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States of Terror: Volume One

(States of Terror #1)

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At the intersection of cryptozoology and folklore, the legendary local monster finds its place in the American landscape; feared and desired, hunter and hunted, unbelievable but believed. In this collection of new fiction, 18 writers and 23 artists have dragged these beasts from the relative safety of remote rural hollows and fetid swamps, re-imagining their mythologies fo ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published November 2014 by Ayahuasca Publishing
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Keith
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Besides promising you that this book is excruciatingly, painfully good, I also wanna let the world know that it's now up for a Goodreads giveaway!

One of TWO signed copies might be yours if you click the giveaway link, and the wily trickster gods of Goodreads deem you fit for its consumption!

(Or you can go on Amazon and snag this tome of ridiculous magic for a mere eleven dollars. Then you'll read it and you and I can talk about it, and giggle and snuggle in the dark while the wind howls outside
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Amy
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very creative stories about American monsters. The stores were great around-the-campfire type tales with just enough scary. The illustrations were also fabulously done. Great reading for monster lovers everywhere and I can't wait for the next volume. (Maybe Delaware will be in the next one!)
Leah Bayer
3.5 stars

When I saw this in the bookstore, I knew I had to have it. A short story collection based on the crypotzoology and folklore of America? And fully illustrated? Sign me the hell up.

This slim (but large) volume has 18 stories, each of them focusing on a different state. They are all quite short, between about 10 and 2 pages. The variety is pretty astounding: while they are all technically horror, there's everything from bizarro to new weird to experimental flash fiction to traditional camp
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Clearly I'm biased, so don't take my word for it - read it for yourself.
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Matt Lewis is the editor of Ayahuasca Publishing, founding editor of The Radvocate magazine, and co-editor of the horror anthology series States of Terror.

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