Classics Mutilated: 13 Original Stories by Joe R. Lansdale, Mike Resnick, John Shirley, Kristine

By Joe R. Lansdale, Mike Resnick, John Shirley, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Collins, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, Rio Youers

Monster Lit meets Remix tradition in IDW's all-new, all-original tale assortment by way of best skills from horror, technology fiction, and darkish fable scenes. IDW's first foray into style prose takes the formulation of "literary classic/historic determine + supernatural element" and drives a stake via its center with fourteen brand-new tales, all written in particular for this assortment, that rework the so-called Monster Lit flow in methods the mainstream may perhaps by no means think. amazing characters contain Huck Finn, Capt. Ahab, Billy the child, Emily Dickensen, Jim Morrison, Edgar Alan Poe, and Albert Einstein, with contributions via John Shirley, Nancy Collins, Mike Resnick, Kristine Rusch, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, and Rio Youers, whereas a masterful new novella by way of Joe Lansdale anchors the gathering.

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I need you to accept that I share your concern about Marie, and that I’m taking you to the only people in the country who may be able to bring her back to you. ” Jamie turned away and watched the road they were traveling on snake through the quiet forest. The trees were thick on all sides, blurred by the pounding rain, and the headlights of the car illuminated little more than the road itself, a single lane of concrete that looked oddly well-maintained in this deep countryside. Every few minutes, he looked over at the man in the driver’s seat.

I thought Frankenstein was the creator, not the monster,” he muttered. The brakes of the car squealed, the wheels locked, and they slid to a halt. Frankenstein took a deep breath. “Victor Frankenstein made me,” he said, his voice like ice. “And for a time I was a monster. But after Frankenstein died, I took his name. To honor him. ” Jamie nodded. “I’m sorry,” he said, quietly. Frankenstein didn’t respond. ” “I heard you,” grunted the monster. “I accept your apology, as I accept the fact that you’re worried about your mother, and worry can make people say unwise things.

Jamie looked at her, helplessly. Go to her. Go and hug her and tell her it’s going to be all right. Jamie wanted to, wanted nothing more than to kneel beside his mother and bridge the gap that had been growing steadily between them since the night his father had died. But he couldn’t. Instead he stood, frozen to the spot, and watched his mother cry. 2 SINS OF THE FATHER Jamie woke up late the next morning, showered and dressed, and slipped out of the front door without seeing his mother. He walked his usual route through the estate, but when he reached the turn that led to his school, he carried straight on, through the little retail park with its McDonald’s and its DVD rental shop, across the graffiti-covered railway bridge, strewn with broken glass and flattened discs of chewing gum, past the station and the bike racks, down toward the canal.

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