The Monster’s Corner, a collection of short stories where the monsters are the good guys (or at least you understand why they feel the need to go on murderous destructive rampages) comes out on September 27 from St. Martin’s Press. This book is so awesome that the publisher said “You know what? We’ve got nothing to hide here. Let’s give away a couple of stories for FREE.”
“Specimen 313,” written by me, is one of those stories. That’s right, much of the fate of The Monster’s Corner rests on my shoulders. If people read it and think it sucks, they won’t buy The Monster’s Corner and it’ll be all my fault. Editor Christopher Golden will kick me in the side of the head. But if they like it…my gosh, I’d be a hero! I’d be the guy who rescued the publishing industry from its impending collapse!
Anyway, it’s free, and I’ll love you forever if you download a copy. Even if you were going to buy The Monster’s Corner anyway, which you know you were, go ahead and download the e-book. Publishers Weekly called it “an effectively funny tale of love and plant monsters.” You like love and plant monsters, right?