The Daily Lives of Monsters
We all feel like outsiders sometimes. On the fringes. Rejected, despised. Maybe even feared. In six short stories that blend and transcend genres -- from zombie dystopian to dark fairy tale, sci-fi and murder mystery, romance and horror -- see what it's like to be one of the unfortunate ones. A lonesome, broken monster. In 24th century America, where technology and innovation have been forgotten, an alien invasion is quietly raking the countryside. As the creatures seek refuge, they're hunted one by one. But they're not what they seem. Owls Head is an Eden in the mountains, but the townspeople are haunted by a monster they call the Forest Devil. When twelve children vanish one summer day, they know it's him. He's eaten their young before. Now, they've determined to destroy him, once and for all. Supernatural secrets are hard to hide. After 10,000 years hiding his, an immortal man hunts Paris for a woman who could destroy him. Exposure is terrifying, romance even worse -- life is far too long. Plagues of panic, and hatred, are hard to cure. In a society where the apocalypse is long over and the undead are consigned to the underclass, one zombie tries to rise above. Artificial intelligence can come in handy. A robot named Apollo learns that when he's engulfed by his master's sinister plan and the evil vagaries of human nature. The question is: will he remain loyal to his master, or do what is right? Come hear their stories. See what it's like to live their lives. Perhaps then you'll see--we're not so different from the monsters we fear.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
- 11 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Jh Mae
J.H. Mae is a native of the northern Adirondacks of New York. She lives there with her husband and a beagle named Maggie. Several of her short stories have been published online and in print. "The Daily Lives of Monsters" is her first publication.