The Bottom Feeders and Other Stories

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A collection of ten dark stories from Horror Writers Association member Aaron Polson. Witness hotels with shifting rooms...carnivorous beetles bent on devouring a sleepy mountain town...vindictive spirits with beautiful undead Marine on his return from Iraq...a pond full of restless dead in the title story, and more.

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Words: 29,470
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458162038
About Aaron Polson

Aaron Polson lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, half dozen children, and the first half of the Benjamin/Franklin dog duo. Aaron's stories have been reprinted in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2009 and 2010, listed as a recommended read by Tangent Online, received honorable mention in the storySouth Million Writers Award and Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year. Aaron prefers ketchup with his beans and enjoys musical theater. You can visit him online at

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Review by: Ecowitch on Aug. 27, 2011 :
These stories are so subtle and well written that it takes a moment or two for the little differences to really show themselves, building the tension and horror of the story so much better than the more usual approach of in your face horror. Each tale starts with an apparantly normalo situation, be it friends fishing at the side of a pond, a tramatised soldier returning from Iraq or a new species of beetle found in the forests of America. But as events progress the true horror of each situation comes to light, often with fatal consequences. Polson has a talent for writing realistic situation with characters that you can recognise in those you know (and yourself for that matter) that pull you in and keep you there until the end. The dark undercurrent of these stories will change the way you look at the world, you have been warned (but go for it anyway)
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Review by: Suzanne Delaney on March 04, 2011 :
Brilliant. I couldn't choose a favourite as they were all so well written. 'Care and Feeding of the Old Flat Mile' was so descriptive you could imagine yourself there. 'In Hollow Fields' was frightening and had a strange twist. Look forward to reading more from this author.
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Review by: Sarasvati Fatheree on Jan. 25, 2011 :
These stories were spectacular. Quality fiction with interesting plots, good characterization, very readable prose, good descriptions, and sometimes with some humor too.
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Review by: Deborah Walker on Dec. 16, 2010 :
An excellent selection of atmospheric horror from Aaron Polson. My favourite story was 'In the Hollow.' Well written, creepy and disturbing. Recommended.
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Review by: Drew Guthrie on July 10, 2010 :
Great stories!!! Suspenseful and very well written. Will purchase the bonus edition just to read 4 more stories! Would love to read more from this author.....
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