Boondocks Fantasy (Daw Book Collectors)

By Anita Ensal

From vampires within the Appalachians and leprechauns within the Smokies to mermaids within the Mississippi and bloodthirsty trolls in an Alabama trailer park the South makes a distinct environment for the 20 tales during this anthology of redneck vampires, werewolves, wizards, elves, and different creatures.

that includes unique tales through Gene Wolfe, Timothy Zahn, Chris Pierson, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Steven Savile, Elizabeth A. Vaughan, Jay Lake, Anton Strout, and lots of extra.

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