Got to Kill Them All & Other Stories

Got to Kill Them All & Other Stories

  • Author: Dennis Etchison
  • Artist: Harry O Morris
  • Page Count: 208
  • Pub. Date: April 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-093-0
  • Status: Out of Print

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"Dennis Etchison is an A-1, first-class writer!" — Ray Bradbury

Got to Kill Them All & Other Stories
by Dennis Etchison

About the Book:
A collection of the darkest and nastiest Etchison stories that have not been included in any of his recent collections. If you love horrific short stories, you need this collection in your personal library!

Table of Contents:
Introduction by George Clayton Johnson
Sitting in the Corner, Whimpering Quietly
The Walking Man
The Pitch
You Can Go Now
Today's Special
Call Home
The Machine Demands a Sacrifice
On the Pike
White Moon Rising
The Scar
The Detailer
Home Call
Red Dog Down
One of Us
In a Silent Way
My Present Wife
No One You Know
Got to Kill Them All

Reviews & Praise:
"This bare-bones collection of 18 reprints, spanning 40 years of World Fantasy Award–winner Etchison's career, delves deep into personal terrors. Starting off with "Sitting in the Corner, Whimpering Quietly," a stark account of an unpleasant encounter in a Laundromat, Etchison uses quick strokes of prose, at times overly sparse, to paint eerie scenes of sharp violence and deep unease. There are moments when a controlled burst of staccato sentences serves the story perfectly, as in "The Walking Man," where desultory bar chitchat takes an abrupt turn for the macabre. Etchison writes a loudmouthed salesman in "The Pitch" as easily as a lost little girl in "Call Home," though at times his desire to focus only on the moment can loosen his grasp on the individual settings he wants to create. The title story caps off the collection with a brutally exquisite showing of what Etchison does best: creating a tone and wielding it like an edged weapon."
Publishers Weekly

Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 750 signed copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather and with a satin ribbon page marker ($150)