The Crystal Skull & Other Tales of the Terrifying and the Twisted
Balrog Award Winner's First Collection of Terror Tales. Ardath Mayhar legions of fans will the thrilled by this first ever collection of horror stories by the Mark Twain Award writer--which is certain to win her legions of new fans as well. Author of science fantasy novels like Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey, How the Gods Wove in Kyrannon, Lords of the Triple Moons, Runes of the Lyre, Soul-Singer of Tyrnos, BattleTech: The Sword and the Dagger, Warlock's Gift, and The World Ends in Hickory Hollow, Ardath Mayhar is a self-styled "mean little old lady" whose "imagination has been honed to a wicked edge" by "being raised on farm in East Texas and dealing with the worst that nature, cows, varmints, and weather could hand out." Crystal Skull includes such contemporary classics as "The Eight Who Hated," "Footprints," "Yhitagh," "Bare Bones, Bare Bones," "The Children Beneath the Stones," "Concerro," "Like Mother Used to Make," and more than a dozen other disturbing gems. Can SF Book Reviews be right, can a "mean little old lady" write terror tales in a "lyrical, dream like style?" Find out for yourself in this brand-new collection of her best.