This edition includes 22 interior illustrations. The world is at war against things that slink and gibber in the darkness, and titans that stride from world to world, sewing madness and death. War has existed in one form or another since the dawn of human civilization, and before then, Elder terrors battled it out across this planet and this known universe in ways unimaginable. It has always been a losing battle for our side since time began. Incidents like the Innsmouth raid, chronicled by H.P. Lovecraft, mere blips of victory against an insurmountable foe. Still we fight, against these incredible odds, in an unending nightmare, we fight, and why? For victory, for land, for a political ideal? No, mankind fights for survival. Our authors, John Shirley, Mark Rainey, Wilum Pugmire, William Meikle, Tim Curran, Jeffrey Thomas and many others have gathered here to share war stories from the eternal struggle against the darkness. This book chronicles these desperate battles from across the ages, including Roman Britain, The American Civil War, World War Two, The Vietnam Conflict, and even into the far future. Table of Contents Loyalty by John Shirley The Game Changers by Stephen Mark Rainey White Feather by T.E. Grau To Hold Ye White Husk by W.H. Pugmire Sea Nymph's Son by Robert M. Price The Boonieman by Edward M. Erdelac The Turtle by Neil Baker The Bullet and the Flesh by David Conyers & David Kernot Broadsword by William Meikle The Ithiliad by Christine Morgan The Sinking City by Konstantine Paradias Shape of a Snake by Cody Goodfellow Mysterious Ways by C.J. Henderson Magna Mater by Edward Morris Dark Cell by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass Cold War, Yellow Fever by Pete Rawlik Stragglers from Carrhae by Darrell Schweitzer The Procyon Project by Tim Curran Wunderwaffe by Jeffrey Thomas A Feast of Death by Lee Clark Zumpe Long Island Weird by Charles Christian The Yoth Protocols by Josh Reynolds
John Patrick Shirley, 1954 in Houston/Texas geboren, ist Vorreiter des modernen Cyberpunk, Vorbild und Entdecker von William Gibson ("Neuromancer"), ist Punkmusiker und mit etlichen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichneter Schriftsteller. John Shirley schrieb auch die Drehbücher für Fan-Serien wie "STAR TREK" - "Deep Space 9" und "Poltergeist" sowie für den Kultfilm "The Crow".