Bending the Landscape: Horror brings together a tantalizing slew of truly horrifying tales guaranteed to provoke, entertain, and inspire fear in even the most seasoned horror aficionado. World-renowned fantasy author Nicola Griffith and fantasy publisher Stephen Pagel have compiled an exciting array of never-before-published stories, both from talented newcomers and award-winning genre veterans.
In Kraig Blackwelder's "Coyote Love," a man wakes up in a stranger's bed, not knowing how he got there, after a drunken night out. Terror ensues as the reader is shown just how far a person is willing to go to deny reality. In "The WereSlut of Avenue A," Leslie What shows us that change is not always a good thing, as we witness what may or not be a transformation into something inhuman. These stories, written by writers both gay and straight, incite fear and spur thought, transporting the reader into realms of shock and dread.
"[Griffith and Pagel] ought to be commended for selecting such a diverse group of writers and the writers themselves praised for creating stories that bring the science fiction genre to a non-science-fiction public." J.E. Robinson, Lambda Book Report
"A winner from start to finish. It will delight fans with its solid foundation in genre conventions and its gay characters. For readers less familiar with science fiction it offers an opportunity to explore the genre with the comfort of gay characters to help them find their way." Rob Gates, The Washington Blade
Nicola Griffith is a world-renowned speculative fiction author. Her novels Ammonite and Slow River won the Nebula Award. She lives in Seattle.
Stephen Pagel is an award-winning editor, president and co-owner of Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc., and a former national buyer for Science Fiction and Fantasy for Barnes & Noble. He lives in Atlanta.