Combat Monsters : Untold Tales of World War II 

02-11-25

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02-11-25

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Short Stories

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Combat Monsters brings together twenty award winning and bestselling speculative fiction authors who each bring their own spin on an alternate history of World War II.

New research has uncovered deeply buried military secrets—both the Allied and Axis special operations during WWII included monsters. Did the Soviets use a dragon to win the Battle of Kursk? Did a vampire fight for the Canadians in Holland? Did the US drop the second atomic bomb on a kaiju?

This collection takes real events from World War II and injects them with fantastical creatures that mirror the “unreality” of war itself. Each story—and two poems—feature mythical, mystical, and otherwise unexplainable beings that change the course of history. Dragons rise and fall, witches cast deadly spells, mermaids reroute torpedoes, and all manner of “monsters” intervene for better or worse in the global turmoil of WWII.

Together, Combat Monsters challenge the very definition of monstrous, with the brutality of war as a sobering backdrop.

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Language English
Release Day Feb 10, 2025
Release Date February 11, 2025
Release Date Machine 1739232000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anthologies & Short Stories, Historical Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Historical
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Overview

Combat Monsters brings together twenty award winning and bestselling speculative fiction authors who each bring their own spin on an alternate history of World War II.

New research has uncovered deeply buried military secrets—both the Allied and Axis special operations during WWII included monsters. Did the Soviets use a dragon to win the Battle of Kursk? Did a vampire fight for the Canadians in Holland? Did the US drop the second atomic bomb on a kaiju?

This collection takes real events from World War II and injects them with fantastical creatures that mirror the “unreality” of war itself. Each story—and two poems—feature mythical, mystical, and otherwise unexplainable beings that change the course of history. Dragons rise and fall, witches cast deadly spells, mermaids reroute torpedoes, and all manner of “monsters” intervene for better or worse in the global turmoil of WWII.

Together, Combat Monsters challenge the very definition of monstrous, with the brutality of war as a sobering backdrop.