Creeping Crawlers

Allen Ashley
science fiction, horror > weird fiction, anthology
Creeping Crawlers - Allen Ashley

Edited by Allen Ashley. Cover artwork and design by Steve Upham.

What is this lingering fear of insects, arachnids, arthropods, crustaceans and those that slither... is it a hangover from the survival battles in the savannah or does it go deeper and further back than that in our evolutionary heritage?

Unchallenged, the locusts, the maggots, the worms, the flies, the aphids and the termites may consume and destroy all that we have and hold dear.

Creeping, slithering, crawling horror, science fiction and fantasy stories by nineteen of today's top authors.

David Birch, Gary Budgen, Adrian Cole, Storm Constantine, Andrew Darlington, Pauline E. Dungate, Dennis Etchison, Edmund Glasby, John Grant, Terry Grimwood, Andrew Hook, Mark Howard Jones, Alan Knott, Robin Lupton, Ralph Robert Moore, Richard Mosses, Marion Pitman, David Rix, David Turnbull.


  • Introduction: Hatched on a Leaf by Allen Ashley
  • Us! By Andrew Hook
  • In the Earth by Storm Constantine
  • Running with the Tide by Adrian Cole
  • Survivors by Terry Grimwood
  • A Taste for Canal Burgers by David Rix
  • Mariposas del Noche by Pauline E. Dungate
  • Wet Season by Dennis Etchison
  • Scarab by Gary Budgen
  • For the Love of Insects by Mark Howard Jones
  • Woodworm by Marion Pitman
  • Foreign Bodies by Edmund Glasby
  • Dissolute Evolution by Alan Knott
  • Little Helpers by John Grant
  • The Tarantata by Richard Mosses
  • You Dry Your Tears If They Don’t Work by Ralph Robert Moore
  • Guano Dong Baby by Robin Lupton
  • Spinnentier by David Birch
  • The Sweet Meat and the Beet by David Turnbull
  • Chemical Glide by Andrew Darlington
  • Author Biographies
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Release date: October 17, 2015
Genres: science fiction, horrorweird fiction, anthology
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Updated: March 28, 2022
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