Fifteen brand new stories take the trendy formula of "literary classic/historic figure + supernatural element" and transform it in ways the mainstream could never imagine, or get away with. Notable characters include Huck Finn, Capt. Ahab, Sid Vicious, Billy the Kid, Emily Dickinson, Jim Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Loki, and Albert Einstein. This subversive take on the "Monster Lit" phenomenon using previously unpublished material from real genre writers. Contributing writers include John Shirley, Nancy Collins, Mike Resnick, Kristine Rusch, Chris Ryall, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, and Rio Youers. "Dread Island," a masterful new novella by Joe R. Lansdale, anchors the collection. Mashed up authors include Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Stephanie Meyers, and more. Cultural icons include Edgar Allan Poe, Sid Vicious, Sen. Joe McCarthy, Jim Morrison, Huck Finn, Capt. Ahab, the gods of Asgard, and many more.