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The Mammoth Book of the Mummy

51PwvFAI2jL._SX321_BO1 204 203 200_Paula Guran's The Mammoth Book of the Mummy is a terrific collection of mummy stories, out now from Robinson (UK) and Prime (USA).

The anthology includes several stories that will be familiar to readers of The Book of the Dead (or, better yet, a chance for readers to get their paws on those stories now that The Book of the Dead is out of print). These include:

  • Gail Carriger's "The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar"
  • Paul Cornell's "Ramesses on the Frontier"
  • Will Hill's "Three Memories of Death"
  • Adam Robert's "Tollund"

It also contains the complete text of Robert Sharp's The Good Shabti.

There's a lovely shout out to The Book of the Dead, Unearthed and John J. Johnston's terrific work in the introduction. Plus a dozen other stories of mummies and the walking dead by Karen Joy Fowler, Joe Lansdale and many others.