Manly Wade Wellman
WORSE THINGS WAITING
Lee Brown Coye
First U.S. publication May 2018
Trade paperback, 7 x 10, 474 pages
Available again for the first time in 45 years, Shadowridge Press is proud to present Manly Wade Wellman’s WORSE THINGS WAITING, one of the cornerstone short story collections in the fantasy and horror genres. Originally published by the legendary imprint Carcosa, Worse Things Waiting gathers 28 stories and two poems, selected from over 100 stories—the cream of nearly a half-century of fiction taken from the pages of Weird Tales, Unknown, Strange Stories and many other Golden Age pulps. Included are such classic tales as—
The Undead Soldier- featuring the original ending that Weird Tales considered too horrific to publish.
The Devil Is Not Mocked and The Valley Was Still- adapted for TV on Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone respectively.
School For The Unspeakable and Larroes Catch Meddlers- both adapted for the radio’s hair-raising classic, Lights Out.
Frogfather and Sin’s Doorway- two early stories that feature John the Balladeer, not included in Who Fears The Devil?
Coven and Fearful Rock- Wellman’s two novelettes featuring Sgt. “Bible” Jaeger and his battles with diabolical evil in the Civil War south.
Also included are such classics as Where Angels Fear..., The Witch’s Cat, Dhoh, Come Into My Parlor, The Liers In Wait, Among Those Present, and many more.
The very best of Manly Wade Wellman, fully illustrated with over 30 ghoulish drawings by the legendary master of the macabre, Lee Brown Coye.