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About Kirsten Cross
Copywriter by day, horror writer by night and surfer at the weekend, Kirsten Cross is based on the wilds of Exmoor and is surprisingly good natured for a horror writer. She is a serial contributor to the SNAFU military horror series, as well as the 2015 Steampunk tome 'Steamworld'. In between writing web content, getting battered by the Atlantic and practicing martial arts, she is currently exploring the wonders of Steampunk comedy, military vampire stories and a really disturbing little tale about a surfing vampire that spent time in the Catering Corps in the 19th century.
I made that last bit up.
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Survival horror… with soldiers.
Straining to make that one clip of rounds last. Making sure not to waste a single bullet.
Lost in the shadows, low on ammo; only edged weapons; wounded, fighting to survive, the last remnants of the mission team trying to make sense of where they had gone wrong, and how to make it out alive with next-to-no resources.
Survival horror, where every bullet counts.
Featuring nearly 100,000 words of military fiction and sci-fi.
– Jeremy Robinson & Kane Gilmour (Callsign: Deep Blue, Ragnarok, and Omega, all part of the phenomenal Jack Sigler/Chess Team series)
– S.D. Perry (has written extensively in the universes of Star Trek, Aliens, and Resident Evil, among others)
– Matt Hilton (author of the high-octane Joe Hunter thriller series)
Plus another six established and emerging writers.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Badlands – S.D. Perry
Of Storms and Flame – Tim Marquitz & J. M. Martin
In Vaulted Halls Entombed – Alan Baxter
They Own the Night – B. Michael Radburn
Fallen Lion – Jack Hanson
Sucker of Souls – Kirsten Cross
After the Red Rain Fell – Matt Hilton
The Slog – Neal F. Litherland
Show of Force – Jeremy Robinson & Kane Gilmour
REVIEWS FOR SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST:
“Of the four volumes thus far, Survival of the Fittest is arguably the
most cohesive, certainly the most enjoyable for me to read. Every story
was well-chosen; every author represented by solid, engaging storytelling,
and every conclusion (even to those stories that are part of
continuing narratives) inevitable and, at the same time, wonderfully
—Dr Michael R. Collings
“Very enjoyable and well worth reading.”
“This anthology takes what’s expected from the genre and turns it
into the strangest, most bad-ass mix of military horror stories in the
best way possible.”
REVIEWS FOR THE SNAFU SERIES:
“... a great taste of what military horror can achieve.”
—Horrortalk.com (SNAFU: Heroes)
“... every single story holds its own and it’s damn difficult to pick a
standout as they all leave a mark.”
—Horrortalk.com (SNAFU 1)
“... Geoff Brown and Amanda J. Spedding deserve immense credit for
both the consistent quality and extraordinary variety...”
—This Is Horror (UK) (SNAFU 1)
Deeply-held beliefs can lead to factional wars, and it’s been said that more people have been killed in the name of some god than for any other reason.
The Crusades, the Inquisition, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, and many more...
SNAFU: Holy War offers high-action horror based around conflicts of religion, either overt or covert, featuring previous SNAFU favourites along with some of the best brand new writers working in the field today.
Do you hear the call?
James A Moore
David W. Amendola
B. Michael Radburn
Case C. Capehart
Phil Scott Mayes
Be they straight-up monsters or nightmares behind a human mask, they track us and they kill us.
Sometimes, they play with their food, where death would be a kindness. But there is hope.
There are those who search out the monsters, those who hunt the hunters.
These are their stories.
Featuring 13 stories of military horror by some of the best known and emerging writers in the genre.
"By now I've read the entire SNAFU series and I can wholeheartedly recommend 'em -- every one of them delivers the goods."
—Tim Miller, Director of Deadpool
SNAFU: Wolves at the Door will bring the bite, with soldiers fighting for their lives against were-animals.
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In the blackest night or under the full moon, danger is lurking.
It’s survival at all costs when you’re fighting against an enemy that could tear you apart – or convert you to the other side.
Against the backdrop of an untamed wilderness or the dark depths of the city, the ultimate clash between the forces of man and nature rages on.
Whether battling the monster within or a war around them – these soldiers may find the cost could prove too great.
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The very sharpest edge of any military throughout history.
Now, they face their greatest challenge yet.
Undead, mutations, monsters, all the things no-one ever believed could happen are here in the pages of SNAFU: Black Ops.
Read tales from existing bestselling series by Jonathan Maberry, Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Hank Schwaeble, John O'Brien, and James Lovegrove, along with some of your SNAFU favourites in this collection of the very best stories by the very best writers of military horror.
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Full list of stories and contributors:
Back to Black - Jonathan Maberry & Bryan Thomas Schmidt (A Joe Ledger/Rot & Ruin crossover novella)
The Waking Dragon - RPL Johnson
The Clash of Cymbals - Richard Lee Byers
Black Tide - James A. Moore & Charles R. Rutledge
Raven’s First Flight - Alan Baxter
Sons of Apophis - Christine Morgan
Seal Team Blue - John O'Brien (A New World novella)
A Debt Repaid - Tim Marquitz & J. M. Martin
Ground Zero - Kirsten Cross
Deepest, Darkest - Hank Schwaeble (A Jake Hatcher novella)
Raid on Wewelsberg - Seth Skorkowsky
God-Killers in our Midst - James Lovegrove & N.X. Sharps (A Pantheon series novella)
Extinction Lost - Nicholas Sansbury Smith (An Extinction Cycle novella)
120,000 words, with four original stories and eight best-of-SNAFU reprints.
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Some of the most important military missions have been medical evacuations – medivacs.
Soldiers don’t often fight for themselves. They fight for the guy next to them, their brother, their friend, their family.
And they fight hard.
In 2019, Cohesion author and friend… hell, more family, really… Jim Moore was suddenly in the struggle of his life. He overcame the Big C, but his fight is ongoing. A fight to pay for all the treatments in a country that has no free public health system, and a fight to claw his way back from the ravages of the very treatment that saved his life.
His fight is our fight, and if we don’t fight for our friends, is there anything really worth living for?
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All income from SNAFU: Medivac goes to Jim to help pay his bills and keep his household functional.
Once this is no longer necessary, the income will transfer to a cancer research or treatment charity.
Legends tell of a hollow earth, a world beneath our own. A world filled with wonders... and danger. But what if the legends are true?
Delve into dark worlds in HELLHOLE, where death lurks around every corner, and come face to face with creatures from your worst nightmares in this collection of dark thrillers. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry and Bram Stoker Award winner Rena Mason headline a cast of bestselling and award-winning authors.
Praise for Hellhole!
“Deliciously gory and enough monsters and mayhem in the depths to satisfy even the most jaded spelunker!”
William Meikle, author of The Valley
“A thrilling collection of underground terror from a cross-section of the best horror writers working today. It’ll shine a light on your deepest, darkest fears.”
Alan Baxter, author of Devouring Dark
“A collection of claustrophobic horror that drags readers into the darkness!”
Paul E. Cooley, author of The Derelict Saga
This collection includes:
Introduction by James A. Moore
All the Devils are Here- A Joe Ledger/Lizzie Corbett Adventure by Jonathan Maberry
The Devil's Throat by Rena Mason
A Plague of Locusts by Michael McBride
Pit of Ghosts by Kirsten Cross
Where the Sun Does Not Shine by Paul Mannering
Guard Duty by SD Perry
Black Lung by Aaron Sterns
The Offspring by JH Moncrieff
Ginormous Hell Snake by Jake Bible
Ghosts of Hyperia by Jessica McHugh
He Who Fights by Sean Ellis
Edited by Lee Murray
Soldiers fight to survive.
They fight each other, and they fight the demons inside.
Sometimes, they fight real monsters.
SNAFU collects stories of ancient myths, time travellers, horrors in the old west…
and the soldiers who fight them.
Featuring some of the best writers working in the field today.
Jonathan Maberry, Greig Beck and James A Moore lead the way, with a contingent of emerging authors to back them up.
Fight or die.
These stories aren't light and fluffy, they're packed full of "what if", "how can" and action. If the visions of these authors are anything to go by, humanity is in for dark times.