Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within

Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within


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Werewolves and shapeshifters have morphed into the latest pop culture stars.  This mind-bending collection includes thirty-two new and classic stories from the best writers in the genre

Werewolves and shapeshifters are the latest literary craze following vampires and zombies.  The phenomenal success of the Twilight series, and the blockbuster movies that followed, has spawned a new obsession with these supernatural beings.  From John Skipp, the master of horror, comes this definitive collection of thirty-two classic and new stories, written by favorites of the genre including George R.R. Martin, Charlaine Harris, Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft, Joe R. Lansdale, Angela Carter, David J. Schow, Kathe Koja, Bentley Little, and more. Skipp provides fascinating insight and details, through two nonfiction essays, into the history and presence of shape shifting in popular culture.  Resources at the end of the book include lists of the genre's best long-form fiction, as well as movies, websites, and writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579128524
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2010
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.66(d)

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of many bestsellers for readers of all ages including Stardust (the basis for the blockbuster movie), Fragile Things, Anansi Boys, Interworld, and Coraline. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author and editor, whose 18 books have sold millions of copies in a dozen languages worldwide.  His first anthology, Book of the Dead, laid the foundation in 1989 for modern zombie literature, bringing George Romero's vision of the dead next door to new levels of scope and intensity.  He later edited three more zombie anthologies, including Mondo Zombie, which won the Bram Stoker Award for best anthology, and Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead and Werewolves & Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beast Within, both published by Black Dog & Leventhal. Skipp is recognized as splatterpunk's founding father and the elder statesman of the genre. His own legendary horror works include The Light at the End, the Scream, Jake's Wake and the Long Last Call. He lives in Los Angeles.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

November 10, 1960

Place of Birth:

Portchester, England


Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77

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Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JerseyGirl86 More than 1 year ago
I don't read a lot of horror/science fiction but thought I might like this book because of Charlaine Harris. Most of the stories aren't similar to her writing but many are great. I especially liked "Sweetheart Come" by Alethea Kontis and "The Company of Wolves" by Angela Carter.
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