Samurai and Other Stories by William Meikle



“Samurai and other stories is a perfect introduction to the worlds and imagination of William Meikle.  These are the sort of stories that show just how important a sense of fun and adventure is to storytelling. There is a great heritage in this collection, one that deserves to be kept alive. Meikle is pulptastic.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror

This new collection of short stories from the pen of William Meikle will appeal to both fans of his work and admirers of horrific and the macabre. Within this volume he assembles sixteen short tales that span the shambling gamut of horror, from Lovecraftian plasma from outer space to the historical fantasy of the titular story, geriatric zombies, mysterious methuselahs and of course the unquiet dead.” –  British Fantasy Society

“Meikle’s stories are imbued with a sense of old codes of conduct and honour, the sins of man and greed, the supernatural and the just plain weird.” – Terror Tree


No one can handle Scottish folklore with elements of the darkest horror, science fiction and fantasy, suspense and adventure like William Meikle.

In Samurai and Other Stories you’ll find numerous ghosts, many Scotsmen, a big blob, some holy relics, some unholy relics, a Mothman, a barbarian, some swordplay, a shoggoth and a lot of unexpected people.

This collection by veteran author William Meikle brings together stories from the past decade in an exploration of the perils of exploring dark places, both external and internal.

Rickman’s Plasma
Home is the Sailor
Turn Again
The Scotsman’s Fiddle
The Toughest Mile
The Havehome
The Yule Log
Living the Dream
The Shoogling Jenny
The Haunting of Esther Cox
The Brotherhood of the Thorns
The Young Lochinvar
A Slim Chance