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Table of Contents: GAME OVER edited by Jonathan Green

Check out the table of contents of Game Over by Jonathan Green, featuring horror stories inspired by classic arcade games!

About the book:

In the cavern-like darkness of the arcade, the neon phosphor-glow of the screen beckons you close. Drawn to the dancing pixels like a moth to a flame, digging deep in your pocket you pull out a shiny coin and thumb it into the slot as the electronic siren sings the fanfare that marks your arrival. One hand on the joystick, the other splayed across the control buttons, your pulse begins to quicken. Ready Player One Press Start. You’ve barely begun but suddenly the discordant bleeps are trumpeting your failure as your 8-bit adventure comes to an abrupt end. At least in the world of the video arcade you get a second chance. But what is the true price you pay when you make a pact with the digital demon? There’s always another coin, an extra life to be earned, a second chance…Isn’t there?GAME OVERA dozen stories of creeping dread and savage horror inspired by the humble amusement arcade and the classic coin-ops of yesteryear. Twelve tales to chill your blood by twelve masters of the malevolent and the macabre.Just keep reminding yourself, it’s only a game…Isn’t it?

Here’s the table of contents (larger cover follows):

  1. Introduction by Jonathan Green
  2. “The Russian Effect” by James Wallis
  3. “Personal Growth” by Sarah Peploe
  4. “Control” by Jonathan Oliver
  5. “The Face Of The Deep” by Simon Bestwick
  6. “It Was Beauty…” by Gav Thorpe
  7. “Screen Burn” by James Swallow
  8. “The Animals Inside” by Laurel Sills
  9. “Welcome To The Pleasuredome” by Alexandra Peel
  10. “Lines Of Fire” by Tim Major
  11. “To Those Left Behind” by A D Chillman
  12. “The Lords Of Unswept Places” by George Pickett
  13. “Last Life” by Michael Carroll


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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