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by Thomas F. Monteleone

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Author: Thomas F. Monteleone
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing; First Printing - First Thus edition (1992)
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Thomas Francis Monteleone (born 14 April 1946, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American science fiction author and horror fiction author.

Thomas Francis Monteleone (born 14 April 1946, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American science fiction author and horror fiction author. Monteleone was raised in Sudbrook Park, Maryland, by his parents, Mario and Marie Monteleone. Monteleone attended a Jesuit high school, Loyola Blakefield, one year ahead of Tom Clancy. Monteleone studied at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received degrees in English and Psychology

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Published by Warner Books, Incorporated, New York, NY, . ISBN 10: 0446610356 ISBN 13: 9780446610353. Klein; Karl Edward Wagner; Elizabeth Massie; Charles L. Grant; Joe R. Lansdale; Thomas Tessier). Published by White Wolf Publishing, Stone Mountain, Georgia (1992).

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The Borderlands books are the horror connoisseur's most basic requirement. These books contain none of the typical, mass-media mishmash of genre elements (lolling zombies, red-eyed vampires, etc.) interspersed with writing that resembles material meant for showbiz tabloid magazines. There are limitless great stories out there. But it's rare seeing them in one book together.

Here are some of my favorite stories in the first book of the Borderlands series:

David B. Silva's "The Calling" - This psychological horror story of a man and his dying mother forces the reader to confront mortality head-on: "She showed him the colostomy pouch for the first time. He couldn't bring himself to see how it was attached to her."

John deChancie's "The Grass of Remembrance" - This story of a man named Kirby, a toxic chemical dump, and urban chaos may have been funny in retrospect since I've read the book a decade ago. But I can never forget how it made my skin crawl. This is one of those stories that people with paranoid tendencies must never read as they will never look at a patch of grass the same way again. Here's a spoiler: "Kirby noticed an amazing thing before he died. The bottommost parts of the grass stems were green! The grass wasn't dead; it was waiting."

Francis J. Matozzo's "On the Nightmare Express" - I'm not keen on horror train stories. There are only three exceptions: that one written a long time ago by Charles Dickens, Clive Barker's "The Midnight Meat Train," and this extremely well-written "On the Nightmare Express."

Bentley Little's "The Pounding Room" - This is, well, about a "pounding" room and the most powerful men in history "pounding" therein. The main character, an ordinary person, catches a glimpse of such room. This is the story that introduced me to a brilliant writer named Bentley Little.

Darrell Schweitzer's "Peeling It Off" - A grisly account of body mutilation, obsession, and hate -- that timeless motivation of a character trapped in a true horror tale. The first line reads: "I've done something to Joanne." And it gets so much better...

Michael Green's "The Raw and the Cooked" - If a religion is built around the fast-food industry and its own pantheon of gods, then what will those gods ask from us? And how are we supposed to prepare those offerings? I think this story answers these questions.

John Shirley's "Delia and the Dinner Party" - Meet Delia, a child who sees the true forms of the people around her. They manifest as monsters: "Her Dad--she knew him by his clothes, they all wore their human clothes--had a second face on the side of his head that was snapping its jaws at Mama like a vicious little dog barely kept leashed. Mama's head was triple faced; the one facing Daddy was angry and frightened, one of its eyes had been gnawed away."

Nina Kiriki Hoffman's "Stillborn" - Lucid yet dreamlike. Reminiscent of Saki's Sredni Vashtar, "Stillborn" is a fantastic story about a boy who found comfort in a mummified thing (possibly his mother's aborted fetus) he had dug up. Passages like this one amp the creep factor to topnotch horror: "Eat me," whispered Little Brother. "Once I'm inside you, nobody can ever hurt you again. I'll be there to protect you."

T.E.D. Klein's "Ladder" - The most ambitious and the most complex story in this anthology. What if a person realizes that everything (names, dates, places, etc.) has a pattern?

Chet Williamson's "Muscae Volitantes" - This is a story of a guy (who is cheating on his wife) with another man. Then throw in a case of muscae volitantes, that telltale tic in the eye when you see spots in your vision until you can't stop blinking. Not for the squeamish.

Thomas Tessier's "Evelyn Grace" - Not an ordinary story about necrophilia. This has converted me to become a full-fledged Tessier fan.

John Maclay's "A Younger Woman" - This is for the Hugh Hefners of the world. Look again at all those younger women whom the typical alpha male (even the beta ones, too) lust after. They may not be that young after all. A pleasant spoiler: "It must be the strain of the trip--if not on her, on me, he thought again, as if grasping at a last, rational hope. My eyes, my mind must be tired, must be playing tricks on me. She can't have ... aged right before them. ..."

Joe R. Lansdale's "By Bizarre Hands" - Hands down, the best story in this anthology. Yes, it has child molestation, racial epithets, and all those things that nobody in his right mind will put in one story. Maybe, just one or two, but not all of them. Then it tells about hogs eating a grandmother. I was even embarrassed to admit how I love the story very much. It is so sick, so offensive, so powerful down to that explosive ending. The prose -- I don't know how Lansdale learned to write, but whatever staple diet he's on, I'll give an arm to get a piece of it.
This is one of the best Anthologies I've read yet. It is ashame it is falling out of print. Monteleone did a very commendable job editing this one, as I liked more of the stories in this one than in any previous anthology I've read. The best work in the book is "Stephen," the Bram Stoker Award winning Short Story (I actually think they counted it as a Novella) by Elizabeth Massie. Also very good was the ever-wonderful Poppy Z. Brite's "His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood." Yes, that is Brite's most collected story, but this anthology was the first place it appeared. Ed Gorman--an author I've not particularly cared for in the past--also contributed a short piece I thought was wonderful: "The Black Sedan." This is just a few wonderful pieces. Yes, it has a few that aren't worth the reading--most notably Joe R. Lansdale's contribution--but overall this is a great anthology.
The yarns contained in this volume (or most of them, anyway) are best described as... trippy. "Oh, look, there's a guy stuck on our flagpole," "My new job is watching 'men' pound," and so on. This book scratched an itch I didn't know I had. If you liked "The Twilight Zone," then this book is for you.
If asked about any shortcomings this book may have, I could only give two. First, there is one too many stories about terminal illness; I find stories of this nature to be less horrifying than boring. Second, there aren't any stories about clowns, and this would be the perfect place to publish such tales.
And, as a final note, the story about the wolf that turns into a human is just irresistably cute!
Even though the series was published over a decade ago, the ideas presented in each of the stories contained within all the books remains fresh and revolutionary, each deserving a genre of its own for its out-of-the-box originality.

I first got this book back when it was published in 1995, and the memories of its stories, particularly the fear it fed into my heart and mind whilst reading it, not to mention the vividness of the step-by-step detail going into some of the more graphic scenes have lingered in my mind since.

Recently having had a chance to purchase the full anthology through different booksellers at Amazon, I snatched at the opportunity to relive the same stories that had inflicted me as a teenager, as well as experience new ones I had yet to unravel since these books are long out of print.

I am unfortunately unable to say more about the contents of this and the other 3 books, for it is up to the reader to experience the novel trains of thought that were conceived so many years ago, yet still pack the punch of an all-new view on terror beyond the likes of the Twilight Zone story concepts, and are the basis of the new horror ideas we get to see in movies and television today and in the future.
What first attracted me to this series was David's cover art. This is the same artist who did all of DC's Sandman (Gaiman) artwork and I have always found it very attractive.
The stories inside are very good. They come from authors that I have never heard of before and it is good to see new names in print. This book and the series in general tends to stay away from the worn out vampyre/werewolf stories that have been so popular within the past few years.
Overall, a good book and an excellent series.
I read this book about a year ago and the stories seriously inspired me into the world of, as the editor, puts it, "HDF" or "horror/dark fantasy". Stories like 'Evelyn Grace' continue to well in my mind as twisted, dark little gems.
The book is deserved of a look. I am no fan of horror but these stories are much better, darker, twisted but quite subtle as well. I have ordered all 4 and keenly await them so I can once more immerse myself in the wonderful little world of "HDF"...