Greetings, my friend – the Amazing Criswell here. Anyone who is familiar with Ed Wood’s "classic" film Plan 9 from Outer Space
knows that the sometimes-nefarious aliens and their ninth attempt to interact with humanity didn’t quite work out. What we don’t know is this: what were the first eight Plans? When did they happen? What did they entail? How and why did they fail? This book, my friend, will answer those questions.
With serious and humorous stories spanning many time periods and genres, including science fiction, horror, noir, steampunk, and speculative fiction, "Before Plan 9" boasts an impressive array of writing talent, including national and New York Times best-sellers and multiple literary award winners. This collection is narrated by yours truly, the Amazing Criswell, as I offer you my sage words of wisdom and my unique presentation before each spectacular tale.
Use this tome, my friend, to learn when throughout history the aliens have had their influence, and perhaps it will help to prepare us for their next Plan. If you don’t heed my warning and choose not to read this book, then God help you… in the future!
BONUS CONTENT: as a special preview, also included in this book is the first chapter of the upcoming novelization of "Plan 9 from Outer Space," by Edward D. Wood, Jr. and Tony Schaab.