Pacific 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, 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 (including Russia, Eastern Europe and the Balkan) in the end of 2020.


Pacific Monsters

‘Another great monster collection! On maps, the Pacific has plenty of room for the chilling promise of “Here there are monsters,” and this collection certainly proves the truth in that, inviting readers to step away from the tame and venture into the uncharted reaches of Pacific myth and tradition.’

Charles Payseur, reviewer of speculative short fiction, author of Fieldwork and A Friendly Ghostbusting, and author of short stories in Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer Magazine, and Lightspeed Magazine

Pacific Monsters is filled with speculative dark fiction about monsters based on Pacific folklore, legends and history, written by authors from the Pacific area. Margrét Helgadóttir is once more the editor.

Pacific Monsters was released November 30th 2017.

Buy it on Amazon here (UK) or here (.com).

The book’s Goodreads page is here.

Contact me if you are interested in reviewing the book, writing articles about it, interviews with me or the authors/artists etc.

Table of contents

The book has illustrations by Laya Rose, Lahela Schoessler, Kieran Walsh and Eugene Smith. Cover art by Daniele Serra.



  • 31.12.17 : Awarded Best Anthology by the lovely people at Sheffield Fantasy and Science Fiction Social: SFSF Awards 2017




Articles and mentions


Blog posts by the authors and editor

See also blog posts by editor here.