The Beyonders

There was a cave in a mountain hollow--and it didn't end on Earth.

The Beyonders were shapes in the forests who bribed and promised. They had their human allies, and only a few men knew that when the Beyonders came in their full strength, the would sweep all before them.

But before the Beyonders could conquer the Earth, they had to rule one hamlet; and the folk there had been hunters and riflemen for as many generations as they had lived in the mountains....

"Manly knew and loved the folk of the Carolina mountains long before that was fashionable. THE BEYONDERS contains some of the most vivid characters and one of the funniest true stories ever worked into an SF novel." -- David Drake

"Wellman's not only a writer, but a weaver, spinning the stuff of nightmares..." -- SF Review

"There isn't any writer better at this back country, no-nonsense approach than Manly Wade Wellman." -- Gahan Wilson, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Cover Art by Todd Hamilton

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, December 1989

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ISBN-10: 0-671-69853-2
eISBN: 978-1-62579-443-7

Copyright 1977 by Manly Wade Wellman

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