999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense - download pdf or read online

By Al Sarrantonio

ISBN-10: 0380977400

ISBN-13: 9780380977406

The weaving of fictional suspense and terror is as old as humankind itself. yet the place does this age-old culture stand on the cusp of a brand new decade, a brand new century, a brand new millennium? This immense quantity seeks to reply to that query. Your carry on your palms the cutting-edge -- of fear.To organize this groundbreaking anthology, author and editor Al Sarrantonio challenged a distinctive roster of authors to illustrate with all-new tales the form of horror/suspense literature as we input the twenty-first century. As you'll learn the twenty-nine participants answered through exhibiting the limitless style that's the very hallmark of this box. a few of these tales will startle you or fill you with terror. a few will hang-out you lengthy once you end interpreting them. there's even an eerily echoing giggle or stumbled on within. yet jointly, those most unearthly of stories sign up for to shape a very good literary mosaic, a bright modern portrait of a style that's proud, effective, and irresistible.Not merely is that this the biggest anthology of unique horror/suspense fiction of all time -- no longer one tale in 999 has ever been released prior to -- however it can also be the best. here's a significant publishing occasion with an perspective: to shake you up and scare you foolish.

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Rasputin was on his stand under a black protective cloth which hung like long hair. Chirkov found the combination of the Amerikans and Rasputin unnerving and, almost as a reflex, shot the skeleton in the skull. The report was loud and echoing. The skeleton came apart on the floor and, before Chirkov’s ears stopped hurting, others had come to investigate. Director Kozintsev was concerned for his precious monk and probed urgently under the cloth for damage. Valentina was annoyed by the loss of her specimen but kept her tongue still, especially when her surviving Amerikan turned nasty.

Instantly accepting the newcomer, Kozintsev asked Chirkov for help in going back to the beginning. He set his glass down and rolled up his sleeves. They both put their hands in the soft face and pulled. Clays came away in self-contained lumps: some stranded like muscles, others bunched like pockets of fat. A bare skull, blotched with clay, was revealed. Glass eyes stared hypnotically, wedged into sockets with twists of newspaper. Chirkov realized he had heard of the Director: V. A. Kozintsev was one of the leading reconstruction pathologists in the Soviet Union.

He asked if they knew where he could find an official. As they chirruped among themselves in an alien tongue, Chirkov saw his first Amerikan. Emerging from between snow banks and limping towards the guard post, the dead man looked as if he might actually be an American. Barefoot, he waded spastically through slush, jeans legs shredded over thin shins. His shirt was a bright picture of a parrot in a jungle. Sunglasses hung around his neck on a thin string. Chirkov made the Amerikan’s presence known to the guards.

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