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Zippered Flesh 2

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  13 reviews
So, you loved the first ZIPPERED FLESH anthology? Well, here are yet more tales of body enhancements that have gone horribly wrong! Steroids from Hell. Horrendous piercings. Bizarre brain modifications. Obscene amputations. Facial reconstruction. Self-mutilation. Implants. Chilling tales by some of the best horror and suspense writers today, determined to keep you fearful ...more
Paperback, First edition, 324 pages
Published February 3rd 2013 by Smart Rhino Publications
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Dave Granger
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read the first Zippered Flesh collection and thought it was okay. In that one, there were twenty stories and I thought half were really good and the other half were okay. This time around, Weldon Burge must have decided to do something different, maybe he called in some favors, because this collection is amazing! There is one great story after another, with very few that miss the mark, if any at all. He was especially smart with the choosing the first few books at the beginning, and those that ...more
Shaun Meeks
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
After reading this book, I am so happy that I was able to include one of my stories in here. This anthology is full of some truly talented writers and some very original stories. Usually when I read an anthology or a collection I hit a story or two that just doesn't appeal to me, or doesn't click and I skim over it. Not so here. I read and enjoyed every single tale woven here. I have some favorites, like Lisa Mannetti's The Hunger Artist, M.L. Roos' After Darque, JM Reinbold's The Future of Fles ...more
Chuck Briggs
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Horror literature, like everything else, has changed radically since the boom of 1980s. That’s probably a good thing because if something doesn’t change and evolve, it dies. Perhaps it may be an oversimplification in the wake of things like “Twilight” and the entire “Urban Fantasy” genre to say that most of today’s horror writers are more influenced by Clive Barker and the “Splatter Punk” movement of the late 1980s than by Stephan King, Dan Simmons, Peter Straub, and the like, who tended to be m ...more
Mark Brown
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having enjoyed the first anthology of twisted tales of body enhancement I approached this volume with great anticipation. I can report that is it also a wonderful collection of diverse and gripping tales which for my money surpasses the first. An excellent collection of stories which I heartily recommend.
Matthew Baker
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I recently had the pleasure of reading several unique anthologies that have been published by presses new to me. One of these presses is Smart Rhino Publications, a small publishing firm based in Delaware. Although they are small, they have some excellent titles. One of these is ZIPPERED FLESH 2: MORE TALES OF BODY ENHANCEMENTS GONE BAD! This collection of stories almost defies normal classification; within these tales are horrors and wonders that you must read to believe. In short, this is one ...more
M.L. Roos
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
After having read Zippered Flesh Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad! my first thought was damn, I wish I was in there. Tale after thought provoking tale of body damage, body modifications, body trauma all for the sake of obscure thought patterns in the brain.

When Zippered Flesh 2 came out, I leaped at the chance to be a part of an extraordinary work. I was lucky to be selected as one of the authors in ZF2 and I was not disappointed to be recognized among such incredible talent as Shaun Meeks T
K.H. Vaughan
Nov 20, 2013 rated it liked it
In Zippered Flesh 2, Smart Rhino and editor Weldon Burge offer stories about alterations to the body, the lengths that people will go to in pursuit of their ideas of perfection, and the terrible changes that they will inflict upon themselves and others. Unlike many small press offerings, it’s a meaty volume, with 22 stories filling nearly 300 pages. It features creepy and appropriate cover art by Shelley Everitt Bergen of Groundfrost Illustration and Design. The print version is nicely formatted ...more
S.A. Bergen
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My opinion may be bias since I created the cover art for this amazing anthology. That said... I highly recommend Zippered Flesh 2: Body Enhancements Gone Bad, as well as Zippered Flesh 1. You may want to leave the lights on for this read!!
Isabella Ellis
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Not every story was a hit, but it was still entertaining and interesting.
Rick Hudson
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Again I demonstrate the might of my literary prowess in this collection of short stories all based around the theme of body enhancement. I have often been asked by my readers (well the voices that sing between stations on the radio) to write a story about a steampunk Holmesian adventurer with cybernetic cerebral implants who battles with the nefarious forces of London's underworld, and in this yarn I satisfy their eager demand. ...more
Shannon Winward
Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Make sure you read the end...
Darlene Harris
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great anthology. Read this last year and recently recommended it to a few friends that I know can handle this type of horror. There are some real gems in here, especially in the first half. This will make your skin crawl.
Another nice collection of horror stories, with "Taut" being the most impressive and "The Sun-Snake" a close second.

Unfortunately, just about all the rest were just about average, which pulled my rating to a three. Still, many interesting distractions for many lunch breaks :-)
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Weldon Burge, a native of Delaware, is a full-time editor, freelance writer, and publisher. His fiction has appeared in many publications, including various magazines and anthologies (The Best of the Horror Society 2013, Pellucid Lunacy: An Anthology of Psychological Horror, Ghosts and Demons, just to name a few). His stories have also been adapted for podcast presentation by Drabblecast. Weldon h ...more

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