Monsters & Mormons anthology now available

Published on October 31, 2011 by

My story “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made” has been reprinted in a new anthology, Monsters & Mormons.  The ebook is only $4.99, while a 600-page trade paperback is available for pre-order for $23.99.

Now, some of you already have a copy of my story, so some of you may be asking yourselves, “Eric, why should I buy Monsters & Mormons?” (Those of you named Eric, at least. You know who you are.)

Well, in addition to my story, there are 29 other stories/poems, most of which you have not read:

  • “Other Duties” by Nathan Shumate
    Sometimes LDS bishops get special callings; sometimes that means being the agent bishop for battling demons.
  • “The Living Wife” by Emily Milner
    Newly married for time and all eternity, a young wife must deal with the meddling ghosts of her two dead predecessors.
  • “Baptisms for the Dead” by C. Douglas Birkhead
    Two Mormon missionaries continue to pound the pavement after a zombie apocalypse.
  • “Pirate Gold for Brother Brigham” by Lee Allred
    Pirate ghosts have been spotted on the Great Salt Lake—and they want something.
  • “First Estate” by Katherine Woodbury
    The story of Ruth is reenacted in space—with an alien Boaz.
  • “Fangs of the Dragon” by David J. West
    Porter Rockwell finds intrigue and strange creatures while on assignment in Logan, Utah.
  • “Between Husband and Wife and the Late Bram Stoker”
    “I Lie in Bed Reading from Mosiah Chapter Three and Think of You, Lon Chaney, Jr.” by Will Bishop
    Two poems mesh the Mormon with the monsterish.
  • “Charity Never Faileth” by Jaleta Clegg
    A gelatin salad runs amok at Relief Society enrichment night.
  • “Recompense of Sorrow” by W. H. Pugmire
    The H.P. Lovecraft mythos ensnares a Mormon brother and sister.
  • “Mormon Golem” by Steve Morrison
    Joseph Smith fashions a golem—a Porter Rockwell golem.
  • “Bichos” by Erik Peterson
    A Mormon couple honeymooning on the Amazon encounter the beasts in the jungle.
  • “The Blues Devils” by Terrance V. McArthur
    A Mormon musician goes the time-honoured route of making a deal with the devil.
  • “Brother in Arms” by Graham Bradley
    In a post-apocalyptic near future, a pair of Marines must turn to their Mormonism in order to have a chance of fighting the enemy.
  • “George Washington Hill and the Cybernetic Bear” by George Washington Hill and EC Buck
    A pioneer journal entry takes a cybernetic turn.
  • “The Baby in the Bushes” by S.P. Bailey
    Things turn noir for a Mormon PI investigating a murder in Salt Lake City.
  • “Bokev Momen” by D. Michael Martindale
    An abducted young Earthling provides a key to understanding the universal god.
  • “The World” by Danny Nelson
    The World invades the kitchen of a spunky old lady.
  • “Water Spots” by Terresa Wellborn
    A poem mixes the domestic with the horror.
  • “A Letter from the Field” by James Paul Crockett
    Every missionary feels homesick now and then. Is it worse if you never even see the sun?
  • “Let the Mountains Tremble for Adoniha Has Fallen” by Steven L. Peck
    After centuries of no contact the Mormon colony on Mars hears from the Earth it thought it had left behind.
  • “Allow Me to Introduce Myself” by Moriah Jovan
    A Mormon nun battles demons and insecurity in the Louisiana bayou.
  • “Traitors and Tyrants” by John Nakamura Remy and Galen Dara
    Erasmus Snow and his four wives battle ninja monkeys…and something strange.
  • “Experimenting with Life at Extraordinary Depths” by Bridgette Day Tuckfield
    A young woman, now back in the fold and struggling to reacclimate to life as a young single adult, faces her fears on Utah Lake.
  • “I Had Killed a Zombie” by Adam Greenwood
    A young man prays to know which Zombie Battling Organization is true.
  • “Out of the Deep Havi I Howled unto Thee” by Scott M. Roberts
    Battling the spirit of a wolf, a man wanders out into the Utah desert only to find a young woman bleeding to death.
  • “The Mission Story” by Bryton Sampson
    A missionary’s new companion appears to have a bit of the mad scientist in him.
  • “The Eye Opener” by Brian Gibson
    This is why we close our eyes when we pray, children.
  • “The Mountain of the Lord” by Dan Wells
    Not all testimonies are solid as a rock.

I read an early version of Scott M. Roberts’s story “Out of the Deep Have I Howled unto Thee” and (unless he totally messed it up with revisions out of sheer evilness1) it’s a fantastic story.  I haven’t read Dan Wells’s “The Mountain of the Lord,” but I read his blog posts in which he outlined it and talked about his writing process, and I have no doubt it’s going to be excellent.

1For those who don’t know, Scott and I have history of accusing each other of being evil. He points to my goatee as evidence, while I point to his self-confessedly despicable actions with a spoon. Which evidence is more convincing is left to the reader to decide.

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One comment on “Monsters & Mormons anthology now available”

  1. You are totally evil.