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1999

LENINGRAD NIGHTS
A NOVELLA by Graham Joyce
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  March 1999
INTRODUCTION by Peter Straub
COVER ART Vasili Ivanovich Surikov
PAGES 47

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Lenningrad Nights is the story of a young boy facing his own personal battle in his war torn homeland as he becomes the surrogate father to a prostitute’s baby. The lyrical prose and sharp characterisation mark this as probably the best of the collection with a denouement that sits comfortably with all that has gone before.

Graham Joyce’s “Leningrad Nights” reads like a long-lost urban legend from the Great Patriotic War. Set during the 900-day siege of Leningrad, “Leningrad Nights” is sufficiently grizzly in its depiction of what it takes to survive under such circumstances. It is a story of a young man who finds both poetry and the limits of his own behaviour in the rubble of the dying city.


HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
A NOVELLA by James Lovegrove
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  March 1999
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART xx
PAGES 48

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880005 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1902880013 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
William Ian North is an absurdly successful moneymaker. His nigh-unimaginable wealth gives him the ability to found and topple governments, ruin nations, even start wars. But down in the cellar of his mansion lies the secret of his success and it’s a close-to-home secret in more ways that one. It’s also a surprisingly nasty secret, and nastily surprising.

ANDY WARHOL'S DRACULA
A NOVELLA by Kim Newman
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  October 1999
INTRODUCTION by F. Paul Wilson
COVER ART Andy Warhol
PAGES 66

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880048 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 125 copies — ISBN 1902880048 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
New York, the late 1970's. The tribes of punk and disco are at war, and the first casualties have fallen in the Chelsea Hotel. Johnny Pop, a vampire fresh from Europe with a name to make and a thirst to slake, gravitates to the orbit of the grey-faced undead master to the city, Andy Warhol. With Johnny comes a new drug craze, perhaps a new disease and certainly a new communion between the living and the undead. The alternate world of Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron, Judgment Of Tears and Coppola's Dracula is extended here to a new era and a new continent, reimagining Saturday Night Fever as a lust for blood and examining one artist's obsession with things dead but moving.

THE VACCINATOR
A NOVELLA by Michael Marshall Smith
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  October 1999
INTRODUCTION by M. John Harrison
COVER ART xx
PAGES 66

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880064 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 150 copies — ISBN 1902880072 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
After a chequered and violent career, Eddie Kruger now lives in the Florida Keys. It’s a nice, quiet, peaceful life. Apart from the kidnappings. And the aliens.

Michael Marshall Smith is the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, the August Delerth Award, the International Horror Guild Award, six British Fantasy Awards and the Prix Bob Morane, nominated for five World Fantasy Awards and CWA Silver Dagger — and winner of the BFS Award for Best Short Story four times.
 

2000

MAKING HISTORY
A NOVELLA by Paul J. McAuley
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  April 2000
INTRODUCTION by Michael Swanwick
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 74

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880099 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1902880080 [£20]

SYNOPSIS
An episode from his Quiet War series, which hark backs to classic Delanyesque space opera. A lesson in how history can be rewritten by determined losers, this story about love among the ruins on a moon of Saturn also portrays an exotic colonised solar system in rich detail
REALITY DUST
A NOVELLA by Stephen Baxter
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  April 2000
INTRODUCTION by Greg Bear
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 67

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880102 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1902880110 [£20]

SYNOPSIS
A short novel, lavishly praised by Greg Bear, from the internationally bestselling author of THE TIME SHIPS; an epic story of a far future war that shows Baxter at the top of his game.

NAMING OF PARTS
A NOVELLA by Tim Lebbon
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2000
INTRODUCTION by Steve Rasnic Tem
COVER ART Alan M. Clark
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880161 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1902880171 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
The first in a series of four linked novellas from PS Publishing. Pete Crowther asked me to try a novella for his PS imprint. I already had a vague story in mind, of a family having to cross a changing and increasingly inimical landscape to reach an estranged family member. That landscape became the British countryside, and the thing threatening everything emerged as the living dead. But I wanted to take this far past the usual zombie-fest. Why can’t grass be living dead, I figured, and trees, and foxes and badgers and anything that was once alive? So, for a while, it was.
The ‘naming of parts’ referred to in the title is the main protagonist’s way of confronting his fears by naming them, analysing them, laying them out to view. After writing the novella I tried this when I visited the dentist. It worked. Sort of. I suppose some fears are beyond naming…

TENDELEO'S STORY
A NOVELLA by Ian McDonald
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2000
INTRODUCTION by Robert Silverberg
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 91

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880129 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 150 copies — ISBN 1902880137 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
After a chequered and violent career, Eddie Kruger now lives in the Florida Keys. It’s a nice, quiet, peaceful life. Apart from the kidnappings. And the aliens.

Michael Marshall Smith is the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, the August Delerth Award, the International Horror Guild Award, six British Fantasy Awards and the Prix Bob Morane, nominated for five World Fantasy Awards and CWA Silver Dagger — and winner of the BFS Award for Best Short Story four times.
WATCHING TREES GROW
A NOVELLA by Peter F. Hamilton
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2000
INTRODUCTION by Larry Niven
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 96

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880145 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880153 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Lenningrad Nights is the story of a young boy facing his own personal battle in his war torn homeland as he becomes the surrogate father to a prostitute’s baby. The lyrical prose and sharp characterisation mark this as probably the best of the collection with a denouement that sits comfortably with all that has gone before.

Graham Joyce’s “Leningrad Nights” reads like a long-lost urban legend from the Great Patriotic War. Set during the 900-day siege of Leningrad, “Leningrad Nights” is sufficiently grizzly in its depiction of what it takes to survive under such circumstances. It is a story of a young man who finds both poetry and the limits of his own behaviour in the rubble of the dying city.



2001

A WRITER'S LIFE
A NOVELLA by Eric Brown
CATEGORY Speculative Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  March 2001
INTRODUCTION by Paul Di Filippo
COVER ART Julian Flynn
PAGES 78

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 190288020X [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880218 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Mid-list writer Daniel Ellis becomes obsessed with the life and work of novelist Vaughan Edwards, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1996. Edwards' novels, freighted with foreboding tragedy and a lyrical sense of loss, echo something in Ellis's own life. His investigations lead Ellis ever deeper into the enigma that lies at the heart of Vaughan Edwards' country house, Edgecoombe Hall, and the horror that dwells there.
In a departure from his science fiction roots, Eric Brown has written a haunting novella that explores the essence of creativity, the secret of love, and the tragedy that lies at the heart of human existence.

NEARLY PEOPLE
A NOVELLA by Conrad Williams
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  May 2001
INTRODUCTION by Michael Marshall Smith
COVER ART Wieslaw Walkuski
PAGES 78

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880188 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880196 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
It's dog eat dog out here. And man eat dog, and man eat man... Howling Mile. A city of the future. Barred from surrounding areas in the aftermath of a deadly toxic spill, its citizens are a crushed, hateful breed, slowly imploding in a vicious cycle of violence and cannibalism while their jailers, the Bordertypes, keep watch from sniper steeples and patrols of fire-breathing helicopters, desperate to prevent the contagion from infecting the rest of the country. Yet within this black arena, hope has come, at least for one woman. Carrier has fallen in love with The Dancer, a man she catches glimpses of beyond her reinforced windows and deep within her dreams. By day, she tends to her best friend Jake, who is dying, infected by the slow poison that is subsuming the city and its inhabitants. By night, she corresponds with Enderby, a friend who provides her with a reason to live, by sending her missives from the real world. Meanwhile, The Dancer introduces her to a different way of life in Howling Mile. She learns that there is beauty and magic beyond the bloodshed and resentment, that there exists a possible way forward. But she discovers there is a price to be paid for such epiphanies. Carrier finds herself running the risk of exposing herself and Jake to the Bordertypes, who don't want anything leaking out fro Howling Mile. Anything alive, that is. And all the while, it seems that the greatest secrets of the city are to be found deep within herself.

DIAMOND DOGS
A NOVELLA by Alastair Reynolds
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2001
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Baxter
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 111

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880269 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880277 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
'Diamond Dogs' is a fascinating exploration of how low you can go to pursue a goal. It doesn't matter that in this novella, the physical direction of travel is upwards. 'Diamond Dogs' mines the old 'exploring an alien artifact' plot. Richard Swift and Roland Childe misspent their youth trying to outdo one another. Swift is a disgraced scientist, and Childe an eccentric rich man whose family has discovered an artifact on a distant moon. Others have tried to enter it to wrest its secrets. Their remains surround the tower. Childe proposes an expedition, equipped to solve the riddle.

THE ASTONISHED EYE
A NOVELLA by Tracey Knight
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE October 2001
INTRODUCTION by Philip José Farmer
COVER ART Alan M. Clark
PAGES 192

EDITIONS
Signed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880242 [£40]
Signed & Lettered Slipcased Jacketed Hardcover limited to 26 copies — ISBN 1902880250 [£75]

SYNOPSIS
When a UFO crash-lands in Elderton, Illinois, which reporter should the infamous tabloid newspaper The Astonished Eye send to cover the event? Why, Ben Savitch, of course! After all, Ben was born in this backwater town and that might just give him the edge when it comes to finding out the truth. And he might finally realise a shot-glass of fame and meaning in his otherwise lacklustre career.
But the mystery of the stranded extraterrestrial pales in comparison to the powerful yet fragile magic that already exists in Elderton: Almo Parrish can infallibly predict the moment when the first leaf of autumn will fall each year, and believes that he is the last surviving Munchkin; Chandler Quinn can build or repair anything (including otherworldly machines); little Vida Proust lumbers around town because the gentle inhabitants of Elderton are far too polite to tell her the truth of her existence (or lack thereof); and poor Frank Shepard is a flickering wraith of a man, a reanimated superhero who has forgotten how to fly.
As Savitch pursues his story, his homecoming coincides with unthinkable events that not only threaten the town’s tranquility, but also alter each intersecting life and transform the very fabric of reality itself.
The Astonished Eye was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Horror Guild.

INFINITY PLUS ONE
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Keith Brooke & Nick Gevers
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  November 2001
INTRODUCTION by John Clute
COVER ART Dominic Harman
PAGES 281

EDITIONS
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880234 [£60]

SYNOPSIS
From Antarctic history to mines on the moon, from fast food drive-ins to some of the strangest places imaginable, from alternate worlds to how the future was really meant to be ... Infinity Plus one collects together stories from some of the leading names in speculative fiction.

In 1997 the infinity plus website was launched to showcase some of the best in SF, fantasy and horror fiction. Infinity Plus one features the work of some of the site's major contributors -- stories chosen by the writers themselves, stories dear to their hearts and deserving renewed attention.
The contributors are: Jeff VanderMeer, Tony Daniel, Ian R MacLeod, Paul Di Filippo, Mary Gentle, James Patrick Kelly, Kim Stanley Robinson, Garry Kilworth, Kit Reed (whose story from the anthology, Old Soldiers, is now available elsewhere on this site), Michael Swanwick, Patrick O'Leary, Michael Bishop, Kim Newman; plus an introduction by Peter F Hamilton.


THE HUMAN FRONT
A NOVELLA by Ken MacLeod
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2001
INTRODUCTION by Iain M. Banks
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 75

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880307 [£10]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880315 [£25]

SYNOPSIS

The Human Front follows the adventures of a young Scottish guerrilla, drawn into low-intensity sectarian war in a high-intensity future, when the arrival of an alien intruder (complete with saucer) calls for new tactics and strange alliances. MacLeod’s unique vision is developed even further in a new commentary written especially for this edition, and in his delightful personal account of a Hebridean youth’s first encounter with the post-capitalist world. Also featured is our Outspoken Interview showcasing the author’s deep erudition and skeptical, mordant wit.

The Human Front has pretty much everything you could ask from a great story: character, insight, plot, that quality of description that transports a feeling, sensation, incident or landscape seemingly direct from world to mind, and revelation. It has substance. It should make your mind reel, and work.”

—Iain M. Banks



2002

A YEAR IN THE LINEAR CITY
A NOVELLA by Paul Di Filippo
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  April 2002
INTRODUCTION by Michael Bishop
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately modern city, pulsing with music and commerce, seemingly of infinite length, yet only as broad as a wide avenue, flanked on one side by Heaven, on the other by Hell. Such is the milieu intimately familiar to — and mostly unquestioned by — the millions of average humans who inhabit the Linear City. Yet a small band of seekers do indeed ponder their odd lot, the genesis and fate of their strange habitation. Among the speculatively minded are a small group of writers who specialize in what they call “Cosmogonic Fiction.” And among these men and women we find Diego Patchen, one of the younger luminaries of his set. A Year in the Linear City is the story of Diego and his friends, their loves and rivalries, their failures and triumphs, during one pivotal year beneath the Seasonsun and Daysun, in forbidding sight of The Other Shore and The Wrong Side of the Tracks. Careers will flourish, comrades will part forever, subterranean adventures will endanger both soul and city, and a fateful expedition to far off Blocks will bring new and challenging perspectives, leaving no one unchanged.
BLOOD FOLLOWS
A NOVELLA by Steven Erikson
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE   April 2002
INTRODUCTION by Stephen R. Donaldson
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 90

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 190288034X [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880358 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
All is not well in Lamentable Moll. A sinister, diabolical killer stalks the port city's narrow, barrow-humped streets, and panic grips the citizens like a fever. Emancipor Reese is no exception, and indeed, with his legendary ill luck, it's worse for him than for most. Not only was his previous employer the unknown killer's latest victim, but Emancipor is out of work. And, with his dearest wife terminally comfortable with the manner of life to which she asserts she has become accustomed (or at least to which she aspires)— for her and their two whelps—all other terrors grow limp and pale for poor Emancipor. But perhaps his luck has finally changed, for two strangers have come to Lamentable Moll... and they have nailed to the centre post in Fishmonger's Round a note requesting the services of a manservant. This is surely a remarkable opportunity for the hapless Emancipor Reese... no matter that the note reeks with death-warded magic; no matter that the barrow ghosts themselves howl with fear every night; and certainly no matter that Lamentable Moll itself is about to erupt in a frenzy of terror-inspired anarchy...
THE DARKEST PART OF THE WOODS
A NOVEL by Ramsey Campbell
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE   April 2002
INTRODUCTION by Peter Straub
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 350

EDITIONS
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880382 [£35]
Signed Slipcased Hardcover limited to 100 copies — ISBN 1902880390 [£55]

SYNOPSIS
Ramsey Campbell is the world's most honored living horror writer, with more than twenty World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and other awards to his credit. Hailed as one of the most literate and literary writers of our time, in genre and out, Campbell has been acclaimed as a "master of dark fantasy" by Clive Barker, one of today's "finest writers of supernatural horror and psychological suspense" by the Charleston Post & Courier, the "master of a skewed and exquisitely terrifying style" by Library Journal, "one of the world's foremost horror writers" by the San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, and a "master of mood" by Publishers Weekly. In The Darkest Part of the Woods, Campbell introduces readers to the Price family, whose lives have for decades been snarled with the fate of the ancient forest of Goodmanswood. Here, Dr. Lennox Price discovered a hallucinogenic moss that quickly became the focus of a cult-and though the moss and the trees on which it grew are long gone, it seems as if the whole forest can now affect the minds of visitors.
THE FAIRY FELLER'S MASTER STROKE
A NOVELLA by Mark Chadbourn
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE July 2002
INTRODUCTION by Neil Gaiman
COVER ART Richard Dadd
PAGES 109

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880323 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880331 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
In the Tate Gallery in London hangs a mysterious painting that captures the hearts and souls of everyone who sees it. It emerged from the disturbed mind of an artist consigned to the infamous lunatic asylum Bedlam after he slaughtered his father. Mystical, disconcerting, enthralling, it purports to be a vista on to fairyland itself. In every aspect, The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke is an enigma.
But for Danny it is a key.to life and death, magic and wonder, hope and salvation.
A child prodigy, Danny has been obsessed with the painting all his life. Somewhere deep within it is the answer to a mystery that possessed his mother before him.an answer she may well have uncovered.
And so Danny sets out on a quest into the life of the brilliant tortured artist Richard Dadd. By following in his footsteps to Egypt, where Dadd first went insane, Danny risks madness itself. But the prize is worth it.
Is The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke really a gateway to the wondrous land of Faerie that has haunted mankind’s dreams for centuries?
Or is it something much, much darker?
THE UGLIMEN
A NOVELLA by Mark Morris
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE July 2002
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Laws
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 144

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880420 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880439 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
The uglimen are coming. Watch your back. They killed your dad. They'll kill you too if they can." Rob Loomis has everything he could wish for: a beautiful girlfriend, a job he loves, a nice flat in London. Life is sweet—until the day that his mother rings him at work to tell him that his quiet, thoughtful and apparently contented father has hung himself from the banister of their family home. Before long, Rob finds that it is not only his own and his mother's grief that he has to cope with. A mysterious, hissing voice on the phone informs him that his father was murdered, and that his murderers—the uglimen—are targeting Rob as their next victim. But if Rob's father really is dead, why does Rob glimpse him, standing between distant trees, watching his own funeral? Is his father a phantom? A figment of Rob's imagination? Or has he somehow faked his own death in order to avoid some terrible retribution? To discover the truth, Rob must confront and accept shocking revelations about his father, must delve deep into his father's past, and in particular into certain events that occurred in California in 1969, during the fabled summer of love. For it was here where his father made the biggest mistake of his life, where his reckless actions were to have such devastating consequences that they would destroy not only his life, but the lives of all those around him.
V.A.O.
A NOVELLA by Geoff Ryman
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE September 2002
INTRODUCTION by Gwyneth Jones
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 67

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 190288048X [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880498 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Gus has his squeeze Mandy. Mandy used to be a lap dancer. She's still got a body, I can tell you. She's also got a mouth and the brains to use it. Her cover is that she used to be in property development. Well yeah maybe. A certain kind of old babe has the hardest eyes you'll ever see. Mandy says, "The trouble with that scum is they'll turn the heat up on all of us." The Happy Farm keeps its elderly guests protected with the latest security. VAO they call it, Victim Activated Ordnance. Sound guns or microwaves blast thieves and juveniles alike. The Happy Farm provides drugs and physiotherapy and advanced Neurobics to help heal its guests' bodies and minds. It also costs over $100,000 a year. So, some of the guests have turned to unorthodox ways of paying their bills. They hack it out of other people's bank accounts. Then a gang of aged street people starts taking more direct action. They turn the VAO onto the people it's supposed to protect: the young, the wealthy. Age Rage they call it. They even have a charismatic leader called Silhouette. The cosy criminals of the Happy Farm realise that Silhouette is drawing all together too much attention to the scourge of elderly crime. And the best way to do something about that is to catch Silhouette themselves.
WHITE BIZANGO
A NOVELLA by Stephen Gallagher
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  September 2002
INTRODUCTION by Joe R. Lansdale
COVER ART Chris Moore
PAGES 159

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880501 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 190288051X [£25]

SYNOPSIS
With the middle classes adopting voodoo as a lifestyle fad, their doors are opened to a ruthless white male with a command of the religion's darker practical secrets. After an unusual and harrowing encounter, Louisiana detective John Lafcadio pursues the faceless man who now haunts his nightmares.
RIDING THE ROCK
A NOVELLA by Stephen Baxter
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  September 2002
INTRODUCTION by Gregory Benford
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 61

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880595 [£10]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880609 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Eighteen thousand years have passed since the birth of the Third Expansion. Humanity spans the Galaxy and has become locked in a titanic, unending battle with their ultimate foe, the Xeelee. Luca is a novice at the Commission for Historical Truth. Based on Earth, young Luca is at the heart of the mesh of intelligence that controls and drives the Galaxy-wide war. But now into his life comes Captain Teel, a woman as young as he is, enigmatic, compellingly beautiful—but also a serving officer from the Front itself. Luca is immediately captured by an infatuation for Teel. But Luca's duty to the Expansion sends him on an extraordinary journey to the deadly core of the Galaxy, where he must confront the truth of an interstellar war, a war that spans a hundred thousand light years and has endured for millennia. In the midst of this superhuman conflict, even as he 'rides the rock' with Teel into the jaws of the ultimate darkness, Luca must strive to protect his own humanity from being crushed by the great events in which he is enmeshed. This story is set in Stephen Baxter's acclaimed future history The Xeelee Sequence.
RAMSEY CAMPBELL, PROBABLY
A NON FICTION COLLECTION Edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Essays on Horror and Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE October 2002
INTRODUCTION by Douglas E. Winter
COVER ART J. K. Potter
PAGES 435

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880404 [£30]
Signed Slipcased Hardcover limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1902880412 [£65]

SYNOPSIS
Ramsey Campbell, Probably collects 140,000 words of Campbell's non-fiction from the last three decades.
The subjects range from the perils of authorship to the delights of amateur fiction and film, from drugs to nightmares, from the Highgate Vampire to the Dracula Society's marching song. Friends are remembered, and so is Mary Whitehouse. A seminal study of English schoolgirl spanking on video is brought up to date. Many thoughts on the history of horror fiction are included. At last it is revealed why Harlan Ellison is responsible.
May the reader variously laugh, weep, ponder, disagree and turn uneasily in bed.
FIRING THE CATHEDRAL
A NOVELLA by Michael Moorcock
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2002
INTRODUCTION by Alan Moore
COVER ART Richard Powers
PAGES 112

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880447 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880455 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
In the 1960s Jerry Cornelius was the coolest assassin on the Ladbroke Grove block.
By the 1970s The Condition of Muzak had won the Guardian Fiction Prize and The Final Programme was a feature film starring Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Hugh Griffiths and Sterling Hayden.
In the 1980s the world's first cyberpunk continued to inspire a generation of writers including William Gibson, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and bands like The Human League.
By the 1990s he was up and running towards the guns again in stories like The Spencer Inheritance, The Camus Connection and Cheering for the Rockets, which dealt with the ikons and key events of the day.
Now, in Firing the Cathedral, he responds to the attacks on America of September 2001 and their consequences, to the realities of global warming and global terrorism and, once again, the apocalypse has never seemed more terrifying, never been more fun. Cooler, sharper, his fingers firmly on the pulse of the 21st century, Jerry Cornelius is back, counting names and taking heads. And modern life will never feel the same to you again.
KEEP OUT THE NIGHT
A COLLECTION  Edited by Stephen Jones
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE October  2002
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Jones
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 248

EDITIONS
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880552 [£45]
Signed Slipcased Hardcover limited to 100 copies — ISBN 1902880544 [£65]

SYNOPSIS
For fans of classic horror fiction, the Not at Night series of anthologies is one of the genre's best-kept secrets. Beginning with the book from which the series took its collective name, first published in October 1925, literary agent and author Christine Campbell Thomson (1897-1985) edited twelve volumes which appeared from British publisher Selwyn & Blount during the 1920s and '30s. Now here is a superb new anthology inspired by Thomson's acclaimed series, in which some of the biggest names in contemporary horror present their own favourite stories and novellas which, for one reason or another, they feel have been unjustly overlooked or ignored. But be warned: these superior terror tales—both supernatural and psychological—will leave a lasting chill down your spine long after you have finished this book.
INTRODUCTION: MORE NOT AT NIGHT  Stephen Jones
INVASION FROM INFERNO  Hugh B. Cave
THE VIADUCT  Brian Lumley
SPINDLESHANKS (NEW ORLEANS, 1956)  Caitlín R. Kiernan
HOMECOMING  Sydney J. Bounds
FEEDERS AND EATERS  Neil Gaiman
NOTHING OF HIM DOTH FADE  Poppy Z. Brite
THE UNFORTUNATE  Tim Lebbon
ONE OF US  Dennis Etchison
IS THERE ANYBODY THERE?  Kim Newman
DEAR ALISON  Michael Marshall Smith
THE GOSSIPS  Basil Copper
NEEDING GHOSTS  Ramsey Campbell

RIGHTEOUS BLOOD
A NOVELLA by Cliff Burns
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2002
INTRODUCTION by Tim Lebbon
COVER ART Richard Powers
PAGES 177

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880463 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880471 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Righteous Blood is unrelenting in its intensity, a stark reminder of that Cliff Burns specializes at creating moments of genuine frisson and suspense. As Factsheet Five has noted: "Burns writes like Hitchcock directs, producing gooseflesh without monsters. And that is the scariest kind of writing there is."
THE TAIN
A NOVELLA by China Miéville
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2002
INTRODUCTION by M John Harrison
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 89

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880633 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880641 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
The story follows Sholl, a man living in London soon after a convulsive onslaught by unearthly beings. Through introspective monologue on both sides of the fight, we learn of the history of the attacking imagos and "vampires", and the reasons behind the invasion.

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TITLE
A NOVELLA by
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   2002
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately
TITLE
A NOVELLA by
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   2002
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately
TITLE
A NOVELLA by
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   2002
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately
TITLE
A NOVELLA by
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   2002
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately
TITLE
A NOVELLA by
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   2002
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately
TITLE
A NOVELLA by
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   2002
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately
TITLE
A NOVELLA by
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   2002
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately