Phobophobia, edited by Dean Drinkel
By Rollerblade on September 25, 2012
There is nothing to fear but fear itself… Twenty six original tales of horror by established masters of terror and talented new voices lie within this lexicon of fear.
Beware the dark power of words in Bibliophobia.
A carnival double act made in Hell can be found in the clown cemetery in Coulrophobia.
An artist loses his power to create ice sculptures because of his fear of cold in Frigophobia – but that is the least of his problems as his therapist suffers the same phobia.
The fear of open spaces manifests itself in Kenophobia, a tale of the ultimate emptiness, the great void that awaits us all.
The fear of beautiful women is fully justified in Venustrophobia, a tale of futile defence against the Succubus – but beware: the cure may be worse.
Denying yourself a place in Heaven is one way to avoid Jesusphobia, but the only alternative means Hell to pay.
A playwright fights his fear of the colour yellow by creating an unusual addition to his dramatis personae in Xanthophobia.
A witchfinder’s fear of open water will only be relieved by imbibing one of two deathly fluids in Aquaphobia
A widower follows the age-old advice of turning to face your fear in Qiqirn, only to uncover the true nature of an Inuit dog spirit that carries the essence of cold terror from its ancient homeland into the realm of human grief.
Phobophia is your A to Z of dread.
Published by Dark Continents at £9.99
Paperback, 314 pp, 15.2 x 22.9 cm