You can see from the cover to the right that it will contain stories by James Reasoner, Bill Crider, John C. Hocking, Robert E. Vardeman, Scott Dennis Parker, and…er…ahem…Your Intrepid Blogger.
Here’s the ToC:
“Bodies for the Brain Butcher”, John C. Hocking
“A Night on Madhouse Mountain”, Bill Crider
“The Curse of the Monster Makers!”, Scott Dennis Parker
“Farmhouse of the Dead”, Keith West
“The Hideous Blood Ray”, Robert E. Vardeman
“Blood Treasure for Satan’s Buccaneers”, James Reasoner
James Reasoner is the editor of the book and publisher of Rough Edges Press. He also provides an introduction to the book. I’m honored and humbled to be included with the other authors. And I love the cover.
And in case you’re wondering, yes, there will be a Volume 2 following soon after the first. (No, I don’t know who the authors are.) Watch this space for an announcement.
The first volume contains stories that are essentially period pieces along the lines of what the Weird Menace pulps would have published in the 1930s. The second volume will be the type of thing the Weird Menace pulps might have published had they survived.
If you’re not sure what Weird Menace is, think of Scooby Doo without the kids and the dog and intended for a more mature audience. It’s a type of story in which an apparent supernatural menace turns out to have a rational explanation. Weird Menace stories tend not to be politically correct. (That’s a good thing IMO.)
Anyway, I’m very excited to be in this anthology and would like to thank James Reasoner for selecting my tale.