Worse Things Waiting

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Not to be confused with Worse Things Waiting, a horror novel by Brian McNaughton.
Worse Things Waiting
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Manly Wade Wellman
Illustrator Lee Brown Coye
Cover artist Lee Brown Coye
Country United States
Language English
Genre fantasy and horror short stories
Publisher Carcosa
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xii, 353 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-913796-00-X
OCLC 1469816

Worse Things Waiting is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Manly Wade Wellman. It was released in 1973 by Carcosa in an edition of 2,867 copies, of which 536 pre-ordered copies were signed by the author and artist. Many of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Unknown and Fantasy and Science Fiction.



  • Foreword
  • "The White Road"
  • "Pages from a Memory Book"
  • "Up Under the Roof"
  • "Among Those Present"
  • "The Terrible Parchment"
  • "Come Into My Parlor"
  • "Frogfather"
  • "Sin’s Doorway"
  • "The Undead Soldier"
  • "Gray Voices"
  • "The Pineys"
  • "The Kelpie"
  • "Changeling"
  • "The Devil Is Not Mocked"
  • "For Fear of Little Men"
  • "'Where Angels Fear...'"
  • "The Witch’s Cat"
  • "School for the Unspeakable"
  • "Warrior in Darkness"
  • "Dhoh"
  • "Larroes Catch Meddlers"
  • "The Night Side of History"
  • "Voice in a Veteran’s Ear"
  • "These Doth the Lord Hate"
  • "The Liers in Wait"
  • "Young-Man-With-Skull-At-His-Ear"
  • "The Hairy Thunderer"
  • "The Song of the Slaves"
  • "When It Was Moonlight"
  • "His Name on a Bullet"
  • "The Valley Was Still"
  • "Longer in the Telling"
  • "Fearful Rock"
  • "Coven"


  1. ^ "1975 World Fantasy Award Winners and Nominees". World Fantasy Convention. Retrieved 2008-04-05.