New publisher April Moon Books has had a busy year. They’ve produced a number of highly acclaimed anthologies, including The Dark Rites of Cthulhu, Amok!, and the monster anthology Stomping Grounds, as well as Rich Hawkins’ short novel Black Star Black Sun.
Flesh Like Smoke, a collection of shape-shifting tales by Tim Waggoner, Darrell Schweitzer, Cody Goodfellow, William Meikle, and others, is their second partnership with editor Brian M. Sammons, and it looks like another fine volume for horror fans of all stripes.
Shapeshifters, Skinwalkers, Moon Beasts, Lycanthropes….
Whatever you choose to call them, they are the last thing you want to encounter in a darkened alley, or in a jungle, or in your bathroom.
In Brian M. Sammon’s follow-up anthology to the critically acclaimed ‘The Dark Rites of Cthulhu’, sixteen contemporary masters of the macabre weave their fevered visions into tales that turn the werewolf trope on its head. True, there are a handful of traditional lupine monsters within the pages, but these creatures rub hairy shoulders with bizarre chimeras, cyberpunk beasts and scaly demons.
Flesh Like Smoke will transport you from our distant past to our distant future with more familiar locales dotted along the way, locales drenched in blood and echoing with screams.
Flesh Like Smoke was published by April Moon Books on July 1, 2015. It is 252 pages, priced at $18.99 in trade paperback and $3.49 for the digital edition. The cover and interior illustrations are by Neil Baker. Learn more at the website.
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