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A World of Horror


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Every nation of the globe has unique tales to tell, whispers that settle in through the land, creatures or superstitions that enliven the night, but rarely do readers get to experience such a diversity of these voices in one place as in A World of Horror, the latest anthology book created by award-winning editor Eric J. Guignard, and beautifully illustrated by artist Steve Every nation of the globe has unique tales to tell, whispers that settle in through the land, creatures or superstitions that enliven the night, but rarely do readers get to experience such a diversity of these voices in one place as in A World of Horror, the latest anthology book created by award-winning editor Eric J. Guignard, and beautifully illustrated by artist Steve Lines. Enclosed within these pages are twenty-two all-new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world that explore the myths and monsters, fables and fears of their homelands. • In “The Wife Who Didn’t Eat,” a modest Japanese farmer’s prayer to the gods comes true . . . much to his dismay. • In “Things I Do For Love,” the intertwined lives in an Indonesian village are upended by as diabolical and otherworldly a device as a simple whisper. • In “Mutshidzi,” an African teen must raise her brother and run the household after their mother dies. But there is so much to do . . . • In “Sick Cats in Small Spaces,” a vacationing Australian family come upon a ghost town where the actual ghosts are bottled and kept. Also encounter the haunting things that stalk those radioactive forests outside Chernobyl in Ukraine; sample the curious dishes one may eat in Canada; beware the veldt monster that mirrors yourself in Uganda; or simply battle mountain trolls alongside Alfred Nobel in Sweden. These stories and more are found within A World of Horror. Enter and discover, truly, there's no place on the planet devoid of frights, thrills, and wondrous imagination! Table of Contents includes: “Introduction: Diversity in Fiction” by Eric J. Guignard “Mutshidzi” by Mohale Mashigo (South Africa) “One Last Wayang” by L Chan (Singapore) “Things I Do For Love” by Nadia Bulkin (Indonesia) “On a Wooden Plate, On a Winter’s Night” by David Nickle (Canada) “Country Boy” by Billie Sue Mosiman (United States of America) “The Wife Who Didn't Eat” by Thersa Matsuura (Japan) “The Disappeared” by Kristine Ong Muslim (Philippines) “The Secret Life of the Unclaimed” by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Nigeria) “How Alfred Nobel Got His Mojo” by Johannes Pinter (Sweden) “Sick Cats in Small Spaces” by Kaaron Warren (Australia) “Obibi” by Dilman Dila (Uganda) “The Nightmare” by Rhea Daniel (India) “Chemirocha” by Charlie Human (South Africa) “Honey” by Valya Dudycz Lupescu (Ukraine) “Warning: Flammable, See Back Label” by Marcia Douglas (Jamaica) “Arlecchino” by Carla Negrini (Italy) “The Man at Table Nine” by Ray Cluley (England) “The Mantle of Flesh” by Ashlee Scheuerman (Australia) “The Shadows of Saint Urban” by Claudio Foti (Italy) “Warashi’s Grip” by Yukimi Ogawa (Japan) “The White Monkey” by Carlos Orsi (Brazil) “The West Wind” by David McGroarty (Scotland) ### PRAISE: “Guignard’s editorial prowess is evident throughout; he has selected works that are as shocking as they are thought-provoking. This breath of fresh air for horror readers shows the limitless possibilities of the genre.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “This is the book we need right now! Fresh voices from all over the world, bringing American audiences new ways to feel the fear. Horror is a universal genre and for too long we have only experienced one western version of it. No more. Get ready to experience a whole new world of terror.” —Becky Spratford; librarian, reviewer, RA for All: Horror “A cultural tour in the sacred art of horror—definitive proof that ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and more are equally terrifying in every corner of the world.” —Fanbase Press “A fresh collection of horror authors exploring monsters and myths from their homelands.” —Library Journal
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