“With her latest collection, Castro channels tales of horror and revenge from the mythical home of the Aztec people.”
From an inverted temple deep in a lake of blood, a goddess rises to purify the earth.
Beachgoers are attacked by strange jellyfish spawned from garbage heaps.
Pearl divers plan their revenge against the merchants that hold them captive.
The pirate Scorpion and her female crew are assisted by mermaids to face off against a corrupt king.
A mother gets her revenge with a special batch of ancho chilli salsa.
The descendants of Aztlan usher in the dawn of a new world.
Why we’re excited about this book:
V. Castro’s fiction is one of the freshest and most powerful voices in horror fiction. The author of Hairspray and Switchblades, Mestiza Blood, Goddess of Filth, Queen of the Cicadas, and most recently, her entry into the Alien franchise universe, Aliens: Vasquez, Castro’s short fiction has graced the pages of such anthologies as Worst Laid Plans, Rock & Roll Nightmares: Gory Days, and Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope during a Pandemic, among others. With her latest collection, Castro channels tales of horror and revenge from the mythical home of the Aztec people. Amina Akhtar (Kismet) says: “Out of Aztlan is like nothing I’ve ever read before. A sublime mix of old gods and new tales. V. Castro transports you to moments throughout time. If you’re looking for a terrifying collection about nature getting its revenge on humans, this is it. I will never look at lobsters—or the ocean—the same way again.”
Forthcoming from Creature Publishing, llc. 6 December 2022, Out of Aztlan by V. Castro is available for pre-order now.