American Monsters part 2

We have known 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, seven volumes between 2014 and 2020, starting with Europe in 2014, continuing with Africa in 2015, Asia in 2016 and Pacific area (Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii) in 2017. Volume five and six will cover South, Mid and North America (including the Caribbean islands) before the series end with Eurasia in the end of 2020.


American Monsters part 2

American Monsters part two is the second of two volumes covering the American continent. This book explores the old myths and monsters in Canada, USA, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands, with short stories and art, written by local authors. Margrét Helgadóttir is once more the editor.

American Monsters part two was published December 24th 2019.


Cory Doctorow: Return to Pleasure Island
Kelly Sandoval: It’ll Be Fine
R.S.A. Garcia: Douen Mother
Ernest Hogan: Cuca
Anne Michaud: The River Song
Tobias S. Buckell: Trinkets
Pepe Rojo: On Desire and its Cure
Catherine Lundoff: Hunger
Carmelo Rafala: What Happened to Mrs Eleonora Valdemar
Krista Walsh: Not for Amateurs
Tonya Liburd: Mimosa Versus The Soucouyant
Federico Schaffler: The Fifth Hand of The Ahuizotl
Pedro Cabiya: Lay of The Land, Law of The Land
Charles Payseur: Stitched Together
Mathew Scaletta: The Sound a Raven Makes
Darcie Little Badger: The Whalebone Parrot
Lewis Shiner: Lizard Men of Los Angeles

The book has illustrations by Kieran Walsh, Lynda Bruce, Soussherpa, S.L. Johnson, Vincent Holland-Keen and Andrea González. Daniele Serra is once again providing cover art. We also have one translated story in this volume, with translation help from Fabio Fernandes.

The book can be ordered through Amazon here (UK) and here (.com) and the other Amazon outlets. Please note that Amazon can have a ‘not in stock’ marker, it’s a quirk of using Ingram, the book is available now.


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