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This surreal journey of self-discovery and transformation at once questions the nature of our world, and redefines it in the context of 21st century pop culture and technology. It takes a writer of John Shirley’s talent and audacity to bring together elements as disparate as Shakespeare, Nietzsche, on-line role playing games, soap operas, and classic mythology – binding them together, creating a heady mélange on, above, and below the streets of Manhattan.
The Insiders Clever Alec, Arrogant Roman, Beautiful Lindy. The popular kids at school. They don’t know who they hurt. And they don’t care. The Outsider Frazier, brainy and awkward, the school geek. But he has a special talent the ability to send his mind on long journeys out of his body. Then one night a prank goes hideously wrong. Twenty years later Alec, Roman and Lindy are summoned back to their hometown an invitation they cannot refuse. It is a high school reunion they will never forget…if any of them lives through it.
Charley has seen the coffin and the bodies drained of blood. He knows he will be the vampire’s next victim. But no one will believe him: not the police, not his girlfriend Amy, not even the school weirdo, Evil Ed. Charley’s last chance is to enlist the help of Peter Vincent, Vampire Killer, star of a hundred horror movies and host of TV’s Fright Night.
Hellraiser: The Toll tells the story of what happened between the iconic works Hellraiser and its literary follow-up, The Scarlet Gospels.
It should have been the perfect evening. But for blue collar delivery man Nick Skinner, the romantic time he spent with the love of his life, Dawn, has just turned into his worst nightmare. Waking suddenly, he’s attacked by something feral in his room…and it’s not alone. The clock is frozen at just gone midnight and only certain things work-only some lights, only some vehicles. The city has become a hunting ground for the “loons”: humanoid creatures with claws and completely white eyes, just like the moon above that seems to be influencing them.
The sleepy English locality of Middletown is about to get even sleepier, as a strange malady starts to affect the population. It spreads quickly, causing the authorities to quarantine this small city and seek out the only person who might be able to help. This chilling reworking of The Andromeda Strain, Inception, Outbreak, and Quatermass, and is a tale that’s bound to delight genre fans the world over.
Their home was a secure castle – a haven of peace and safety amid the urban rot and threat of New York. Now with his wife and children away for the summer, Bart Hughes’ house was more peaceful still. Until he discovered that he was not alone. That an uninvited guest was in his house. Until the house became a stalking ground where he hunted his inhuman intruder. Until he realised that he was hunted and not hunter. That he was trapped by the Visitor.
On a lonely stretch of highway in the Utah mountains, Cedar Mountain Truck Stop awaits the unsuspecting traveler. Over the years, it has been the setting of unspeakable acts of horror that have gone undiscovered. It is the hunting ground for a serial killer who disposes the bodies in the junkyard behind the rambling, rundown complex. But the long dead victims are not going quietly…
Into a Southern California rife with the machinations of Hollywood, the lure of drugs, and the slick sheen of sex, comes a nameless, ancient evil, a destroyer that completely ravages its victims, body and soul, leaving behind only wet bones. Blending supernatural horror worthy of Lovecraft with a razor-sharp, outlaw street savvy, Shirley presents a visceral, terrifying tale sure to sear the psyche of unwary readers.