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The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

An anthology of stories edited by

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD addresses the most fascinating of all the undead: the mummy. This anthology includes nineteen original stories of revenge, romance, monsters and mayhem; ranging freely across time periods, genres and styles.

Includes new stories by Gail Carriger, Will Hill, Jesse Bullington, Paul Cornell, Maria Dahvana Headley, Jonathan Green, Molly Tanzer, David Bryher, Den Patrick, Lou Morgan, Sarah Newton, Maurice Broaddus, Glen Mehn, Louis Greenberg, Michael West, Jenni Hill, David Thomas Moore, Roger Luckhurst and Adam Roberts

The stories are illustrated by Garen Ewing, award-winning creator of The Adventures of Julius Chancer series, and introduced by John J. Johnston, Vice Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society.

The anthology is published in collaboration with the Egypt Exploration Society, the UK's oldest independent funder of archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt, dedicated to the promotion and understanding of ancient Egyptian history and culture.

"Be prepared, therefore, to shudder, smile, shed a tear, and even lose some sleep..."


Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Awards for outstanding achievement in an edited anthology

Includes Adam Roberts' "Tollund", a finalist for the Sidewise Awards for excellence in alternate historical fiction

"Something extra-special.... promises and delivers an eclectic ride filled with mummies, mysteries and more" - Women24 (A Book of the Month Pick)

"The full scope of the human condition is explored as the authors utilize the traditional cipher of the living mummy to tackle the emotional and material intricacies of death, loss, remembrance, physical resurrection, and immortality." - Mummies Around the World: an Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion and Popular Culture (2015)

"I'm in the mood for mummies." -

"A great read" - The British Fantasy Society

"A delightful foray into the history and mythology of the mummy" - Innsmouth Free Press

"Disgustingly, gloriously good. If you are looking to read some awesome short fiction, you don't need to look any further." - A Fantastical Librarian

Used availability for Jared Shurin's The Book of the Dead

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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Book of the Dead
Author(s): Gail Carriger, Paul Cornell, Will Hill, Maria Dahvana Headley, Jesse Bullington, Molly Tanzer
Publisher: Jurassic London
Availability: Amazon UK   

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