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The Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron by [Ross E. Lockhart, Justin Steele]

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"Lockhart and Steele collect 17 original stories from some of the shining stars of modern horror, constructing a worm-riddled literary playground from elements of the fiction of horror maestro Laird Barron. The results come across with a coherent feeling of dread, without feeling derivative of the source. [...] Hopefully Barron will enjoy this tribute; his fans certainly will." -Publishers Weekly

"This multifaceted grimoire, and the talent associated with it, is staggering to behold. [...] The tales, while sometimes recalling certain tropes or characters from his fiction, can be enjoyed in their own right; and, I must say, the range of styles on display is consistently impressive." -C. M. Muller,
Chthonic Matter

"Lockhart and Steele have a winner on their hands, I think; this is one I'll keep coming back to, much as I do with Laird's work. Reading
TCoOL was like standing in that Tree beside that lake in the hills, up to my ankles in smoky rot and grey grubs, unable to move, while the sun dipped down to dusk. Recommended." --Scott R. Jones, Martian Migraine Press

"The Children of Old Leech brings horrific joy from start to finish." --Rue Morgue

"Some of the best horror short fiction I've ever read into one book." --Cthulhu Slippers

"A reader new to the whole Barron cosmos won't feel excluded at all, though familiarity with those totems obviously will help. What they will feel is entertained, shocked, stimulated, rewarded, upset, disturbed, and sometimes very scared." --TeleRead
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

ROSS E. LOCKHART is an author, anthologist, editor, and publisher. A lifelong fan of supernatural, fantastic, speculative, and weird fiction, Lockhart is a veteran of small-press publishing, having edited scores of well-regarded novels of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Lockhart edited the anthologies The Book of Cthulhu I and II, Tales of Jack the Ripper, and The Children of Old Leech. He is the author of Chick Bassist. Lockhart lives in an old church in Petaluma, California, with his wife Jennifer, hundreds of books, and Elinor Phantom, a Shih Tzu moonlighting as his editorial assistant.

JUSTIN STEELE spends his days counseling high school students and his nights reading as much dark fiction as he can. He is a resident of Delaware, where he also obtained a Bachelor's in English Literature and a Master's in School Counseling. In 2012 Steele started his blog,
The Arkham Digest, where he writes about horror and weird fiction. When he's not working with students or reading he can usually be found playing with his dogs, Watson and Bella, or cheering on the Baltimore Ravens. The Children of Old Leech is Steele's first published anthology. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LHDTDGG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Word Horde (July 2, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 2, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3749 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 344 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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