Creatures from the sea and space … and sometimes even both. Phantoms from a city’s history, and from a middle-aged man’s haunted past. The perils of computer dating, and the dangers posed by creatures that you cannot even see. And very worst of all, the monsters created by an innocent young child’s imagination. Here are a dozen stories that will quicken your heart and freeze the very marrow in your bones. Don’t read them at too late an hour … for who knows what nightmares might come?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tony Richards' novels have been published by HarperCollins, Tor, Headline, Dark Regions Press, and Pan Macmillan, with his latest book -- TROPIC OF DARKNESS -- due out in 2013 from Simon and Schuster. His debut work -- 'The Harvest Bride' -- made the shortlist for the HWA Award for Best First Novel, and in 2008 his collection 'Going Back' was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award. He has seen into print more than a hundred short stories, with his tales appearing in Asimov's, Hitchcock's, F&SF, Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance, and many top anthologies including Best New Horror. Widely traveled, he often uses places he has visited as settings for his work. His fiction includes the Raine's Landing dark fantasy adventures, a group of stories set in the imaginary town of Birchiam-on-Sea on the south coast of England, his Future Africa tales in Hitchcock's, and his Immortal Holmes series on Amazon Kindle.