By Weldon Burge
Monstrous transplants. Appalling amputations. strange implants. Nightmarish types of physique improvements. worrying, perverse, usually gut-wrenching stories--all among the covers of this anthology. listed below are 20 stories by way of a few of present day top horror, suspense, and technological know-how fiction writers, together with Graham Masterton, John Shirley, Scott Nicholson, Michael Laimo, Lisa Mannetti, L.L. Soares, Armand Rosamilia, Aaron J. French, Christopher Nadeau, Michael Bailey, Adrienne Jones, Charles Colyott, J. Gregory Smith, Michael Louis Calvillo, Jezzy Wolfe, Jonathan Templar, P.I. Barrington, Elliott Capon, Rob M. Miller, and Weldon Burge. The tales are usually not if you are faint of middle or squeamish, or who're simply angry via nasty language, bloody violence, and freakish physique augmentations. you have been warned!
"If director David Cronenberg edited an anthology, this may be that book." -- HORROR WORLD
"Hardcore experiences of surprising monstrosities that may enthrall and appeal to even the main hardened horror fan." -- FANGORIA
"This anthology won't allow you to down!" -- stories OF HORROR
- Michael Bailey - Bootstrap—The Binds of Lasolastica
- Michael Laimo - Idol
- Adrienne Jones - Unplugged
- Charles Colyott - convenience
- Christopher Nadeau - You With Me
- Scott Nicholson - The Shaping
- J. Gregory Smith - whatever Borrowed
- John Shirley - Equilibrium
- L.L. Soares - Sawbones
- Aaron J. French - Whirling desktop guy
- Graham Masterton - intercourse item
- Michael Louis Calvillo - the unhappy, Not-So-Sad, Ballad of Goat-Head Jean, Ambivalent satan Queen
- Jezzy Wolfe - Locks of detest
- Elliott Capon - by way of Hook
- Armand Rosamilia - Creeping dying
- Lisa Mannetti - Paraphilia
- P.I. Barrington - Independence Day
- Jonathan Templar - Marvin's offended Angel
- Rob M. Miller - swap of center
- Weldon Burge - listening to Mildred
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