Terror Has a New Species
Author: Wayne Mortensen
Publisher: WW Mortensen
Deep in the Amazon lies the solution to the global energy crisis - a mysterious source of power that could end our dependency on oil. When entomologist Rebecca Riley receives stunning photographs related to the discovery – courtesy of expedition leader and former partner, Ed Reardon – she finds herself on the next flight to Brazil, heading down to join the team of scientists assembling there. She hasn’t seen Ed for more than a year, and their relationship hadn’t ended well. But his revelation is impossible to ignore. What she and Ed uncover is beyond imagination: strange statues in the jungle… a ruined city built by the refugees of a lost Pacific continent… and a terrifying new species of animal. Forced to confront a crippling childhood phobia she’d thought long dead and buried, Rebecca realizes this new species is no ordinary enemy. It is an ancient enemy, one whose very existence has implications for all of humankind… and the planet itself.
Author: C. Robert Cargill
Publisher: Harper Collins
Screenwriter and acclaimed film critic C. Robert Cargill makes his fiction debut with Dreams and Shadows, taking beloved fantasy tropes, giving them a twist, and turning out a wonderful, witty, and wry take on clash between the fairy world and our own. Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled with magic and mystery, a world where only some may travel amongst the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons. Cargill offers well-crafted characters and an absorbing, intricate plot that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Lev Grossman. Dreams and Shadows pulls you into an extraordinary universe of darkness that exposes the magic and monsters in our world, and in ourselves.
Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies. • What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war? • What does it feel like to get shot? • What do artillery shells do to you? • What is the most painful way to get wounded? • Will I be afraid? • What could happen to me in a nuclear attack? • What does it feel like to kill someone? • Can I withstand torture? • What are the long-term consequences of combat stress? • What will happen to my body after I die? This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.
Author: W. W. Mortensen
Publisher: WW Mortensen
Shortlisted in the 'Best Novel' category of the 2017 Australian Shadows Awards, Slithers is the latest tale of sci-fi horror from the international #1 bestselling author of EIGHT. On a remote country road, heading out to a weekend party, Tobe West and his friends pick up two hitchhikers. It seems like the right thing to do. No-one could have predicted the freak car accident that is about to change their lives. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Tobe and the others are faced with a landscape suddenly unfamiliar, in a universe that has come loose from its moorings. Strange things slither in the woods, and spectral lights hover just off the road. A petrol station, shining brightly in a world otherwise dark and frightening, promises safe haven, but Tobe learns the biggest threat lies within the very people he's trying to protect. As reality breaks down and dangers multiply, Tobe must uncover the hidden agenda of one of the survivors... and keep the others safe from something lurking in the darkness. Something that is hunting them all. If they are to survive the night, Tobe must face the horrifying truth--that nothing is as it seems, and that they are all part of a larger plan, part of someone else's unfinished business...
Author: Joseph Wallace
When a newly evolved predator swarms out of the African jungle, devouring everything in its path, the fate of the human race falls on a small band of scientists, doctors and adventurers. By the author of Diamond Ruby. Original.
Author: Richard Stephenson
Publisher: Richard Stephenson
America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists are on American soil. This is the story of three men - Howard Beck, the world's richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict, and Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.
Author: Herbert George Wells
Category: Animal experimentation
Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.
Author: Scott Sigler
Buried deep under a mountain in rural Utah lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered, worth at least a billion dollars. EarthCore is the only company with the technology to dig a three-mile-long mine shaft, not to mention the guts to go after the mother lode, and EarthCore executive Connell Kirkland is determined to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting... and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out firsthand why this treasure has never been unearthed.
Author: Peter Benchley
Publisher: Fawcett Books
When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action
Author: Scott Sigler
Publisher: Broadway Books
Experiencing vivid dreams about serial murders taking place throughout San Francisco, homicide detective Bryan Clauser fears he is losing his sanity and discovers a link between the victims and a seemingly ordinary young boy who is gripped by the same nightmares, a case that is complicated by the work of a shadowy vigilante with seemingly supernatural powers. 40,000 first printing.
Author: James M. Thompson
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
It Kills Slowly... In an excavation site in Mexico, a team of archeologists uncovers the lost tomb of Montezuma--and a deadly strain of anthrax as ancient as the Biblical plagues. One by one, the team falls violently ill, bleeding from their eyes and ears before succumbing to a slow, painful death. Whatever was buried with the Aztec chief is still active, infectious--and now airborne... It Spreads Quickly... In Austin, a young archeologist listens to the dying words of her mentor in Mexico--a warning to quarantine the site before all hell breaks loose. In Atlanta, the CDC's Dr. Mason Williams leads an emergency squad on a life-or-death mission--into the hot zone. At Fort Detrick, an army officer sends a trained team to secure the anthrax--as a biological weapon. But time is running out. The disease is spreading rapidly across the border, into the airports, and across the globe, killing thousands. With no cure, no vaccine, and no way to contain it, there will be no hope for humanity--to survive...
Author: Richard C. Dellinger
Richard C Dellinger's debut novel gives us a terrifying glimpse into the near future. An intense, pulse-pounding ride that will dig its genetically modified claws into you and won't let go. A book for the fans of Michael Crichton's clever techno-thrillers (Jurassic Park) and Stephen King's nerve-shredding horror novels (Cujo).World-renowned geneticist Dr. Peter Birch is barely hanging on. When his wife dies of Huntington's disease, his whole world crumbles. He loses his love, his career, his home... and his will to live. His teenage daughter is the only glimmer of joy in a bleak existence.Then a mysterious package arrives. Inside, a white mouse -- genetically modified with miraculous abilities. When Pete's daughter shows signs of the same genetic disease that killed his wife, he realizes that this mouse could be the key to saving her life. But who sent it, and why?As he races to find a cure he is recruited by a secretive company called Plinian Labs owned by an intensely private billionaire and philanthropist. Wielding a powerful new tool called CRISPR, the company is on the cutting edge of genetic engineering. But the more Pete learns about the company, the more desperate he becomes to escape. As the clock runs out, he must choose between saving his daughter... or saving the world.
Author: M. C. Norris
Publisher: Severed Press
A deadly shootout in the skies over Baltimore seems tame in contrast to the savage land that awaits the survivors of a hijacked airliner. When twin moons rise over darkened jungles, and unearthly howls from prehistoric predators resound through the humid air, the hunt is already on before they make sense of where they are, how they got there, and if there's any chance of getting home. These are the questions haunting the doomed castaways as they abandon their grief, all hope of rescue, and the last shreds of their humanity. One by one, their clocks are ticking to an end, as they all begin Falling Prey.
Author: Dimitri George Iatrou
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
1349- A plague which has been decimating Europe's population now assails England. Thousands flood churches in atonement for their sins so that God's wrath might be mollified. There is not enough room for all the dead. Many do not receive a proper burial at all, but are simply thrown into piles and burned. Nestor has lived a lifetime of being trampled under the feet of others. His world changes when he encounters Herendin, an elderly man with unwavering courage and faith. Ann, a bitter realist trained in medicine, works tirelessly toward treating those who have been afflicted, despite knowing full well that all hope is lost. Present Day- Violence and bloodshed reign in a godless age. Kameron is a degenerate who blends perfectly with the crime-ridden streets and urban decay. One night, as he targets a helpless victim, something is watching him from the shadows. Caught between a lone terror and the underworld, his very soul depends on which one steals it first.
Author: Paul Kingsnorth
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Category: Literary Collections
A provocative and urgent essay collection that asks how we can live with hope in “an age of ecocide” Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist—an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as the environmental movement began to focus on “sustainability” rather than the defense of wild places for their own sake and as global conditions worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. He gave up what he saw as the false hope that residents of the First World would ever make the kind of sacrifices that might avert the severe consequences of climate change. Full of grief and fury as well as passionate, lyrical evocations of nature and the wild, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist gathers the wave-making essays that have charted the change in Kingsnorth’s thinking. In them he articulates a new vision that he calls “dark ecology,” which stands firmly in opposition to the belief that technology can save us, and he argues for a renewed balance between the human and nonhuman worlds. This iconoclastic, fearless, and ultimately hopeful book, which includes the much-discussed “Uncivilization” manifesto, asks hard questions about how we’ve lived and how we should live.
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Back Bay Books
The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.
Author: Ronald Haak
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This is a psychological/horror murder mystery story with a shocker of a twist for an ending. Famous actor George DiCenzo who was also a director, producer, scene study coach, and world renowned acting teacher in Los Angeles, New York City, and Philadelphia. Said of this story: "IT IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE SCARIEST SCRIPT ... I HAVE EVER READ!" This is the story of Lieutenant John (Jack) Ramsey, a Philadelphia Homicide Detective, who one early morning kisses his sleeping four year old daughter Nicole goodbye, and then goes to work, never to see her, or her mother ever again. Years later as children's skeletal remains start being found back in the woods, as he uncovers their remains, he worries if this is his missing child. But things take on a more sinister turn, as his only niece's youngest child becomes the object of an apparent ritualistic demonic plot. He begs God for a second chance to catch these killers. Famed actor and author Malachy McCourt said of this story: "Dear Ron, you have written a thriller of a script and indeed it qualifies as a 'spine tingler.' The subject matter, the local, the medical details all ring true, and the Philadelphia setting is ideal for this terrific story. Looking forward to working with you. Sincerely, Malachy McCourt."
The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Praise for Philip K. Dick “The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner “A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”—The New York Times “[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”—Rolling Stone
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Little, Brown
Category: Social Science
Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell.
A Novel of Deep Terror
Author: Steve Alten
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Seven years ago, and seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, Dr. Jonas Taylor encountered something that changed the course of his life. Once a Navy deep-sea submersible pilot, now a marine paleontologist, Taylor is convinced that a remnant population of Carcharodon megalodon prehistoric sharks growing up to 70 feet long, that subsisted on whales lurks at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. When offered the opportunity to return to those crushing depths in search of the Megs, Taylor leaps at the chance... but the quest for scientific knowledge (and personal vindication) becomes a desperate fight for survival, when the most vicious predator that the earth has ever known is freed to once-again hunt the surface.