By Gerald Kersh
"No mortal can write this well." - Harlan Ellison
"Kersh has a wierd, perverted feel of genius. and the way he can write." - Virginia Kirkus
"Gerald Kersh had a wild mind's eye matched via a brilliant, near-hallucinatory type. a lot of his strategies are so unique that they blur the excellence among fable, technological know-how fiction, secret, and horror, however the cumulative impression of his brief tales is terrible within the extreme." - Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural
An excursion in South the US uncovers a terrifying race of guys with out bones who actually suck the existence out in their prey. a guy in twentieth century London makes a frightening discovery a couple of monster chanced on off the coast of Brighton in 1745. A sea captain is going ashore on a abandoned island and reveals what appear to be the bones of a formerly unknown species of monster, basically to benefit that the bones inform a way more tragic story than he may well ever have imagined. A conflict correspondent, none except Kersh himself, is crusing to the US whilst he meets an odd guy who claims to be 438 years outdated. those are the plots of quite a few of the bizarre stories you can find during this publication.
Gerald Kersh (1911-1968) used to be a super and artistic author acclaimed in his time for his gritty novels of London existence and his usually strange brief fiction, yet he has regrettably develop into missed on the grounds that his demise. This quantity contains an advent through award-winning technological know-how fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who additionally chosen the 11 tales that seem during this assortment and which signify some of the best of Kersh's brief fiction. comprises: "The Queen of Pig Island", "Frozen Beauty", "The Brighton Monster", "Men with out Bones", "Busto Is a Ghost, Too suggest to offer Us a Fright!", "The Ape and the Mystery", "The King Who accrued Clocks", "Bone for Debunkers", "A fortunate Day for the Boar", "Voices within the airborne dirt and dust of Annan", "Whatever occurred to Corporal Cuckoo?"