Go figure. You wait three thousand years for some good mummy fiction, then whammo, two books publish on the same day. Join us tonight for the launch!
The Book of the Dead - 19 all new stories of mummies, revenge, romance, horror, comedy, cats and curses - out now!
- "Some Words from an Egyptologist" by John J. Johnston (Egypt Exploration Society)
- "Ramesses on the Frontier" by Paul Cornell
- "Escape from the Mummy's Tomb" by Jesse Bullington
- "Old Souls" by David Thomas Moore
- "Her Heartbeat, An Echo" by Lou Morgan
- "Mysterium Tremendum" by Molly Tanzer
- "Tollund" by Adam Roberts
- "The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar" by Gail Carriger
- "The Cats of Beni Hasan" by Jenni Hill
- "Cerulean Memories" by Maurice Broaddus
- "Inner Goddess" by Michael West
- "The Roof of the World" by Sarah Newton
- "Henry" by Glen Mehn
- "The Dedication of Sweetheart Abbey" by David Bryher
- "All is Dust" by Den Patrick
- "Bit-U-Men" by Maria Dahvana Headley
- "Egyptian death and the afterlife: mummies (Rooms 62-3)" by Jonathan Green
- "Akhenaten Goes to Paris" by Louis Greenberg
- "The Thing of Wrath" by Roger Luckhurst
- "Three Memories of Death" by Will Hill
With illustrations by Garen Ewing!
If you prefer your mummy stories with a bit of added dust on them: Unearthed.
John J. Johnston and I have selected eleven of our favourite classics - John's also added a comprehensive introduction on the pop cultural history of the mummy, a must read for fans of the undead!
- "Going Forth by Night" by John J. Johnston (Egypt Exploration Society)
- "The Mummy's Foot" by Theophile Gautier
- "Some Words with a Mummy" by Edgar Allan Poe
- "Lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa May Alcott
- "The Ring of Thoth" by Arthur Conan Doyle
- "Lot No. 249" by Arthur Conan Doyle
- "The Unseen Man's Story" by Julian Hawthorne
- "A Professor of Egyptology" by Guy Boothby
- "The Block of Bronze" by Herbert Crotzer
- "The Story of Baelbrow" by E. and H. Heron
- "The Vanished Mummy" by Charles Bump
- "The Death-Bridal of Nitocris" by George Griffith
A portion of the proceeds from both titles is donated to the Egypt Exploration Society. Learn about the EES and what they do at www.ees.ac.uk.