Pacific Monsters

The fourth title in the FS Books of Monsters series.

Edited by Margret Helgadottir
Cover by Daniele Serra

Here be Monsters!

They lurk and crawl and fly in the shadows of our mind. We know them from ancient legends and tales whispered by the campfire. They hide under the dark bridge, in the deep woods or out on the great plains, in the drizzling rain forest or out on the foggy moor, beneath the surface, under your bed. They don’t sparkle or have any interest in us except to tear us apart. They are the monsters! Forgotten, unknown, misunderstood, overused, watered down. We adore them still. We want to give them a renaissance, to reestablish their dark reputation, to give them a comeback, let the world know of their real terror.

Pacific Monsters is the fourth volume in a coffee table book series from Fox Spirit Books with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world.

Another great monster collection! On maps, the Pacific has plenty of room for the chilling promise of “Here there are monsters,” and this collection certainly proves the truth in that, inviting readers to step away from the tame and venture into the uncharted reaches of Pacific myth and tradition.

Charles Payseur,

reviewer of speculative short fictionauthor of Fieldwork and A Friendly Ghostbusting, and author of short stories in Strange Horizons, Nightmare MagazineShimmer MagazineanLightspeed Magazine


Monster by Tina Makereti 
From the Womb of the Land, Our Bones Entwined by AJ Fitzwater 
The Hand Walker by Rue Karney 
Grind by Michael Grey 
Dinornis by Octavia Cade 
The Legend of Georgie by Raymond Gates 
The Weight of Silence by Jeremy Szal 
Above the Peppermint Trail by Simon Dewar 
Ink by Iona Winter 
All My Relations by Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada
Children of the Mist by Tihema Baker 
Mudgerwokee by Kirstie Olley
I Sindålu by Michael Lujan Bevacqua
Into the Sickly Light by AC Buchanan

The Legend of Georgie, Ink, All My Relations by Laya Rose
From the Womb of the Land, Our Bones Entwined, Above the Peppermint Trail, Mudgerwokee by Lahela
Monster, The Hand Walker, Grind by Kieran Walsh
The Weight of Silence, Children of the Mist, Into the Sickly Light by Eugene Smith

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Monster Tales, author blog posts.

Kirstie Olley, The Dark Canvas of the Imagination 
AJ Fitzwater, Spine of the Dragon 
Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada, All My Relations : Shark Stories 
Michael Lujan Bevacqua, The Taotaomo’na of Guam 
Octavia Cade, Wishful Monsters 
Rue Karney, Finding the Words 
Tihema Baker, My Identity