A. Lee Martinez delivers his first short story collection, featuring ten original tales based on his previous fantasy and science fiction novels. If you’re a Martinez fan, this collection is surely something you’ve been waiting for. If you’re simply Martinez curious (and who isn’t?) this is a great sampling of strange worlds of fantasy featuring talking gorillas, sensible housekeeping kobolds, cosmic monster gods, and world-conquering space squids. These all-new, all-different tales are available for the first time.
Within you’ll find tales of werewolf versus bigfoot, ogre versus wizard, and rock alien versus romantic entanglement. You’ll experience a terrifying descent into madness via pizza delivery and the existential angst of the gods of death. You’ll discover why it’s a bad idea to feed the pixies and why it’s a good idea to always bring along a magical broom on your adventures.
A collection eight years in the making (and worth every year), Robots versus Slime Monsters might not actually have any stories where a robot fights a slime monster, but it does feature a gorilla wrestling a lion. And in the end, isn’t that almost as good?