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Zero is a young film maker who believes his whole life and career are mapped out before him. That is, until the night he and his friends are caught in a dazzling trap that spans worlds. Dropped onto a dreamlike planet whose surrealistic beauty cannot hide its grotesque reality. A world, so stunningly bizarre, nightmares are irrelevant. Here, abductees both human and alien are pitted against a never-ending succession of hellish parasites, carnivores, shape-changers, and symbiotes.
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.
Taking the fall for his younger brother, Richard Candle went from being a cyber cop to a condemned criminal. After four years of “UnMinding”—with his mind suppressed and his body enslaved—he’s released to discover his brother has slipped back into the underworld of the V-Rat: the virtual reality addict. With human society sinking ever deeper into a mire of escapism, Candle fights his way through the world of underground stock markets, conscious programs, flying guns and the trash-walled labyrinth of Rooftown.
Stu Cole is struggling to keep his nightclub, Club Anaesthesia, afloat in the face of mob harassment when he’s visited by a manifestation of the city of San Francisco, crystallized into a single enigmatic being. This amoral superhero leads him on a terrifying journey through the rock and roll demimonde as they struggle to save the city,
“Beautifully un-categorizable… a heady mix of the surreal, the poignant, the scary, and the heartwarming. A gleeful mash-up of genres, highly recommended!”
– Peter Atkins, author of Morningstar and Big Thunder, screenwriter of Hellraiser II and III, creator of Wishmaster
Because one of her fathers died when she was very young, much of Celia’s family knowledge comes from stories her surviving father narrates—road-trip adventures from the mid-80s that explore homophobia in a supernatural context. As she considers these adventures (a rescue mission aided by ghostly hallucinations; a secluded town of strangely shaped inhabitants; a movie star with a monstrous secret), Celia uncovers startling new truths about her family’s past.
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 “the Big Brain” Garrett, 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, blackout, 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.
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.