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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409022879
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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The Black Book of Modern Myths

True Stories of the Unexplained




Collection of new, true horror stories from around the world – in the Vanishing Hitchhiker mode

The world is experiencing an epidemic of supernatural events.

For the most part they are unreported by conventional, print-based media, but reports of them rage around cyberspace.

Many of these stories have achieved mythic status, like the stories in the bestselling books of urban myths of the early eighties. The Black Book of Modern Myths pulls together the most resonant of these stories, and reveals the disturbing trends that lie beneath. One thing that distinguishes these stories of the supernatural is that they are startlingly up to date. Discarding olde worlde notions of the supernatural – black cloaks, and bodices, deserted country graveyards at night – The Black Book of Modern Myths shows us the supernatural caught in a bright digital glare.

Modern technology has recorded the supernatural visually and aurally like never before. But could it also be opening portals to the demonic?

The Black Book of Myths is referred to in Dino Argento’s cult horror flicks. Like its mythical inspiration, The Black Book of Modern Myths will be cultish, new, horrific, sexy, stylish, bang up to date and in your face.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409022879
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Alasdair Wickham

Alasdair Wickham is the pen name of James Buxton. Shortly after his parents died, James went to live in his grandparents' house, which was haunted. He has taken the supernatural for granted ever since and has been researching the field for the last thirty-five years. He is a successful writer with four horror novels under his belt: Subterranean, Strange, The Wishing tree and Pity. He has written on the supernatural for newspapers and is currently writing a series of historical adventure stories for teenagers and young adults set in the Dark Ages.


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