Bloodstained Oz (2006)
A novella by Christopher Golden
and James A. Moore

Introduction by Ray Garton

Art by Glenn Chadbourne

SYNOPSIS: Something's gone wrong over the rainbow.…

1933. The winds of the Dust Bowl have reduced what had been the nation's breadbasket to a desert full of broken dreams and desperate prayers. The water is gone, the crops are ruined and, for the people of Hawley, Kansas, there's little left to struggle for except the chance for another day in hell.

There's a storm coming, one that will rip the roofs from farms and scatter the wretched crops far and wide. One little girl will find a treasure trove in a ruined field and converse with a nightmare. One man will find salvation in the dirt and damnation close on its heels. One woman will suffer the sins of her husband and seek hope in the actions of her only child.

Dying faith will be tested, because that isn't rain wetting the crops; it's blood. Those aren't trinkets and toys that are lying hidden in the fields; they're nightmares wrapped in false promises. And while the darkest storms bring the brightest rainbows, that isn't a pot of gold waiting at the far end; it's an emerald that gleams and flickers with its own infernal light.

Join bestselling authors Christopher Golden and James A. Moore as they show you there's no hell like home.…

500 numbered hardcovers, signed by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore


26 lettered hardcovers, signed by Christopher Golden, James A. Moore, Ray Garton, and Glenn Chadbourne, and housed in a handmade traycase featuring a matted piece of original art by Glenn Chadbourne


Interior images by Glenn Chadbourne

Traycased Lettered Edition

"Deliciously gruesome."
— Publishers Weekly

"The book is well written and well illustrated ... if you like lots of violence and gore, and you’re a fan of 'The Wizard of Oz,' then you’ll like this book. The evil manifestations of Baum’s characters are one of the highlights of the book."
— Green Man Review

"Oz, that wonderful land of munchkins and lollypops, Glenda and the Emerald City; of wishes fulfilled and happily ever after. Ray Garton's introduction to this story warns the reader that they aren't in Kansas anymore and Glenn Chadbourne's excellent artwork drives the point home. This is a fast, terrifying ride showcasing the best of Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. I highly recommend this."
— Horror World

"BLOODSTAINED OZ is one of the best pieces of short horror fiction I've read to date. The book takes 'The Wizard of Oz' and injects it with enough evil to make the most avid reader bleed a nervous sweat, keeping them riveted to the page waiting to see the outcome of these characters they got to know so quickly. Add in a sprinkle of hope to a story filled with doom, fear, and gore, and you've got yourself one of the finest crafted stories you're likely to read. 5 out of 5 stars."
— Insidious Reflections

"This fast-paced read is wonderfully warped and twisted on its own, but when you throw in the grizzly full page illustrations of Glenn Chadbourne you add an extra kick to your nightmares. You’ll never look at life over the rainbow quite the same way again. One can only hope Golden and Moore keep their hands off 101 Dalmatians."
— Monsters and Critics

"I was really surprised at just how far Golden and Moore were willing to push what could’ve very easily been a comedic setup. Instead of going for laughs, they go straight for the throat and hold nothing whatsoever back from the reader. It’s fast and brutal, but somehow still manages to give enough insight into the characters at its core to make you care for their well being. BLOODSTAINED OZ is plain and simple a really good horror story. Highly recommended. 5 out of 5 Mugs O’ Blood."
— The Horror Channel

"One of the creepiest pieces of fiction I've read in a long, long time. Golden and Moore take delight in moving the Oz characters and creatures from our dreams to our nightmares."
— Ray Garton, from the Introduction