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Introduction

Guy has always been a prolific short story writer, even before he turned professional. However, it took a long while for an actual collection to be published in book form. Of course, once it did, along came another one!

Before these two book collections, Guy self-published a few collections in cheaper form, photocopied A4 sheets folded in half and stapled like you might expect from a fanzine. Most memorably, the ink was blue. I laid out the first two for Guy, though I had nothing to do with the covers or the printing.

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Horror Shorts: 1st Collection

Horror Shorts: 1st Collection was published by Bulldog Books in fanzine format in 1999.

It contains the following short stories:

Title Source Notes
Crustacean Vengeance Scare Care a Crabs story
The Brain Crawlers Pulp previously titled The Brain-Crawlers
The Last Boot previously unpublished
Hellfire previously unpublished a Mark Sabat story
Come Back, My Darling previously unpublished
Hounds from Hades previously unpublished
The Ghouls Graveyard Rendezvous #2
The Baby Dark Voices 2
The Shooting on the Moss Graveyard Rendezvous #1
Wheels of Evil Children of the Night #3
Curse of the White Rhinoceros previously unpublished
The Hoax previously unpublished

Mystery & Horror Shorts: 1st Collection

Mystery & Horror Shorts: 1st Collection was published by Bulldog Books in fanzine format in 1999.

It contains the following short stories:

Title Source Notes
The Suitcase previously unpublished
The Island of Sweet Music Pulp
The Doll Winter Chills #2
An Act of God previously unpublished
The Last Supper previously unpublished
Bullseye Peeping Tom #28
The Crabs Peeping Tom #5 a Crabs story
Triple Death previously unpublished
The Writing on the Wall previously unpublished
The League of the Twisted Serpent previously unpublished a Raymond Odell story
The Piper Calls the Tune previously unpublished a John Mayo/Black Fedora story
Until Death Children of the Night #3
Dawn Rendezvous Thing #6
The Poacher previously unpublished
The Scapegoat previously unpublished

Science Fiction and Horror Shorts: 1st Collection

Science Fiction & Horror Shorts: 1st Collection was published by Bulldog Books in fanzine format in 2000.

It contains the following short stories (in alphabetical order):

Title Source Notes
Alone previously unpublished
The Book of Lies Graveyard Rendezvous #17
Chapters of Destiny previously unpublished
Converging Forces previously unpublished
The Grim Reaper Phantoms (May 1997)
The Influencer previously unpublished
Phoenix previously unpublished
President Seven previously unpublished
Red Alert previously unpublished
Skywatch previously unpublished

Horror Shorts: 2nd Collection

Horror Shorts: 2nd Collection was published by Bulldog Books in fanzine format in 2001. Unlike the previous three collections, every story here had been previously published, albeit mostly in magazines and fanzines.

It contains the following short stories:

Title Source Notes
The Crabs Peeping Tom #5 a Crabs story
The Ginger Bear Dark Horizons #31
The Grim Reaper Phantoms (May 1997) a John Mayo/Black Fedora story
Vampire Village Dead Meat a Mark Sabat story
Hollow Eyes Halloween Horrors
Come On In and Join Us Fear #6
The Executioner Frighteners #3
Until Death Children of the Night #3
Return to Innsmouth Reminiscon 40
Ratmania Pulp
The Waiting Game Pulp
Pocklington's Walk Beyond the Boundaries Vol. 1 No. 3

Hangman's Hotel and Other Stories

Hangman's Hotel and Other Stories was published by Black Hill Books in trade paperback and e-book formats in 2014.

It contains the following short stories:

Title Source Notes
Hangman's Hotel previously unpublished
The Black Druid previously unpublished
Crabs: The Survivor previously unpublished a Crabs story
Savage Safari previously unpublished
Zombie Gunfighter previously unpublished
Dead on Cue previously unpublished
Devil of the Dark Forest The Countryman's Weekly
The Witch of Warsaw previously unpublished a Mark Sabat story
Death in the Snow The Countryman's Weekly
The Beast in the Mist The Countryman's Weekly
The House in the Wood The Countryman's Weekly
Winged Evil The Countryman's Weekly
Poacher's Curse The Countryman's Weekly
Dwellers of the Dark previously unpublished

Crabs Omnibus

Crabs Omnibus was published by Black Hill Books in trade paperback format in 2015.

It contains the following short stories:

Title Source Notes
Crabs Armada The Cadaver previously titled The Crabs' Armada
Crustacean Carnage previously unpublished
Revenge Scare Care previously titled Crustacean Revenge
The Decoy Fear #13
The Final Encounter previously unpublished
The Survivor Hangman's Hotel and Other Stories previously titled Crabs: The Survivor
The Vigil previously unpublished


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