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Out NOW (& Giveaway): Food and Horror – Essays on Ravenous Souls, Toothsome Monsters, and Vicious Cravings

HELLO EVERYBODY! Earlier today we kick started Smugglivus and mentioned that we’d have a surprise later in the day. Well…

SURPRISE!

WE HAVE A NEW BOOK OUT TODAY!

In 2016, we hosted an amazing monthly column by one of our authors, Octavia Cade. That column looked at the relationship between Food and Horror, and the author examined that relationship in short stories, TV shows, fairy tales and more. The column went on to win the Sir Julius Vogel Award this year for best Fan Writing and now…

We have the honor and the pleasure to present Food and Horror – Essays on Ravenous Souls, Toothsome Monsters, and Vicious Cravings, in which we collect the Food and Horror columns, newly edited, expanded and with two brand news essays. Plus, a gorgeous cover art by Kristina Tsenova and cover design by Kenda Montgomery.

Without further ado, BEHOLD THE SMUGGLERIFIC COVER:

Hansel and Gretel. Turkish Delight. Viscous blood and meaty gristle. From the rituals that surround mealtime to the culture-spanning tales of insatiably hungry monsters, food is often used as both tool and metaphor in speculative fiction. In this award-winning collection of fifteen essays from Octavia Cade, the intersection of food and horror is explored in bone-crunching, marrow-slurping detail. You are what you eat, except when you aren’t.

The book is out now, you can get it as ebook or paperback or enter the giveaway below – open to all – for a chance to win a copy!

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10 Comments

  • Out NOW (& Giveaway): Food and Horror – Essays on Ravenous Souls, Toothsome Monsters, and Vicious Cravings – Headlines
    December 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

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  • becky
    December 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I am so hungry for this book (#sorrynotsorry) – the cover art is delicious, the concept tasty and it has certainly whet my appetite!
    On a serious note I am looking forward to the exploration of this intersection.

  • Vadame Vangluss
    December 1, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Now this sounds like the kind of book I could bite into. I find the motif of predatory consumption an intriguing area of research, especially in myth or folklore.

  • Gerd Duerner
    December 2, 2017 at 10:38 am

    That cover sure is scary. πŸ™‚

  • Patti
    December 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    It *is* a gorgeous cover, and really looking forward to reading it!

  • Anonymous
    December 2, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    The cover is wonderfully creepy and I’m sure it is full of creepy insight!

  • Stephanie
    December 2, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Looking forward to the wonderful creepiness inside this volume!

  • Lillian
    December 3, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Oh wow, that cover is *GORGEOUS*! I’m excited to read through the essays all in one collection and get Octavia’s take on how food is intertwined with myths and folklore.

  • Milou
    December 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I love food and monsters, so I’m very much looking forward to this! Also, gorgeous cover!

  • Jay
    December 8, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I just bought the book, I loved this series of essays and was only thinking about how much I loved them, which drew me back to your website today and then TOTAL serendipity when I saw this post!!!!

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