New titles for 2006 – Horror

During July through December 2006, Telos is proud to present a number of new horror titles. From an original novella from a first-time author, to a reprint of a classic novel, a superb collection of horror fiction raising money for charity, and a book all about cinematic zombies of all types.

PRETTY YOUNG THINGS (JULY 2006)
by Dominic McDonagh

What’s a girl to do these days? If she’s not worrying about her makeup or her drop-dead outfit, it’s the total lack of anyone hot to pick up at the local nightclub. Someone strong and silent, someone good looking … someone who might not mind a bit of rough and tumble. And if he ends up being hung in the cellar with the other bloodcalves then that’s too bad … after all, a girl’s gotta drink.

Chelsea is a vampire, one of a nest of lesbian rave-bunny vampires, but when the nest picks her ex-boyfriend as their newest food source, she takes matters into her own hands …

A novella featuring sexy vampire girls, blood, horror, and enough catfights to sate even the most jaded of vampire lovers.

A debut novella from an impressive new talent.
112pp. A5 paperback original.
ISBN 1-84583-045-8 (pb) £7.99 UK $8.95 US $11.95 CAN

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ZOMBIEMANIA: 80 MOVIES TO DIE FOR (AUGUST 2006)
Dr Arnold T Blumberg & Andrew Hershberger

From White Zombie to Land of the Dead … 80 zombie movies that shaped a horror subgenre and left us all with a mortal fear of flesh-eating ghouls clawing their way out of the cold, dark earth.

Zombiemania takes an in-depth look at one of the most popular horror film categories of all time. What is it that makes us so scared of and yet so attracted to the living dead? Why is it that shambling corpses with a taste for brains, or mindless automatons controlled by a voodoo master still retain such relentless power?

Illustrated with many photographs, some published here for the first time, this is one film guide that will leave you with a restless urge to walk the night in search of living flesh.

Some of the films covered in this book: 28 Days LaterArmy of Darkness,Astro-ZombiesBio ZombieBlood of Ghastly HorrorBowery at Midnight,BraindeadBride of Re-AnimatorChildren Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things,City of the Living DeadCreepshowCrypt of Dark SecretsDawn of the Dead (1978), Dead & BuriedThe Dead OneErotic Nights of the Living DeadEvil DeadFlesh FreaksThe FogHell of the Living DeadThe House by the CemeteryThe House of Seven CorpsesHouse of the DeadInvisible InvadersIsle of the Snake PeopleI Walked with a ZombieLand of the DeadThe Last Man on EarthLiving Dead at Manchester MorgueMeat MarketNight of the CometNight of the Living Dead (1968), Pirates of the CaribbeanPlague of the ZombiesPlan 9 from Outer SpaceRe-Animator,Resident EvilReturn of the Living DeadRevolt of the ZombiesThe Serpent and the RainbowShatter DeadShaun of the DeadTombs of the Blind DeadWhite ZombieZombie HolocaustZombie LakeZombie Planet,Zombies of Mora Tau.

Also features – A brief history of the zombie in cinema – An exhaustive title index with over 500 films described and cross-referenced with all of their alternate titles – A ‘Coming Soon’ appendix listing many more zombie movies soon to be released.

400pp approx. A5 paperback original.
ISBN 1-84583-003-2 (pb) £12.99 UK $22.95 US $29.95 CAN

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SHROUDED BY DARKNESS: TALES OF TERROR (SEPTEMBER 2006)
Edited by Alison L R Davies

From some of the most innovative writers of horror fiction working today, an anthology of tales guaranteed to bring a chill to the spine.

This collection has been published to raise money for DebRA, a national charity working on behalf of people with the genetic skin blistering condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). All royalties from this book will go to the charity to help them continue their good work.

Featuring stories by: Debbie Bennett, Poppy Z Brite, Simon Clark, Storm Constantine, Peter Crowther, Alison L R Davies, Paul Finch, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Gary Greenwood, David J Howe, Dawn Knox, Tim Lebbon, Charles de Lint, Steven Lockley & Paul Lewis, James Lovegrove, Graham Masterton, Richard Christian Matheson, Justina Robson, Mark Samuels, Darren Shan and Michael Marshall Smith. With a frontispiece by Clive Barker and a foreword by Stephen Jones.

300pp approx. A5 paperback original anthology. Available in standard paperback, or deluxe signed (by all contributors subject to arrangement) and numbered, limited edition hardback. Note that the Hardback will only be available direct from Telos and selected specialist dealers.

ISBN 1-84583-046-6 (pb) £12.99 UK $22.95 US $29.95 CAN
ISBN 1-84583-047-4 (hb) £50.00 UK $89.95 US $99.95 CAN

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A MANHATTAN GHOST STORY (SEPTEMBER 2006)
T M Wright

Do you see ghosts?

Photographer Abner Cray arrives in Manhattan to begin work on an illustrated book of the city. However he finds that Art, the owner of the flat he is staying in, has gone missing, leaving behind a beguiling and sensuous young lady called Phyllis Pellaprat to whom he’s instantly attracted. Soon Abner is deeply involved with Phyllis and is wholly unprepared for the revelation that Art is actually wanted for her murder – an event which took place some time earlier. When Phyllis disappears, Abner wanders the streets, and he sees what appear to be disaffected and strangly acting people everywhere – hailing taxis, selling puppies on street corners, pushing baby carriages, and he starts to suspect …

This classic novel was first published nearly twenty-five years ago: it’s a hypnotic, spooky page-turner that is by turns a terrifying slide into madness and an effective love story.

‘T M Wright is a rare and blazing talent.’ Stephen King
‘Wright convincingly proves that he understands, as few do, how to give a scare without spilling blood all over the page.’ Publishers Weekly
‘T M Wright is the best ghost story writer alive today.’ American Fantasy Magazine

200pp approx. A5 paperback reprint novel.
ISBN 1-84583-048-2 (pb) £9.99 UK $9.95 US $14.95 CAN

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