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About Lee Murray
Lee Murray is an author, editor, poet, and screenwriter of speculative fiction and horror from Aotearoa-New Zealand. A USA Today Bestselling author and four-time Bram Stoker Award winner, she is her country's only recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award for psychological horror. She lives in the sunny Bay of Plenty with her well-behaved family and a naughty dog.
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Titles By Lee Murray
Squaddies, mercs, bodyguards, Roman centurions— we’ve got it all. Big bad beasties included! When fangs are bared, and the blood starts to flow, its time to stand your ground and fight to the bitter end.
Modern technology has brought some new twists and turns to horror. Found footage, cell phone-based viruses, literal ghosts in the machines but maybe it's time for a throwback. It's time for some new tales of slumber party horrors, VCR monsters, and problems that can't be solved with a smart phone. We want tales of unstoppable monsters, sewer-dwelling creatures, looming threats of cold-war chaos. Give us fear under the neon lights of an arcade, people fighting for their lives against the backdrop of a hot city night and a cheesy sax solo. Take us back to a time when latchkey kids had to fend for themselves and the only thing left to stop an unspeakable horror was a plucky band of high school kids. Make it bloody. Make it gnarly. Make it 80s!
Featuring over 20 Bram Stoker Award winning and Best Selling Authors such as Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Weston Ochse, Lisa Morton, Grady Hendrix, Tim Waggoner, Christina Sng, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Jess Landry, Vince Liaguno, F. Paul Wilson, John Skipp, Linda D Addison and many more.
"Reading Attack from the '80s brings on a nostalgia tinged with blood. It's like being impaled on a time machine and dragged through sickly houses haunted by serial killers, spooky fairgrounds where kids vanish, woodlands stalked by unnameable beasts ... and it is wonderful. I'm in my teens again, and the horrors are more terrifying than ever." -Tim Lebbon, author of Eden
"Attack from the '80s sends us rollicking back into the pop culture madness of that genre, and does it with creeps, fun, and great storytelling from today's top horror writers!" -Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Ink and Rot & Ruin
"Deliriously, deliciously gruesome, Attack from the '80s is a treat for horror fans looking for the hard stuff. An all-star lineup of writers inspired by that gnarliest of decades. Rad!" -David Wellington, Marvel Zombies, Monster Island
"Over twenty tales thrown back into an era where horror bled out of every corner of the literary universe, ATTACK FROM THE 80s culls some of the best writers today, many of whom suffered through the decade to carve deep into the psyche. From subtle to all out gore and glam, this anthology rocks harder than boomboxes, MTV, and hair-metal! Do not miss it." -Dave Simms, Cemetery DanceTable of Contents
Introduction by Mick Garris
Top Guns of the Frontier by Weston Ochse
Snapshot by Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale
The Devil in the Details by Ben Monroe
Return of the Reanimated Nightmare by Linda Addison
Taking the Night Train by Thomas F. Monteleone
Catastrophe Queens by Jess Landry
Your Picture Here by John Skipp
Permanent Damage by Lee Murray
Slashbacks by Tim Waggoner
Munchies by Lucy A. Snyder
Ten Miles of Bad Road by Stephen Graham Jones
Epoch, Rewound by Vince A. Liaguno
Demonic Denizens by Cullen Bunn
The White Room by Rena Mason
Ghetto Blaster by Jeff Strand
Haddonfield, New Jersey 1980 by Cindy O'Quinn
When He Was Fab by F. Paul Wilson
Welcome to Hell by Christina Sng
Perspective: Journal of a 1980s Mad Man by Mort Castle
Mother Knows Best by Stephanie M. Wytovich
Stranger Danger by Grady Hendrix
The Garden of Dr. Moreau by Lisa Morton
In the 70s and 80s, animals ruled. Anacondas, piranha, giant crocodiles/alligators/lizards, mutated bears near nuclear power stations, prehistoric sharks all featured heavily in books and films, when bio-horror was at its modern peak.
This anthology of military-bio-horror stories is inspired by those classic days.
Think Greg McLean’s Rogue, Lake Placid, Eight-legged Freaks, Anaconda, Meg, Prophecy, Deep Blue Sea, and other films/books where people (in this case soldiers) are fighting against mutated, weird, or ultra-dangerous animals.
Join some of the best writers working today, along with some SNAFU favourites, for an unnaturally good time.
1. Here There Be Monsters - Dave Beynon
2. Unborn - Justin Bell
3. The Weavers in Darkness - James A. Moore & Charles R. Rutledge
4. Kill Team Kill - Justin A Coates
5. Restless - Lee Murray
6. A Hole in the World - Tim Lebbon & Christopher Golden
7. Cargo - B. Michael Radburn
8. Vermin - Richard Lee Byers
9. The Valley of Death - David W. Amendola
10. Venom - Michael McBride
Ancient peoples knew there were lands given over to shadow and spirit. The world is full of haunted places that exact a terrible toll on trespassers. Our forebears paid a heavy price to earn the wisdom and the warning they bequeathed to future generations.
Time transformed their precious knowledge into superstition, but there are those whose hearts beat in rhythm with the past and whose vision is not clouded by modernity. Seeking to reclaim humanity’s early secrets, the Umbra Arca Society was forged. For centuries, this private league of explorers dedicated their lives to uncovering the oldest mysteries of the Americas. Armed with boldness and guile, and equipped with only a compass, a journal, and devotion to truth, these adventurers braved cursed landscapes, dared unnatural adversaries, and exposed hidden civilizations.
Many did not survive.
None were forgotten.
Their stories are maps revealing the topography and contours of landscapes unimaginable and dark. The Shadow Atlas collects their adventures.
With Fiction and Poetry by:
Mario Acevedo • Colleen Anderson • Kay Chronister • Sara Cleto • David Davies • Sean Eads • Anastasia Garcia • Owl Goingback • Maxwell I. Gold • Warren Hammond • Angie Hodapp • Jimena Jurado • Starlene Justice • Gwendolyn Kiste • Gerri Leen • Josh Malerman • Juliana Spink Mills • Tiffany Morris • Lee Murray • Annie Neugebauer • Gerardo Horacio Porcayo • Cameron E. Quinn • Sarah Read • Kathryn Reilly • Julia Rios • Betty Rocksteady • Marge Simon • Angela Yuriko Smith • Christina Sng • Jeanne C. Stein • Tim Waggoner • Brittany Warman • Christa Wojciechowski • Stephanie M. Wytovich • Mercedes M. Yardley • Jane Yolen • E. Lily Yu • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge and Joshua Viola
Cover and interior art by Aaron Lovett
“Shadow Atlas is a rare, beguiling treat, a collective fantasy with teeth, vision, and grounded in urgent, ancient truths.” --BOOKLIFE by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Editor's Pick)
"A host of sublime writers and settings create an entertainingly macabre collection." --KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Shadow Atlas is a top recommendation for horror, fantasy, and literary short story readers seeking diversity in voices and visions. Its collaborative intersection of different worlds thoroughly delights." --MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
The spirits of the dead exist in this anthology, and they want to communicate.
First appearing in the late 1800s, spiritualism became a religious movement that swept the nation. Under the assumption that the dead live on in the afterlife, spiritualists believed that contact with the dearly departed was not only possible, but something those who crossed over longed for. Contact was usually made through a medium, a person who claimed to have the ability to speak with the dead.
There Is No Death, There Are No Dead is a horror anthology that tackles all aspects of the spiritualist movement: from the true believers to the nay-sayers, the hoaxes to hauntings, the real mediums to the scam artists. From ghosts to possessions, from profound loss to insurmountable grief, these short stories explore limitless genres (historical fiction, Gaslamp mystery, modern horror, and everything in between) with a diverse cast of characters challenged at every corner.
There Is No Death, There Are No Dead includes new work from some of the most talented and respected authors in the horror and dark fantasy genres, featuring stories from Gemma Files, Helen Marshall, Kathe Koja, Lee Murray, David Demchuk, Lisa Morton, Gwendolyn Kiste, S.P. Miskowski, Seanan McGuire, Catherine Lord, Chesya Burke, Nadia Bulkin, Michelle Belanger, and Laird Barron, and edited by Bram Stoker Award winner Jess Landry and Aaron J. French.
The dead are speaking. Will you hear?
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.
Militant Tūhoe separatists are active in the area, and with its cloying mist and steep ravines, the forest is a treacherous place in winter.
Yet nothing has prepared Taine for the true danger that awaits them. Death incarnate.
They backtrack toward civilisation, stalked by a prehistoric creature intent on picking them off one by one. With their weapons ineffective, the babysitting job has become a race for survival.
Desperate to bring his charges out alive, Taine draws on ancient tribal wisdom. Will it be enough to stop the nightmare? And when the mist clears, will anyone be left?
Featuring stories by:
James A Moore
Stephen Mark Rainey
Charles R Rutledge
Mercedes M Yardley
And Classic Stories by:
Arthur Conan Doyle
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
A Bram Stoker Award® Finalist!
The willow is femininity, desire, death. Rebirth. With its ability to grow from a single broken branch, it is the living embodiment of immortality. It is the yin that wards off malevolent spirits. It is both revered and shunned.
In Tortured Willows, four Southeast Asian women writers of horror expand on the exploration of otherness begun with the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women.
Like the willow, women have bent and bowed under the expectations and duty heaped upon them. Like the willow, they endure and refuse to break.
With exquisite poetry, Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, and Geneve Flynn invite you to sit beneath the tortured willow’s gravid branches and listen to the uneasy shiver of its leaves.
“Murray pretty much nails small unit tactics.” ‒ Justin Coates, author of The Apocalypse Drive
“A fantastic blend of military fiction, a very real primordial monster, and powerful mythology.” ‒ Paul Mannering, author of Hard Corps, Hell’s Teeth, and Eat.
"At Last, an Authoritative Compendium to (Fictional) Haunted Buildings for the Delight and Exploration of Reader-Travelers Around the Globe."
For nearly forty years, renowned paranormal investigator Professor Charlatan Bardot has examined, documented, and acquired stories of haunted buildings around the world. Partnered with leading anthologist Eric J. Guignard, and gifted artists Steve Lines and James Gabb, the greatest of Charlatan's discoveries are made available now in this comprehensive travel anthology!
From the Philippines' tragic Ame-Soeur Clothing Factory, to Sweden's reverent Fish Church; from Tanzania's vengeful Unguja Restaurant, to Canada's cursed Crow Island Lighthouse, Charlatan Bardot presents a lifetime of experience and insight into paranormal architecture.
27 feature stories and 36 tiny tales are included of haunted temples, diners, hotels, shops, hospitals, outposts, theaters, and other building types, along with maps, travel notes, illustrations, and more, all designed to provide an immersive experience for veteran travelers and armchair ghost hunters alike!
Enter Professor Charlatan Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World and explore the strange and curious locales of the globe and of your imagination.