Reviewers, bloggers, and librarians get a copy of Ellen Datlow’s new anthology THE MONSTROUS

Review copies of award-winning, superstar editor Ellen Datlow’s new anthology THE MONSTROUS are now available via NetGalley.

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Edited by Ellen Datlow

ISBN: 9781616962067

Published: October 2015

Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Ebooks

“Superstar editor Datlow makes no missteps….”
—Publishers Weekly

From the best horror editor in the business comes a landmark horror anthology. Take a terrifying journey with literary masters of suspense, visiting a place where the other is somehow one of us. These electrifying tales redefine monsters from mere things that go bump in the night to inexplicable, deadly reflections of our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s a seemingly devoted teacher, an obsessive devotee of swans, or a diner full of evil creatures simply seeking oblivion, the monstrous is always there—and much closer than it appears.


  • Introduction
  • “A Natural History of Autumn” by Jeffrey Ford
  • “Ashputtle” by Peter Straub
  • “Giants in the Earth” by Dale Bailey
  • “The Beginning of the Year Without Summer” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “A Wish From a Bone” by Gemma Files
  • “The Last, Clean, Bright Summer” by Livia Llewellyn
  • “The Totals” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “The Chill Clutch of the Unseen” by Kim Newman
  • “Down Among the Dead Men” by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
  • “Catching Flies” by Carole Johnstone
  • “Our Turn Too Will One Day Come” by Brian Hodge
  • “Grindstone” by Stephen Graham Jones
  • “Doll Hands” by Adam L. G. Nevill
  • “How I Met the Ghoul” by Sofia Samatar
  • “Jenny Come to Play” by Terry Dowling
  • “Miss Ill-Kept Runt” by Glen Hirshberg
  • “Chasing Sunset” by A.C. Wise
  • “The Monster Makers” by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • “Piano Man” by Christopher Fowler
  • “Corpsemouth” by John Langan

THE MONSTROUS rises from the depths in October.

For more on THE MONSTROUS, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Reiko Murakami.

Cover design by Elizabeth Story.