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"In a world that is literally crawling with war—little ones, big ones, all of them devastating—there are insights here that I wish everyone on Earth would spend a minute or two contemplating.

"At the very least, the heaping helpings of empathy and stark articulation and—dare I say it—brilliance contained herein are resonant examples of why I still love the human race. With all of its extraordinary flaws."                                                                                           —John Skipp

“Most theme anthologies go flat quicker than a six-buck bottle of champagne. The bad ones veer off into self-parody long before the reader hits the last page, and even some of the good ones wear out their welcome before the final tale is spun. But I'm happy to report that isn't the case with A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY. This collection of weird World War II tales delivers both the heat of battle and the bitter cold of its aftermath. It's front-loaded (for Nazi swine), tough in the ranks, with a B-24 Liberator (and a real live warbird) coming in strong at the end. If you're looking for stories with the power to both wound and thrill, and writers who'll give you at various turns action, drama, and a straight, unflinching look at the human animal... well, look no further. This one's for you.”
                                                                                —Norman Partridge


S I L V E R T H O U G H T  P R E S S
   independent publisher of speculative fiction

A World War II Horror Anthology
Edited by Mike Heffernan

The ghosts of lonesome British soldiers wander the rubble-strewn beach of Dunkirk. A black wave grows to devour a Japanese fleet. Only divine intervention can save the citizens of a charred Dresden. Something dark prowls the bowels of the Fuhrer's bunker. Radioactive mutants hunt fresh flesh through the streets of Hiroshima.

In the pulp tradition of Weird War Tales, and filled with mystery, madness and the macabre, A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY hovers along the borderland between horror and history.

Editor Mike Heffernan has brought together horror’s best-known authors to explore the violence of the second world war and its lasting affect on collective memory. They report back from the fright-filled front lines to illuminate the past with a dark light, put fresh meat on its bones and make it come alive through shock and suspense.

So Have your Enfields clutched tight, boys, your bayonets fixed. And keep your heads low. There’s some dark stuff lurking in these pages.


"After Dunkirk" by T.M Wright
"The Coventry Boy" by Graham Joyce
"The Honor Guard" by Paul Finch
"In the Dark and the Deep" by Steve Vernon
"Simple Equations" by Jeremy Robert Johnson
"The Night is an Ally" by Scott Nicholson
"Come Unto Me" by Elizabeth Massie
"And the Worm Shall Feed" by Harry Shannon
"At Angels Sixteen" by Lawrence Santoro
"The Black Wave" by Brian Keene
"And They Will Come in the Hour of Our Greatest Need" by Brian Hodge
"The Devil's Platoon" by John Everson
"Sturm und Drang" by Bev Vincent
"Hiroshima Falling" by Weston Ochse
"Doorway to the Sky" by Cody Goodfellow
"A Judgment Call for Judgment Day" by Scott Edelman
"Blossoms in the Wind" by Rick Hautala
"The Gypsy Camp" by Mort Castle
"Warbirds" by David J. Schow
"But Somewhere I Shall Wake" by Gary A. Braunbeck


A Dark and Deadly Valley
Edited by Mike Heffernan
Introduction by John Skipp
llustrated by Alex McVey
Cover art by Darren Whalen
Publisher: Silverthought Press
ISBN-10: 0-9774110-8-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-9774110-8-5
380 pages
limited edition: 600 copies
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