The Book of the Dead addresses the most fascinating of all the undead: the mummy. This anthology includes nineteen original stories of revenge, romance, monsters and mayhem, ranging freely across time periods, genres and styles.
Contributors include Gail Carriger, Will Hill, Jesse Bullington, Paul Cornell, Maria Dahvana Headley, Jonathan Green, Molly Tanzer, David Bryher, Den Patrick, Lou Morgan, Sarah Newton, Maurice Broaddus, Glen Mehn, Louis Greenberg, Michael West, Jenni Hill, David Thomas Moore, Roger Luckhurst and Adam Roberts.
The stories are illustrated by Garen Ewing, award-winning creator of The Adventures of Julius Chancer series, and introduced by John J. Johnston, Vice Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society.
The anthology is published in collaboration with the Egypt Exploration Society, the UK's oldest independent funder of archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt, dedicated to the promotion and understanding of ancient Egyptian history and culture.
"Be prepared, therefore, to shudder, smile, shed a tear, and even lose some sleep..."
Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award.
Contains Adam Roberts' "Tollund", finalist for the Sidewise Award.
"Shrouded in history and mystery, complete with curses, canopic jars and a surprising quantity of cat-fancying,The Book of the Dead is as ambitious an anthology as The Lowest Heaven, and every bit as successful.... I’m in the mood for mummies." - Tor.com
"Something extra-special.... promises and delivers an eclectic ride filled with mummies, mysteries and more" - Women24 (Book of the Month)
"A great read" - The British Fantasy Society
"A delightful foray into the history and mythology of the mummy" - Innsmouth Free Press
"Disgustingly, gloriously good." - A Fantastical Librarian