Archive For The “Horror” Category
By Edward W. Robertson
In big apple, Walt Lawson is ready to lose his female friend Vanessa. In l. a., Raymond and Mia James are approximately to lose their apartment. inside days, none of it's going to matter.
When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. yet she isn't the final. The virus quick kills billions, lowering big apple to an open grave and los angeles to a chaotic desert of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia gap up in an deserted mansion, the place they discover ways to functionality with no electrical energy, working water, or acquaintances, Walt starts an existential stroll to l. a., the place Vanessa had deliberate to maneuver whilst she left him. He expects to die alongside the way.
Months later, a major vessel seems above Santa Monica Bay. Walt is attacked by way of a crablike monstrosity in a mountain circulation. The virus that ended humanity wasn't created by means of people. It used to be inflicted from outdoors. The colonists who despatched it are able to end the job--and Earth's survivors might be too few and too susceptible to withstand.
By Paul Antony Jones
There is nowhere left to run. within the wake of the lethal plague that almost annihilated the human race, an unlimited crimson jungle teeming with alien creatures and deadly vegetation is devouring Earth, swallowing constructions entire and ruthlessly decimating what existence is still. A witness to the terrifying transformation, survivor Emily Baxter thinks the chances opposed to humanity can’t get any worse.
She is wrong.
The subsequent quantity within the exciting Extinction Point sequence, Revelations takes a humanity on the point of devastation… and throws it over the edge!
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By Robert R. McCammon
I commute via evening marks Robert McCammon's victorious go back to this kind of flamboyant, go-for-broke horror fiction that has earned him a global attractiveness and a legion of committed lovers. The terrors of the darkish Society, the gothic sensibilities of outdated New Orleans, and the tortured life of the unforgettable vampire adventurer Trevor Lawson all mix right into a heady brew that may thrill McCammon s dependable readers and earn him new ones as well.
For Lawson, the horrors that stalked the Civil battle battlefield at Shiloh have been greater than simply these of struggle. After being forcibly given the reward of undeath by way of the mysterious vampire queen LaRouge, Lawson selected to dangle to what remained of his humanity and fought his approach freed from the darkish Society's clutches. within the a long time seeing that, he has roamed past due 19th century the United States, doing what strong he can as he travels via evening, scuffling with evils mundane and supernatural, and constantly looking the main to regaining a mortal life.
That key lies along with his maker, and now Lawson hopes to discover LaRouge on the center of a Louisiana swamp via a haunted priest and an unforeseen best friend. within the tornado-wracked ghost city of Nocturne, Lawson needs to face down gigantic enemies, the emerging solar, and his personal nature. Readers won't are looking to omit this exciting new darkish novella from a grasp storyteller.
By Neil Gaiman
A mysterious circus terrifies an viewers for one amazing functionality earlier than disappearing into the evening, taking one of many spectators besides it . . .
In a novella set years after the occasions of American Gods, Shadow can pay a trip to an historical Scottish mansion, and reveals himself trapped in a online game of homicide and monsters . . .
In a Hugo Award-winning brief tale set in a surprisingly altered Victorian England, the good detective Sherlock Holmes needs to remedy a so much unsettling royal homicide . . .
teenage boys crash a celebration and meet the ladies in their dreams—and nightmares . . .
In a Locus Award-winning story, the participants of an excusive epicurean membership lament that they've eaten every thing that may be eaten, aside from a mythical, infrequent, and quite risky Egyptian chicken . . .
Such awesome creations and more—including a quick tale set on this planet of The Matrix, and others set within the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction—can be present in this remarkable assortment, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance in addition to his terrifyingly unique darkish humorousness. by way of turns pleasant, tense, and diverting, Fragile issues is a present of literary appeal from the most specified writers of our time.
By Mark Benyon
England, 1651-The conflict of Worcester. to aid him reach a victory over the Royalists, Oliver Cromwell has made a pact with the satan. In go back for his soul, he has been given a fearsome military of the useless - a blood-thirsty platoon of historical evil. the Kryfangan yet whoever those demons slay, upward push from the useless. and shortly the rustic is overun via the zombie horde.
By Thomas Ligotti
Two terrifying classics by means of “the most sensible saved mystery in modern horror fiction” (The Washington Post)
Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection, Songs of a lifeless Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, completely inscribed a brand new identify within the pantheon of horror fiction. Influenced by way of the unusual terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by means of the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti eschews affordable, gory thrills for his personal model of horror, which shocks on the private, existential, levels.
Ligotti’s tales tackle decaying towns and lurid dreamscapes in a method starting from wealthy, decorative prose to chilly, medical detachment. His uncooked and experimental paintings lays naked the unimportance of our international and the sickening insanity of the human . just like the maximum writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends truth until eventually it cracks, starting fissures by which he invitations us to gaze at the unsettling darkness of the abyss below.
For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes by way of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.
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By Walter Greatshell
Whilst the Agent X plague struck, it contaminated girls first, turning them into senseless killers purpose simply on growing a military of Xombies via spreading their illness. operating for her existence, seventeen-year-old Lulu is rescued by means of the daddy she hasn't ever identified and brought aboard a refitted nuclear submarine that has one venture: to avoid wasting a little of humanity.
Previously released below the identify Xombies.
By Tom Piccirilli
This lyrical story of evil, loss, and redemption is a gorgeous addition to the Southern gothic culture of Flannery O’Connor and Harry Crews.
A Choir of unwell Children is the startling tale of nation Come, a decaying, swamp backwater that attracts the misplaced, ill-fated, and damned.
Since his mother’s disappearance and his father’s suicide, Thomas has cared for his 3 brothers—conjoined triplets with separate our bodies yet one shared brain—and the town’s merely undefined, the Mill.
Because of his family’s prominence, Thomas is feared and revered by means of the superstitious swamp people. Granny witches forged hexes whereas Thomas’s early life sweetheart drifts via his practical a vengeful ghost and his ally, a reverend being affected by the facility of tongues, is conquer with this curse as he attempts to warn of imminent risk. All Thomas learns is that “the carnival is coming.”
Torn through accountability and rage, Thomas needs to face his tormented earlier in addition to the mysterious forces surging towards the city he loves and despises.
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By Glen Johnson
Lobsters and Landmines is the second one e-book within the Human Nature sequence, following in Lamb Chops and Chainsaws footsteps, through carrying on with to examine the darker aspect of human nature, by way of delving into the darkish twisted international of the ill minded, the perverse, the psychos and sociopaths; those that take pride from hurting others. participants, who might be your next-door neighbour or your lover, even an in depth friend. examine a captain who discovers definitely the right lobster bait after a violent outburst. A HIV contaminated guy who injects girls along with his tainted blood. A disfigured ex-army bomb disposal specialist who has carved out a section of paradise for himself in Vietnam, who retains adult females as slaves and kids as gadgets to promote. Or the unhappy tale approximately neighbors who're eternally parted on September eleventh 2001. And the airhostess Jenny who unearths the suitable task on a Brazilian airline, however it turns out they need extra from her than such a lot employers. What concerning the candy little previous girl who wins awards for her muffins, yet what are her mystery materials? Or the doomsday prepper that spends each waking minute of daily prepping for the tip of the realm, until eventually one serious mistake adjustments every thing. Or a working laptop or computer company that sells its algorithmic computations to beauty enterprises, slicing out the necessity to try on animals, yet less than flooring, the massive machine server hosts a worrying mystery. eventually, a businessman who realizes a bit too overdue, what's actually very important in lifestyles?
By Lee Horsley (auth.)
What is literary noir? How do British and American noir thrillers relate to their ancient contexts? In contemplating such questions, this research levels over 1000's of novels, analysing the politics and poetics of noir from the hard-boiled fiction of Hammett, Chandler and Cain to the interesting variety of nineties thrillers, with sections at the tricky investigators, gangsters and sufferers of the melancholy years: the first-person killers, femmes fatales and black protagonists of mid-century; the game-players, voyeurs and shoppers of up to date thrillers and destiny noir.