Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders



Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology!

Featuring Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Brian Kirk, Hal Bodner, Stephanie M. Wytovich, John Langan, Erinn L. Kemper, John F.D. Taff, Patrick Freivald, Lucy A. Snyder, Brian Hodge, Kristi DeMeester, Christopher Coake, Sarah Read and Richard Thomas. Foreword by Josh Malerman. Illustrations by Luke Spooner. Cover art by John Coulthart. Edited by Doug Murano.

It won the Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in an anthology, and for good reason. If you love stories that twist and turn the screws, that thrill, disturb and unsettle, if you like to walk on the darker and stranger side of the street, then this is anthology is just what the mad doctor ordered.”Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“From the alluring foreword written by the astonishing Josh Malerman, to the table contents packed with writers who have true magic up their sleeves, to the otherworldly artwork, Behold! truly is a thing of beauty and wonder. It’s an anthology of the strange and mystic, of darkness and prevailing light and it will knock your socks off. It’s uniquely split into three categories, Oddities, Curiosities, and Undefinable Wonders, pairing handfuls of stories in each, every category just as satisfying as the one before it. The tales draw you in with the charm of a sideshow barker, promising your imagination things it has never seen before, and a few it may wish it could soon un-see.”  — This is Horror

“…the lesser-known authors are not carried by the veterans but proudly skip ahead, leading the way.” — Cemetery Dance

“Every story will leave you wanting more.” Horror Novel Reviews



Want to see something weird? Embrace the odd. Satisfy your curiosity. Surrender to wonder.

From Crystal Lake Publishing and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated co-editor of the smash hit Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories comes Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.

Sixteen stories and two poems take you into the spaces between the ordinary—and the imaginations of some of today’s masters of dark and thrilling fiction.

A travel writer learns the terrible secrets at a hotel that’s not at all as it seems.
A disfigured woman and her daughter explore methods of weaponizing beauty.
An amateur beekeeper acquires an object that shows her the true danger of the hive-mind.
Drifters ride the rails seeking something wondrous that could change their fates forever.
strange creature that holds our very existence in its hands shapes the lives of two lovers to touching and devastating effect.
A young man helps his grandfather—and something much more monstrous—atone for bargains made during wartime.
And much, much more…

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