The Monster's Corner: Stories Through Inhuman Eyes
Piatkus Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780749957858
Date: 27 September 2011 List Price £10.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
I was hugely impressed by the Christopher Golden edited anthology Zombie, released by Piatkus last year and so I'm chuffed to bring news of a second such anthology, this one entitled The Monster's Corner.
Featuring another absolutely brilliant Per Haagensen cover, this one offers up stories of monsters... as told by monsters. However, far from being penned by monsters, these stories are from such high calibre authors as Michael Marshall Smith, Kelly Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson and a whole host of other talented folks.
"In most stories we get the perspective of the hero, the ordinary, the everyman, but we are all the hero of our own tale, and so it must be true for legions of monsters, from Lucifer to Mordred, from child-thieving fairies to Frankenstein's monster and the Wicked Witch of the West. From our point of view, they may very well be horrible, terrifying monstrosities, but of course they won't see themselves in the same light, and their point of view is what concerns us in these tales. Demons and goblins, dark gods and aliens, creatures of myth and legend, lurkers in darkness and beasts in human clothing ...these are the subjects of THE MONSTER'S CORNER."