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Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse…
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Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991)

by Neil Gaiman (Editor), Stephen Jones (Editor)

Other authors: Brian W. Aldiss (Contributor), Sharon Baker (Contributor), Robert Bloch (Contributor), Ramsay Campbell (Contributor), Simon Ian Childer (Contributor)25 more, Storm Constantine (Contributor), Galad Elflandsson (Contributor), Jo Fletcher (Contributor), John M. Ford (Contributor), Steven Gallagher (Contributor), David S. Garnett (Contributor), John Grant (Contributor), Colin Greenland (Contributor), James Herbert (Contributor), Richard Hill (Contributor), Diana Wynne Jones (Contributor), Garry Kilworth (Contributor), Harry Adam Knight (Contributor), R. A. Lafferty (Contributor), Samantha Lee (Contributor), Alan Moore (Contributor), Kim Newman (Contributor), Ian Pemble (Contributor), Terry Pratchett (Contributor), Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Contributor), Jody Scott (Contributor), S. P. Somtow (Contributor), Alex Stewart (Contributor), David A. Sutton (Contributor), Gene Wolfe (Contributor)

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A collection of funny, frivolous and frightening poems by thirty of the world's best known science fiction, fantasy and horror authors. It includes poems by: Brian Aldiss, Sharon Baker, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Ian Childer, Storm Constantine, Galad Elflandsson, Jo Fletcher, John M Ford, Stephen Gallagher, David Garnett and John Grant.… (more)

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They're sick, and so am I!!

Here's a collection of poems that will have you laughing at the same time as it makes you want to look under the bed and in the closet for something that might not belong there. Perhaps you'll even be looking askance at family member that hasn't seemed "quite right" lately.

These poems range from mildly horrifying and suitable to tell a child, to ones that are only fit for adults. Of course, your mileage may vary. Considering I grew up in a household that thrived on watching horror movies, I would've enjoyed these poems as early as age 10.

These poems are by people whose names are well known and some that I'd never heard of before. After finishing them all, I hope that we may see another book of "sick" poems at some time in the future.

Now pardon me. I just heard something go bump and I'm the only one in the house! *G* ( )
  rastaphrog | Sep 28, 2008 |
This delightfully gross and morbid collection of "sick" verse is a thoroughly enjoyable read! ( )
  thioviolight | Dec 28, 2007 |
Morbid, dark, nasty, sick and funny as hell. If you have a sick kind of humour and can laugh till you drop about disgusting and gruesome poems, this book is definitely for you.
When I saw that both Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker were involved in this collection of horror poems, I just had to get it. And I wasn't disappointed. It's just great fun. ( )
  Thalia | Jul 16, 2006 |
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Gaiman, NeilEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, StephenEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Aldiss, Brian W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, SharonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloch, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, RamsayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Childer, Simon IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Constantine, StormContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elflandsson, GaladContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fletcher, JoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ford, John M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gallagher, StevenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garnett, David S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greenland, ColinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Herbert, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hill, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Diana WynneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kilworth, GarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knight, Harry AdamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lafferty, R. A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, SamanthaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Newman, KimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pemble, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pratchett, TerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salmonson, Jessica AmandaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, JodyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Somtow, S. P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, AlexContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sutton, David A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wolfe, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, CliveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
BouletIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, AndrewIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, GahanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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