Author(s): John Skipp
Werewolves have morphed into the new stars of popular culture, following in the well-trodden steps of vampires and zombies. This mind-bending collection of werewolf and shape shifter literature includes 35 new and classic stories from renowned and up-and-coming writers of horror and fantasy, including: Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, H.P.Lovecraft, Roald Dahl and Chuck Palahniuk. The book's editor, John Skipp, also provides fascinating background insight and details in the form of two essays which explore the role of shape shifting in popular culture.
John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author and editor, whose 18 books have sold millions of copies in a dozen languages worldwide. His first anthology, Book of the Dead, laid the foundation in 1989 for modern zombie literature, bringing George Romero's vision of the dead next door to new levels of scope and intensity. He later edited three more zombie anthologies, including Mondo Zombie, which won the Bram Stoker Award for best anthology, and Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead and Werewolves & Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beast Within, both published by Black Dog & Leventhal. Skipp is recognized as splatterpunk's founding father and the elder statesman of the genre. His own legendary horror works include The Light at the End, the Scream, Jake's Wake and the Long Last Call. He lives in Los Angeles.