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The Weird World of Mark McLaughlin MEGAPACK®: 28 Tales by a Master of Macabre

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Who is this Mark McLaughlin person, and why should you read him?

Mark—whom I’ve had the pleasure of publishing for nearly 20 years now—is one of those unique voices in the horror field. He doesn’t tread the safe (or even sane!) path, but goes off in quirky directions, and he’s happy to have company along the way. And while he’s poking around the oddest places, he finds humor in the outrageous and the unsettling. Vampires? Of course. Zombies? Definitely. But these are never quite the monsters you’re expecting. Don’t take my word for it. Here are some other opinions:

“In the most devious manner, McLaughlin’s stories achieve a high degree of demonism by perpetuating a sinister ‘humor’ at the gallows of the human comedy.” (Thomas Ligotti)

“Listen up. Noel Coward is back. Salvador Dali is back. Dylan Thomas is back. And they’re all rolled into one in the shape of Mark McLaughlin who writes stories that are wonderfully witty, surrealistic and ineffably strange. Absolutely fabulous.… If your palette is jaded, come to the feast that is Mark McLaughlin.” (Simon Clark)

“McLaughlin’s tales are laugh-out-loud assaults on consensus reality.” (Paul Di Filippo, ASIMOV’S)

“Reading Mark McLaughlin is a little like stepping out of the door of an airplane in mid flight. The view is pretty amazing, but the shock of impact may do you in...gruesome, funny and touching. Top that: anybody.…” (TANGENT)

So, dig in and enjoy these 28 tales by one of the modern masters of the macabre!

Part 1: Cosmic Horrors

  • The House of the Ocelot
  • Queen of the Vultures
  • The Foul One Lives to Destroy
  • Der Fleischbrunnen
  • A Beauty Treatment for Mrs. Hamogeorgakis
  • Toadface
  • Shoggoth Cacciatore
  • Mrs. Dakhamunzu
  • Used Viol, One Previous Owner
  • The Resurrection of Nephren-Ka

PART 2: Magic, Monsters, Zombies, And Demons

  • Adroitly Wrapped
  • Why Cosmo Used to Wear a Lab Smock Every Halloween
  • Largesse
  • Empress of the Living Dead
  • ascloseasthis
  • Scenes from a Foreign Horror Video, with Zombies and Tasteful Nudity
  • Aunt Paloma
  • Diabolical Entities and How to Deal with Them
  • The Disciples of Monidroth

PART 3: Tales of the Surreal and the Bizarre

  • The Vainglorious Simulacrum of Mungha Sorcyllamia
  • The Astonishing Secret of the King of the Cats
  • Deck the Halls with Guacamole
  • The Revelations of McDeth
  • The Agony of Claude Bawls
  • Don’t Look in the Little Storage Room Behind the Furnace
  • The Tale of the Cat-Headed Man, the Man-Headed Dog, and the Lady with Rats for Hands
  • Dr. Belmont’s Hiking Buddy

If you enjoy this ebook, check out the 400+ other volumes in the MEGAPACK® series, covering not just horror, but science fiction, fantasy, westerns, romance, and many other genres (even nurse novels!). Search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press MEGAPACK" to see the complete list of available titles.

Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book.

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File Last Updated:
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This title was added to our catalog on July 23, 2020.