"Night & Demons" introduces a collection of horrific, weird, and fantastic tales by David Drake, master storyteller and creator of the bestselling Hammer's Slammers military science fiction series. Here are weird stories set in the present, along with alternative histories filled with gritty realism and exacting detail as well as an assortment of horrors and monsters. Most of all, here are the tough heroes who throughout time master their own fears and face the very real terrors that haunt existence. Sometimes these heroes win a partial victory. Sometimes it's enough to go down fighting. More than just a collection of stories, "Night & Demons" features extensive story notes that chronicle the development of one of science fiction's most popular writers, and provide detailed snapshots of the larger-than-life editors, publishers, and writers with whom Drake has worked throughout his career.