Let’s Do the Monster Mash

USA Today asks the burning question of the hour  — with all the literary mashups already published and more on the way, will readers lose interest?

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, released last year from small publisher Quirk Books seemed, pardon the expression, like a quirk, but it now has over a million copies in print. Author Seth Grahame-Smith just released his second monster mash-up, this time with publisher Grand Central and using a historical figure, rather than a classic novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The L.A. Times reviews it today and is wowed, saying that, freed from updating “a revered literary gem, the writer delivers a well-constructed, surprisingly satisfying narrative.”

It was announced this week that Honest Abe, V.H, is on the road to the big screen.

Below is USA Today’s selection of forthcoming titles; several publishers have followed Quirk Books in to the genre, including Del Rey, Pocket and HarperTeen.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Quirk Classics)
Jane Austen, Steve Hockensmith
Retail Price: $12.95
Paperback: 287 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books – (2010-03-24)
ISBN / EAN: 1594744548 / 9781594744549


Jane Slayre
Sherri Browning Erwin, Charlotte Bronte
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pocket – (2010-04-13)
ISBN / EAN: 1439191182 / 9781439191187


Little Women and Werewolves
Louisa May Alcott, Porter Grand
Retail Price: $14.00
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Del Rey – (2010-05-04)
ISBN / EAN: 0345522605 / 9780345522603


Little Vampire Women
Louisa May Alcott, Lynn Messina
Retail Price: $8.99
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen – (2010-05-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061976253 / 9780061976254


Android Karenina
Ben H. Winters
Retail Price: $12.95
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books – (2010-05-26)
ISBN / EAN: 1594744602 / 9781594744600


Romeo & Juliet & Vampires
William Shakespeare and Claudia Gabel
Retail Price: $8.99
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen – (2010-09-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061976245 / 9780061976247

One Response to “Let’s Do the Monster Mash”

  1. Jeffrey Gegner Says:

    Not a literary mash-up but coming in January 2011: Lucy Weston’s
    The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer. Pocket Books, $15.00. ISBN: 9781439190333