Fifteen brand new stories take the trendy formula of "literary classic/historic figure + supernatural element" and transform it in ways the mainstream could never imagine, or get away with. Notable characters include Huck Finn, Capt. Ahab, Sid Vicious, Billy the Kid, Emily Dickinson, Jim Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Loki, and Albert Einstein. Contributing writers include John Shirley, Nancy Collins, Mike Resnick, Kristine Rusch, Chris Ryall, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, and Rio Youers. "Dread Island," a masterful new novella by Joe R. Lansdale, anchors the collection.