What the #@&% Is That?: The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and the Macabre

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The Saga book of all contain the line “What the @#&% is That?”—is often humorous, sometimes terrifying, but always incredibly entertaining.

Ranging from irreverent humor to straight out horror, What the @#&% Is That? grew from a meme on Twitter when iconic comic book artist Mike Mignola painted a monster. Nobody knew what the F it was, but they loved it.

Renowned editors John Joseph Adams and Doug Cohen then asked some of the best writers in the fantasy, horror, and thriller genres including Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Christopher Golden, and Scott Sigler to create a monster story that included the line “WTF is that?”

This anthology is a feast for the imagination for anyone who loves monsters.
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John Joseph Adams is the series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, Armored, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead. Recent books include The Apocalypse Triptych (consisting of The End is Nigh, The End is Now, and The End Has Come), and series editor for The Best American Fantasy and Science Fiction. John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is a producer for WIRED’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

Douglas Cohen (DouglasCohenEditorial.com) is the coeditor of the anthology, Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond. He is a former editor of Realms of Fantasy Magazine, where he worked for six and a half years. In the magazine’s final year, it published its one hundreth issue, won a Nebula Award, and was nominated for a second one. Douglas is also a writer, and his stories have appeared in Weird Tales. Additionally, he is the author of Realms of Fantasy: A Retrospective, a book collecting his detailed blog entries on every single issue published during the magazine’s sixteen year history.

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Simon and Schuster
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Nov 1, 2016
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Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Horror
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세계적 거장들이 풀어놓는 소름끼치고 매혹적인 좀비들의 향연 좀비 문학의 절대적 바이블, THE 좀비스! 세계 최고의 베스트셀러 작가 스티븐 킹, [왕좌의 게임]의 작가 조지 R. R. 마틴, 우리 시대의 단테로 불리는 [샌드맨]의 작가 닐 게이먼, 호러&SF 분야를 아우르는 장르소설의 거장 댄 시먼스, 아버지 스티븐 킹의 뒤를 이을 차세대 선두주자 조 힐...... 우리는 어째서 좀비에 열광하는 걸까? 살아 있는 시체들의 무엇이 그토록 매력적인 걸까? 그 해답을 담은 책이 드디어 우리 앞에 모습을 드러냈다. 《THE 좀비스》는 스티븐 킹, 조지 R. R. 마틴, 닐 게이먼, 댄 시먼스, 조 힐 등 장르소설의 각 분야에서 세계 최고라 일컬어지는 작가들이 모두 모인 걸작 좀비 앤솔러지다. 특히 참여 작가들의 면면뿐만 아니라 다채로운 내용면에서도 감탄을 불러일으킨다. 죽기를 거부하는 인정사정없는 시체들과 맞서 싸우는 일반적인 좀비 이야기부터, 좀비로 변한 포르노 잡지 남녀 모델들이 무인도에 모여 난잡한 파티를 벌이는 이야기([밤처럼 아름다운]), 도시 전체가 좀비 세상으로 변한 후에도 끝까지 남아 좀비 아이들을 가르치는 선생님의 이야기([올해의 학급 사진]), 실리콘이 들어간 가슴 성형수술 부위만 빼고 온몸이 썩어버린 금발 미녀 좀비 이야기([가슴은 무덤까지 가져간다]), 좀비 영화에 엑스트라로 출연한 단역 배우의 알콩달콩한 러브 스토리([바비 콘로이, 살아 오다])까지. 좀비 문학의 절대적인 바이블 《THE 좀비스》는 세계적 거장들이 풀어놓는 소름끼치고 매혹적인 좀비 축제로 독자들을 초대한다.
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