Stephen Jones is one of Britain’s most acclaimed horror and dark fantasy writers and editors, with more than 140 books to his credit. He is a Hugo Award nominee and the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, twenty-one British Fantasy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. You can visit his web site at www.stephenjoneseditor.com or follow him on Facebook at Stephen Jones-Editor. He lives in London, England.
Many of us grew up on The Pan Book of Horror Stories and its later incarnations, Dark Voices and Dark Terrors (The Gollancz Book of Horror), which won the World Fantasy Award, the Horror Critics' Guild Award and the British Fantasy Award, but for a decade or more there has been no non-themed anthology of original horror fiction published in the mainstream. Now that horror has returned to the bookshelves, it is time for a regular anthology of brand-new fiction by the best and brightest in the field, both the Big Names and the most talented newcomers including:
- Ramsey Campbell
- Peter Crowther
- Dennis Etchison
- Elizabeth Hand
- Brian Hodge
- Caitlin R. Kiernan
- Stephen King
- John Ajvide Lindqvist
- Richard Christian Matheson
- Reggie Oliver
- Robert Shearman
- Angela Slatter
- Michael Marshall Smith
- Lisa Tuttle
A Book of Horrors will be the foremost in the field: an eclectic collection of the very best chiller fiction from across the world.
Zombie tales by:Clive BarkerRobert BlochRamsey CampbellH. P. LovecraftJoe R. LansdaleJ. Sheridan Le FanuEdgar Allan PoeAnd many more
Fans of The Walking Dead and World War Z, brace yourselves. These phenomenal stories from horror masters will get inside your head and leave you wanting more.
For Stacy Keenan, the hotel's new Head of Security, things are already chaotic as the locals continue to put the finishing touches to the festivities while VIPs begin to arrive for the grand opening. When a Russian cruise ship turns along the shore and disgorges its cargo of flesh-eating zombies, the guests and staff soon fragment into various factions as they struggle to withstand the spread of HRV (Human Reanimation Virus).
As the armies of the dead conquer all that stand before them, and the human survivors prepare for a final battle against an unstoppable enemy, a horror even more ancient and terrible is revealed when 'The Death' comes to Paradise . . .
There was no way that the reclusive pulp writer could have known so much about a case where the details had been withheld for fear of creating a panic among the public. Following these startling revelations, the F.B.I. went back and investigated more closely into the stories that Lovecraft was publishing as “fiction.” Incredibly, it soon began to emerge that the events in Innsmouth were not a solitary event—and the monstrosities the author described really did exist.
To combat these cosmic horrors, the Human Protection League (H.P.L.) was established to investigate and combat these otherworldly invaders. Down through the decades since, the only defense that has stood between humanity and these creatures of chaos are the agents of the H.P.L.—or, as they are sometimes known to those few who are aware of their existence: The Lovecraft Squad.