'Zombies and vampires lie within but there are much more disturbing dangers to be found. Australian dark fiction mines deep into the darkest corners of the imagination and the results are seductive and deadly. Be warned: read these stories with the lights on and the door locked. The Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror series showcases the very best and darkest short stories produced by 21st century Australian authors. This anthology includes work by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, David Conyers, Joanne Anderton, Sean Williams, Martin Livings, and Deborah Biancotti' (www.goodreads.com).
'Enter a world where terrible secrets are hidden in a wind chime’s song.
Where crippled witches build magic from scrap.
And the beautiful dead dance for eternity.
The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories collects the finest science fiction and horror short stories from award-winning writer Joanne Anderton. From mechanical spells scavenging a derelict starship to outback zombies and floating gardens of bone, these stories blur the lines between genres. A mix of freakish horror, dark visions of the future and the just plain weird, Anderton’s tales will draw you in – but never let you get comfortable' (publisher website).
'The living dead are more alive than ever! Zombies have become more than an iconic monster for the twenty-first century: they are now a phenomenon constantly revealing as much about ourselves—and our fascination with death, resurrection, and survival—as our love for the supernatural or post-apocalyptic speculation. Our most imaginative literary minds have been devoured by these incredible creatures and produced exciting, insightful, and unflinching new works of zombie fiction. We've again dug up the best stories—even some poetry—published in the last few years and compiled them into an anthology to feed your insatiable hunger...'