This new Haikasoru edition features the previously untranslated bonus novelette, “Morino's Souvenir Photo.”-- VIZ Media
Born 1978 in Fukuoka, Otsuichi won the Sixth Jump Short Fiction/Nonfiction Prize when he was seventeen with his debut story "Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse." Now recognized as one of the most talented young fantasy/horror writers in Japan, his other English-language works include the short story collections Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse/Black Fairy Tale, and ZOO (Haikasoru). Goth won the Honkaku Mystery Award and was adapted into a feature film starring Rin Takanashi.
In the Great Rebellion five Archangels fell and were
turned into pillars of precious purgatory stone; White Turquoise for the snow
and weather; Blood Ruby for all that breaths; Emerald and Jade for the green
Earth; Sapphire for the sky and oceans; and greatest of all the Black Opal for
the fathomless darkness.
These five were locked in eternal sleep. Three keys came
to the Black Goths.
This volume, with its erudite introduction by Mario Praz, presents three of the most celebrated Gothic novels: The Castle of Otranto, published pseudonymously in 1765, is one of the first of the genre and the most truly Gothic of the three. Vathek (1786), an oriental tale by an eccentric millionaire, exotically combines Gothic romanticism with the vivacity of The Arabian Nights and is a narrative tour de force. The story of Frankenstein (1818) and the monster he created is as spine-chilling today as it ever was; as in all Gothic novels, horror is the keynote.
From "The Man Who Cried 'Wolf!'", Robert Bloch’s classic werewolf thriller, to Garfield Reeves-Stevens’ gripping story of supernatural terror in the Toronto suburbs, to Galad Elflandsson’s chilling look at horror on a snowbound highway, we invite you to bundle up with the first Northern Frights anthology and its eighteen cold-as-the-crypt tales of the dark fantastic and horrific. Chilling stories/poetry by: Nancy Baker, Robert Bloch, Carolyn Clink, Charles de Lint, Galad Elflandsson, Terence M. Green, Tanya Huff, Shirley Meier, Nancy Kilpatrick, David Nickle, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Robert Sampson, Peter Sellers, Lucy Taylor, Steve Rasnic Tem, Edo van Belkom, Karen Wehrstein and Andrew Weiner. Plus a brand new introduction from Don Hutchison himself!
Frankenstein... His very name conjures up images of plundered graves, secret laboratories, electrical experiments, and reviving the dead.
Within these pages, the maddest doctor of them all and his demented disciples once again delve into the Secrets of Life, as science fiction meets horror when the world's most famous creature lives again.
Here are collected together for the first time twenty-four electrifying tales of cursed creation that are guaranteed to spark your interest—with classics from the pulp magazines by Robert Bloch and Manly Wade Wellman, modern masterpieces from Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Karl Edward Wagner, David J. Schow, and R. Chetwynd-Hayes, and new contributions from Graham Masterton, Basil Copper, John Brunner, Guy N. Smith, Kim Newman, Paul J. McAuley, Roberta Lannes, Michael Marshall Smith, Daniel Fox, Adrian Cole, Nancy Kilpatrick, Brian Mooney and Lisa Morton.
Plus, you're sure to get a charge from three complete novels: The Hound of Frankenstein by Peter Tremayne, The Dead End by David Case, and Mary W. Shelley's original masterpiece Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.As an electrical storm rages overhead, the generators are charged up, and beneath the sheet a cold form awaits its miraculous rebirth. Now it's time to throw that switch and discover all that Man Was Never Meant to Know.
In 1897, Bram Stoker’s iconic DRACULA redefined the horror genre and had a significant impact on the image of the vampire in popular culture. But encounters with the undead were nothing new: they had electrified readers of Gothic fiction since even before Victorian times.
DRACULA’S BRETHREN is a tribute to those early writers, a collation of 19 archetypal tales written between 1820 and 1910, many long forgotten, celebrating the vampire stories that both inspired and were inspired by Bram Stoker’s iconic novel.
A companion to Richard Dalby’s definitive anthology, DRACULA’S BROOD, itself 30 years old, these rediscovered stories are a genuine treasure trove for classic thrill-seekers and all lovers of supernatural fiction.
"Creepy as hell."
"Irreverent, bizarre. I'm sleeping with the lights on tonight."
The first in a volume of 3 books in an expanding, connected universe. Experience the psychological, physical, and spiritual darkness for yourself, ranging from the subtle to the extreme.
"Very scary stuff. [The] Gravewindow is a favorite of mine. Transient is terrifying. Skin is visceral. It's like looking under a magnifying glass, decay up close and personal, and it's really disgusting."
"... I love this book! I want two copies ... this is premium stuff!"
BONUS: Includes author notes for each story and definitions. Also included, the seventh story "Carnival Street" that links the worlds of Divinity, FL and the City of Apocalypse in a most "terrifying" and "disturbing" way. Experience the " ... visceral terror ..."
"The writing really stands out ... superb ... rich!"
"I'm going to take a short break from this horror ... and breathe some fresh air. You just had to give me the creeps!"
Intended for mature audiences only, due to language, graphic description, violence, and themes.