African Monsters

We know them from ancient legends and tales whispered by the campfire. They don’t sparkle or have any interest in us except to tear us apart. Forgotten, unknown, misunderstood, overused, watered down. We want to give them a renaissance, to reestablish their dark reputation, to give them a comeback, let the world know of their real terror.

The Fox Spirit Books of Monsters is a coffee table book series from Fox Spirit Books with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world, starting with Europe in 2014, continuing with Africa in 2015 and Asia in 2016.


African Monsters

African monsters is filled with speculative fiction about monsters based on African folklore, legends and history, written by African authors.

African Monsters is a fantastic anthology featuring many African writers at the forefront of the new wave of Speculative Fiction tapping directly into the deep and rich mythology of African cultures.
Ivor W. Hartmann, editor for African Roar and AfroSF volume 1 & 2.

The book was published December 15th 2015 and can be bought as paperback at Amazon here (UK) and here (US).

The book’s pages at Fox Spirit Books and Goodreads. Book trailer on You Tube.

There was a launch party at Forbidden Planet in London March 3rd, see here. See a few pictures here.

Table of Contents
Wonderful short stories from Nnedi Okorafor, Joan de la Haye, Tade Thompson, Jayne Bauling, T.L. Huchu, Dilman Dila, S. Lotz, Toby Bennett, Chikodili Emelumadu, Joe Vaz, Dave-Brendon de Burgh, Nerine Dorman, Vianne Venter, and Nick Wood.

Graphic stories from Su Opperman, and James Bennett and Dave Johnson (artist).

Plus awesome illustrations from Su Opperman, Kieran Walsh, Vincent Holland-Keen, Eugene Smith and Benali Amine. Cover art is by Daniele Serra.

imageThe book was shortlisted to British Fantasy Award 2016 in the category “Best Anthology”.

And, lovely Sheffield Fantasy & Science Fiction Social Club picked out the book as one of three best anthologies for their SFSF Awards 2016.




Mentions, interviews and articles


Blog posts by the contributors & editors


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