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Table of Contents: THE BOOK OF THE DEAD Edited by Jared Shurin

Here is the table of contents for the upcoming anthology The Book of the Dead edited by Jared Shurin:

Here’s the book description:

The Book of the Dead addresses the most fascinating of all the undead: the mummy. The mummy can be a figure of imperial dignity or one of shambling terror, at home in pulp adventure, contemporary drama, or apocalyptic horror. The anthology will be published in collaboration with the Egypt Exploration Society, the UK’s oldest independent funder of archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt, dedicated to the promotion and understanding of ancient Egyptian history and culture.

This anthology includes nineteen original stories of revenge, romance, monsters and mayhem, ranging freely across time periods, genres and styles. The stories are illustrated by Garen Ewing, creator of The Adventures of Julius Chancer and introduced by John J. Johnston, Vice Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Ramesses on the Frontier” by Paul Cornell
  2. “Escape from the Mummy’s Tomb” by Jesse Bullington
  3. “Old Souls” by David Thomas Moore
  4. “Her Heartbeat, An Echo” by Lou Morgan
  5. “Mysterium Tremendum” by Molly Tanzer
  6. “Tollund” by Adam Roberts
  7. “All is Dust” by Den Patrick
  8. “The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar” by Gail Carriger
  9. “The Cats of Beni Hasan” by Jenni Hill
  10. “Inner Goddess” by Michael West
  11. “Cerulean Memories” by Maurice Broaddus
  12. “The Roof of the World” by Sarah Newton
  13. “Henry” by Glen Mehn
  14. “The Dedication of Sweetheart Abbey” by David Bryher
  15. “Bit-U-Men” by Maria Dahvana Headley
  16. “Egyptian death and the afterlife: mummies (Rooms 62-3)” by Jonathan Green
  17. “Akhenaten Goes to Paris” by Louis Greenberg
  18. “The Thing of Wrath” by Roger Luckhurst
  19. “Three Memories of Death” by Will Hill

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Publisher: Jurassic London; Limited edition edition (October 31, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0957646240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957646247
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4 Comments on Table of Contents: THE BOOK OF THE DEAD Edited by Jared Shurin

  1. Paul Weimer // September 23, 2013 at 5:12 am //

    A couple of years ago, I joked with my boss (who doesn’t read genre but follows my interest) that Mummies hadn’t been done in UF, and should be.

  2. Thanks for sharing this – I really appreciate it!

    One thing to note – the limited edition will not be available through Amazon. I don’t want anyone disappointed if they’re looking for our crazy mummy-bound copy. It can only be ordered through –

    And Paul – you were way ahead of the curve!

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