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Stephen Jones – Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by demonik on September 18, 2010

Stephen Jones  (ed./”creator”) – Zombie Apocalypse (Robinson, October 2010)

 

Cover design and illustration, JoeRoberts.co.uk

 

Micheal Marshall Smith – Things Past
Mandy Slater – Internal Communication #1
Christopher Fowler – Dead Ground Zero
Mandy Slater – Internal Communication #2
Paul Finch – Special Powers
Mandy Slater – Internal Communication #3
Sarah Pinborough – Diary Entry #1
Mandy Slater – Internal Communication #4
Jo Fletcher – Dead Di And The Zombie King
Mandy Slater – Internal Communication #5
John Llewellyn Probert – Rings Around The Roses
Mandy Slater – Internal Communication #6
Jay Russell – Tweets Of The Dead
Mandy Slater – Automated Reply
Sarah Pinborough – Diary Entry #2
Mandy Slater – Emergency Service #1
Kim Newman – Minutes Of Meeting
Lisa Morton – They’re Coming To Get You
Mandy Slater – Emergency Service #2
Tanith Lee – Letters From A Tower
Mandy Slater – News Front Page #1
Paul McAuley – The Treatment
Mandy Slater – News Front Page #2
Sarah Pinborough – Diary Entry #3
Mandy Slater – Dead Link
Kim Newman – Pastor Pat At The 700 Club
Tim Lebbon – Zmbs
Peter Crowther – Newsflash
Robert Hood – Wasting Matilda
Peter Crowther – Webcam Exchange
Pat Cadigan – We’ll Take Manhattan
Peter Crowther – ‘The Longest Distance Between Two Places’ by Will Halloway
Mark Samuels – The Reign Of Santa Muerte
Pete Atkins – The Show Must Go On
Kim Newman – Zombie Novelty Tracks
Scott Edelman – We Are Not A New People
Kim Newman – Epilogue: The Queen’s Christmas Speech

Blurb:
THE END OF THE WORLD – WITH FLESH-EATING ZOMBIES!

In the near future, a desperate and ever-more controlling UK government attempts to restore a sense of national pride with a New Festival of Britain. But construction work on the site of an old church in south London releases a centuries‑old plague that turns its victims into flesh-hungry ghouls whose bite or scratch passes the contagion – a supernatural virus which has the power to revive the dead – on to others.

`The Death’ soon sweeps across London and the whole country descends into chaos. When a drastic attempt to eradicate the outbreak at source fails, the plague
spreads quickly to mainland Europe and then across the rest of the world.

Told through a series of interconnected eyewitness narratives – text messages, e-mails, blogs, letters, diaries and transcripts – this is an epic story of a world plunged into chaos as the dead battle the living for total domination.

Will humanity triumph over the worldwide zombie plague, or will the walking dead inherit the Earth?

See also the Zombie Apocalypse thread on Vault forum.

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Basil Copper ‘A Life in books’ launch this saturday

Posted by demonik on February 21, 2008

sorry it’s such short notice. it’s looking like there will be a decent vault presence at this. i’m the guy rat-tail hair, wild staring eyes and broken arm and you are very welcome to say hi and get me incredibly drunk! see olde cock tavern thread on vault site for latest news/ arrangements for night so you’ll know how best to avoid us.
and thanks to Mark Samuels for tipping us off and typing this out!

BASIL COPPER BOOK LAUNCH

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Hosted by the British Fantasy Society and PS Publishing, the bio/bibliography BASIL COPPER: A LIFE IN BOOKS Compiled and Edited by Stephen Jones will be launched on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd at THE UPSTAIRS BAR, YE OLDE COCK TAVERN, 22 FLEET STREET, LONDON EC4Y 1AA from 6:00pm onwards.

Among those signing copies will be BASIL COPPER, editor/co-designer STEPHEN JONES, artists RANDY BROECKER and LES EDWARDS, co-designer MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH and publisher PETER CROWTHER. Special Guests (subject to commitment) include legendary anthology editors HUGH LAMB, MICHEL PARRY and DAVID A. SUTTON.

Basil Copper became a full-time writer in 1970. His first story in the horror field, ‘The Spider’, was published in 1964 in THE FIFTH PAN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES, since when his short fiction has appeared in numerous collections and anthologies, and been extensively adapted for radio and television. Along with two non-fiction studies of the vampire and werewolf legends, his other books include the novels THE GREAT WHITE SPACE, THE CURSE OF THE FLEERS, NECROPOLIS, THE BLACK DEATH and THE HOUSE OF THE WOLF. Copper has also written more than fifty hardboiled thrillers about Los Angeles private detective Mike Faraday, and has continued the adventures of August Derleth’s Sherlock Holmes-like consulting detective Solar Pons in several volumes of short stories and the novel SOLAR PONS VERSUS THE DEVIL’S CLAW.

Concluding three years’ extensive research, multiple award-winning editor and writer Stephen Jones was given unprecedented and unrestricted access to the books and papers of renowned British macabre and crime writer Basil Copper.

The result is BASIL COPPER: A LIFE IN BOOKS, a unique and in-depth study of the author and his works. Not only does this volume contain the most comprehensive Working Bibliography ever compiled of Basil Copper’s productive output – including Macabre and Supernatural Novels and Collections, the “Solar Pons” series, the “Mike Faraday” series, Short Fiction and Novellas, Media Adaptations, Unpublished Works and much more, enhanced with commentary by the author himself – but it also features several rare and obscure articles covering everything from Arkham House creator August Derleth to a brief history of Count Dracula.

There are also a number of short stories, most of them original to this volume, ranging from his very first published work back in 1938 to a brand-new “Mike Faraday” detective adventure, along with a complete television script based on M.R. James’ classic horror story ‘Count Magnus’.

With an in-depth look at the author’s life and career by acclaimed ghost story editor Richard Dalby, and Basil Copper’s inspirational Guest of Honour speech from the 1977 British Fantasy Convention, BASIL COPPER: A LIFE IN BOOKS is illustrated with numerous cover reproductions, artwork and unique personal photographs.

If you cannot make it to the signing, but still want to PRE-PURCHASE a personally-signed copy (or copies) please contact PS Publishing for details of how to place your order. Dealer’s enquiries welcome – trade discounts available.

ISBN 978-1-905834-98-3 (Jacketed hardcover) £25.00 / $50.00 (approx.) ISBN 978-1-905834-97-6 (Hardcover) £15.00 / $30.00 (approx.) 280pp

BFS BONUS!!! On the night, a number of specially-priced copies of the PS hardcover anthology DON’T TURN OUT THE LIGHT will be available on a first-come basis. Edited by STEPHEN JONES, this third volume in the acclaimed new “Not at Night” series features work by BASIL COPPER, PAUL McAULEY, MARK SAMUELS, JAY RUSSELL, RANDY BROECKER, LES EDWARDS and many others (including Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Charles L. Grant and Hugh B. Cave).

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