The lovely folks at Bad Moon Books were kind enough to donate a bunch of signed books for the Heifer Fundraiser.
Peter Straub gives kudos to this one, saying: "In Miranda, John R. Little uses crisp writing and a masterly sense of pace to structure a brilliant short novel filled with invention, courage, and baffled love."
- A copy of Wings of the Butterfly by John Urbancik with an introduction by Weston Ochse. Signed by John Urbancik and Weston Ochse.
Author Tim Lebbon calls this story "one of the most intense reading experiences of the year," and Weston Ochse, who introduces the book, says it's "destined to become the heart's blood of were-fiction."
The back of this book describes it as "a cautionary tale of the careful balances that exist between nature, magic, and technology... and the forces that bring them together."
According to award-winning author Gary A. Braunbeck, "In both the setting of the Wormwood Scrubs prison and its colorful, even tragic, inmates, Simon Janus has created a terse, tense, and powerful novella that closes in on the reader like the worst case of claustrophobia you've ever had. An excellent achievement, and a real milestone in Janus' career."
- A copy of You In? by Kealan Patrick Burke. Signed by the author and the cover illustrator, Steven Gilberts.
Kealan Patrick Burke is praised by Publishers Weekly as "a newcomer worth watching," and Booklist calls him "one of the most clever and original talents in contemporary horror."
- A copy of The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O'Neill. Signed by the author.
The editor of SF Weekly & Sci-Fi Channel Magazine says that Gene O'Neill's "words bristle with a muscular intensity that strengthens any book or magazine lucky to contain him."
How can you not want a copy of a book called Bitchfight? Author Jeff Strand says, "It's a Mike Arnzen story, which by definition means that it is a) utterly demented, and b) utterly brilliant."
According to author Brian Keene, "Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way is what would happen if Ray Bradbury and Lin Carter got together to write a space opera. Only Weston Ochse could write something like this. In lesser hands, it would fall apart."
- A copy of Plague Monkey Spam by Steve Vernon. Signed by the author. Introduced and signed by Tim Waggoner.
Award winning author Owl Goingback says, "Steve Vernon is one of the finest new talents of horror and dark fiction."
Dark Scribe Magazine says: "With its fast cars, leather jackets, and wholesome small town vibe, Johnny Gruesome feels like the drive-in movie you never saw. Lamberson saturates the grisly ordeal with an ever- present sense of fun and melodrama - meant here in the best possible way."
- A copy of The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs and the Currently Accepted Habits of Nature by David Niall Wilson. Signed by the author. Introduced and signed by Elizabeth Massie.
Publisher's Weekly tells us, "Wilson's prose is smooth and powerful, carrying its allegorical weight with grace."
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More prizes will be forthcoming soon. A LOT more prizes. You have no idea. Seriously.
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