The sequel to one of those most popular zombie novels of all time in a new, uncut, author’s preferred edition! Cities are overrun with legions of the undead, intent on destroying what’s left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors prepare to make their last stand against an unstoppable, merciless enemy. With every hour their chances diminish and their numbers dwindle, while the ranks of the dead continue to rise. Because sooner or later, everything dies. And then it comes back, ready to kill.
Look for a significant lack of updates here until the new year, as I finish new novels THE LOST LEVEL and INVISIBLE MONSTERS, and complete all remaining manuscript reviews and Lifetime Subscriber shipments.
There will be a few things announced between now and then: the annual Top Ten Books of the Year list, Kindle and Nook editions of CITY OF THE DEAD, and paperback editions of THE RISING: SELECTED SCENES FROM THE END OF THE WORLD and SIXTY-FIVE STIRRUP IRON ROAD.
Have a safe and happy holiday season, and we’ll see you in the new year – or on Twitter.
Toronto’s crack-smoking, oral sex-offering mayor Robert Ford should not be confused with Robert Ford, author of the new zombie novel The Compound.
SIXTY-FIVE STIRRUP IRON ROAD is a new novel written by myself, Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, Bryan Smith, J.F. Gonzalez, Wrath James White, Nate Southard, Shane McKenzie, and Ryan Harding. 100% of the profits from each edition go to help with our friend and fellow author Tom Piccirilli’s post-surgery medical bills. There will be English-language paperback, Kindle, Nook, and limited edition hardcover versions, as well as a German-language translation.
Currently, the limited edition hardcover, which is signed by all the authors and includes an introduction by Tom, is up for pre-order (click Add To Cart). PRE-ORDERS WILL END IN FOUR DAYS. The print run will be limited to however many were ordered.
Jim McLeod of Ginger Nuts of Horror is reporting that author Joel Lane “passed in his sleep” last night. He was 50.
A two-time British Fantasy Award winner, as well as the Shirley Jackson Award, Lane was a well-respected and well-liked writer of not only dark fantasy and horror, but more mainstream works, as well. His works included The Blue Mask, The Lost District and Other Stories, From Blue to Black, and Do Not Pass Go. He also edited Beneath the Ground, and the anthologies Birmingham Noir (with Steve Bishop) and Never Again (with Allyson Bird).
Author Mykle Hansen sketched this during my reading of new short story “Fetish” at BizarroCon, as part of his ‘Crap Portraits of Great Writers‘ series. He even managed to include some excerpts from the story itself. Mykle’s a great author, too. His stuff is very funny and very dark. Below are a few of my favorites, and I highly recommend them. Click the covers to order, or click here to see all his titles:
Over the last decade, Alan M. Clark has illustrated more of my book covers than any other artist, creating iconic images beloved not just by my fans, but horror fiction readers in general. But did you know that you can hang those same book covers on your wall? Be they prints of The Rising or the original artwork for Urban Gothic, you can find them all in Alan’s online store just in time for Christmas.
Click here to browse a massive inventory of prints, posters, original art, and paintings, not only from my books, but books by Stephen King, Richard Laymon, and many others, as well. Or click here to order prints specifically from my books.
Disregard what I said in my last post. Instead of launching January 1st, I decided to launch today. Here’s the first of many new rants. Enjoy. And yes, this website will change focus a bit, featuring primarily news and updates on books, comics, and other new releases. Those looking for essays on writing, etc. should bookmark Hail Saten instead.