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Live Girls by Ray Garton


The garish neon lights of New York City’s Times Square can be very seductive. And so can the promises of dark pleasures on the seedier side streets. To Davey Owen, the lure of a glowing sign advertising “Live Girls” was too hard to resist. He was looking for a little entertainment. He found instead a nightmare in the form of a beautiful but strangely pale woman. A woman who offers him passion, ecstasy — and eternal life — but takes in exchange his lifeblood and his very soul.


This new edition of Live Girls features a new introduction by Ray Garton, and two bonus stories: “Hair of the Dog” and “Devon,” as well as new dustjacket art by Adam Braun and archival art by Ron Lesser.


This 384-page book has full black cloth binding with stamping in multiple colors. The book has head and tail bands, ribbon marker, and a top-edge stain, along with full wraparound dustjacket art.


Signed limited hard cover edition

Ravenous by Ray Garton


When Emily Crane’s car breaks down on a dark, lonely road at night, she is attacked and raped by a man she kills in self-defense. That night, the dead rapist walks out of the morgue. Later, Emily begins to experience strange cravings and her body undergoes terrifying changes.


When brutal killings leave victims partially eaten in the northern California coastal town of Big Rock, Sheriff Arlin Hurley scoffs at the talk of werewolves . . . until a tuft of wolf’s fur is found on a victim. It soon becomes clear that whatever is responsible for the killings, it is not alone. There are more than one. And they are doing something much worse than killing and eating people.


Nearly twenty-five years ago, Ray Garton reinvented the vampire mythos with his erotic novel Live Girls. Now he has updated the curse of the werewolf in Ravenous.


Richard Chizmar will write an afterword and sign the lettered edition.

The Court of Miracles - by Kester Grant


Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution.


Liberty

1828 and the citizens of Paris still mourn in the wake of their failed revolution. Among them, in the dark alleys and crumbling cathedrals of the city, the most wretched have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins – and worse. Together they are known as The Court of Miracles.


Family

Eponine has lost more than most. When her father, Thénardier, sells her sister to the Guild of Flesh she makes a promise to do anything she can to get her sister back, even if that means joining the Court of Miracles, the very people keeping her sister a slave.


Treachery

Eponine becomes perhaps the greatest thief the Court has ever known, finding a place among them and gaining another sister, Cosette. But she has never forgotten the promise she made, and if she’s to have any hope of saving one sister, she will have to betray the other.


This beautiful reimagining of Les Misérables tells the stories of your favourite characters and what might have happened if the French Revolution had not come to pass.


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The Hand of the Sun King by J.T. Greathouse


My name is Wen Alder. My name is Foolish Cur.


All my life, I have been torn between two legacies: that of my father, whose roots trace back to the right hand of the Emperor. That of my mother's family, who reject the oppressive Empire and embrace the resistance.


I can choose between them - between protecting my family, or protecting my people - or I can search out a better path . . . a magical path, filled with secrets, unbound by Empire or resistance, which could shake my world to its very foundation.


But my search for freedom will entangle me in a war between the gods themselves . . .

The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath by Ian Green


An action-packed and unique fantasy adventure, featuring General Floré and a quest to save her abducted daughter, by debut Scottish author, Ian Green.


Fight the Storm.


Protect your people.

The endless rotstorm rages over the ruins of the Ferron Empire. Floré would never let the slavers of the Empire rise again. As a warrior of the Stormguard Commandos, she wrought horrors in the rotstorm to protect her people. She did her duty and left the bloodshed behind.


Fight for your family.

Floré’s peace is shattered when blazing orbs of light cut through the night sky and descend on her village. Her daughter is abducted and Floré is forced into a chase across a land of twisted monsters and ancient gods. She must pursue the mysterious orbs, whose presence could herald the return of the Empire she spent her entire life fighting.


Destroy your enemies.

Now, Floré must take up the role she had sworn to put aside and become the weapon the Stormguard trained her to be, to save not only her daughter, but her people...



The Mabinogion by Lady Charlotte Guest


The stories of the Mabinogion appear in two Medieval Welsh manuscripts, the White book of Rhydderch (Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch) written about 1350, and the Red Book of Hergest (Llyfr Coch Hergest) written about 1382.


Although fragments of these tales have been preserved in earlier thirteenth-century manuscripts, scholars agree that the tales are much older. The tales have had a pronounced influence on modern fantasy writers, most notably J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Magicians by James E. Gunn


Unseen by an apathetic society, a stupendous battle is being waged between good and evil. In the center of an unassuming town, gathered in a nondescript hotel, are the most powerful forces of time eternal: the thirteen black covens.


On All Hallow's Eve they unite to summon the Black Magician, the darkest and deadliest being of all time.

They are a rag-tag group of misfits: an inexperienced but lovely witch, an ancient sorcerer obsessed with math, and a private detective who can't seem to solve a case, but they are humanity's only hope.


The world is unaware of the battle, but it will suffer the ultimate consequence if the war is won by the black evil. Can a group of social rejects save the world? Or will humanity plunge forever into the abyss?

The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne


Set in a brand-new, Norse-inspired world, and packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne.


After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrið.

Now a new world is rising, where power-hungry jarls feud and monsters stalk the woods and mountains. A world where the bones of the dead gods still hold great power for those brave - or desperate - enough to seek them out.

Now, as whispers of war echo across the mountains and fjords, fate follows in the footsteps of three people: a huntress on a dangerous quest, a noblewoman who has rejected privilege in pursuit of battle fame, and a thrall who seeks vengeance among the famed mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn.

All three will shape the fate of the world as it once more falls under the shadow of the gods . . .

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Replay by Ken Grimwood


When 43-year-old radio journalist Jeff Winston dies and wakes up in his 18-year-old body in 1963, he is given a great gift: The ability to relive his life with all his memories of the previous 25 years intact. Now, he can make different decisions. But when Jeff reaches the end of his life, the replay happens again. And again. Jeff’s knowledge soon becomes as much of a curse as it is a blessing. As he plays out his life differently each cycle, he comes to discover that time is, in fact, shorter than he thinks—and that he is not alone.


One of the most elegant and gripping time travel stories ever written, Replay holds a mirror up to its reader, asking them to examine and re-examine their own existence. With each incarnation that Jeff lives through, we come to understand how short life truly is, and that to live each day to the fullest we cannot look backward, but must move forward.


First published in 1986, seven years before the release of the film Groundhog Day, Ken Grimwood’s novel was a precursor to countless “time loop” stories that would follow.


In 1988, Replay won The World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.


The Artist edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by Alessandro Sicioldr Bianchi. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by the artist. The edition is printed offset and is housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase with an acrylic coating.

Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne


A black sun is rising …


Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors under King Brenin’s rule, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage.


The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed shields in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars.


High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Some are skeptical, fighting their own border skirmishes against pirates and giants. But prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.


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Following on the 'Masters of the Weird Tale' series here's the latest instalment:


“His output was eventually acknowledged as the product of a sick imagination, the bizarre work of an eccentric, maybe even a madman.” Here Grabiński not only speaks of the struggling and misunderstood writer in “The Area” but also of himself. They are the words of a man who occupied the same weird space inhabited by his absorbing creations. As an author who was often maligned and under-appreciated, his work echoed his frustrations as much as it manifested his idiosyncratic and lascivious sides that time has now vindicated.

Translator Miroslaw Lipinski has brought out the best in this massive collection of Grabiński’s weird tales, tales that highlight the morally flawed characters of a bygone era whose redemption can only be found in a world that’s just as damaged as them. These are people driven to the brink of insanity by supernatural forces outside and within that no rational mind could explain. Both the unnamed narrator from “The Frenzied Farmhouse” and Wrzecki from “On a Tangent” fall under this spell of otherworldly authority, which beckons their hands in acts that could only satisfy a maker of vile intentions.

Then there’s the vampiric succubi masquerading as innocent vixens who indulge in Grabiński’s devilish dalliances for physical gratification. “At Sara’s House” finds Wladek as the focus of a woman who’s already siphoned all his friend’s energy and maybe even his soul. But in “Fumes,” one of Grabiński’s most atmospheric and succinct stories, the lecherous instigator is a man who seeks refuge from the arctic night. He soon regrets the lustful impulses imparted on his gracious host.

       


The locomotive as a mysterious, organic entity plowing through a misty, saturnine evening is an obsession that Grabiński approached with a spirited intensity. It features prominently in stories like “The Sloven,” “Engine Driver Grot,” “The Motion Demon,” “The Wandering Train,” and many others included in this collection. The engineers and conductors are the ambivalent trainers of this uncaged and thunderous beast, guiding their passengers through the perilous depths of Grabiński’s depraved universe.

Call him the “Polish Poe” or the “Polish Lovecraft,” but don’t mistake Grabiński for mere parody or derivative hackwork. His is the voice of mercurial originality, evoking a cerebral and lurid sense of awakening. There’s nothing to comfort you here, if only to open your third eye and uncover the truth behind the psychosis that befalls his characters. Just don’t say you weren’t warned!


This single volume collection is enclosed in a handsome slipcase with ribbon marker and new illustrations by Piotr Jabloński. It is signed by Jabloński and Miroslaw Lipinski, who translated the works and who has written an excellent comprehensive introduction.

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Dust jacket illustration by Gail Cross.


Sebastian Becker’s position as Special Investigator for the British Crown requires a subtle touch: gathering evidence that determines whether or not someone is a Chancery Lunatic—afflicted with madness making them unfit to manage their fortunes—without tipping the hand of those whose resources often make them above the law.


In the aftermath of a fiery tragedy that leaves dozens dead and England’s leaders maneuvering for an answer to stave off political ramifications, former police detective Becker is called upon to utilize his intimacy with the insane, and familiarity with working in the shadows.


Tasked with evaluating the sanity of the confessed arsonist—Wild West Showman ‘The Authentic William James’—leads Becker from the shores of Sussex to the film studios of Hollywood. Delving into the circus world to unravel the mystery of a man who admits guilt and flees will pit Becker’s appointed role to do his country’s bidding against his compassion to do what is right for a family.

Cover Artwork by Les Edwards


Interior Artwork by Lorry Stone


Nicholas, a painter and teacher at the Ravensbrooke Youth Academy for the Arts, is having difficulties in his marriage. He also fears he's losing his artistic inspiration. A brief dalliance with a fellow teacher doesn't solve his problems—especially when Miss Featherstone takes the affair more seriously than he does.


Enter David Sutcliffe, a young and gifted student who imagines himself as the true object of Miss Featherstone's affections. His jealousy causes him to view Nicholas as a rival, and the boy becomes increasingly unhinged as he seeks to eliminate the competition.



The City is ancient, layers upon layers. Once a thriving metropolis, it has sprawled beyond its bounds, inciting endless wars with neighboring tribes and creating a barren wasteland of what was once green and productive.


In the center of the City lives the emperor. Few have ever seen him, but those who have recall a man in his prime, though he should be very old. Some grimly speculate that he is no longer human, if he ever was. A small number have come to the desperate conclusion that the only way to stop the war is to end the emperor’s unnaturally long life.


From the mazelike sewers below the City, where the poor struggle to stay alive in the dark, to the blood-soaked fields of battle, where few heroes manage to endure the never-ending siege, the rebels pin their hopes on one man—Shuskara. The emperor’s former general, he was betrayed long ago and is believed to be dead. But, under different aliases, he has survived, forsaking his City and hiding from his immortal foe. Now the time has come for him to engage in one final battle to free the City from the creature who dwells at its heart, pulling the strings that keep the land drenched in gore.

 Who will keep the starways safe when bioengineered superhumans make war on the human race?


Executive Officer Jonathan Thomas Korie and the crew of Alliance Liberty Ship LS-1187 made the mistake of surviving an ambush by the Morthan Solidarity. The attack had come without warning., devastating the Alliance fleet. For although Alliance technology was more advanced, the Morthans—a Militaristic culture of bioengineered superhumans—were master strategists, and destroyers like their Dragon Lord were equipped with more firepower than any Alliance vessel.


His captain dead, his ship barely functioning, Korie and his crew slowly made their way home, But the Alliance needed a scapegoat on which to blame the disaster and the LS-1187 filled the bill. Instead of being hailed as heroes, they were treated as Jonahs.


Consigned to drydock for repairs, the LS-1187 and its crew seemed to have been conveniently forgotten by top Alliance officials. Then Captain Hardesty came aboard and everything changed.


Hardesty's reputation as the toughest, most terrifying warhorse in the military was an understatement. Still, he and his new senior officers—including a Morthan Tyger, who Korie could only hope was loyal to the Alliance—might prove just what the LS-1187 needed. For Hardesty's only interest was in turning a wreck back into a functioning warship manned by a crew capable of performing at his inhumanly high standards.


 A steampunk fantasy novel set in an alternate version of the American Wild West where the far west reaches of the world are untamed and still being created. It tells the story of Liv Alverhuysen, a female psychologist who sets off on an adventure to heal the mad and John Creedmoor, an Agent of the Gun who is goaded into obedience to his master's orders, despite his growing disdain for them.


The novel pits two rival factions against one another as they each hunt for a way to end the everlasting war between them. The Line is industrial, with technological weapons and trains that speed by so quickly the countryside is barely seen, and take over towns and make their citizens slaves at their whim. The Gun are made up of thieves and murderers, and keep hold of the people by fear and violence, but they are losing the war against the Line.


The Rise of Ransom City is related as it takes place in the same world.

 This is the story Harry Ransom. If you know his name it’s most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world.


Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics.


Friends called him Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which he had more than any honest man should. He often went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though he never had anything you might call a formal education, he definitely earned it.


If you’re reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. You might be standing on its sidewalk and not wonder in the least of how it grew to its current glory. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end.

Her name was Crimson... and she was a legend. A beautiful pirate queen who plundered the 16th Century Caribbean sea by day and confronted voodoo and vampires during the steaming tropical nights.


Cast in Dark Waters is an original dark adventure tale by Ed Gorman and Tom Piccirilli — a fine addition to the Cemetery Dance Novella Series.

Dust jacket illustration by Julie Dillon.


What if you could fix the worst parts of yourself by confronting your worst fears?


Dr. Jennifer Webb has invented proprietary virtual reality technology that purports to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight out of horror movies and nightmares. In a carefully controlled environment, with a medical cocktail running through their veins, sisters might develop a bond they’ve been missing their whole lives—while running from the bogeyman through a simulated forest. But…can real change come so easily?


Esther Hoffman doubts it. Esther has spent her entire journalism career debunking pseudoscience, after phony regression therapy ruined her father’s life. She’s determined to unearth the truth about Dr. Webb’s budding company. Dr. Webb’s willing to let her, of course, for reasons of her own. What better advertisement could she get than that of a convinced skeptic? But Esther’s not the only one curious about how this technology works. Enter real-world threats just as frightening as those created in the lab. Dr. Webb and Esther are at odds, but they may also be each other’s only hope of survival.


With her new novella Final Girls, bestselling, award-winning author Mira Grant has conjured a heartstopping, gut-wrenching story filled with as many twists as it is versions of reality. Grant offers a chilling exploration of how surviving horrors might define us all.

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First edition hardcover -signed/ ltd

First edition hardcover -signed/ ltd

Bookclub hardcover

Bookclub hardcover

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by David Ho.


William Gibson is a winner of the Hugo, the Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards. An inductee of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, he’s been recognized as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. His celebrated, much-awarded debut novel, Neuromancer (1984) announced him to the wider world, but it was the stories in 'Burning Chrome', the collection originally published in 1986, that first established him as a star in the firmament of science fiction.


The stories gathered in 'Burning Chrome' range across a spectrum of post-modern human experience, exploring everything from space travel to surveillance culture to late capitalism.

Among the ten futures here, we find these:


In “Johnny Mnemonic,” the title character, a famously technical boy, encounters razorgirls, assassins, and a cybernetically enhanced dolphin, in a fast-paced story, the first to be set in the Sprawl of Gibson’s first three novels. In “The Gernsback Continuum,” Gibson ferociously deconstructs the banalities and limitations of the rocketships-and-rayguns futures that came close to strangling American science fiction in its infancy.


And in the title story, “Burning Chrome,” the lives of people living at the interface of technology and criminality are revealed as tendentious, yes, but also as exemplary of the challenges of any human relationships, whether they’re being played out in the past, the present, or a future that was the first to include “cyberspace,” a term Gibson coined for this story.


Burning Chrome is oversized, printed on premium paper, in two colors throughout. 

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