Forget 6-6-6; this year it's all about 10-10-10, and on that date Variance Publishing and author Steve Alten unleash Grim Reaper: End of Days on an unwitting public. Illustrated by John Toledo, Grim Reaper: End of Days is an apocalyptic tale set in 12-12:
Eric S. Brown returns to the zombie genre with Season of Death, a hardcover collection of novellas that will leave readers knowing that there is no escape from the flesh-eating hordes who are about to bring an end to the world as we know it.
Were you a fan of Neill Blomkamp's District 9? If so you'll want to check out The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop, which just became available for pre-order and illustrates the guns, the aliens, the vehicles, the graphic language - the whole world of District 9 that was designed and developed at Weta Workshop.
Back in the spring of this year we got word about Stefan's Diaries, three new prequel novels in The Vampire Diaries canon based more around the TV series on The CW Network than the books by L.J. Smith, and today we got our first look at the cover art along with a bit more clarification as to what these particular Diaries will be about.
We know a lot of our readers are always on the lookout for a juicy new horror novel to sink their teeth into, and we recently learned about A.M. Esmonde's first vampire book, Blood Hunger, for which we're happy to pass along a synopsis and trailer.
Fans of Clive Barker's Books of Abarat have had a long wait since the 2004 publication of Book #2 in the series, Days of Magic, Nights of War, but the author/artist has revealed when we might see Book #3, Absolute Midnight. Unfortunately it's still at least a year or so away.
On October 5, 2010, Doubleday will be releasing one of THE scariest books I have had the privilege of reading so far this year. The book, The Dead Path, is already available in the UK (under the title The Darkening) and Australia. Dread Central recently had the great good fortune to speak with the author about his first book (this guy comes out swinging!), and as is almost always the case with Aussies, he was gracious, hilarious and someone whose future works I look forward to reading.
In the last few years, with the advent of mp3 players and smart phones, the portability of media has led to a new medium in the realm of fiction: podcast fiction. Authors who want to share their work have serialized and even full cast dramatized their stories and released them for free to the masses. They do it for various reasons, but many -- if not most -- hope to one day become published authors. And in that growing community horror author Scott Sigler stands out as the gold standard to which most others aspire.
On June 22nd best selling author Scott Sigler's new novel Ancestor hits store shelves from Crown Publishing, and to show off the cinematic, horror movie quality of the book, he's created a trailer with blood, guns, guys, girls, and monsters! What more could you ask for?
Planning your summer vacation and looking for some reading material to take along with you? If you're not hitting the road until after July 4th, then you might be interested in picking up a paperback copy of Stephen King's latest, Under the Dome.