Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror was published on January 15, 2009. It was edited by Ryan C. Thomas. Cover art by Adam Vehige.


Back cover synopsis:

"Move over King Kong, there are new monsters in town! Giant beetles, towering crustaceans, gargantuan felines and massive underwater beasts, to name just a few. Think you've got what it takes to survive their attacks? Then open this baby up, and join today's hottest authors as they show us the true power of Mother Nature's creatures. With enough fangs, pincers and blood to keep you up all night, we promise you won't look at creepy crawlies the same way again."


The contents are:

  • "Present Tense, Future Imperfect" by D.L. Snell
  • "Crabs" by Guy N. Smith
  • "A Plague from the Mud" by Aaron A. Polson
  • "Lost in Time" by Steve Alten
  • "Scales" by J.C. Towler
  • "The Enemy of My Enemy" by Patrick Rutigliano
  • "Savage" by E. Anderson
  • "Attack of the 500-Foot Porn Star" by Steven Shrewsbury
  • "Keeping Watch" by Nate Kenyon
  • "Nirvana" by James Thomas Jeans
  • "The Long Dark Submission" by Paul Stewart
  • "Whatever Became of Randy" by James A. Moore
  • "Cooties" by Randy Chandler
  • "Extinction" by Evan Dicken
  • "The Cove" by Gregory L. Norris
  • "The Locusts Have a King" by R. Thomas Riley
  • "The Big Bite" by Jeff Strand
  • "Gone Fishin'" by John R. Platt
  • "Six-Legged Shadows" by David Conyers and Brian M. Sammons