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Stephen Jones - Author

About the Author

Stephen Jones is the winner of two World Fantasy Awards, three Horror Writers
Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards, as
well as being a Hugo Award nominee and thirteen-times recipient of the British
Fantasy Award. One of Britain's most acclaimed anthologists of horror and dark
fantasy, he has also written and edited more than 20 books on horror, famtasy and
SF movies.

Featured books by Stephen Jones

Other books by Stephen Jones

The Lovecraft Squad - Dreaming

The Lovecraft Squad - Dreaming

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories Terrifying Tales Set on the Scariest Night of the Year!

The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories Terrifying Tales Set on the Scariest Night of the Year!

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Twenty-six terrifying tales set on the scariest night of the year! Treat yourself to some very tricky stories! Halloween . . . All Hallows' Eve . . . Samhain . . . D a de los Muertos . . . the Day the Dead Come Back . . . When the barriers between the worlds are at their weakest--when ghosts, goblins, and grisly things can cross over into our dimension--then for a single night each year the natural becomes the supernatural, the normal becomes the paranormal, and nobody is safe from their most intimate and terrifying fears. The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories brings you a dark feast of frightening fiction by some of the most successful and respected horror writers working today, including Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Helen Marshall, Richard Christian Matheson, Robert Shearman, Robert Silverberg, Angela Slatter, Steve Rasnic Tem, and many more, along with a very special contribution by award-winning poet Jane Yolen. Here you will encounter witches, ghosts, monsters, psychos, demonic nuns, and even Death himself in this spooky selection of stories set on the night when evil walks the earth . . .

Best New Horror #25

Best New Horror #25

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2018

Best New Horror #28

Best New Horror #28

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2018

Cities Responding to Climate Change Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo

Cities Responding to Climate Change Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2017

This book explores the climate policy approaches established by various city governments. It details the strategies, plans and initiatives that have so far been designed to both mitigate and adapt to the impacts of global warming. In doing so, it considers the implications of the actions taken by leading cities and its effects on underlying theoretical assumptions relating to policy development and management processes in achieving climate policy outcomes. Cities Responding to Climate Change establishes an analytical framework that critically examines the application of performance management by city governments in their policy responses to climate change. It draws its focus on the city governments of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo to bring together and discuss the concepts, strategies and practices that have since been introduced to respond to the climate challenges faced. This book highlights the lessons to be learned by other city governments around the world contemplating serious action with climate policies to lessen the impacts of global warming. It will be of particular interest to practitioners and researchers seeking evidence of how governments deliver on their commitments and improve their effectiveness in implementing climate polices.

The Lovecraft Squad - Waiting

The Lovecraft Squad - Waiting

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2017

In the Footsteps of Dracula - Tales of the Un-Dead Count

In the Footsteps of Dracula - Tales of the Un-Dead Count

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2017

Ritual and Music of North China Volume 2: Shaanbei

Ritual and Music of North China Volume 2: Shaanbei

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2017

This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000, from the barrage of pop music blaring from speakers in the bustling county-towns to the life-cycle and calendrical ceremonies of poor mountain villages. Based on the practice of grass-roots music-making in daily life, not merely on official images, the main theme is the painful maintenance of ritual and its music under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s, and its modification under the assaults of TV, pop music, and migration since the 1990s. The text is in four parts. Part One gives background to the area and music-making in society. Parts Two and Three discuss the lives of bards and shawm bands respectively, describing modifications in their ceremonial activities through the twentieth century. Part Four acclimatizes us to the modern world with glimpses of various types of musical life in Yulin city, the regional capital, illustrating the contrast with the surrounding countryside. The 44-minute DVD, with its informative commentary, is intended both to illuminate the text and to stand on its own. It shows bards performing at a temple fair and to bless a family in distress, and shawm bands performing at a wedding, at funerals, and a shop opening - including their pop repertory with the 'big band'. Also featuring as part of these events are opera troupes, geomancers, and performing beggars; by contrast, the film shows a glimpse of the official image of Shaanbei culture as presented by a state ensemble in the regional capital. The publication will appeal to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and all those interested in modern Chinese history and society.

Ritual and Music of North China Shawm Bands in Shanxi

Ritual and Music of North China Shawm Bands in Shanxi

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2017

The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a poor county in Shanxi province in northwestern China, Stephen Jones describes the painful maintenance of ceremonial and its music there under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s and its modification under the assault of pop music since the 1990s. Part One of the text explains the social and historical background by outlining the lives of shawm band musicians in modern times. Part Two looks at the main performing contexts of funerals and temple fairs, whilst Part Three discusses musical features such as instruments, scales, and repertories. The DVD consists of a 47-minute film in two parts, showing excerpts from funerals and temple fairs (complementing Part Two of the text), while a separate section contains a magnificent 1992 funerary performance of a complete shawm-band suite. As a package, the book and DVD illuminate the whole ceremonial context of music-making in rural China, illustrating the ritual-music experience of villagers, with lay Daoist priests, opera troupes, and beggars also making cameo appearances. While the modern stage repertories of urban professionals remain our main exposure to Chinese music, this publication is all the more valuable in showing the daily musical experiences of the majority of people in China. It will appeal to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists and all those interested in modern Chinese history and society.

In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China

In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2017

The living practice of Daoist ritual is still only a small part of Daoist studies. Most of this work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, challenges this assumption. With case studies on parts of Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces, Stephen Jones describes ritual sequences within funerals and temple fairs, offering details on occupational hereditary lay Daoists, temple-dwelling priests, and even amateur ritual groups. Stressing performance, Jones observes the changing ritual scene in this poor countryside, both since the 1980s and through all the tribulations of twentieth-century warfare and political campaigns. The whole vocabulary of north Chinese Daoists differs significantly from that of the southeast, which has so far dominated our image. Largely unstudied by scholars of religion, folk Daoist ritual in north China has been a constant theme of music scholars within China. Stephen Jones places lay Daoists within the wider context of folk religious practices - including those of lay Buddhists, sectarians, and spirit mediums. This book opens up a new field for scholars of religion, ritual, music, and modern Chinese society.

August Snow

August Snow

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2017

Best New Horror

Best New Horror

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2017

Behind The Lions Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions

Behind The Lions Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions

Author: Stephen Jones, Nick Cain, Tom English, David Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2016

For 125 years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a unique emblem in world sport. They represent the best of the best from the four Home Nations, coming together every four years under a united badge to take on the rugby greats of the Southern Hemisphere. Lions tours embody a revered legacy that is steeped in tradition yet maintains a vibrant standing in the modern era. The Lions badge is a symbol of the ethics, values and the romance at the heart of Test match rugby. Every four years the rugby world's focus is drawn to a great red pilgrimage as the Lions embark on a brutal and exhilarating tour that challenges the very limits of their rugby ability and the strengths of their characters. They travel to the far reaches of the earth to confront the great powers in the world game - and the weight of history itself. Behind the Lions sees four esteemed rugby writers from each of the Home Nations delve to the heart of what it means to be a Lion, interviewing a vast array of former tourists to uncover the passion, pride and exhilaration experienced when wearing the famous red jersey. It is a tale of heart-break and ecstasy, humour and poignancy that is at once inspirational, moving and utterly compelling. This is the story of the British & Irish Lions - in their own words.

Best New Horror

Best New Horror

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Best New Horror Anthology

Best New Horror Anthology

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now

Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now

Author: Stephen Jones, Alison Littlewood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2015

The Hotel Baktun is an exclusive vacation complex that is about to open on the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Owned by a mysterious multi-millionaire businessman, it is shaped like an ancient Mayan pyramid and its halls are lined with rare and expensive artefacts. For Stacy Keenan, the hotel's new Head of Security, things are already chaotic as the locals continue to put the finishing touches to the festivities while VIPs begin to arrive for the grand opening. When a Russian cruise ship turns along the shore and disgorges its cargo of flesh-eating zombies, the guests and staff soon fragment into various factions as they struggle to withstand the spread of HRV (Human Reanimation Virus). As the armies of the dead conquer all that stand before them, and the human survivors prepare for a final battle against an unstoppable enemy, a horror even more ancient and terrible is revealed when 'The Death' comes to Paradise . . .

The Art of Horror An Illustrated History

The Art of Horror An Illustrated History

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like The Art of Horror-a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre's most respected names. While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It's all here: from early engravings-via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings-to today's artists working entirely in the digital realm. Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan. From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful-including images of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more-every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators, and a selection from writers and filmmakers, are featured throughout.

The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein 25 monster tales by Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Paul J. McCauley, Lisa Morton, Kim Newman, Mary W. Shelley and many more

The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein 25 monster tales by Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Paul J. McCauley, Lisa Morton, Kim Newman, Mary W. Shelley and many more

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Frankenstein . . . his very name conjures up images of plundered graves, secret laboratories, electrical experiments and reviving the dead. Within these pages, the maddest doctor of them all and his demented disciples once again delve into the Secrets of Life, as science fiction meets horror when the world's most famous creature lives again! The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein collects together for the first time twenty-fourelectrifying tales of cursed creation that are guaranteed to spark your interest - with classics from the pulp magazines by Robert Bloch and Manly Wade Wellman, modern masterpieces from Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Karl Edward Wagner, David J. Schow and R. Chetwynd-Hayes, and contributions from Graham Masterson, Basil Copper, John Brunner, Guy N. Smith, Kim Newman, Paul J. McAuley, Roberta Lannes, Michael Marshall Smith, Daniel Fox, Adrian Cole, Nancy Kilpatrick, Brian Mooney and Lisa Morton. Plus you're sure to get a charge from three complete novels: The Hound of Frankenstein by Peter Tremayne, The Dead End by David Case, and Mary W. Shelley's original masterpiece Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. As an electrical storm rages overhead, the generators are charged up, and beneath the sheet a cold form awaits its miraculous rebirth. Now it's time to throw that switch and discover all that Man Was Never Meant to Know.

Georgia A Political History Since Independence

Georgia A Political History Since Independence

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2015

Georgia emerged from the fall of the Soviet empire in 1991 with the promise of swift economic and democratic reform. But that promise remains unfulfilled. Economic collapse, secessionist challenges, civil war and the failure to escape the legacy of Soviet rule - culminating in the 2008 war with Russia - characterise a two-decade struggle to establish democratic institutions and consolidate statehood. Here, Stephen Jones critically analyses Georgia's recent political and economic development, illustrating what its 'transition' has meant, not just for the state, but for its citizens as well. An authoritative and commanding exploration of Georgia since independence, this is essential for those interested in the post-Soviet world.

Dark Detectives An Anthology of Supernatural Mysteries

Dark Detectives An Anthology of Supernatural Mysteries

Author: Stephen Jones, Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2015

CRIMES OF TERROR AND DARKNESS In the battle between good and evil, the supernatural investigators form the first line of defense against the unexplainable. Here are eighteen pulse-pounding tales featuring uncanny sleuths battling against the weird, written by Clive Barker R. Chetwynd-Hayes Basil Copper Neil Gaiman William Hope Hodgson Brian Lumley Brian Mooney Kim Newman Jay Russell Peter Tremayne Manly Wade Wellman Featuring the entire Seven Stars saga by Kim Newman, pitting the Diogenes Club against an occult object with the power to ultimately annihilate mankind!

Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

Author: Stephen Jones, H. P. Lovecraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2015

Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century's master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth, in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.

Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change. With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents - emails, articles, reports, diaries and eyewitness accounts - as past and future hang in the balance. In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby's plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . . Praise for previous Zombie Apocalypse! novels: There is a sense that events are building to a climax and each episode moves things forward. The Eloquent Page A phenomenal undertaking . . . Zombie Apocalypse! is a great read for any zombie fan. SF Site

Best New Horror

Best New Horror

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2014

Fearie Tales Books of Horror

Fearie Tales Books of Horror

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Neil Gaiman, Joanne Harris and other bestsellers re-imagine famous fairy tales in this wonderfully rich, scary anthology, illustrated by Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings artist Alan Lee. Following in the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, some of today's finest writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales - but with a decidedly dark twist. Fearie Tales is a fantastical mix of spellbinding retellings of 'Cinderella', 'Rapunzel', 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'Rumpelstiltskin', amongst others, with unsettling tales inspired by other childhood classics, all interspersed with the sources of their inspiration: the timeless stories first collected by the Brothers Grimm. Edited by Stephen Jones, Britain's best-known anthologist of dark tales, and illustrated by Oscar-winning artist Alan Lee, who also provided the magnificent cover, with stories by Neil Gaiman; Joanne Harris; Garth Nix; John Ajvide Lindqvist; Markus Heitz; Michael Marshall Smith; Angela Slatter; Robert Shearman; Christopher Fowler; Ramsey Campbell; Peter Crowther; Brian Hodge; Brian Lumley; Reggie Oliver and Tanith Lee. But be warned: this stunning volume of frightening fables is definitely not suitable for children!

Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased

Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased

Author: Stephen Jones, Lisa Morton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2014

A novel set within the Zombie Apocalypse! mythos created by Stephen Jones for his bestselling trilogy, Washington DC is sent during the second half of Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback, when the zombies' intelligence is increasing and they have formed themselves into a society, and an army. New York and Los Angeles have fallen to the walking dead and there has been no news out of Chicago, but Washington DC is still holding out and the South is still free. Time is running out, though, for the battalions defending Capitol Hill . . . As the most powerful symbols of American democracy begin to fall, the President and her advisors must be protected at all costs. But what if there are people in her own government who are prepared to do a deal with the living-dead invaders to retain power at any cost? Meanwhile, `Zombie King' Thomas Moreby is making his own plans to rule the United States as his control increases across the country. Moreby claims to have `foreseen' his victory, but there are emerging factions in his own ranks who are starting to question their role in the war between zombies and humans. And how does the mysterious New World Pharmaceuticals fit into the New Zombie Order?

Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital

Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital

Author: Stephen Jones, Mark Morris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2014

London is in turmoil following riots and the Trafalgar Square Massacre. A doctor in a big East End hospital, already hard hit by government cutbacks and increasing social unrest, starts to get reports of something having happened at All Hallows church . . . Then, the first of the injured, including policemen and soldiers, start to be brought in, but the nurses and doctors on the day shift still can't make sense of what the victims are talking about. Soon their resources begin to be overwhelmed. Some of the injured begin to 'change' and soon the hospital, like so many other buildings throughout the city, is on lockdown. But as things grow increasingly chaotic outside, for those trapped within the old hospital building, both staff and patients, things quickly become infinitely worse as the dead return to life and stalk the corridors in search of flesh.

Seven Secrets of How to Study the Bible

Seven Secrets of How to Study the Bible

Author: Stephen Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2014

The Seven Secrets of How to Study the Bible is a fantastic way to jump start your knowledge of how to live a life that is pleasing to God. Get tips that you can use right away to experience a new and vibrant Christian life. This book provides all that you need to live a powerful and transformed Christian experience right away. You can change your life. This Seven Secrets of How to Study the Bible is designed to give you an easy way to apply the Bible to your life. The Bible is the inspired word of God and it is a book that changes lives all over the world. The Bible has been the best guide for living and millions wake up to read it to receive God's daily instruction. The Bible is the perfect gift that God could provide for believers to read what God is saying. Sending his son Jesus to redeem the world is evidence of his love for all humanity. You will want to read this book several times to get all that it has to offer. You will be blessed.

Psycho-Mania!

Psycho-Mania!

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2013

We all go a little mad sometimes ... Included among these twisted tales - of psychos, schizoids and serial killers, many with a supernatural twist - is Reggie Oliver's revival of Edgar Allan Poe's wily French detective, C. Auguste Dupin, a new 'Bryant & May' London mystery from Christopher Fowler, child-actor-turnedprivate-eye Marty Burns investigating a quirky Hollywood case by Jay Russell and internationally bestselling Michael Marshall revisiting The Straw Men conspiracy. Alongside one of Robert Bloch's most iconic stories, there's an original wraparound sequence in the style of the author by John Llewellyn Probert. With classic reprints by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and Dennis Etchison, original fiction by Peter Crowther, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Paul McAuley, Lisa Morton, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem and others, you'd have to be out of your mind not to take a stab at these stories!

Best Horror from Fantasy Tales

Best Horror from Fantasy Tales

Author: Stephen Jones, David Sutton Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2013

The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales contains the finest horror fiction published in Britain's premier magazine of fantasy and terror during its first ten years.This illustrated collection includes stories by the world's leading masters of the macabre, including Clibe Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber and Dennis Etchison.

The Mammoth Book of Zombies 20th Anniversary Edition

The Mammoth Book of Zombies 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2013

The zombie - a soulless corpse raised from the grave to do its master's bidding - may have had its factual basis in the voodoo ceremonies of the West Indies, but it is in fiction, movies, video games and comics that the walking dead have flourished. What makes a zombie? This Twentieth Anniversary Edition of one of the first and most influential zombie anthologies answers that question with 26 tales of rot and resurrection from classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, M. R. James and J. Sheridan Le Fanu, along with modern masters of the macabre Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Hugh B. Cave, Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Lumley, Graham Masterton, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, Lisa Tuttle, Karl Edward Wagner and many more. From Caribbean rituals to ancient magic, mesmerism to modern science, these terrifying tales depict a wide range of nefarious methods and questionable reasons for bringing the dead back to life again.

Georgia A Political History Since Independence

Georgia A Political History Since Independence

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2012

Georgia emerged from the fall of the Soviet empire in 1991 with the promise of swift economic and democratic reform. But that promise remains unfulfilled. Economic collapse, secessionist challenges, civil war and the failure to escape the legacy of Soviet rule - culminating in the 2008 war with Russia - characterise a two-decade struggle to establish democratic institutions and consolidate statehood. Here, Stephen Jones critically analyses Georgia's recent political and economic development, illustrating what its 'transition' has meant, not just for the state, but for its citizens as well. An authoritative and commanding exploration of Georgia since independence, this is essential for those interested in the post-Soviet world.

A Book of Horrors

A Book of Horrors

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

Don't turn out the lights . . . but open the cover, if you dare, and reveal the chilling delights that await you within the pages of A Book of Horrors. 'Stephen King, John Ajvide Linqvist, Lisa Tuttle and many more masters of the macabre issue a call to arms for the horror story in this collection of the very best in chiller fiction edited by Stephen Jones, one of the world's premier anthologists' - Crime Time Stephen Jones, Britain's most acclaimed horror editor, has gathered together masters of the macabre from across the world in this cornucopia of classic chills and modern menaces. Within these pages you will discover the most successful and exciting writers of horror and dark fantasy today, with a spine-chilling selection of stories displaying the full diversity of the genre, from classic pulp style to more contemporary psychological tales, to cutting-edge terror fiction that will leave you uneasily looking over your shoulder, or in the wardrobe, or under the bed . . . An original anthology of all-new horror and dark fantasy fiction, in all of its many and magnificent guises, by those devoted to the dark side. Including stories by Ramsey Campbell, Peter Crowther, Dennis Etchison, Elizabeth Hand, Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Stephen King, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Richard Christian Matheson, Reggie Oliver, Robert Shearman, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith and Lisa Tuttle.

Horror at Halloween, Prologue and Part Five, Cody

Horror at Halloween, Prologue and Part Five, Cody

Author: Stephen Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2011

OXRUN STATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN DIFFERENT. Nobody can really explain it. You just have to understand that bizarre things happen there. They just do. Weird things. The kind of things you don't even want to dream about in your worst nightmares.Trick-or-treat is crazy enough, with ghosts and goblins and witches and warlocks and all manner of other horrors roaming the streets. But in Oxrun Station, the masks aren't always made of rubber.It's Halloween in Oxrun Station, and Cody Banning and his friends must find a way to stop a mysterious old man from slowly killing the kids in town so that he can live forever . . .The fabric of the cosmos is unravelling and dark and dangerous things are leaking across the borders . . . For five unsuspecting teenagers, their lives will never be the same again as they discover the hidden terrors lurking beneath the surface of their quiet town and experience the most horrifying Halloween of them all . . .This year in Oxrun Station, THE TRICK IS TO STAY ALIVE!

Horror at Halloween [The Whole Book]

Horror at Halloween [The Whole Book]

Author: Stephen Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2011

OXRUN STATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN DIFFERENT.Nobody can really explain it. You just have to understand that bizarre things happen there. They just do. Weird things. The kind of things you don't even want to dream about in your worst nightmares.Like the tings that happen this Halloween to Sam Jones, Eleanor Trent, Tina Broadbent, Chuck Antrim and Cody Banning . . .Maybe it really is the rare conjunction of Mars and Saturn with Venus, lowering the barriers between our world and another, shadowy realm . . . or maybe it is just that the full moon always brings out the strangeness in that place. Trick or Treat is crazy enough, with ghosts and goblins and witches and warlocks and all manner of other horrors roaming the streets. But in Oxrun Station, the masks aren't always made of rubber.The fabric of the cosmos is unravelling and dark and dangerous things are leaking across the borders . . . For five unsuspecting teenagers, their lives will never be the same again as they discover the hidden terrors lurking beneath the surface of their quiet town and experience the most horrifying Halloween of them all . . .This year in Oxrun Station, THE TRICK IS TO STAY ALIVE!

Horror at Halloween, Prologue and Part Four, Chuck

Horror at Halloween, Prologue and Part Four, Chuck

Author: Stephen Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2011

OXRUN STATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN DIFFERENT. Nobody can really explain it. You just have to understand that bizarre things happen there. They just do. Weird things. The kind of things you don't even want to dream about in your worst nightmares.Maybe it really is the rare conjunction of Mars and Saturn with Venus, lowering the barriers between our world and another, shadowy realm . . . or maybe it is just that the full moon always brings out the strangeness in that place.When Chuck Antrim and his fellow members of the Halloween Club first come upon the standing stones, they have no idea of the insidious evil that lurks within those ancient monoliths . . .The fabric of the cosmos is unravelling and dark and dangerous things are leaking across the borders . . . For five unsuspecting teenagers, their lives will never be the same again as they discover the hidden terrors lurking beneath the surface of their quiet town and experience the most horrifying Halloween of them all . . .This year in Oxrun Station, THE TRICK IS TO STAY ALIVE!

Horror at Halloween, Prologue and Part Three, Tina

Horror at Halloween, Prologue and Part Three, Tina

Author: Stephen Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2011

OXRUN STATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN DIFFERENT.Nobody can really explain it. You just have to understand that bizarre things happen there. They just do. Weird things. The kind of things you don't even want to dream about in your worst nightmares.Trick-or-treat is crazy enough, with ghosts and goblins and witches and warlocks and all manner of other horrors roaming the streets. But in Oxrun Station, the masks aren't always made of rubber.With the doors between worlds thrown open, the Old Gods have returned, and only Tina Broadbent and her friend Cerise Fallon have the knowledge and power to prevent the great Devouring . . .The fabric of the cosmos is unravelling and dark and dangerous things are leaking across the borders . . . For five unsuspecting teenagers, their lives will never be the same again as they discover the hidden terrors lurking beneath the surface of their quiet town and experience the most horrifying Halloween of them all . . .This year in Oxrun Station, THE TRICK IS TO STAY ALIVE!

Horror at Halloween, Part Two, Eleanor

Horror at Halloween, Part Two, Eleanor

Author: Stephen Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2011

OXRUN STATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN DIFFERENT. Nobody can really explain it. You just have to understand that bizarre things happen there. They just do. Weird things. The kind of things you don't even want to dream about in your worst nightmares.Maybe it really is the rare conjunction of Mars and Saturn with Venus, lowering the barriers between our world and another, shadowy realm . . . or maybe it is just that the full moon always brings out the strangeness in that place.Eleanor Trent's research into Halloween uncovers a secret history of ancient rituals and sacrificial rites that allow the creatures of the night to cross into our world and steal the souls of the living . . . The fabric of the cosmos is unravelling and dark and dangerous things are leaking across the borders . . . For five unsuspecting teenagers, their lives will never be the same again as they discover the hidden terrors lurking beneath the surface of their quiet town and experience the most horrifying Halloween of them all . . .This year in Oxrun Station, THE TRICK IS TO STAY ALIVE!

Synthetics Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975

Synthetics Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2011

A critical and comprehensive account of the emergence of electronic arts in Australia. New technologies continually arise, offering repeated opportunities to artists in search of the technologically novel. Stephen Jones calls this phenomenon the rolling new, and in Synthetics he describes how artists in Australia used new technologies in their art, from the early days of digital computing in the 1950s to a landmark exhibition in 1975. Jones looks at not only the artists and the artworks they produced but also at the evolution of computing technologies and video displays as these new forms of media developed into tools that artists could use. He also examines the collaborations that sprang up between artists and the technologists who taught them how to use these new devices. The process, he finds, was reciprocal: the offerings of the engineer could inspire the artist as much as the needs of the artist could inspire the engineer. Jones discusses the constraints imposed by the limitations of new technologies as they developed and shows that different types of output and display technologies made for the production of very different kinds of images. He explores the development of computer graphics, the use by artists of such new conceptual paradigms as post-object art, and the emergence of video art in the late 1960s and early 1970s. By 1975, the art and technology movement in Australia reached something of a watershed. The work itself became established as an art form just as funding dwindled and a popular and supportive left-wing government left office. And yet, Jones writes, the early electronic artists laid the foundation for today's burgeoning culture of new media art in Australia.

Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback

Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2010

This long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Zombie Apocalypse! is once again a 'mosaic novel' which weaves together contributions from big-name horror writers in the form of essays, reports, letters, official documents and transcripts to create a coherent and compelling narrative. In volume one old-school, flesh-eating zombies spread 'The Death' around the world. Now, the fightback begins. Praise for Zombie Apocalypse: Clever, gruesome, poignant and pacy . . . it's hard to avoid this book's clutches - much like the shambling corpses that fill its pages. Financial Times. 'An innovative, collaborative venture.' The Bookseller. 'Moving, funny, terrifying and strikingly original.' SFX.

In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China

In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2010

The living practice of Daoist ritual is still only a small part of Daoist studies. Most of this work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, challenges this assumption. With case studies on parts of Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces, Stephen Jones describes ritual sequences within funerals and temple fairs, offering details on occupational hereditary lay Daoists, temple-dwelling priests, and even amateur ritual groups. Stressing performance, Jones observes the changing ritual scene in this poor countryside, both since the 1980s and through all the tribulations of twentieth-century warfare and political campaigns. The whole vocabulary of north Chinese Daoists differs significantly from that of the southeast, which has so far dominated our image. Largely unstudied by scholars of religion, folk Daoist ritual in north China has been a constant theme of music scholars within China. Stephen Jones places lay Daoists within the wider context of folk religious practices - including those of lay Buddhists, sectarians, and spirit mediums. This book opens up a new field for scholars of religion, ritual, music, and modern Chinese society.

Visitants Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts

Visitants Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2010

IN THE DARKNESS, SOMETHING WICKED SPREADS ITS WINGS THE ETERNAL BATTLE between fallen angels and their Heavenly counterpoints plays out daily here on Earth. Without warning, ordinary people find their lives forever changed by the intervention of divine beings. But meddling with the living does not always go according to plan and the angels themselves fall under an all-too-mortal spell--longing for love or thirsting for wicked revenge. With stories from such world-renowned authors of fantasy and horror as Michael Bishop, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Graham Masterton, Robert Silverberg, Michael Marshall Smith, Lisa Tuttle, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Jane Yolen, Visitants presents a breathtaking collection of stories in which Heaven's hosts reveal themselves on Earth and fallen angels struggle toward final redemption.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2010

This is the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction, representing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas. It remains the world's leading anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction.

Stephen Jones A Thinking Man's Game: My Story

Stephen Jones A Thinking Man's Game: My Story

Author: Stephen Jones, Simon Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2010

Since making his national debut in 1998, Stephen Jones has emerged from the shadows of the true greats of Welsh rugby, such as Barry John, Phil Bennett, Jonathan Davies and Neil Jenkins, to make the fly-half position his own. In this revealing autobiography, he provides a rare insight into the demands and pressures of wearing the almost mythical number 10 jersey that has such a pre-eminent status in the Welsh psyche. As well as playing an integral role in Wales's two Grand Slam victories, Jones has appeared in three Rugby World Cups and was part of the 2005 British and Irish Lions squad. He has witnessed at first hand how the Welsh rugby establishment has struggled with the transition to professionalism, and in this candid memoir he recounts the many highs he has experienced, as well as the challenges he has faced, throughout his career so far. Jones gives an intriguing account of how he became one of the few Welsh players to play in France, recalling the brutality of the game there and how he became a cult figure amongst fans of Clermont Auvergne, where he was twice voted fly-half of the season. In Stephen Jones - A Thinking Man's Game: My Story, the Welsh rugby star reveals how his steely resolve, utter determination and sheer passion for rugby have allowed him to bounce back from numerous setbacks to become one of the most popular and respected figures in the game today.

Statistics in Psychology Explanations without Equations

Statistics in Psychology Explanations without Equations

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2010

How do you choose the appropriate statistical method for any given research task? What are the features that discern one statistical method from another, and for which research projects are they appropriate to use? Written specifically with the undergraduate psychology student in mind and for those who desire an explanation for the use of statistics in psychological research without the mathematics, this refreshing and much-needed introduction is invaluable for any psychology students who `don't get numbers'. Breaking away from the traditional, numerical approaches, Jones delivers an engaging and insightful read into the rationale behind the use of statistics, drawing upon non-numerical examples and scenarios from both psychological literature and everyday life to explain key statistical concepts. Learn about the methods for testing populations and samples, standard errors, inferential and descriptive statistics as well as variables and participants. This is an ideal companion to core textbooks and will serve a clearer understanding of statistical methods in psychology. By reading this book students can hope to gain a better sense of what makes empirically valid research and learn to critically evaluate facts and figure in any presented research. The foundations of psychology's claims are the empiricism of well-conducted and reliable data.

Ritual and Music of North China Volume 2: Shaanbei

Ritual and Music of North China Volume 2: Shaanbei

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2009

This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000, from the barrage of pop music blaring from speakers in the bustling county-towns to the life-cycle and calendrical ceremonies of poor mountain villages. Based on the practice of grass-roots music-making in daily life, not merely on official images, the main theme is the painful maintenance of ritual and its music under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s, and its modification under the assaults of TV, pop music, and migration since the 1990s. The text is in four parts. Part One gives background to the area and music-making in society. Parts Two and Three discuss the lives of bards and shawm bands respectively, describing modifications in their ceremonial activities through the twentieth century. Part Four acclimatizes us to the modern world with glimpses of various types of musical life in Yulin city, the regional capital, illustrating the contrast with the surrounding countryside. The 44-minute DVD, with its informative commentary, is intended both to illuminate the text and to stand on its own. It shows bards performing at a temple fair and to bless a family in distress, and shawm bands performing at a wedding, at funerals, and a shop opening - including their pop repertory with the 'big band'. Also featuring as part of these events are opera troupes, geomancers, and performing beggars; by contrast, the film shows a glimpse of the official image of Shaanbei culture as presented by a state ensemble in the regional capital. The publication will appeal to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and all those interested in modern Chinese history and society.

Law at Bristol University 1983-2008 from Faculty to School

Law at Bristol University 1983-2008 from Faculty to School

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2008

This is a brief and informal history of the Bristol University Law School during a critical period in its development from 1983-2008. The Faculty, which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2008, has long been established as one of the foremost law schools in the UK and in the common law world. This brief history documents the institutional changes which have occured within the School, the experiences of students during the past 25 years, the achievements (academic and otherwise) of staff and alumni, the rise of research as a dominant theme in the life of the School, and the changing environment - physical, economic, political - in which the School now operates. This is a book which will appeal to all students and staff of the law school, past and present.

America is Good

America is Good

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2008

Ritual and Music of North China Shawm Bands in Shanxi

Ritual and Music of North China Shawm Bands in Shanxi

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2007

The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a poor county in Shanxi province in northwestern China, Stephen Jones describes the painful maintenance of ceremonial and its music there under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s and its modification under the assault of pop music since the 1990s. Part One of the text explains the social and historical background by outlining the lives of shawm band musicians in modern times. Part Two looks at the main performing contexts of funerals and temple fairs, whilst Part Three discusses musical features such as instruments, scales, and repertories. The DVD consists of a 47-minute film in two parts, showing excerpts from funerals and temple fairs (complementing Part Two of the text), while a separate section contains a magnificent 1992 funerary performance of a complete shawm-band suite. As a package, the book and DVD illuminate the whole ceremonial context of music-making in rural China, illustrating the ritual-music experience of villagers, with lay Daoist priests, opera troupes, and beggars also making cameo appearances. While the modern stage repertories of urban professionals remain our main exposure to Chinese music, this publication is all the more valuable in showing the daily musical experiences of the majority of people in China. It will appeal to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists and all those interested in modern Chinese history and society.

Imaging for Nurses

Imaging for Nurses

Author: Stephen Jones, Edward Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2006

Imaging for nurses is a practical guide for nurses in imaging departments and for all clinical nurse specialists caring for patients undergoing imaging procedures and investigations e.g. in the areas of cardiology, vascular interventions, accident and emergency, urology, neurology, and gastro-intestinal medicine Imaging for nurses addresses all aspects of nursing care including patient preparation, imaging procedures, and post-procedure care. It provides a clear introduction to essential imaging theory and the role and responsibilities of the nurse in imaging procedures. Separate chapters cover fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computerised tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and use of radioisotopes for ease of reference.

Brunel in South Wales Vol 1

Brunel in South Wales Vol 1

Author: Stephen Jones, Stephen K. Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2005

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is famous for many things - the Great Western Railway, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, timber viaducts and the steamships Great Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern - but his work in South Wales has been largely overlooked. Yet South Wales provided the landscape in which many of his innovative works were pioneered and Brunel the engineer is represented there at virtually every stage of his career. Many of these engineering landmarks survive and are still in use to this day. This is the first in a series of three volumes examining the achivements and legacy of Brunel in South Wales (reaching into Mid and North Wales, Bristol and the Borders), beginning with the historic background of the Merthyr ironworks and Richard Trevithick. It will look at railways, docks, piers and other connetions, including his great ships which had strong links with South Wales, despite not having been built there. Born in Cardiff, Stephen K. Jones writes and lectures on local and industiral history, photography and Brunel and his works.

Harry and Ida Swap Teeth

Harry and Ida Swap Teeth

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2003

The darkly humorous second novel from maverick musician Stephen Babybird Jones, author of the critically acclaimed debut, The Bad Book. Sixteen years ago from the day you are reading this, two babies were born Siamese. Joined at the head but successfully separated, and now they are old enough, they like to think they have retained a little piece of each others brain. A bit of Ida in Henry and a bit of Henry in Ida. Sixteen years old today and short of money. Henry and Ida Brick go to the medical school and give themselves up for guinea pigs. The drive-in-drive-out lab rats, get paid twenty dollars for injections of new Society Drugs cocktails of genes and DNA taken from the saliva of schizophrenics, offenders, vandals, and pregnant teenagers all delivered indifferent combinations and doses for cash in hand. Feeling like a couple of young gods who are certainly not about to start living like mortals, they go missing and with all the bad blood swirling round inside this duo of delinquent tornados, a strange and incredible journey begins to unfold. A dark and devious plot intertwined with chilling comic genius andfreakishly potent imagery guarantees a unique and compelling read from this highly respected lyricist and wordsmith.

UNDERSTANDING VIOLENT CRIME

UNDERSTANDING VIOLENT CRIME

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2000

* How widespread is violence? * Why do people engage in various forms of violence? * What can be done to reduce the level of violence? Understanding Violent Crime provides a concise yet thorough and extensive account of the main explanations of violent behaviour. It draws upon sociological and psychological perspectives on violence as part of a coherent approach to the study of a phenomenon that raises wide public concern. There is also a focus on the ways in which violence is considered by the criminal justice system. Definitions of the main violent offences, including violent sexual offences, are discussed and some indication of the levels of sentencing in particular cases is provided. The final chapter then considers ways in which offenders are able to confront their violent behaviour within the criminal justice system. Frequent references to the definitions and treatment of violence in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA give the book a distinctive comparative perspective. The result is a wide-ranging and essential undergraduate text and a key reference for researchers in the field.

Bad Book

Bad Book

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2000

This dark debut novel from singer/songwriter Babybird centres around the strange life of Hit - so-called perhaps because he looks like he's been hit. When Hit discovers the journal his father hides in a shed, he decides to follow him to find out if the bad deeds he writes about are real.

Ely

Ely

Author: Stephen Jones, Nigel Billingham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/1996

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

Author: Stephen Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/1994

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution is a wide-ranging introduction to the human species that places modern humans in evolutionary perspective. Over seventy scholars world-wide have worked on the encyclopedia, covering a range of subjects from genetics, primatology and fossil origins to human biology and ecology, brain function and behaviour, demography and disease. Emphasis is placed throughout on the biological diversity of modern people and the increasing convergence of the fossil and genetic evidence for human evolution that has emerged. Due to the need to look at humankind in the context of our closest relatives, the encyclopedia also pays particular attention to the evolution and ecology of other living primates - lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys and apes. It deals with the evolution and ecology of human society, as reconstructed from archaeological remains, and from studies of tribal peoples and living primates today. It considers the biology of uniquely human abilities such as language and upright walking, and it reviews the biological future of humankind in the face of modern challenges.

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