Sister, Maiden, Monster is a visceral story set in the aftermath of our planet’s disastrous transformation and told through the eyes of three women trying to survive the nightmare, from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lucy A. Snyder.
A virus tears across the globe, transforming its victims in nightmarish ways. As the world collapses, dark forces drive a small group of women together.
To survive, they must evolve.
A virus tears across the globe, transforming its victims in nightmarish ways. As the world collapses, dark forces pull a small group of women together.
Erin, once quiet and closeted, acquires an appetite for a woman and her brains. Why does forbidden fruit taste so good?
Savannah, a professional BDSM switch, discovers a new turn-on: committing brutal murders for her eldritch masters.
Mareva, plagued with chronic tumors, is too horrified to acknowledge her divine role in the coming apocalypse, and as her growths multiply so too does her desperation.
Inspired by her Bram Stoker Award-winning story “Magdala Amygdala,” Lucy A. Snyder delivers a cosmic tale about the planet’s disastrous transformation… and what we become after.
LUCY A. SNYDER is the Shirley Jackson Award-nominated and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of 15 books and over 100 published short stories. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with a small jungle of houseplants, a clowder of cats, and an insomnia of housemates.
Praise for Sister, Maiden, Monster
“Snyder has always been a trailblazer, and now she scorches the earth with the sheer audacity of her imagination. A hideously gory, kink-fueled, feminist cosmic horror apocalypse novel that should be on the top of everyone’s reading list.”—CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN, New York Times bestselling author of Road of Bones
“Grotesque body horror and apocalyptic pandemonium as only Snyder can deliver. Reader beware: Sister, Maiden, Monster is not for the faint of heart!” —NICHOLAS KAUFMANN, bestselling author of The Hungry Earth
“To watch Lucy’s evolution as a writer is a marvel. With Sister, Maiden, Monster, we see that there’s not only beauty in the abyss, but equal doses terror and wonder. This story is like taking a peek into her mind just to see how this dark magic happens.”—MAURICE BROADDUS, author of Breath of Oblivion
“A blood-and-brains splattered shotgun-blast romp through the apocalypse that will simultaneously excite and disgust readers with equal pleasure.”–PHILIP FRACASSI, author of Boys in the Valley
“A plague dream for our uncertain times. Compelling and terrifying. Mapping the pandemic planet with words as white as bone, as black at night, as red as blood.” —ANGELA SLATTER, award-winning author of The Path of Thorns
“A mutant hybrid of weird science and cosmic horror, Sister, Maiden, Monster is deliciously cerebral and unflinchingly feminist. Violently beautiful, this novel is a tale for our times. Resounding.”—LEE MURRAY, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Grotesque: Monster Stories