Mankind has fallen to darkness and a new breed rules the earth. The age of the vampire has begun. Few survived the fall of man. Those who remain to witness the darkening of the world live by the gun or live in fear. There is no middle ground. The cities lie in ruins after the last war and vampires have inherited the blasted remnants. Some will not cower in the night. They fight because there is nothing left to them, and they fight without hope of peace or victory.
New Saucerian presents one of the rarest of all Gray Barker titles, Selected for Abduction. Here Barker covers the best UFO sightings from 1981, including gripping "abductions" and "MIB attacks". In traversing this artifact, one senses Barker was perhaps the first serious UFO publisher to give credence to "alien abduction". Following his death soon after the publication of this book, several high-profile abductees and hypnosis-based researchers filled the vacuum.
The city streets are a carnival, they are burlesque. The city moves like an insect. It scurries. Neon beats against the window like a probe, even in the day. And somewhere, buried deep within this crazy world, are two killers who call this place home. One of them, a man whose birth given name was Kenneth Bianchi but whom his friends know as Ken, waits in the shadows sipping beer and smoking a cigarette and watching the show with delightful glee.
"Not the best."
Johnny Rames awakens in a field on the outskirts of a music festival in Maine, covered in someone else's blood and unable to remember the events of the night before. As his lawyer, Len Gibson, strives to defend him against the charge of murder, Johnny discovers not only the truth of what happened that night but also the shocking secrets of his family history. Blue Lobster is an interwoven tale of three generations.
On May 2, 1964, Klansman James Ford Seale picked up two black hitchhikers and drowned the young men in the Mississippi River. Seale spent more than 40 years a free man, before finally facing trial in 2007. But there could have been two defendants in the resulting case: James Ford Seale for kidnapping and murder, and the State of Mississippi for complicity - knowingly aiding, abetting, and creating men like Seale.
John March runs a struggling bookshop with just one regular customer - Mr. Hill. His life is defined by routine until the day he discovers he is sole beneficiary of a will worth £5 million thanks to the eccentric Mr. Hill's untimely death. But Mr. Hill also leaves behind something else - a lock of hair, a finger bone and a tooth in a jar of water. It's certainly not the worst day of John's life...until the rain comes and the dying starts.
A very short piece of fantasy world-building, following a few men and their curious line of work revolving around a quiet, dusty shop in a quirky, distant city.
The stories in this collection examine the ways we use imagination to set aside human anguish and move on with our lives. Here, baseball opens a passageway to life after death, obsession transforms romantic complexities into a corrupted form of happiness, conquest and empire begets guilt and a healing sacrifice, and the recipients of medical technology deal with the well-meant horrors inflicted on them.
Aspiring comedian Lee Parrish thought the worst thing to happen to him was his recent divorce. Until, that is, he discovers Earth has secretly been invaded by a race of technologically challenged aliens who are hell-bent on taking over the entire planet one person at a time.