Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
They hunt, they chase, they stalk.
They don't stop and they don't listen to your pleas...
They come after you in the night, when you least expect it; they invade your world when all seems safe.
Monsters features stories that tell tale of such beasts — some real, some imaginary; some alien, some home-grown.
Don't read it alone...
mon-ster n. : 1: an imaginary creature, usu. large and frightening, compounded of incongruous elements. 2: an inhumanly cruel or wicked person.
There are monsters everywhere. Sometimes, they are barbaric creatures — all fangs and claws and teeth. Sometimes, they are surreptitious, subtle, sneaky. They aim to destroy, to scare, to create havoc, to kill.
Monsters can be found in unusual places — a museum in turn-of-the-century Rome, a convalescence home deep in the English countryside, media organisations — and in a variety of forms. They're not all slobbering, rampaging beasts — most attack their prey with means more cunning than violence.
Monsters features eleven stories that look at the concept of "monster". In this collection, we meet aliens who take delight in manipulating the populace, a creature who lives for eternity, a monster who lives inside marble and monsters who live inside our heroes...
Stories[edit | edit source]
|1||Best Seller||Ian Mond, Danny Oz||8th||Charley|
|2||From Eternity||Jim Mortimore||Unspecified Doctor|
|3||Last Rites||Marc Platt||7th||Ace|
|4||The Touch of the Nurazh||Stephen Hatcher||3rd||Jo|
|6||These Things Take Time||Samantha Baker||7th||Ace, Hex|
|7||Categorical Imperative||Simon Guerrier||4th||First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor, Sarah, Ace, Charley, Jamie, Jo, Susan, Peri|
|9||Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life||Anthony Keetch||5th||Nyssa|
|10||Screamager||Jacqueline Rayner||2nd||Jamie, Victoria|
|11||The Colour of Monsters||Steve Lyons||Unspecified Doctor|