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The Baen big book of monsters

Author: Hank Davis
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"Trade Paperback Halloween-themed BIG MONSTER anthology. Featuring a mix of classic science fiction reprints and original stories all filled with: REALLY BIG MONSTERS! Includes legends such as Arthur C. Clark, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, David Drake and more, as well as Baen regulars New York Times best seller Larry Correia, Wen Spencer, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more. SIZE MATTERS From the dragons of legend to Jack the
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Horror fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hank Davis
ISBN: 9781476736990 1476736995
OCLC Number: 884439940
Description: 479 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The shining ones / by Arthur C. Clarke --
All about strange monsters of the recent past / by Howard Waldrop --
The monster-god of Mamurth / by Edmond Hamilton --
Talent / by Robert Bloch --
The end of the hunt / by David Drake --
Ooze / by Anthony N. Rud --
The valley of the worm / by Robert E. Howard --
Whoever fights monsters / by Wen Spencer --
Deviation from a theme / by Steven Utley --
The eggs from Lake Tanganyika / by Curt Siodmank --
The Dunwich horror / by H.P. Lovecraft --
From out the fire / by Sarah A. Hoyt --
Beauty and the beast / by Henry Kuttner --
The island of the Ud / by William Hope Hodgson --
A single Samurai / by Steven Diamond --
Planet of dread / by Murray Leinster --
An epistle to the Thessalonians / by Philip Wylie --
The monster of Lake Lametrie / by Wardon Allan Curtis --
The giant cat of Sumatra / by Hank Davis --
Greenface / by James H. Schmitz --
Tokyo raider / by Larry Correia.
Responsibility: edited by Hank Davis.

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Size Matters! From the dragons of legend to Jack the Giant Killer's colleague to King Kong and Godzilla, people have found the idea of giant creatures both scary and fascinating.  Read more...

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"The Shining Ones" by Arthur C. Clarke - Klaus descends into Trinco Deep in order to examine damage to the grid. He encounters a pair a squid about the size of his submersible but observes they communicate with one another through lights upon their their bodies. The creatures know they cannot deal...
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