Book List in Order:22 titles


  • At the dawn of the twentieth century in the Idaho logging town of Eliada, orphaned farm boy Jason Thistledown and black physician Andrew Waggoner came face to face with monsters: the human sort, in the form of American eugenicists seeking to perfect ...


  • "The Claus Effect" is a continuation of "The Toy Mill," the 1993 Aurora-Award-winning story about a malevolent, post-industrial-revolution Santa Claus and Emily, the little girl whose wish to be a Christmas Elf nearly destroys the world. The Claus Ef...


  • A young man at loose ends finds he cannot look away from his new lover's alien gaze. A young woman out of time seeks her old lover in the cold spaces between the stars. The fleeing worshippers of an ancient and jealous deity seek solace in an unsuspe...


  • When Ann LeSage was a little girl, she had an invisible friend - a poltergeist, that spoke to her with flying knives and howling winds. She called it the Insect. And with a little professional help, she contained it. And the nightmare was over, at le...


  • When Mitchell Owen's first and best crush Delilah disappears, Mitchell finds himself the guest at a very strange party, whose hosts know more than a little about Mitchell's burning love, and may know just a bit too much about what happened to the bea...


  • A warning, to those who go to that place down south and don't take the warnings about the in the Fodor's Guide about the local fauna seriously enough. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is part of Stoker Award-winner David Nickle’s collection of...


  • When Michael was a kid, he saw his grandfather fly, unaided, over the family's vegetable garden. As a young man, he is obsessed with learning the old man's secret. But grandfather's nowhere to be found, and his grandmother has secrets of her own. Fro...


  • Janie has a taste for pulp fiction and a eye for the unseen. On a retreat at a horror writer's island lodge, a wind comes on the lake that offers her a taste for something at once more familiar and forbidden. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is p...






  • The mayor holds a news conference, as his city's grief for a child killed in a tragic auto accident grows into something terrible. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is part of Stoker Award-winner David Nickle's collection of short fiction about lo...


  • When Shelly's dad comes home from a stint in jail, he brings with him an unlikely talisman to make sure that everything in the family's life will be sweetness and light from now on. Or else. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is part of Stoker Awar...


  • A roadside burger joint is transformed into an arena for a pint-sized battle royale, as gangs of sugared-up Children of the Corn Syrup are goaded on by a demonic child whose taste for mayhem knows no bounds. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is p...


  • Four landscape painters learn that the true cost of inspiration is blood, in the abandoned mines of a Northern Ontario ghost town. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is part of Stoker Award-winner David Nickle’s collection of short fiction about ...


  • A 1930s B movie actor returns to his mother's side in rural Idaho for the funeral of his father, killed helping clear up after the derailment of a circus train. The official word is death by elephant--but word around town is that something older esca...


  • Drugs, booze, the music of Led Zeppelin and a fish who prefers Rush turn a weekend jam session into a moment of transcendence and depravity for four old high school friends trying to recapture their glory days. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is...


  • A young bride and her future mother-in-law have a quiet conversation about the true nature of the men they love--and together, learn that the true nature of love may in fact be nothing more a terrible trap. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is par...


  • Swamp witch looks after her town like a terrarium full of beloved newts--and the only thing she asks of them is one Saturday night free, to see her man Albert Farmer. But all things must change, and when the mysterious tea-drinking man shows up with ...


  • Two boys contend with a terrible hound, a lingering feud, and the ghosts of a great war in Depression-era Ontario. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is part of Stoker Award-winner David Nickle’s collection of short fiction about love in all its...


  • They were the beautiful dreamers. From a hidden city deep in the Ural mountains, they walked the world as the coldest of Cold Warriors, under the command of the Kremlin and under the power of their own expansive minds. They slipped into the minds of ...


  • The year is 1911.In Cold Spring Harbour, New York, the newly formed Eugenics Records Office is sending its agents to catalogue the infirm, the insane, and the criminal--with an eye to a cull, for the betterment of all.Near Cracked Wheel, Montana, a t...


  • The year is 1911. In Cold Spring Harbour, New York, the newly formed Eugenics Records Office is sending its agents to catalogue the infirm, the insane, and the criminal - with an eye to a cull, for the betterment of all. Near Cracked Wheel, Montana, ...


  • A young bride and her future mother-in-law risk everything to escape it. A repentant father summons help from a pot of tar to ensure it. A starving woman learns from howling winds and a whispering host, just how fulfilling it can finally be. Can it b...