
  15. “Snow”
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