Worlds of Hurt Books In Publication Order
- World of Hurt (2006)
Chronicles of Darkness Books In Publication Order
- Dawn of Heresies (2017)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Dark Advent (1988)
- Oasis (1988)
- Nightlife (1991)
- Deathgrip (1992)
- The Darker Saints (1993)
- Prototype (1996)
- Wild Horses (1999)
- Lies & Ugliness (2002)
- Mad Dogs (2007)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- The Weight of the Dead (2016)
- I’ll Bring You the Birds From out of the Sky (2018)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- The Convulsion Factory (1996)
- Falling Idols (1998)
- Picking the Bones (2011)
- Dark City (2015)
- The Immaculate Void (2018)
- Skidding Into Oblivion (2019)
Shadows Over Innsmouth Anthology Books In Publication Order
- Shadows Over Innsmouth (1994)
- Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (2005)
- Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (2013)
Darkside Books In Publication Order
- Darkside: Horror for the Next Millenium (1998)
- The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (2002)
- A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror (With: ,,Tim Lebbon,Tom Piccirilli,Paul Finch,,Brian Keene,,John Pelan,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,,,,Peadar Ó Guilín) (2004)
- Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror (2005)
- Alone on the Darkside: Echoes From Shadows of Horror (2006)
New Cthulhu Anthology Books In Publication Order
- The Recent Weird (2011)
- More Recent Weird (2015)
Hot Blood Books In Publication Order
- Hot Blood (1989)
- Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror (1991)
- Hottest Blood (1993)
- Deadly After Dark (1994)
- Seeds of Fear (1995)
- Stranger by Night (1995)
- Fear the Fever (1996)
- Kiss and Kill (1997)
- Crimes of Passion (1997)
- Hot Blood X (1998)
- Fatal Attractions (2003)
- Strange Bedfellows (2004)
- Dark Passions (2007)
The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Books In Publication Order
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One (2009)
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two (2010)
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three (2011)
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (2012)
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five (2013)
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six (2014)
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven (2015)
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight (2016)
- The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine (2017)
- The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 (2018)
- The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction (2018)
- The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11 (2019)
- The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 (2020)
Hellboy Novels Books In Publication Order
- The Lost Army (By:Christopher Golden,Mike Mignola) (1997)
- Oddjobs (By:Christopher Golden) (2000)
- The Bones of Giants (By:Christopher Golden,Mike Mignola) (2001)
- On Earth As It Is In Hell (2005)
- Unnatural Selection (By:Tim Lebbon) (2006)
- The God Machine (By:Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2006)
- The Dragon Pool (By:Christopher Golden) (2007)
- Emerald Hell (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2008)
- Hellboy II: The Golden Army (By:Robert Greenberger) (2008)
- The All-Seeing Eye (By:Mark Morris) (2008)
- The Fire Wolves (By:Tim Lebbon) (2009)
- Lobster Johnson (By:Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2009)
- The Ice Wolves (By:Mark Chadbourn) (2009)
- An Assortment of Horrors (By:Christopher Golden) (2017)
Eternal Sky Books In Publication Order
- Range of Ghosts (By:Elizabeth Bear) (2012)
- Shattered Pillars (By:Elizabeth Bear) (2013)
- Steles of the Sky (By:Elizabeth Bear) (2014)
Queer Fear Books In Publication Order
- Queer Fear (2000)
- Queer Fear II (2002)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1993)
- Hot Blood X (1998)
- In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998)
- Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror (1999)
- Queer Fear (2000)
- The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft (2003)
- A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror (2004)
- Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre (2011)
- Danse Macabre (2012)
- The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition (2014)
- Eulogies III (2015)
- The Monstrous (2015)
- The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu (2016)
- Corruption at the Crossroad (2017)
- The Devil and the Deep (2018)
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Brian Hodge Books Overview
From the author of HELLBOY: ON EARTH AS IT IS ON HELL and WILD HORSES comes World of Hurt, another masterwork that transcends the horror genre…
. Nearly half his life ago, Andrei spent 38 minutes as a corpse. It’s not a secret that he shares with many people. Especially these last six years, ever since the comforting lie of tunnels and white lights crumbled away to leave him with the memory of what he really found on the other side of death not Hell, but something worse: a Heaven unlike anything he’d ever been taught to expect. Now, as Heaven seeks to reclaim him, Andrei awakens to the hidden truths of this world and the next, caught between two unequal sides waging a clandestine war for the soul of the world, in which everything he’s ever taken for granted about good and evil has just been turned upside down. When death is no escape, what do you do? Andrei has a fierce need to know, as the clock runs out on the most excruciating moral choice of his life.
In Las Vegas, anything goes. So when Allison discovers her blackjack dealer boyfriend has a cheatin heart, hit me takes on a whole new meaning. She clobbers Boyd with a cactus. Then she trashes his prized money skimming scam, swipes his only records of an off shore bank account the key to a fortune without realizing it, and blows town. Big mistake. Because Boyd has a partner: an aging showgirl still young enough to scheme. Not happy with her cut, this redhead wants revenge and she knows a cold blooded killer who will help her get it. Meanwhile, Boyd has found solace with a new age hooker who cares about Boyd’s karma more than his money. Now the whole brawling, balling, hurting tangle of friends, traitors, and lovers is going on the road. In separate cars. Leaving behind a trail of broken bodies and broken laws, they re all following Allison. And she s following a devious plan of her own…
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‘Lies and Ugliness proves to be a bravura performance by a true virtuoso.’ Faren Miller, Locus ‘Brian Hodge has long been a favorite of horror insiders, both for his audacious themes and his impressive facility with language. In such Hodge novels as ‘Deathgrip,’ ‘Nightlife,’ ‘The Darker Saints,’ and ‘Prototype,’ and in his widely anthologized short stories, you can hear the music in Hodge’s prose, a kind of euphony that, at its best, is reminiscent of Brite, Koja, Gaiman, or even Roger Zelazny while remaining, ultimately, unique.’ Thomas Roche Contents: Madame Babylon The 121st Day of Sodom Empathy Cancer Causes Rats Some Other Me Nesting Instincts original Before the Last Snowflake Falls An Autumnal Equinox Folly Confession Cenotaph Far Flew the Boast of Him Now Day Was Fled As the Worm Had Wished Pages Stuck By a Bowie Knife to a Cheyenne Gallows Driving the Last Spike Little Holocausts Dead Giveaway Past Tense Our Lady of Sloth and Scarlet Ivy original The Last Testament The Alchemy of the Throat Come Unto Me, All Ye Heavy Laden From the Gutters of Civilization to Your Discerning Eye story notes
From Brian Hodge, the author of the highly acclaimed Wild Horses, comes his long awaited second crime novel, which once again finds him careening at whiplash speeds between black humor and the pounding heart of darkness. Actor Jamey Sheppard may not be starving, but he’s definitely struggling. His career has been one piddling role after another with names like Radical Dude 3. Still, as he’s road tripping from Los Angeles to Arizona to reunite with his fianc e for their wedding, the future looks brighter than gold. Until a liquid lunch deputy turns the best day in his life into the worst. But Jamey’s no criminal. He’s only played one on TV. From the moment he’s mistaken for Duncan MacGregor, the real life renegade he’s just portrayed in a re enactment segment on American Fugitives, Jamey’s life can never be the same. And so begins his sun scorched odyssey through overnight media saturation celebrity and the national fascination with outlaws. In his hideaway, Duncan MacGregor is watching, too. And he just has to meet the guy who relived his own worst moment in front of a nationwide audience. Within days, in a twist that even American Fugitives couldn’t have seen coming, their fates are intertwined, as they ricochet down a road filled with the world’s dumbest bounty hunters, Hollywood deal makers and wannabes, cops on both sides of the law, a metal plated ex con with a prehistoric outlook on life, an impromptu right wing death squad, a merciless Jay Leno, and the most dangerous people of all when it comes to grudges and vengeance:Family. Staying on the run could be the best career move Jamey’s ever made if he can just live long enough to sign on the dotted line.
SEVENTEEN CHILLING STORIES, INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL MASTERPIECE OF HORROR: THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH by H. P. LovecraftInspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s classic, today s masters of horror take up their pens and turn once more to that decayed, forsaken New England fishing village with its sparkling treasure, loathsome denizens, and unspeakable evil. ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD AGAIN by Neil Gaiman: The community of Innsmouth performs a blood sacrifice with shocking, terrifying results. THE CHURCH IN HIGH STREET by Ramsey Campbell: In the crypt of a derelict church, a sensible young man meets a besti*al, unthinkable fate. INNSMOUTH GOLD by David Sutton: An adventurer searches for buried treasure and discovers a slithering hell on earth. THE BIG FISH by Jack Yeovil: A few months after Pearl Harbor, a mobster and his floating casino lie under water, teeming with the stuff of nightmares. AND THIRTEEN MORE TERRIFYING TALES!
Omni magazine praised John Pelan’s previous anthology, Darkside, as ‘powerful.’ This all new collection includes stories by: Edo Van Belkom Simon Clark Seth Lindberg Tom Piccirilli Brian Hodge Jessica Amanda Salmonson James Dorr Paul Finch Mehitobel Wilson Michelle Scalise David B. Silva Joel Lane Wilum Pugmire and Chad Hensley Charlee Jacob John Pelan Lucy Taylor Brian A. Hopkins and Richard Wright Ann Schwader Brian Keene Randy Ashburn Peter Crowther David Niall Wilson Shikar Dixit Tim Lebbon
A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror (With: ,,Tim Lebbon,Tom Piccirilli,Paul Finch,,Brian Keene,,John Pelan,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,,,,Peadar Ó Guilín)
Take a walk on the dark side 21 all new horror stories from Caitl n R. Kiernan, Brian Hodge, Tim Lebbon and more
Sixteen original tales of terror from Lucy Taylor, Brian Hodge, d.g.k. Goldberg, Michael Kelly, Gerard Houarner, Mark Samuels, and ten other talented storytellers in the latest collection of the continuing horror series.
For more than 80 years H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread remain not only viable motifs, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. In the first decade of the twenty first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing.
Robert R. McCammon, Graham Masterton, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell and other masters of the macabre take readers into their private world of fear, fantasy, and fatal attraction in 24 tales of dread and debauchery, riveting stories of sex and terror…
the fresh fusion that is fast becoming America’s obsession. Reissue.
In Hotter Blood, sex and horror are coupled to an ecstatic effect. This is the second in the provocative anthology series that defined a genre and spanned a generation. Grant Morrison’s Bram Stoker nominated The Braille Encyclopedia spearheads a collection of 24 original stories, with additional contributions from horror stars like Richard Laymon and Nancy Collins, comic book talents Kurt Busiek and John Byrne, and superstar horror director Mick Garris. Explore the dark side of having your lover in The Tub with you, find out when Confession isn t good for the soul, and feed your hunger for erotic horror with this delectable collection Cemetery Dance called Hotter Blood outstanding, Gauntlet labeled it aggressive and riveting, a virtual Who s Who of modern horror, and to 2AM Magazine, it s Amazing highly recommended.
A collection of erotic tales of horror features stories by Graham Masterton, Bentley Little, Rex Miller, Elizabeth Massie, David J. Schow, Matthew Costello, John Shirley, Thomas Tessier, Grant Morrison, and other established masters.
The fourth sizzling collection in the Hot Blood series, no longer available in retail book stores. Here is terror and passion beyond the last taboo in an all new collection of erotic horror from today’s fright masters Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Lucy Taylor and more.
This is the original erotic horror anthology including works by Rex Miller, Bentley Little, J.N. Williamson, Billie Sue Mosiman, Edward Lee, Ronald Kelly, Kathryn Ptacek, P.D. Cacek and Stephen R. George, just to name a few. These top name horror writers bring you the freshest works guaranteed to raise goosebumps and scald the blood.
Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Graham Masterton, Brinke Stevens, Brian Hodge, Edward Lee, Lucy Taylor, Mike Newton, and other conjurers of the darkest demons of the human id bring new stories to this series. Here are sex driven, horro laced, tales from master writers who follow no rules, except one hold back nothing.
An erotic horror anthology includes the works of such popular writers as Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Graham Masterton, Lucy Taylor, Bruce Jones, J. N. Williamson, P. D. Cacek, and Alan Brennert.
Sixteen erotic horror stories include the tales of fantasy fulfilling cheerleaders, a modern den of sin and its centuries old acts of debauchery, and a competition over sexual conquest by two wives.
This exciting installment in the erotic horror series takes readers into an underworld of provocative delights and painful demises, with bone chilling stories by such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, and Ramsey Campbell.
Not all love is innocent. Some desires swallow you whole…
There’s more than meets the eye to the twenty twisted pleasures collected here, with death and desire lying in wait behind every corner. One goth girl finds the man whose love can make her beautiful and whose body can bring her ecstasy if she can stomach the price…
A zombie apocalypse destroys a man’s family, but ’til death do us part’ is a vow his wife won’t forget even if she’s now more on the undead side. A vampire hunter wakes up the morning after and has to discover what forbidden pleasures he indulged in the night before he suspects they might involve the drop dead gorgeous bloodsucker next door…
These and many more tales of sinister passion lie inside if you aren’t afraid of the dark…
An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend…
who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor’s guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch’s candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them…
What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.
Legendary editor Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year Volume 2.
What frightens us? What unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw, tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the nineteen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.
The hero: Forty years after being rescued from Axis powers at the end of World War II, he’s a top field agent for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Development. He questions the unknown, then beats it into submission. And he’s a blood red, cloven hoofed demon with a tail and stone right hand named Hellboy.
The girl: Dr. Anastasia Bransfield is the old flame from Hellboy’s past. Beautiful and tough, Anastasia wishes they could reunite under better circumstances. But she needs his raw power and knowledge of the unknown to help her search team solve…
The mystery: Around 525 B.C., a fifty thousand strong Persian army, while crossing the conquered Egyptian desert, inexplicably vanished from the face of the earth. Two millennia later, amid mounting hostilities between Libya and joint allied forces, a group of British archaeologists has met that same fate, disappearing without a trace along the edge of the Great Sand Sea.
The evil: From the mythical oasis of Ammon, the dead utter a warning to Hellboy, Anastasia and their companions: leave now or die. And be careful of the spiders. Hellboy has no recourse but to dig deeper, below the hot sands of the Sahara. As usual, what he finds is worse than even the world’s greatest paranormal agent could bargain for an immortal sorcerer named Hazred, who sees Hellboy as the instrument to summon back an even greater evil banished from our world eons before. And any who stand against him will fall before the undead legions of The Lost Army.
On the frozen shores of Sweden, lighting strikes from a clear sky. The skeleton of a huge man is revealed, its fingers clutched around the handle of an iron hammer. No one who comes to see this marvel from Norse mythology can lift it no one but Hellboy, who lifts the hammer just in time for lightning to strike again, welding it to his hand, and leading him towards a bizarre series of visions and encounters. Chris Golden, author of the popular Hellboy: The Lost Army novel, makes his return to the character, in a novel illustrated by Mike Mignola, award winning creator of Hellboy, and production designer of Disney’s summer blockbuster, Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
Fifty years ago, a blood red, cloven hoofed demon was conjured up by Axis powers at the end of World War II, but adopted by the United States government, which gave him the name Hellboy and raised him in secrecy. Today, Hellboy is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown then beats it into submission. His latest case: Angels have attacked the Vatican, destroying an entire floor of the building’s precious library. That’s a new one, even for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. The BPRD dispatches Hellboy and his amphibious colleague, Abe Sapien, to investigate. When they arrive on the scene, they discover that thousands of documents from all eras of history have been destroyed except for one, saved from the holy fire by an obsessive scholar. His prize? An ancient scroll allegedly written by Jesus the Nazarene decades after the crucifixion. Hellboy’s first thought is that the scroll was the focus of the seraphim’s attack but why would heavenly creatures undertake such violence and ruin? The answer to this puzzle will lead Hellboy down a terrifying trail to ancient gods, vengeful demons, and a hidden world made of the purest evil…
Hordes of terrifying mythical creatures suddenly appear across the globe a dragon perched on the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, a thirty foot alligator lurking in the canals of Venice, a griffin slaughtering horses in Madrid, giant vampire bats, mermaids, gremlins. As the destruction and death toll escalate rapidly, Hellboy and the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence arm themselves for battle.
Hellboy, a bloodred, cloven hoofed demon raised by the United States government, is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown then beats it into submission. Religious artifacts from every faith are disappearing without a trace. The identity of the perpetrator is a complete mystery until Hellboy and Liz Sherman acting on an unlikely tip from a ghost foil a museum heist attempted by crude, robotic constructs inhabited by human spirits. One of these freed human spirits offers to help Hellboy track down those who imprisoned him: a fanatical order of psychics obsessed with creating a new messiah, one that will bring about a new stage of evolution for mankind whether mankind is willing or not. Now only Hellboy and his colleagues stand between a vulnerable humanity and an evil, vengeful god…
Hellboy, a bloodred, cloven hoofed demon raised by the United States government, is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown then beats it into submission. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy’s ex girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary ‘Dragon King Pool’ thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land. But Anastasia’s triumph at her discovery is short lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him…
Hellboy comes to the crossroads in Enigma, Georgia, a small town best by strange occurrences. Sent to keep an eye on Sarah Nail, a young girl hiding from the curse of her family, Hellboy becomes entangled in the blood debt of evil mystical preacher, Brother Jester. Stuck between human malice and the mysteries of the occult, Hellboy comes up against an intrigue of ghosts, demon trees, talking bullfrogs, and a race of lost mutant children.
After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call Hellboy. Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense pyrotechnic girlfriend Liz Sherman, aquatic empathy Abe Sapien, and protoplasmic mystic Johann the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.
Hellboy has his hands full. While the supernatural is on a rampage in London, a series of brutal ‘Torso Murders’ turns up at various sites around the city. All of the corpses are headless, limbless, and drained of their blood. Called in to investigate the killings, B.P.R.D. agents Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman discover a wellspring of black magic under the London streets. They also find a sack of heads. Hellboy descends into the dark underworld of London, encountering demons who prophesy the coming of plague and the opening of an eye to the otherworld, bringing forth death and destruction upon the land.
Hellboy is called to Amalfi, Italy, by Franca, a young member of the Esposito family. She fears that a dark curse on her family is about to claim her cousin as its next victim. Hellboy makes his way to their large home, and he encounters a flaming demon a fire wolf which he successfully fights off. Hellboy and Franca make their way to Pompeii, where Franca remembers seeing an image of the fire wolf whilst on an archaeological dig. Hellboy unearths the shriveled corpse of a demon hunter who was buried during the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius, and it tells him of the fire demon that escaped the grip of the volcano leading to that devastating eruption. Attacked again by the fire wolf, Hellboy and Franca have to make their way back to Amalfi to confront Adamo Esposito, the family elder. But already the volcano is rumbling again, and an eruption even more devastating than that historical catastrophe looks very, very close!
Ripped from the pages of Hellboy! Where greed and the occult walk hand in hand, where mobsters and monsters prowl the streets, none escape the justice of Lobster Johnson! In the years before World War II, Jonas Chapel was a respected physician, until his appetite for vice got the best of him and he found himself on the run from one of New York’s most powerful mob bosses. On the lam in Mexico, Chapel stumbles across a powerful witch and a cursed skeleton and the power to transform men into monsters. Now, he’s back in New York, selling his creations to the highest bidder. Only one man, backed by his team of trusted sidekicks, stands in his way. But will the Lobster’s resolve be enough to shut down Chapel’s twisted Satan Factory before New York itself is consumed?
In Cancun, Mexico, police investigate a slaughter at a wedding ceremony. In Dublin, Ireland, the clientele of a backstreet pub are found dead. In Kyoto, Japan, the bullet train pulls into the station with blood spattered windows. It is the time of the Black Sun. Across the world, the wolves are calling to each other. Locked in bodies that had no idea they were there, they rise from the depths of the unconscious and turn towards America! For Hellboy, it’s a race against time to prevent a devastating wave of primal savagery washing across the land. And so he is drawn to Boston’s Beacon Hill and the Grant Mansion, believed to be the most haunted house in New England, where the truth may lie buried.
Temur, grandson of the Great Khan, is walking away from a battlefield where he was left for dead. All around lie the fallen armies of his cousin and his brother, who made war to rule the Khaganate. Temur is now the legitimate heir by blood to his grandfather’s throne, but he is not the strongest. Going into exile is the only way to survive his ruthless cousin. Once Princess Samarkar is climbing the thousand steps of the Citadel of the Wizards of Tsarepheth. She was heir to the Rasan Empire until her father got a son on a new wife. Then she was sent to be the wife of a Prince in Song, but that marriage ended in battle and blood. Now she has renounced her worldly power to seek the magical power of the wizards. These two will come together to stand against the hidden cult that has so carefully brought all the empires of the Celadon Highway to strife and civil war through guile and deceit and sorcerous power.
A striking and ambitious collection of gay horror fiction, covering a wide range of creatures of the night and all manner of urban terrors.
Queer Fear II builds on the successes of its predecessor, Queer Fear, the groundbreaking gay themed horror anthology that Gothic. net called ‘the best horror anthology of the year ,’ which won the Queer Horror Award, and was a finalist for a Spectrum Award and two Lambda Literary Awards. This second volume includes among its stories new work by some stars of the previous volume International Horror Guild Award winners Gemma Files and Michael Marano, Bram Stoker Award winners David Nickle and Edo van Belkom, and screenwriter Ron Oliver. Science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer, winner of the Aurora and Nebula Awards, crosses genres to appear alongside newer writers like Bram Stoker Award winner Brett Savory, novelist Sephera Giron, and classic British ghost story author Steve Duffy. And if that’s not enough, Queer Fear II will also feature a new, unpublished story by internationally acclaimed horror writer Poppy Z. Brite. The dark pleasures and anxieties of the Queer Fear books have their roots in the nightmarish, viral machinations of AIDS and homophobia, as well as the ghoulish, old fashioned thrills of confronting things that go bump in the night. Queer Fear II will keep you up long past the witching hour. Michael Rowe is co editor of Sons of Darkness and Brothers of the Night, and author of the essay collections Writing Below the Belt and Looking for Brothers. A journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in The Advocate and The Globe & Mail, he lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Kirkus Reviews called Splatterpunks ‘an authoritative and intelligent collection for horror fans willing to go all the way.’ Now, this second volume of taboo shattering horror stories and essays goes beyond the limits of convention into the darkest corners of the human soul.
For centuries, they have watched over us. Leering from the arches and peaks of ancient cathedrals. Spreading their wings across hallowed doorways. Even decorating our homes in stony, silent elegance. Are they angels or demons? Sacred or profane? In the Shadow of the Gargoyle features fifteen original stories and two classic tales of the legendary gargoyle. The contributors range from bestselling masters to the hottest newcomers award winners, artists, musicians, and, yes, gargoyle collectors. Each of them experts at drawing blood from a stone…
Contributors include: Harlan Ellison Neil Gaiman Katherine Kurtz Brian Lumley Jane Yolen Charles L. Grant John Mason Skipp Nancy Holder Alan Rodgers Lucy Taylor Jo Clayton Don D’Ammassa Christa Faust Robert J. Harris Brian Hodge Caitlin R. Kiernan Marc Levinthal Melanie Tem Wendy Webb
Descend to the depths of primal horror with this chilling collection of original stories drawn from H. P. Lovecraft?s shocking, terrifying, and eerily prescient Cthulhu mythos. In twenty one dark visions, a host of outstanding contemporary writers tap into our innermost fears, with tales set in a misbegotten new world that could have been spawned only by the master of the macabre himself, H. P. Lovecraft. Inside you?ll findDETAILS by China Mi?ville: A curious boy discovers that within the splinters of cracked wood or the tangle of tree branches, the devil is in the details. VISITATION by James Robert Smith: When Edgar Allan Poe arrives, a callow man finally gets what he always wanted?and what he may eternally despise. MEET ME ON THE OTHER SIDE by Yvonne Navarro: A couple in love with terror travels beyond their wildest dreams?and into their nightmares.A FATAL EXCEPTION HAS OCCURRED AT…
by Alan Dean Foster: Internet terrorism extends far beyond transmitting threats of evil. DARK OF THE MOON by James Dorr: A cosmonaut watches helplessly as her husband walks on the surface of the moon?into inescapable horror. SPECTACLE OF A MAN by Weston Ochse: Crucifixion becomes a seductive maelstrom of madness with this postmodern twist on an ancient torture. The true horror of Lovecraft?s extraordinary fiction lies in the unknown. He beguiles us with very real worlds filled with sheer terror, which lie just beyond comprehension. Children of Cthulhu features twenty one modern masters bring who Lovecraft?s original ideas and stark images roaring into the twenty first century in all their grisly, godless glory.