Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron
Ross E. Lockhart and Justin Steele, eds.
Nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award. Inspired by the carnivorous cosmology of Laird Barron.
There are Things – terrifying Things – whispered of in darkened forests beyond the safe comfort of firelight: The Black Guide, the Broken Ouroboros, the Pageant, Belphegor, Old Leech... These Things have always been here. They predate you. They will outlast you. This book pays tribute to those Things. For We are the Children of Old Leech... and we love you.
Herein are seventeen stories by some of the best writers of weird fiction:
"The Harrow" - Gemma Files
"Pale Apostle" - J. T. Glover & Jesse Bullington
"Walpurgisnacht" - Orrin Grey
"Learn to Kill" - Michael Cisco
"Good Lord, Show Me the Way" - Molly Tanzer
"Snake Wine" - Jeffrey Thomas
"Love Songs from the Hydrogen Jukebox" - T.E. Grau
"The Old Pageant" - Richard Gavin
Notes for "The Barn in the Wild" - Paul Tremblay
"Firedancing" - Michael Griffin
"The Golden Stars at Night" - Allyson Bird
"The Last Crossroads on a Calendar of Yesterdays" - Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
"The Woman in the Wood" - Daniel Mills
"Brushdogs" - Stephen Graham Jones
"Ymir" - John Langan
"Of a Thousand Cuts" - Cody Goodfellow
"Tenebrionidae" - Scott Nicolay & Jesse James Douthit-Nicolay