Like the Langston Hughes poem from which the collection takes its name, Maurice Broaddus is not afraid of gloom nor darkness and ever reaches for the dawn. Not one to be confined to any particular genre, Broaddus mixes folk tales, urban legends, and more with his own eclectic imagination to brings stories that span the length of history itself. Spanning past, present, and future, the collection opens with sword and sorcery in ancient Africa, ghost stories set against the backdrop of the slave trade, and a Civil War vampire. Broaddus brings his gritty, day-to-day vision to the doorstep with his ebony take on the Arthurian legend, to fairy tales. The far-flung future is fueled for flight in the Parliament-Funkadelic universe. As you read, you'll ride along in the Weird West, fall under the spell of obeah, fight to survive in a post-apocalypse landscape, and battle alongside military space adventure. Walkers With the Dawn combines works first published in venues such as Weird Tales, Space & Time Magazine, and a host of anthologies, as well as introduces some stories original to this collection.
Used availability for Maurice Broaddus's Walkers with the Dawn
May 2015 : USA Paperback