The Complete Monster Earth
An Omnibus Edition Collecting Monster Earth, Betrayal on Monster Earth, and War for Monster Earth
ONE WORLD. THREE ANTHOLOGIES. 12 WRITERS. DOZENS OF GIANT MONSTERS!
The Complete Monster Earth collects all three volumes of the epic Monster Earth prose anthology trilogy-Monster Earth, Betrayal on Monster Earth, and War for Monster Earth, created by Jim Beard and James Palmer and sporting a brand new cover by the amazing Jeffrey Ray Hayes.
From James Palmer, In 2014, my friend Jim Beard and I had an idea. I had long wanted to do a anthology of kaiju fiction, but I didn't want to do the same old book filled with unconnected tales of random encounters with Godzilla clones. I wanted the stories to weave together into their own special world, and I wanted to focus at least somewhat on character, in this case the hapless humans who find themselves at the mercy of these giant beasties.
Jim had the brilliant idea of an alternate Cold War fought with giant monsters instead of nuclear weapons, and Monster Earth was born. It proved to be very popular, and the following year we did a sequel, Betrayal on Monster Earth, which brought the story into the 90s with a race to obtain kaiju DNA paired with a sinister doomsday cult. We followed that up with the only (so far) Monster Earth novel, Desmond Reddick's Mother of Abominations, about a very long-lived Aleister Crowley and the Loch Ness Monster.
Jim had an idea for a third and final volume that would tie everything together, but I needed to find another, better, artist to not only build the third volume's cover, but create new covers for the first two books in order to tie the series together. Then we both got busy with other projects and it got put on the back burner.
Around 2019, I finally found that artist in Jeffrey Ray Hayes. Then, last March, in the midst of the pandemic, I edited and published the third and final volume in the series, War for Monster Earth, bringing this monstrous shared world alternate history story to a close.
But I'm not done yet.
I want to bring all three anthologies together into one massive volume, almost 650 pages in all, with a new cover by artist extraordinaire Jeffrey Ray Hayes. It will be available in ebook, paperback and hardcover, and will be offered as a Kickstarter exclusive, available only to our wonderful backers (it won't show up on Amazon and the other retailers until early next year).
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War on Monster Earth, A Monster Earth Anthology
From James Palmer - The Story
In 2014, my friend Jim Beard and I had an idea. I had long wanted to do a anthology of kaiju fiction, but I didn't want to do the same old book filled with unconnected tales of encounters with Godzilla clones. I wanted the stories to weave together into their own special world.
Jim had the brillliant idea of an alternate Cold War fought with giant monsters instead of nuclear weapons, and Monster Earth was born. It proved to be very popular, and the following year we did a sequel, War on Monster Earth, which brought the story into the 90s with a race to obtain kaiju DNA paired with a sinister doomsday cult. We followed that up with the only (so far) Monster Earth novel, Desmond Reddick's Mother of Abominations. Jim had a third and final volume in mind, but I got busy with solo projects and we never got around to it...until now.
This year I commissioned the amazing artist Jeffrey Hayes to create new covers for the first two volumes, and so I felt it was finally time to conclude the saga of this alternate history shared world giant monster anthology.
WAR ON MONSTER EARTH SYNOPSIS
War on Monster Earth takes place almost immediately after the events of Betrayal on Monster Earth, when mysterious egg-like objects start falling from the sky all over the world. One by one these eggs hatch, revealing horrifying alien monsters the likes of which humanity has never seen. It will take all of mankind's daring, and mankind's own monsters, to defeat this mysterious alien threat. Will our monsters prevail? Or will this be the end of Monster Earth?
I am an award-nominated writer of science fiction and pulp adventure. I have written four novellas in the Shadow Council Archives series from Falstaff Books, as well as space opera, steampunk, and more. In addition to the Monster Earth books, I have edited the anthologies Strange Trails, Super Swingin' Heroes 1968 Special, and Robots Unleashed! I was one of the writers of the successul Kickstarter project The Forty, an art book that reimagined Ali Baba and his forty thieves as time travelers. A recovering comic book addict, I live in Northeast Georgia with my wife and daughter. You can learn more about me over at JamesPalmerBooks.net.
Jim Beard became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time he's written official Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic book stories and contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history. His prose work includes the novella KOLCHAK: THE LAST TEMPTATION; co-editing and contributing to PLANET OF THE APES: TALES FROM THE FORBIDDEN ZONE; a story for X-FILES: SECRET AGENDAS; GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, a book of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series; SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of pulp ghost stories featuring his Edwardian occult detective; MONSTER EARTH, a shared-world giant monster anthology; and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first pulp prose novel based on the classic 1960s action figure. Jim also currently provides regular content for Marvel.com, the official Marvel Comics website.
Look for Jim on Amazon at www.amazon.com/author/jimbeard, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebeardjimbeard, and on Twitter at @writerjimbeard.
Russell Nohelty is a USA Today Bestselling author and publisher at Wannabe Press. He’s written comic books like Katrina Hates the Dead, Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, and Pixie Dust, along with more than a dozen novels, including his Godsverse Chronicles. He also edits the Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology series, and has a very entertaining newsletter, which you can join at www.russellnohelty.com/mail and get a few of his books for free. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dogs.
TEEL JAMES GLENN
Teel James Glenn has killed hundreds of people—and been killed hundreds of times—on screen--as a stuntman, fight choreographer, swordmaster, actor and haunted house barker.
He’s had stories in over a hundred magazines including Weird Tales, Pulp Adventures, Spinetingler, SciFan, Mad, Fantasy Tales, Sword & Sorcery, Sherlock Holmes Mystery and Crimson Streets. He is the winner of the 2012 Pulp Ark Award for Best Author.
His books: The First Synn: The Bloodstone Confidential, The Second Synn: Bayou Sinistre, Year of Shadows, Clockwork Nutcracker and The Cowboy In Carpathia for Pro Se. His book Killing Shadows due from Airship27. His website is: TheUrbanSwashbuckler.com
An avid reader and prolific writer of fantasy and adventure fiction for over 30 years, Nancy A. Hansen is the author of many novels, anthologies, and short stories. You can find some of her work at Pro Se Presswhere she has a selection of original offerings of novel length under her imprint HANSEN’S WAY, as well as numerous short stories that have been contributed to various Pro Se multi-author publications. She also shares a children’s adventure series called Companion Dragons Taleswith co-authors Roger Stegman and Lee Houston Jr.
At Airship 27, Nancy has contributed short stories to Sinbad-The New Voyagesand Tales From The Hanging Monkeyanthologies, and she has an ongoing series of the very popular Jezebel Johnstonpirate novels, including a 4 book omnibus. She also contributed to the Airship 27 anthology, Legends of New Pulp Fictionand is a featured author/editor in Who's Who In New Pulp.
Nancy has also written for Mechanoid Pressin their Monster Earthdebut anthology, and at Flinch Bookscontributed to Restless: An Anthology of Mummy Horror. Nancy also has a story in the charity anthology Lost Children, which benefits groups that help abused and exploited youngsters.
Nancy has an Amazon Author Page at https://www.amazon.com/Nancy-Hansen/e/B009OGK632/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_3
Her books are also available on Barnes & Noble online and some on Smashwords.
Nancy currently resides on an old farm in beautiful, rural eastern Connecticut with an eclectic cast of family members, and one very spoiled dog.
JOHN C. BRUENING
John C. Bruening is the author of the Midnight Guardian series published by Flinch Books, a small-press venture he co-founded with writer/editor Jim Beard in 2015. He has also contributed short stories to several fiction anthologies and hundreds of articles and essays to other publications. He grew up in a world of comics, vintage B-movies, American literature, detective stories, jazz, pulp fiction, old-time radio drama and other 20th century pop culture – all of which somehow led to a career that began with 15 years of journalism followed by 20 years (and counting) of marketing. He lives in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and two teenage children.
Desmond Reddick is a Canadian writer and podcaster. For thirteen years, he’s hosted the weekly horror/cult podcast Dread Media. He’s had stories published in several anthologies of fiction and non-fiction, most notably a collaboration in the pizza-themed anthology that set the horror publishing world on fire last year, Tales from the Crust. His debut novel Mother of Abominations is also set in the Monster Earth universe. He lives on Vancouver Island with his teenage sons and a dog named Kirby.
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