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Aberrations: Horror Stories

Aberrations: Horror Stories [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy C. Shipp , Lisa Morton , Joe McKinney , Joseph Nassise , Nate Kenyon , Scott Nicholson , Simon Wood , Kealan Burke , Elizabeth Massie , Lisa Tuttle
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Product Description

Jeremy C. Shipp has brought together ten monster tales from today's masters of horror and supernatural suspense.

Stories by:
Scott Nicholson
Lisa Tuttle
Nate Kenyon
Lisa Morton
Kealan Patrick Burke
Simon Wood
Jeremy C. Shipp
Elizabeth Massie
Joe McKinney
Joseph Nassise

Praise for Jeremy C. Shipp:

“Jeremy C. Shipp’s boldness, daring, originality, and sheer smarts make him one of the most vital younger writers who have colonized horror literature in the past decade. Shipp’s modernist clarity, plus his willingness to risk damn near everything, put him up at the head of the pack with the very best.”
–Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story

"Shipp's clear, insistent voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go."
--Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 214 KB
  • Print Length: 117 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Attic Clown Press (23 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ITNKC8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #387,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars freaked out, bewildered, and limp of jaw 21 Mar 2012
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This was a fabulous introduction to some superb storytellers of horror. All loved in this genre, all with some assortment of accolade or other, all very deserving of their standing in the horror realms of the elite. I thoroughly enjoyed being freaked out, bewildered, and limp of jaw. Whipped through theses short stories in record time, each a munching morsel of fascination I needed another taste of at the end of each one.

I recommend this collection for any horror fan. I dived straight into Scott Nicholson's supernatural box set and have J. Ship's Attic Clowns ready to go. :)

Only complaint - why isn't this on Goodreads? I added it but one of the many authors should. :P

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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting set 10 Feb 2013
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Good set of stories, with my favourites being Goat Boy by Jeremy Shipp (freaky but highly entertaining) and From Hamlin to Harperville by Kealan Patrick Burke (an interesting spin on an old tale, and one I've not seen 'remixed' before).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Aberrations Indeed 22 Sep 2011
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Aberrations was a good, diverse batch of stories, and I want to take a moment to discuss my three favorites.

The anthology kicks off with "Money Well Earned" by Joseph Nassise. A hit man is hired to rid Point Pleasant, West Virginia of the Mothman. Never one to turn down a job, he goes, but is surprised by what he finds there. I like the blend of urban legend and gritty crime story. The twist was clever (I knew something was coming, but didn't know what) and the tone really propelled the piece. Great story.

Another that I really dug was Joe McKinney's contribution, "Survivors". I've read Apocalypse of the Dead and thought it was decent, but this one really moved me, a story about survivor's guilt set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. I like zombie stories that aren't about zombies, and this one pulled that off nicely. This tale was all about Canavan, and could have been superimposed over any disaster. That said, McKinney took advantage of the zombies for some nice, non-gratuitous gore. Nice blend.

The piece that knocked my socks off, though, blew me away, was "The Hounds of Love" by Scott Nicholson. I was turned off at first: a kid who tortures animals named Dexter? That's been done. But I stopped caring about that after a page or two. This book explores the concept of love, what it means, what it can do, through an awesome sick and sad lens. It's really hard to read, as an animal lover, but Nicholoson's ending is just fantastic. I can't say anything else about the end `cause I want every person who reads this review to run out and read the story. Three thumbs up.

Editor Jeremy C. Shipp's contribution, "Goat Boy" was good, short and sweet, and I enjoyed Elizabeth Massie's "Beggars at Dawn". Some of the other tales I wasn't wild about, but the good stories make this anthology a must have, especially since the Kindle version is $2.99. That's less than a snack, and infinitely more satisfying. Also, the cover art is beautiful!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Stories from Great Authors 25 Aug 2011
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Recovering from oral surgery, I picked up this new anthology from Jeremy C. Shipp, the talented author that brought us CURSED and VACATION. Though his one offering in this collection is short, it is exactly what we've come to expect from him - crisp, comedic, and haunting. Not surprisingly, the best story in this collection, "Survivors," comes from Joe McKinney. I love McKinney's realistic take on all matters zombie, and this story is no exception. Here we deal with the scars of war and the limits of human endurance. McKinney's prose is simple, elegant, and always effective! Another great story comes from Lisa Morton. "Tested" deals with true courage against the things that should not be and is deeply satisfying and unpredictable. All the stories here are good or better. Pick this up today!!!!!
3.0 out of 5 stars Aberrations is a mixed bag of chilling horror. Some ... 27 Sep 2014
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Aberrations is a mixed bag of chilling horror. Some leave you wondering and the others dish out a look over your shoulder. Some well known authors in this anthology edited by Jeremy C. Shipp a Bram Stoker award winning author.

(Bug House by Lisa Tuttle) Creepy, entertaining. 4★s

(The Things in the Woods by Nate Kenyon) Bigfoot or whatever they hit, 3★s

(Tested by Lisa Morton) I read a few of her stories and this one goes to the top of the list. 4★s

(Bus People by Simon Wood) Only crazy people ride the bus. 3.5★s
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy 6 Sep 2011
By S.S. Michaels - Published on
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ABERRATIONS is a creepy collection of works by some of the best horror writers in the business. Jeremy C. Shipp's GOAT BOY story is a bizarro journey that leaves you wanting more. Kealan Patrick Burke's FROM HAMLIN TO HARPERVILLE is a spooky twist on a classic tale that I learned is part of a trilogy - I'm looking for the other two stories. :-) Elizabeth Massie's BEGGARS AT DAWN is a bittersweet story that stands out, too, making this a collection that covers the whole gamut of monsters. Overall, a great book.
5.0 out of 5 stars great 21 Jun 2014
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well written and very good plot, it was a very interesting read held my interest during the whole time i was reading the book
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