09 Aug 2010
by Jeffrey Thomas
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My latest short story collection, NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS, has been announced and put up for order by publisher Dark Regions Press. Here’s the rap:
Supernatural “Black Dogs,” UFOs, a vampire shark, parasite-infested children, and a foul-mouthed marionette from another dimension.
These are just some of the dark delights to be found in this collection, set for release by Dark Regions Press in September, 2010. NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS from Jeffrey Thomas – the fertile imagination behind the Punktown and Letters From Hades series, and finalist for the Bram Stoker and John W. Campbell awards. Thomas demonstrates the wide range of his ability in these short stories, novellas and poems, which include:
Godhead Dying Downwards, Thomas’ acclaimed novella, in which a 19th Century priest seeks to solve ghostly mysteries in the British countryside.
The Night Swimmers, in which two brothers investigate UFO sightings in a New England forest.
The Possessed, a “New Weird” style science fiction/horror novella in which three explorers utilize a strange method of traveling to a far world.
Nocturnal Emissions, a novella (or collection of mini stories, if you’d rather) about imbalance, love, TV, a giant floating eye, and other enigmas – one chapter of which features pop star Walter Egan (Magnet and Steel) as its protagonist.
Praise for the stories of Jeffrey Thomas:
“Thomas is one of the few authors who never seems to run out of new twists and turns.”
– Don D’Ammassa, Critical Mass reviews
“Jeffrey Thomas’ imagination is as twisted as it is relentless.”
– F. Paul Wilson, author of the Repairman Jack series
“With brutal elegance and chilling subtlety, Thomas pulls his readers into his dark visions immediately from every opening line.”
– Paul Di Filippo, in Asimov’s
“Jeffrey Thomas is a writer to watch. I just can’t put down his books once I start them.”
– Douglas Clegg, author of Isis
“Thomas is a very good wordsmith with a fecund and detailed imagination.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
A-Z Lettered: 6”x9”, bound in leather, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author’s name, includes artsy end papers, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, colored book ribbon with nice full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a beautiful slipcase and dust jacket.
100 Signed and Limited Hardcovers: 6”x9”, bound in leatherette, stamped on the spine with the title and author’s name, includes 80lb. natural vellum end papers, signed by the author, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, and has a beautiful dust jacket.
(And of course, later on, a trade paperback edition…but who can wait for that? And who can resist the collector’s value — the sheer beauty — of the hardcover editions?)
More coolness: as mentioned above, pop star Walter Egan kindly allowed me use of the lyrics for one of his songs, and the use of his persona, in one of the chapters of the title novella NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS (the chapter Waltered States, in which Walter serves as protagonist and goes head-to-head with the above-mentioned foul-mouthed marionette from another dimension).
(The Magnetic and Steely WALTER EGAN)
And coolness upon coolness: there’s a groovy promotional video for NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS, created by none other than respected horror writer David B. Silva. Check it out at YouTube:
So, I hope I’ve whetted your appetite for NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS! It can be ordered from Dark Regions Press, HERE:
Oh…and while we’re at it, Dark Regions has also announced that they have my new novel THE FALL OF HADES back in stock.
THE FALL OF HADES: http://www.darkregions.com/products/The-Fall-of-Hades-by-Jeffrey-Thomas.html
So stimulate the economy! Show the world that the physical book is not dead! Order, order, order!!!
(Note: cover art by M. Wayne Miller.)