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Twisted Histories

Twisted Histories

Kaaron Warren, Gary McMahon, Susan Murray, Stephen Gallagher, Justin Richards, Jennifer Williams, Richard Dinnick, Simon Bestwick, Wayne Simmons, and Alison Littlewood and edited by Scott Harrison

Size: 198 x 129 mm416 PagesISBN: 9781909679092
Publication: November 1, 2013

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What if Pandora's Box was not really a box at all, but a doorway? What if we were the 'evil' of mythology, and it was designed to keep us in, rather than something out... What if someone had found the Fountain of Youth or the secret of Immortality? But it was far from the ultimate gift that we have been lead to believe. What if it meant that you would still age, still deteriorate, still rot, but you would just keep on living for ever and ever...Who exactly were the Magi? What if their journey was actually to stop something from being 'born' on our world? What if the child wasn't from Heaven at all, but from another planet? There’s an almost inexhaustible supply of items, objects, stories and creatures that have been handed down to us through history and have become lodged in our social consciousness – the Ark of the Covenant, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Stone Circles, the Fingerprints of the Gods (Alien Intervention), Atlantis… Some of today's finest horror writers use ancient mythology, legends and biblical icons as their starting point in this extraordinary horror collection.

Alison Littlewood is a writer of dark fantasy and horror fiction. Her first novel, A Cold Season, was published by Jo Fletcher Books in January 2012. Her short stories have appeared in magazines including Black Static, Crimewave and Not One Of Us, as well as the British Fantasy Society Dark Horizons. She also contributed to the charity anthology Never Again as well as Read by Dawn Vol 3, Midnight Lullabies and Festive Fear 2. Her life writing has appeared in The Guardian. Visit her at www.alisonlittlewood.co.uk.

Gary McMahon is the author of a wide variety of horror novels, novellas and chapbooks, including the much celebrated Concrete Grove trilogy and theThomas Usher books. His short fiction has been published in a variety of collections and anthologies including Tales of the Weak and Wounded, The Mammoth Book of the Best New Horror and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, as well as the portmanteau audio anthology Thirteen. He can be found atwww.garymcmahon.com.

Scott Harrison is a scriptwriter and novelist whose stage plays have been produced in both the US and UK. He has written audio plays for a number of Big Finish ranges, including The Confessions of Dorian Gray and Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles, and his novel Archangel is the second book to be published in their new Blake’s 7 novel range. His comic book scripts and short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies, including Into The Woods: A Fairytale Anthology and Faction Paradox: A Romance in Twelve Parts. As editor he has worked on a charity eBook anthology for Great Ormond Street Hospital and is range editor for the Modern Masters Of Audio series. He lives on the edge of werewolf country with his wife and a stack of books he will never get around to reading.

Simon Bestwick lives and writes in Liverpool and is described as "a well respected member of the horror community having published stand-out short stories with several acclaimed indie presses" by Solaris Books, who also publish his signature take on suburban horror with a fantasy twist including "Redman's Hill" in 2016.

Belfast-born Wayne Simmons has loitered with intent around the horror genre for some years, scribbling reviews and interviews for various zines. He is prominent in the genre scene and can be found online at www.waynesimmons.org and in the real world at tattoo exhibitions, book signings and horror conferences.

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Format: Trade paperback

Size: 198 x 129 mm

416 Pages

ISBN: 9781909679092

Publication: November 1, 2013


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