The Mammoth Book of Kaiju


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The Mammoth Book of Kaiju edited by Sean Wallace

Tradepaperback – Prime Books – Oct2016

Giant monsters whose every roar and footstep shakes the earth, whose simple stroll through a city wreaks havoc: KAIJU!

And even though humankind has never really seen such monsters – we tremble at the thought of them and love to shiver as their screen versions make mayhem: the beast from twenty-thousand fathoms, Godzilla demolishing Tokyo, the massive creature in Cloverfield destroying New York, all of Earth warring with the colossal monsters in Pacific Rim.

Now, for the first time, a definitive anthology that gathers a wide range of larger-than-life short fiction with creatures that run a gargantuan gamut: the stealthy gabbleduck of Neal Asher’s Polity universe; Gary McMahon’s huge sea-born terror; An Owomoyela’s incredibly tall alien invaders; Frank Wu’s city-razing, eighty-foot-high, fire-breathing lizard; Lavie Tidhar’s titanic ship-devouring monstrosity; a really big Midwest US smackdown related by Jeremiah Tolbert . . . and many more mega-monster stories to feed your need for killer kaiju!

With an introduction by Robert Hood, co-editor of the groundbreaking, Ditmar Award-winning Daikaiju: Giant Monster Tales and host of Undead Backbrain, the premier website for matters relating to giant monsters.

“Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck” by Neal Asher

“Occupied” by Natania Barron

“Now I Am Nothing” by Simon Bestwick

“The Black Orophant” by Daniel Braum

“Attack of the 50-Foot Cosmonaut” by Michael Canfield

“Postcards from Monster Island” by Emily Devenport

“Seven Dates That Were Ruined by Giant Monsters” by Adam Ford

“The Lighthouse Keeper of Kurohaka Island” by Kane Gilmour

“Kungmin Horangi: The People’s Tiger” by Cody Goodfellow

“The Island of Dr. Otaku” by Cody Goodfellow

“With Bright Shining Faces” by Gini Koch

“One Night on Tidal Rig #13” by Tessa Kum

“Running” by Martin Livings

“The Unlawful Priest of Todesfall” by Penelope Love

“Breaking the Ice” by Maxine McArthur

“The Eyes of Erebus” by Chris McMahon

“Kaiju” by Gary McMahon

“Whatever Became of Randy?” by James A. Moore

“Kadimakara and Curlew” by Jason Nahrung

“Frozen Voice” by An Owomoyela

“Mamu, or Reptillion vs Echidonah” by Nick Stathopoulos

“Cephalogon” by Alys Sterling

“Show Night” by Steve Tem

“Titanic!” by Lavie Tidhar

“The Kansas Jayhawk vs. The Midwest Monster Squad” by Jeremiah Tolbert

“The Behemoth” by Jonathan Wood

“Love and Death in the Time of Monsters” by Frank Wu


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