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A dark avenger from the pages of a 1930s pulp magazine, Strange Thrills, materializes in the present day streets of Manhattan. But he is not the only character coming alive in modern New York, and not even his creator’s fertile imagination could have prefigured the carnage to come.
Set in a future where the United States has largely broken down into reluctantly cooperating enclaves run by a wide variety of strongmen and warlords, with a veneer of government control that seems largely interested in controlling technology.
A researcher’s curiosity draws her to the dream realm of the Darkling Lands. Condemned by his own crime, an engrosser plumbs the labyrinthine depths of his firm’s building to find that he is not alone. A giant searches for his missing brother. A young woman opens a sealed house atop a crumbling bridge. A young academic moves into the house of a dead professor and finds himself trapped in a dark fairy-tale. These are five stories of yearning, curiosity and darkness. They explore the fragile and dangerous correspondence between people and monsters.
San Francisco, 1988. A serial killer is on the loose. Twelve victims so far, all ritually disfigured. Scrawled in each victim’s blood, a single word: Morningstar… Investigating the murders, Donovan Moon and Shelley Masterton find themselves drawn into a nightmare of death, destiny, and unholy power – because Morningstar may be more than a murderer, and his victims may be more than human.
What if you could buy the perfect lover built just for you — would you be willing to pay the price? Not long from now, an intelligent android will be invented that is completely indistinguishable from human. The brand name for this type of robot will be “Nymph”, and their purpose will be to provide their owners with sexual pleasure, but nothing is ever as it seems.
A brilliant collection of 14 short “ghost stories” by a contemporary master of the fantastic. Previously released as a limited edition hardcover in Great Britain and a finalist for The British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction Collection. With stories ranging from horror, hints of sci-fi, and fantasy to epic poetry, Peter Atkins delivers all in a style uniquely his own.
Before his birth, even before his conception, everything about Colin Garrett’s life was planned with a single goal in mind: to produce a genius child. The plan was so successful that the standard tests for for intelligence did not measure high enough to rate Colin on their scales. But the one thing the brain wasn’t smart enough to do was to keep his mind power hidden from the Army.
It’s hell on earth for Colin Garrett-the Big Brain-when an assignment to investigate the President’s chief advisor on foreign affairs leads him to the Beelzebub Club. The elite club is a haven of sex and Satanism for Senators and other Washington headliners.
The Big Brain is powerless, and so Is the rest of the country. Call It energy crisis. black-out, magnetic warp .. call It what you will, but there is just no electricity, plain and simple. lights won’t light, motors won’t start. And without any AC. DC Is on Its knees, ready to surrender.
Award-winning artist Wayne Barlowe returns to his epic dark fantasy world with this sequel to God’s Demon – where rival demons war for control of the infernal domain. Sargatanas has Ascended and the doomed, anguished souls have found themselves emancipated. Hell has changed…hasn’t it? The demons, wardens of the souls, are free of their inmates…
Truog Island is a desolate place where sexual activity is outlawed. There lives Trip Yash, bored out of his mind. That was until he met Cron. After a night of passion, Cron disappears taking Trip’s virginity with him. A few days later, Trip develops a rash on his hand that eventually blooms into a gun made from his own flesh. It’s not long before Trip becomes a living weapon locked in a battle against an ancient virus that threatens to ruin his island home. As his body continues to change, terrifying forces emerge with the power to weaponize the dead.