This nineteen story collection contains strong tales that
will excite readers of the horror and speculative fiction
genres. The tales are all fun and fans of Thomas F.
Monteleone as well any one who appreciates dark short
thrillers will enjoy the collection.
Perhaps as fascinating to fans of the writer is observing
the evolution of the author from fantasy/science fiction
into horror writer, with the why explained in the
introduction to this tome. The nine stories from the mid
to late 1970s and the two from the 1980s timeframe fit
more within the dark science fiction or fantasy genres.
The eight contributions from the 1990s correspond more to
the horror genre, still dark of course. Regardless of
genre match, ROUGHLY BEASTS AND OTHER MUTATIONS is a solid
subway ride on the dark side.