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Table of Contents: THE MONSTROUS edited by Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow just announced the table of contents for her upcoming anthology (October), The Monstrous. You may have seen the gorgeous cover art, and this selection of stories and authors is nothing short of fantastic!

Here’s the synopsis:

Take a terrifying journey with literary masters of suspense, including Peter Straub, Kim Newman, and Caitlín R. Kiernan, visiting a place where the other is somehow one of us. These electrifying tales redefine monsters from mere things that go bump in the night to inexplicable, deadly reflections of our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s a seemingly devoted teacher, an obsessive devotee of swans, or a diner full of evil creatures simply seeking oblivion, the monstrous is always there—and much closer than it appears.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “A Natural History of Autumn” by Jeffrey Ford
  2. “Ashputtle” by Peter Straub
  3. “Giants of the Earth” by Dale Bailey
  4. “The Beginning of the Year Without Summer” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  5. “A Wish From a Bone” by Gemma Files
  6. “The Last, Clean, Bright Summer” by Livia Llewellyn
  7. “The Totals” by Adam-Troy Castro
  8. “The Chill Clutch of the Unseen” by Kim Newman
  9. “Down Among the Dead Men” by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
  10. “Catching Flies” by Carole Johnstone
  11. “Our Turn Too Will One Day Come” by Brian Hodge
  12. “Grindstone” by Stephen Graham Jones
  13. “Doll Hands” by Adam L. G. Nevill
  14. “How I Met the Ghoul” by Sofia Samatar
  15. “Jenny Come to Play” by Terry Dowling
  16. “Miss Ill-Kept Runt” by Glen Hirshberg
  17. “Chasing Sunset” by A.C. Wise
  18. “The Monster Makers” by Steve Rasnic Tem
  19. “Piano Man” by Christopher Fowler
  20. “Corpsemouth” by John Langan (original to the anthology)

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications (October 13, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1616962062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616962067


About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).
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