At the intersection of cryptozoology and folklore, the legendary local monster finds its place in the American landscape feared and desired, hunter and hunted, unbelievable but believed In this collection of new fiction,writers andartists have dragged these beasts from the relative safety of remote rural hollows and fetid swamps, re imagining their mythologies for the st century


10 thoughts on “States of Terror: Volume One

  1. Keith Keith says:

    Besides promising you that this book is excruciatingly, painfully good, I also wanna let the world know that it s now up for a Goodreads giveaway One of TWO signed copies might be yours if you click the giveaway link, and the wily trickster gods of Goodreads deem you fit for its consumption Or you can go onand snag this tome of ridiculous magic for a mere eleven dollars Then you ll read it and you and I can talk about it, and giggle and snuggle in the dark while the wind howls outside Besides promising you that this book is excruciatingly, painfully good, I also wanna let the world know that it s now up for a Goodreads giveaway One of TWO signed copies might be yours if you click the giveaway link, and the wily trickster gods of Goodreads deem you fit for its consumption Or you can go onand snag this tome of ridiculous magic for a mere eleven dollars Then you ll read it and you and I can talk about it, and giggle and snuggle in the dark while the wind howls outside against the moon, like the oldest, bestest friends we ve always been But I digress Submit your name to Goodreads spooky raffle powers


  2. Amy Amy says:

    Very creative stories about American monsters The stores were great around the campfire type tales with just enough scary The illustrations were also fabulously done Great reading for monster lovers everywhere and I can t wait for the next volume Maybe Delaware will be in the next one


  3. Leah Bayer Leah Bayer says:

    3.5 starsWhen I saw this in the bookstore, I knew I had to have it A short story collection based on the crypotzoology and folklore of America And fully illustrated Sign me the hell up.This slim but large volume has 18 stories, each of them focusing on a different state They are all quite short, between about 10 and 2 pages The variety is pretty astounding while they are all technically horror, there s everything from bizarro to new weird to experimental flash fiction to traditional camp 3.5 starsWhen I saw this in the bookstore, I knew I had to have it A short story collection based on the crypotzoology and folklore of America And fully illustrated Sign me the hell up.This slim but large volume has 18 stories, each of them focusing on a different state They are all quite short, between about 10 and 2 pages The variety is pretty astounding while they are all technically horror, there s everything from bizarro to new weird to experimental flash fiction to traditional campfire tales to poetry to comedy horror Because of this there s no way that all of them will be hits for everyone, but at the same time I really appreciate that the editors went so out there with the selections It really does feel very American, to have so many very different stories about essentially the same thing My favorites were High Desert Climate, Punctuated Equilibrium, Wakiya, Flesh Air, and Popuessing Sadly, my least favorite story was probably the wendigo one which is a shame because that s probably my favorite American crypto monster The art is really a highlight here Each story has a matching illustration, and the sections Midwest, Northeast, ect also have art Like the stories, it ranges from gruesome to beautiful to creepy to cute and really adds a lot to the vibe of the collection.This is published by a micropress so there are a handful of typos, but nothing distracting Definitely recommend if you want a fun, weird, different horror collection


  4. David Agranoff David Agranoff says:

    Full Review coming


  5. Joshua Joshua says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I won this book in a giveaway Great stories about monsters of America The stores were great with enough words of fear The illustrations were also great.


  6. Matt Lewis Matt Lewis says:

    Clearly I m biased, so don t take my word for it read it for yourself.