According to editor David Lee Summers, Space Horrors – the fourth installment of the Flying Pen Press series Full-Throttle Space Tales – is due out Oct. 1, 2010. The finalized version of the cover is shown here, and following is the description of the book which will appear on the back cover:
What horrors lurk among the stars?
If you dare venture into space, you will find planets where the rain will dissolve the flesh from your skeleton in a matter of minutes. There are undead stellar corpses that warp the very fabric of reality. There are bursts of radiation that will cook you alive within the walls of your spaceship.
And those are just the terrors we expect to face when we leave Earth.
In this volume you’ll find seventeen tales guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine. You’ll meet cold and dispassionate aliens—some so large they’ll swallow your starship whole, others so small they’ll turn your blood to dust. The prospect of encountering undead creatures such as vampires and zombies on Earth is frightening enough. Imagine meeting them while trapped during an interstellar flight. You’ll join men and women as they dare to explore haunted spaceships. In the end, you may discover that the most frightening creatures we’ll encounter among the stars are humans themselves.
We invite you to peer into the darkest reaches of space with Ernest and Emily Hogan, Sarah A. Hoyt, Dayton Ward, Danielle Ackley-McPhail and a dozen more new and veteran writers.
Here is the book's table of contents:
Introduction — David Lee Summers
Part I: Man’s Own Inhumanity
Poetic Justice — Alastair Mayer
Listening — Anna Paradox
The Walking Man — Glynn Barrass
Part II: Alien Menaces
Natural Selection — Simon Bleaken
Oh Why Can’t I? — CJ Henderson
Last Man Standing — Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Part III: Seductive Vampires
Anemia — David Lee Summers
Chosen One — Dana Bell
Sleepers — Selina Rosen
Divining Everest — Patrick Thomas
Part IV: The Spirit Realm
Into the Abyss — Dayton Ward
Salvage — David B. Riley
The Golem — Judith Herman
Part V: Shambling Zombies
In the Absence of Light — Sarah A. Hoyt
A Touch of Frost — Gene Mederos
Wake of the White Death — Lee Clark Zumpe
Plan 9 in Outer Space — Ernest and Emily Hogan