THE MONKEY’S OTHER PAW is an anthology of ALL NEW stories subtitled “Revived Classic Stories of Dread and the Dead”. The book presents sequels, prequels, retellings, homages, and alternate POV takes on classic terror tales re-imagined by some of the best writers of fantastika (horror, fantasy, & sci-fi) working today. Steve Rasnic Tem updates Jekyll/Hyde; Don Webb presents an alternate POV story based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Paul Di Filippo riffs on Dylan Thomas’s ghost story “The Followers;” Ivan Fante gives us the aftermath of the classic horror tale ”The Monkey’s Other Paw”; Barry Malzbergsupplies two pastiches inspired by J.G. Ballard’s “Terminal Beach;” Damien Broderick introduces Freud into E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman;” Alegrîa Luna Luz takes Poe’s unfinished “The Lighthouse” and finishes it in a suitably gruesome manner that the master would appreciate. Artist Martos shows, in his graphic story, what becomes of the Dorian Grey painting after the death of its subject.
Illustration by Luis Ortiz for Poe’s “The Lighthouse” – an unfinished story by Poe finished by Alegrîa Luna Luz for The Monkey’s Other Paw