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Posts Tagged ‘Robinson’

Stephen Jones – Mammoth Best New Horror #21

Posted by demonik on September 22, 2010

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror #21 (Robinson, 28 October 2010)

Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror in 2009

Michael Kelly – The Woods
Joe Hill & Stephen King – Throttle
Barbara Roden – Out And Back
Ramsey Campbell – Respects
Simon Stranzas – Cold To The Touch
M. R. James & Reggie Oliver – The Game Of Bear
Chris Bell –  Shem-El-Nesime: An Inspiration In Perfume
Michael Marshall Smith – What Happens When You Wake Up In The Night
Nicholas Royle – The Reunion
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Mami Wata
Richard Christian Matheson – Venturi
John Gaskin – Party Talk
Terry Dowling – Two Steps Along The Road
Mark Valentine – The Axholme Toll
Robert Shearman – Granny’s Grinning
Rosalie Parker – In The Garden
Stephen Volk – After The Ape
Brian Lumley – The Nonesuch
Michael Kelly – Princess Of The Night

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2009

Useful Addresses

As far as i’m aware you’ll have to wait a few weeks for this to hit the shops although i gather it was pre-launched at FantasyCon over weekend. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time the contents have appeared online, so don’t forget not to give Vault a credit when you rip it off for your site/ blog/ messagebore, etc.

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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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M. J. Trow – A Brief History Of Vampires

Posted by demonik on July 6, 2010

M. J. Trow – A Brief History Of Vampires (Robinson, July 2010)

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Blurb:
Vampire culture is everywhere: in the bookshops, on TV, in nightclubs, and in the cinemas. With the success of the Twilight saga and True Blood, the lore of the undead is a global phenomenon. But where does the legend of the Vampire come from, and why does it have such a perennial appeal? Historian and vampire aficionado M. J. Trow goes in search of the origins of this blood craze a long way from the shopping malls, to the story of the fifteenth century Hungarian warrior prince, Vlad of Wallachia, who was famed for his brutality in war as well as his passion for excruciating torture. Vlad would later become the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the film Nosferatu.

Trow’s fascinating search uncovers the forgotten story of Vlad and charts his legacy throughout history up to the present day. He shows that the legend and lore of vampirism has evolved over centuries and still has a powerful hold on our imaginations.

Press Release Robinson
From Vlad the Impaler to Edward Cullen, M.J. Trow goes in search of the allure of the vampire.

A Brief History of Vampires

By M.J. Trow
Published by Robinson
July 8th 2010 Paperback, £8.99

A must-have book for all vampire fans, A Brief History of Vampires charts the phenomenal craze of ‘popular vampires’ such as Nosferatu and Count Dracula to screen vampires such as those played by Bela Lugosi and Robert Pattinson. With the current global vampire craze taking the book, film and TV charts by storms with the Twilight saga and True Blood, this book begs the question: why do we love to be frightened?

Within a society which has become increasingly desensitised to horror, M.J. Trow charts the vampire’s global phenomenon and seeks its terrifying origins. A long way from the billboard we learn the story of Vlad ‘The Impaler’ of Wallachia. a ruler infamous for his brutality in war as well as his passion for ‘impaling’ his victims, and who later became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s infamous Dracula.

In order to uncover the fascinating, forgotten story of ‘The Impaler’, Trow looks into the history, legend and lore of his legacy. Compellingly and historically, he shows how the legend of the vampire has evolved over centuries and explains how it still has such an intense hold on modern day imagination.

About the Author
M. Trow studied history at university, after which he has spent years teaching. He is also an established crime writer and biographer, with a reputation as a scholar who peels away myths to reveal the true history behind them. Originally from Rhondda, South Wales, he now lives on the Isle of White.

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Stephen Jones – The Very Best of Best New Horror

Posted by demonik on March 9, 2010

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Very Best of Best New Horror (Robinson, March 2010)

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Joe Roberts

Stephen Jones – Foreword
Ramsey Campbell – Introduction: Bettering The Best

Brian Lumley – No Sharks In The Med
Michael Marshall Smith – The Man Who Drew Cats
Ramsey Campbell – The Same In Any Language
Christopher Fowler – Norman Wisdom And The Angel Of Death
Harlan Ellison – Mefisto In Onyx
Paul J. McAuley – The Temptation Of Dr. Stein
Neil Gaiman – Queen Of Knives
Terry Lamsley – The Break
Caitlín R Kiernan – Emptiness Spoke Eloquent
Peter Straub – Mr. Clubb And Mr. Cuff
Tim Lebbon – White
Kim Newman – The Other Side Of Midnight: Anno Dracula 1981
Elizabeth Hand – Cleopatra Brimstone
Joe Hill – 20th Century Ghost
Mark Samuels – The White Hands
Lisa Tuttle – My Death
Clive Barker – Haeckel’s Tale
Glen Hirshberg – Devil’s Smile
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Church On The Island
Stephen King – The New York Times At Special Bargain Rates.

Index To Twenty Years Of Best New Horror

Blurb:

For the past twenty years the annual Best New Horror series has been the major showcase for superior short stories and novellas of horror and dark fantasy. Edited by Stephen Jones, the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award-winning series has published more than 450 stories by around 200 of the genre’s most famous and acclaimed authors, as well as those newcomers who are just starting out on their careers. To celebrate the anthology’s twentieth anniversary, the editor has selected from each volume one story that he considers to be the “best” for reasons explained in his historical introduction to each tale. As a result, some of horror’s biggest names are represented, including Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Harlan Ellison, Brian Lumley and Neil Gaiman, along with newer writers such as Joe Hill, Glen Hirshberg, Mark Samuels and Terry Lamsley. With a unique Introduction by Ramsey Campbell, and an indispensable Index detailing the entire contents of the series over all twenty volumes, The Very Best of Best New Horror is a tribute to the world’s premier annual anthology of contemporary horror fiction.

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Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – The Giant Book Of Best New Horror

Posted by demonik on October 21, 2009

Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – The Giant Book Of Best New Horror (Magpie, 1993, 1994)

Cover: Luis Rey

Cover: Luis Rey


Introduction – Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell

Robert R. McCammon – Pin
Brian Lumley – No Sharks In The Med
Chet Williamson – … To Feel Another’s Woe
Stephen Gallagher – The Horn
Peter Straub – A Short Guide To The City
Robert Westall – The Last Days Of Miss Dorinda Molyneaux
Ian Watson – The Eye Of The Ayatollah
Cherry Wilder – Alive In Venice
Thomas Tessier – Blanca
Steve Rasnic Tem – Carnal House
Michael Marshall Smith – The Man Who Drew Cats
Thomas Ligotti – The Last Feast Of Harlequin
Donald R. Burleson – Snow Cancellations
J. W. Jeter – True Love
J. L. Comeau – Firebird
Karl E. Wagner – Cedar Lane
D. F. Lewis – Mort Au Monde
Nicholas Royle – Negatives
Richard Laymon – Bad News
Elizabeth Hand – On The Town Route
Alan Brennert – Ma Qui
David J. Schow – Incident On A Rainy Night In Beverly Hills
Kathe Koja – Impermanent Mercies
Ian MacLeod – 1/72nd Scale
Ramsey Campbell – The Same In Any Language
Poppy Z. Brite – His Mouth Will Taste Of Wormwood
Charles L. Grant – Our Life In An Hourglass
Grant Morrison – The Braille Encyclopedia
David Sutton – Those Of Rhenea
Joel Lane – Power Cut
Harlan Ellison – Jane Doe
F. Paul Wilson – Pelts
Jean-Daniel Breque – On The Wing
Douglas Clegg – Where Flies Are Born
Garry Kilworth – Inside The Walled City
Jonathan Carroll – The Dead Love You
S. P. Somtow – Chui Chai
Dennis Etchison – When They Gave Us Memory
Gene Wolfe – Lord Of The Land
Gahan Wilson – Mister Ice Cold
Kim Newman – The Original Dr. Shade

600+ page compilation derived from the first two Best New Horror collections. The customary lengthy introduction and Necrology are missed, but this all-story Best New Horror is possibly my favourite of the entire series to date.

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Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – Best New Horror 3

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2009

Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – Best New Horror 3 (Robinson, 1992)

Luis Rey

Luis Rey

Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – Introduction:  Horror in 1991

K.W. Jeter – True Love
Ramsey Campbell – The Same in Any Language
Kathe Koja – Impermanent Mercies
Alan Brennert – Ma Qui
Robert R. McCammon – The Miracle Mile
Steve Rasnic Tem – Taking Down the Tree
Douglas Clegg – Where Flies Are Born
Roger Johnson – Love, Death and the Maiden
S.P. Somtow – Chui Chai
Kim Newman – The Snow Sculptures of Xanadu
Edward Bryant – Colder Than Hell
Nancy A. Collins – Raymond
Charles L. Grant – One Life, in an Hourglass
Grant Morrison – The Braille Encyclopedia
Elizabeth Hand – The Bacchae
David J. Scow – Busted in Buttown
Russell Flinn – Subway Story
Thomas Ligotti – The Medusa
Joel Lane – Power Cut
Nicholas Royle – Moving Out
Norman Partridge – Guignoir
William F. Nolan – Blood Sky
David Starkey – Ready
Karl Edward Wagner – The Slug
Michael Marshall Smith – The Dark Land
Dennis Etchison – When They Gave Us Memory
J.L. Comeau – Taking Care of Michael
Thomas Tessier – The Dreams of Dr. Ladybank
Nina Kiriki Hoffman – Zits

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 1991

Thanks to Alan J. Frackelton for the cover scan and contents!

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Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – Best New Horror 2

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2009

Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – Best New Horror 2 (Robinson, 1991)

cover: Luis Rey

cover: Luis Rey

Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell – Horror in 1990

K.W. Jeter – The First Time
Peter Straub – A Short guide to the City
Elizabeth Massie – Stephen
Jonathan Carroll – The Dead Love You
Harlan Ellison – Jane Doe #112
Ray Garton – Shock Radio
Michael Marshall Smith – The Man Who Drew Cats
Melanie Tem – The Co-Op
Nicholas Royle – Negatives
Thomas Ligotti – The Last Feast of Harlequin
Ian R. MacLeod – 1/72nd Scale
Karl Edward Wagner – Cedar Lane
Kim Antieau – At a Window Facing West
Garry Kilworth – Inside the Walled City
Jean Daniel-Braque (trans. Nicholas Royle) – On the Wing
J.L. Comeau – Firebird
David J. Schow – Incident On a Rainy Night in Beverly Hills
Poppy Z. Brite- His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood
Kim Newman – The Original Dr. Shade
D.F. Lewis – Madge
Cherry Wilder – Alive in Venice
Gregory Frost – Divertimento
F. Paul Wilson – Pelts
David Sutton – Those of Rhenea
Gene Wolfe – Lord of the Land
Steve Rasnic Tem – Aquarium
Gahan Wilson – Mr. Ice Cold
Elizabeth Hand – On The Town Route

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 1990

Thanks to Alan J. Frackelton for the cover scan and contents!

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Trisha Telep – Love Bites: Vampire Romance 2

Posted by demonik on October 11, 2009

Trisha Telep (ed.) – Love Bites: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (Robinson, 2009)

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Cover design: JoeRoberts.co.uk

Jordan Summers – Paris After Dark
Deborah Cooke – Coven Of Mercy
Karen MacInerney – Cirque De La Nuit
Caitlin Kittredge – Perdition
Dina James – Deliver Us From Evil
Camille Bacon-Smith – Blood And Thyme
Rosemary Laurey – Into The Mists Forever
Patti O’Shea – Blood Feud
Angie Fox – Love Bites
Caitlin Kiernan – Flotsam
Jamie Leigh Hansen – The Murder King’s Woman
Carole Nelson Douglas Butterfly Kisses
Diane Whiteside – Crimson Kisses
Jaye Wells – Vampsploitation
Stacia Kane – Trust Me
Jennifer Ashley – The Scotsman And The Vamp
Justine Musk – I Need More You
Jennifer St. Giles – Point Of No Return
Dawn Cook [Kim Harrison] – With Friends Like These
Nancy Holder – Blood Gothic
Larissa Ione – Eternity Embraced
Jeanne Stein – The Ghost Of Leadville
Tiffany Trent – The Vampire, The Witch, And The Yenko
Ann Aguirre – Circle Unbroken
Devon Monk – Skein Of Sunlight

Blurb:
A wonderful variety of compellingly original vampire stories, many of them wholly unexpected, from award-winning, New York Times bestselling authors. There are typical vampires who would be right at home in a horror story or a gothic romance; historical vampires; contemporary, gritty, urban vampires; fang-in-cheek comedy; boy-meets-girl sweetheart stories (if a little bloodier!); and erotic tales of inhuman passions and midnight pleasures. Look out, too, for stand-alone stories relating to existing series and characters of contributing authors, or stories which develop more fully characters who have only walk-on parts in those authors’ longer fiction. Includes writing by big-name authors such as Jennifer Ashley, Kim Harrison writing as Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kittredge, Diane Whiteside and Eileen Wilks.

Much better cover! i’m almost certain it’s a Joe Roberts job – Mammoth Book Of Vampire Romance certainly was and he’s been responsible for many of the best Robinsons in recent years. Nancy Holder’s Blood Gothic first appeared in Stephen Jones’ Mammoth Book Of Vampires (Robinson, 1992) via Charles L. Grant’s Shadows 8.

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Trisha Telep – Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance

Posted by demonik on October 10, 2009

“Boo hoo, it’s killing Dark Fantasy!” – BFS poster
“Sure hope so” – demonik, vault.

Trisha Telep (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (Robinson, 2009)

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24 new short stories from the hottest names
Fall in love with someone out of this world.

The Temptation of Robin Green – Carrie Vaughn
Succubus Seduction – Cheyenne McCray
Paranormal Romance Blues – Kelley Armstrong
John Doe – Anna Windsor
Taking Hold – Anya Bast
How to Date a Super Hero – Jean Johnson
Daniel – C.T Adams & Cathy Clamp
Light Through Fog – Holly Lisle
The Tuesday Encounters – Mary Jo Putney
Trinity Blue – Eve Silver
The Grace of Small Magics – Ilona Andrews
Once a Demon – Dina James
Night Vision – Maria V. Snyder
Pele’s Tears’ – Catherine Mulvany
Pack – Jeaniene Frost
When Gargoyles Fly – Lori Devoti
The Lighthouse Keeper and His Wife – Sara Mackensie
Blood Song – Lynda Hilburn
The Princess and the Peas – Alyssa Day
At Second Bite – Michelle Rowen
Blue Crush – Rachel Caine
The Wager – Sherrilyn Kenyon
In Sheep’s Clothing – Meljean Brook
The Dream Catcher – Allyson James

Press release blurb:

If love transcends all boundaries then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place.

Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Allyson James Marland and others show you powers beyond your wildest imaginings.

Within these pages mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensitive sensory perception play out the themes of extraordinary desires.

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Robert Phillips – Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on September 25, 2009

Robert Phillips (ed.) – The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (Robinson 1989, 1992, 1996) [US edition titled Triumph of the Night: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Carroll & Graf, 1989)

Help cover wanted!

Help cover wanted!

Robert Phillips – Introduction

Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Graham Greene – A Little Place Off the Edgware Road
Joyce Carol Oates – The Others
Dylan Thomas – The Followers
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
Louis Auchincloss – The Prison Window
Walter de la Mare – Seaton’s Aunt
George Mackay Brown – Andrina
Barry N. Malzberg – Away
Muriel Spark – The Portobello Road
John Updike – The Indian
Denton Welch – Full Circle
Lynne Sharon Schwartz – Sound Is Second Sight
Jean Rhys – I Used to Live Here Once
Henry James – The Jolly Corner
Elizabeth Spencer – First Dark
Peter Taylor – Missing Person
Gertrude Atherton – The Bell in the Fog
Howard Lewis Russell – The Wedding Cake Couple
Shirley Jackson – The Daemon Lover
Virginia Woolf – A Haunted House
Mavis Gallant – Up North
Tennessee Williams – The Mysteries of the Joy Rio
William Goyen – Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt
E. M. Forster – The Celestial Omnibus
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Truman Capote – Miriam

Notes on the Authors

Blurb from 1996 press release:

One of the classiest collections of ghost stories ever published.
Haunted houses, demon lovers, children’s visions, anxious states of mind, revenge, guilt and betrayal from beyond are the themes of the modern ghost story as brilliantly explored by some of the century’s finest writers.
This enthralling and chilling tour of the best in 20th century spectral literature features the work of Graham Greene, Dylan Thomas, Muriel Spark, Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Virginia Woolf, Tennessee Williams, E.M. Forster, F. John Updike who are just some of the century’s most prominent writers who have also written ghost stories.

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