Humans lord over the Earth while worms wriggle and writhe through the soil underfoot.
Or at least that's how we choose to see it in the natural world, with only occasional concerns over scalp-based games of pinochle.
Venture into the unnatural world of fiction, however, and you'll find various worms that turn our anthropocentric attitude right on its ear. Some of the creatures ahead inspire revulsion and fear, while others demand nothing short of complete human devotion.
So let us open the Sacred Book of the Worm. Let's slide out of our human skin and enter a world of squirming horrors.