DIMENSION OF MONSTERS: Creatures, Possession & Lovecraftian Horror by Mark McLaughlin.
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With DIMENSION OF MONSTERS, I decided to present a selection of stories that were different from any others I’d ever written. The monsters, for the most part, had to be different, too, since I’ve written so many stories about assorted creatures over the years. I’ve already written about zombies and vampires, so I didn’t want all the other monsters to feel ignored or neglected!
In “Blood On The Enchanted Blade,” a being from Lovecraft’s Dreamlands discovers how to interact with people in the waking world of Earth, with deadly results. It’s a swords & sorcery story, and S&S stories always need great monsters.
In “Clip-Clop,” an investigator of the supernatural teams up with an unearthly entity to solve a horrifying mystery. It’s an ‘occult investigator’ story, so I thought it would interesting if the investigator was *assisted* by a monster.
One story is about the insect-god Ghattambah, a Cthulhu Mythos deity that I invented, since I thought he should make an appearance in this collection. In this story, his cult decides to destroy humanity, but the group fails to consider some major flaws in their scheme….
Another story acts as a guide to the monsters you might meet at the office. This story offers a public service in providing this information, since it can help you to avoid many of the sketchy, time-wasting fiends that may lurk in any workplace.
Every now and then, I like to write a story about love. It’s hard enough for normal people to find romance … so how about monsters? Are they doomed to an eternity of lonely nights? “The Succubus Of The Opera” presents the tale of a bat-winged creature of legend and a strange love affair.
I usually don’t write ghost stories, so I wanted to create some especially unusual spectral entities. “She’ll Never Leave The Attic” and “The Vengeance Of The Six Witches” are both modern-day ghost stories, each with its own unique twist.