Daikaiju, meaning 'giant monsters,' is a predominantly Australian anthology with a few international authors. It comprises stories that fall within the specualtive fiction genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, along with several works that fall into the category of humour. An essay titled "A Brief History of the Larger-than-Life" by Brian Thomas is also included.
Non-Australian contributors are: J. M. Shiloh, Cody Goodfellow, D. G. Valdron, Skip Peel, Eric Shapiro, Paul Finch, George Thomas, Stephen Mark Rainey, Doug Wood, Frank Wu, and Brian Thomas.
'Giant monsters whose every roar and footstep shakes the earth, whose simple stroll through a city wreaks havoc: KAIJU!
'And even though humankind has never really seen such monsters - we tremble at the thought of them and love to shiver as their screen versions make mayhem: the beast from twenty-thousand fathoms, Godzilla demolishing Tokyo, the massive creature in Cloverfield destroying New York, all of Earth warring with the colossal monsters in Pacific Rim.
'Now, for the first time, a definitive anthology that gathers a wide range of larger-than-life short fiction with creatures that run a gargantuan gamut: the stealthy gabbleduck of Neal Asher’s Polity universe; Gary McMahon’s huge sea-born terror; An Owomoyela’s incredibly tall alien invaders; Frank Wu’s city-razing, eighty-foot-high, fire-breathing lizard; Lavie Tidhar’s titanic ship-devouring monstrosity; a really big Midwest US smackdown related by Jeremiah Tolbert . . . and many more mega-monster stories to feed your need for killer kaiju!'
'Dhum the dwarf, Hazzard the barbarian and Avariss the half-elf are great at fighting, but terrible at financial planning. No matter how many monsters they slay, somehow they always end up broke. In this hilarious collection of stories their endless quest for treasure takes them to a mysterious tower, a haunted tavern, a wild wilderness, a scheming city and a dark labyrinth. If you’ve ever gone down into a dungeon with some trusty friends and a ten-foot pole, you’ll know that sometimes high fantasy can get a bit stupid…'