Equilibrium Overturned [2nd Edition Cover]
In a world that's out of whack, where nothing is as it should be, and everything that once was up is now down, the fourteen tales of dystopian horror in Equilibrium Overturned journeys into the heart of darkness to explore the terrifying brutal end of things and the humans struggling to survive.
From alien civilizations bent on human destruction, to demonic incursions from beyond the event horizon, to the dangerous malevolence that lives within us all. Experience a prison of the future and the whitewashing of a horrifying past that threatens our very existence. From preventable transgressions, unavoidable doomsdays and personal calamities in this world and beyond, Equilibrium Overturned takes us to the end and, sometimes, back again.
"The Final Testimony of Molly Ryder" by Jeff Hemenway - A psychic investigator journeys into the mind of a killer serving his sentence in a drug-induced coma and reveals terrifying repercussions for humanity.
"Amnion" by John Everson - A scientist developing a modern day fountain of youth stops at nothing to test his theories.
"Martial Law" by JG Faherty - The United States is in chaos as invaders attack a small town, turning streets into rivers of blood.
"Through the Ghostlands" by Rose Blackthorn - Survivors of a global cataclysm search a dead world for the remnants of civilization and are pursued by the supernatural.
"The Collected Sylvia, Volume 1 to 1388" by Geoffrey W. Cole - A routine scouting mission to a distant planet maroons a couple on the forbidding alien world as one man goes to horrifying lengths to escape.
"Perfect Soldiers" by S.G. Larner - A demonic army that feeds on hatred and fear engages in the world's last war.
"Wombie" by Martin Slag - A small-town veterinarian discovers a frightening hidden agenda with global ramifications.
"No-Man's Land" by Roger Jackson - A regiment of English soldiers expose a horror far more terrifying than the Nazi war machine they battle. [Received an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow in her annual horror compendium The Year's Best Horror]
"The Alamo Incident" by Sean Eads - Soldiers stationed at a legendary fort are dying under mysterious circumstances, and the investigating presidential envoy uncovers a horrifying cause.
"The Butcher of Gad Street" by Stephen T. Vessels - A citywide cataclysm sparks an otherworldly battle revealing the darkness of humankind.
"Queen of Thermodynamic Equilibrium" by Josh Vogt - An abandoned spaceship provides the battleground for the ultimate confrontation between life and death.
"Compartmental" by Jay Caselberg - The memories of an obsessive man unleash his own personal apocalypse.
"This is Not a Horror Story" by Tim Waggoner - A young woman living in a surveillance state run amok is horrified to learn what her government knows about her.[Received an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow in her annual horror compendium The Year's Best Horror]
"Sunrise" by Tony Knighton - Battling a dystopian healthcare system, black market criminals and environmental collapse, a father faces insurmountable odds to save his dying son at the end of the world.