Checkmate: Tales of Speculative Fiction

      Icy Sedgwick
Checkmate: Tales of Speculative Fiction

Fifteen previously published stories, collected together for the first time, spanning fantasy, horror, sci fi and speculative fiction. Among other things, Bleed Them Dry puts a new spin on vampires, talking corpses tell their side in The Dead Do Listen and and a devilish game of chess goes wrong in Checkmate. Perfect for Halloween.Checkmate: Tales of Speculative Fiction is your guidebook to the shadows and monsters of modern fairy tales.In the title story, ‘Checkmate’, a devilish game of chess goes apocalyptically wrong. Elsewhere, ‘Bleed Them Dry’ puts a new spin on the contemporary corporate vampire, an aristocratic corpse tells his side of the story in ‘The Dead Do Listen’, and a little girl is fascinated with an antique that hides a dark world in ‘The Mirror Phase’.Described as “a wonderful collection of tales of subtle urban fantasy with a delicious gothic flavour”, Checkmate wants to thrill you, comfort you, and creep you out.If you enjoy the dark fairytales of Neil Gaiman, then you’ll love the weird tales of Checkmate!

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