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Joe Hill is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of numerous literary, fantasy and horror awards. His short fiction has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America. He lives with his wife and family in New England.
Four short novels from the author of THE FIREMAN and HORNS, ranging from creepy horror to powerful explorations of our modern society. One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn't safely under cover. 'Rain' explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial mysteries . . . apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal answers. In 'Loaded' a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it... 'Snapshot, 1988' tells the story of an kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal memories... And in 'Aloft' a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.
Tales of overwhelming pandemics striking our world are like buses: you wait for ages and all of a sudden, like a plague, they all emerge at the same time. Recent months have witnessed, among others, the Cronin trilogy reach its conclusion, Emily St John Mandel's Station Eleven and Ezekiel Boone's The Hatching and now here is a veritable doorstep of a catastrophe book by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King, who himself penned The Stand...). And it's an undoubted winner; one of the more original examples to hit the genre. A new disease sweeps the globe, infecting people with Dragonscale, which eventually has them self-consume in flames. Frightening enough but where Hill ups the odds is not just in his evocation of a world in overdrive to destruction but in creating a gallery of truly memorable characters like doughty, infected and pregnant nurse Harper and, of course, the eponymous Fireman whose superpowers and unusual talents might well hold the key to mankind's survival. Breathless adventures, pulsing emotions, things that go bump in the night and so much more, with surprises lurking on the corner of every page: a major achievement in a genre that many had thought had nowhere further to go. Will provide you with nightmares and epiphanies in equal share.
Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business. Anyone could be next. We're going to Christmasland...NOS4R2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep. With the horrific tale of Charles Manx and his Silver Wraith, Joe Hill (@joe_hill) has established himself as the premiere horror and supernatural thriller writer of his generation.
Hill is of course horror royalty, being Stephen King's son, but his second novel (following the gruesome but compelling HEART-SHAPED BOX) could teach his old man a lesson. Ignatius Perrish wakes with a terrible headache to discover he now has horns and terrifying new powers. Which he will use to punish the man who destroyed his life. Hill injects a solid dose of humour into his dark fairy-tale (soon to be filmed) and a surprising love story element. Psychology, metaphysics and hairy-scary moments have never been such fun.
A debut collection of short stories which won the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award and the International Horror Guild Award … Wow! He then went on to write the superb Heart-Shaped Box proving that his launch was not just a lucky break and his literary attention not just because he is Stephen King’s son. This man can certainly write … you’ve got to read him. Most of the tales contain an element of fantasy and/or horror, but some are simply human dramas, and some, like the greatest of science fiction, use an unreal device to address a real problem. Superb. Comparison: Ray Bradbury, Michael Marshall Smith, Clive Barker.
'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock. But the rest of his collection doesn't make the house feel cold. The bones don't make the dogs bark; the movie doesn't make Jude feel as if he's being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life ...
PLUNGE INTO TERROR! In 1983, a state-of-the-art drilling ship, the Derleth, vanished near the Arctic Circle. Decades later, it has begun sending a distress call... Tracing the signal to a remote atoll in the Bering Strait, the Rococo oil company hires the Carpenter brothers and their salvage crew to investigate the ghost ship. Joined by a marine biologist and an oil executive, the brothers set out on a grim mission to learn what caused the disappearance and recover the bodies of the crew...only to find that the Derleth's men aren't dead! Even if they're also not quite...alive...anymore. A surreal and gory celebration of '80s horror, Plunge brings together Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Locke and Key) and Stuart Immonen (The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Secret Identity) for a deep dive into unfathomable terrors. Collects the six-issue miniseries along with exclusive commentary and sketches.
June Branch visits her boyfriend, Liam, on Brody Island for a relaxing last weekend of summer. After an escaped group of criminals breaks into the house that June and Liam are watching, Liam is taken by them. June grabs a strange Viking axe and flees from the intruders. When one of the attackers finds her, she swings the axe and takes off his head, which rolls away and begins to babble in terror. For June to uncover the truth, she'll need to hear the facts straight from the mouths of her attackers, with...or without their bodies attached.
In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including In The Tall Grass, one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in Faun. A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in Late Returns. In By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water's edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality . . . and other horrors that lurk in the water's shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in Throttle, co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a bevy of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears.
COMING 13 August 2019 - BRAND NEW SERIES on AMC UK - The channel that brought you THE WALKING DEAD Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business. Anyone could be next. We're going to Christmasland ... NOS4R2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep. With the horrific tale of Charles Manx and his Silver Wraith, Joe Hill has established himself as the premiere horror and supernatural thriller writer of his generation.
LOCKE & KEY, das preisgekronte Horror-Meisterwerk von Joe Hill (Christmasland) und Gabriel Rodr(TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE - GESCHICHTEN AUS DER SCHATTENWELT), in edler Hardcover-Ausstattung. Magische Schlussel, rachsuchtige Geister, unendliche Finsternis: Im finalen Deluxe-Sammelband mussen sich die leidgepruften Locke-Kids in einer letzten brutalen, blutigen Schlacht dem Bosen stellen. Der mit Abstand beste Comic aller Zeiten. - Comic Related. Das Meisterwerk von Stephen Kings Sohn Joe Hill als Luxusausgabe! Das groe Finale des dusteren fantastischen Genre-Highlights!
Der zweite Deluxe-Sammelband des mit dem Eisner Award ausgezeichneten Horror-Meisterwerks von Stephen Kings Sohn Joe Hill und Top-Zeichner Gabriel Rodriguez! Die Locke-Geschwister werden nicht nur im Keyhouse auf der Insel Lovecraft mit magischen Schlusseln, besonderen Turen und der Finsternis konfrontiert, die ihrer Familie aus der Vergangenheit folgt... LOCKE & KEY kommt bald ins TV!
Dieser Band prasentiert als deutsche Erstveroffentlichung drei neue Geschichten aus der Welt von LOCKE & KEY, gewohnt genial inszeniert von Autoren- Ikone Joe Hill und Top-Zeichner Gabriel Rodriguez. Die Storys bieten die volle Bandbreite und sind blutrunstig, innovativ, dramatisch und wunderschon. Neue Geschichten aus der Welt des preisgekronten Horror-Bestsellers. Eine TV-Serie ist in Arbeit.
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Joe Hill ist ein gefeierter Horror-Bestsellerautor, der Bucher wie Teufelszeug, Blind und Christmasland veroffentlicht hat. Die Sammelbande der LOCKE & KEY MASTER EDITION prasentieren seine innovative und stimmungsvolle Horror-Comic-Saga in groformatigen Hardcovern. Joe Hills neuer Roman Fireman erscheint im Mai auf Deutsch. Die komplette Saga luckenlos in uberformatigen Hardcovern.
Vor einigen Jahren hatte Horror-Star Joe Hill fast die legendare TV-Serie Tales from the Darkside -aus der Schattenwelt reanimiert, an der schon sein Vater Stephen King mitwirkte. Leider wurde aus dem Projekt nichts. Jetzt erweckt Hill zusammen mit Gabriel Rodriguez die bosartigen, finsteren Storys in Comic-Form erstmals zum Leben! Ein neues Horror-Highlight von Joe Hill. Von den Machern des preisgekronten Horror-Meisterwerks LOCKE & KEY.