Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology

Edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Rena Mason. Morrow, $16.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-358-65889-4

Stoker Award–winning editors Liaguno and Mason cleverly subvert the common horror trope of the monstrous other in this powerful anthology that spotlights 24 writers with marginalized identities. In these stories, LGBTQ and BIPOC people take center stage in both terror and terrorized roles. Jennifer McMahon’s “Idiot Girls” pits older immigrants against teen lesbians in a supernatural whodunit. “Night Shopper” by Michael H. Hanson offers a satisfying revenge fantasy as vampires and ghouls protect a trans woman as one of their own, while generational revenge against a bloodline of enslavers takes center stage in S.A. Cosby’s thrilling “What Blood Hath Wrought.” Denise Dumars twines the rise of anti-Asian racism during Covid-19 with medical body horror in “Scrape.” Gabino Iglesias’s “There’s Always Something in the Woods” puts a Latinx twist on a classic creature story. With impactful writing and authentically embodied characters, this anthology succeeds by lifting up a diverse and skilled group of authors and letting them dive deeply into the horror that sits next door to their own lived experiences. The result is unmissable for horror fans of all backgrounds. Agent: Alec Shane, Writers House. (July)
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