Mike Ashley (ed.)
From atop the choppy waves to the choking darkness of the abyss, the seas are full of mystery and rife with tales of inexplicable events and encounters with the unknown.
In this anthology we see a thrilling spread of narratives: sailors are pitched against a nightmare from the depth, invisible to the naked eye; a German U-boat commander is tormented by an impossible transmission via Morse Code; a ship ensnares itself in the kelp of the Sargasso Sea and dooms a crew of mutineers, seemingly out of revenge for her lost captain.
The supernatural is set alongside the grim affairs of sailors scorned in these salt-soaked tales, recovered from obscurity for the 21st century.
Table of Contents:
From the Depths - F. Britten Austin
The Ship of Silence - Albert R. Wetjen
From the Darkness and the Depths - Morgan Robertson
Sargasso - Ward Muir
Held by the Sargasso Sea - Frank H. Shaw
The Floating Forest - Herman Scheffauer
Tracked: A Mystery of the Sea - C. N. Barham
The Mystery of the Water-Logged Ship - William Hope Hodgson
The Murdered Ships - James Francis Dwyer
The Ship that Died - John Gilbert
Devereux's Last Smoke - Izola Forrester
The Black Bell Buoy - Rupert Chesterton
The High Seas - Elinor Mordaunt
The Soul-Saver - Morgan Burke
No Ships Pass - Lady Eleanor Smith