Out January 14th (table of contents courtesy of SF Signal)
Sean Wallace (ed.) - The Mammoth Book of Kaiju, Robinson, Jan. 2016)
Robert Hood - Introduction
Neal Asher - Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck Natania Barron - Occupied Simon Bestwick - Now I Am Nothing Daniel Braum - The Black Orophant Michael Canfield - Attack of the 50-Foot Cosmonaut Emily Devenport - Postcards from Monster Island Adam Ford - Seven Dates That Were Ruined by Giant Monsters Kane Gilmour - The Lighthouse Keeper of Kurohaka Island Cody Goodfellow - Kungmin Horangi: The People’s Tiger Cody Goodfellow - The Island of Dr. Otaku Gini Koch - With Bright Shining Faces Tessa Kum - One Night on Tidal Rig #13 Martin Livings - Running Penelope Love - The Unlawful Priest of Todesfall Maxine McArthur - Breaking the Ice Chris McMahon - The Eyes of Erebus Gary McMahon - Kaiju James A. Moore - Whatever Became of Randy? Jason Nahrung - Kadimakara and Curlew An Owomoyela - Frozen Voice Nick Stathopoulos - Mamu, or Reptillion vs Echidonah Alys Sterling - Cephalogon Steve Tem - Show Night Lavie Tidhar - Titanic! Jeremiah Tolbert - The Kansas Jayhawk vs. The Midwest Monster Squad Jonathan Wood - The Behemoth Frank Wu - Love and Death in the Time of Monsters
Blurb: Giant monsters whose every roar and footstep shakes the earth, whose simple stroll through a city wreaks havoc: KAIJU!
And even though humankind has never really seen such monsters – we tremble at the thought of them and love to shiver as their screen versions make mayhem: the beast from twenty-thousand fathoms, Godzilla demolishing Tokyo, the massive creature in Cloverfield destroying New York, all of Earth warring with the colossal monsters in Pacific Rim.
Now, for the first time, a definitive anthology that gathers a wide range of larger-than-life short fiction with creatures that run a gargantuan gamut: the stealthy gabbleduck of Neal Asher’s Polity universe; Gary McMahon’s huge sea-born terror; An Owomoyela ‘s incredibly tall alien invaders; Frank Wu’s city-razing, eighty-foot-high, fire-breathing lizard; Lavie Tidhar’s titanic ship-devouring monstrosity; a really big Midwest US smackdown related by Jeremiah Tolbert . . . and many more mega-monster stories to feed your need for killer kaiju!
With an introduction by Robert Hood, co-editor of the groundbreaking, Ditmar Award-winning Daikaiju: Giant Monster Tales and host of Undead Backbrain, the premier website for matters relating to giant monsters.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.