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Jonathan Maberry is a multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. His novels include Ghost Road Blues (winner of the Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006), Dead Man's Song, Bad Moon Rising, and Patient Zero. He writes The Black Panther comic for Marvel, as well as a variety of projects involving Wolverine and Spider-Man. Rot & Ruin is his first book for young readers.
This very talented writer has delivered an incredibly powerful zombie-dystopian novel that's both full of action and yet surprisingly touching too. Rot & Ruin was his first in this series and was incredibly well received so if you've yet to read it then start with that title or you'll be missing out but don't miss Dust & Decay, his second. Beny Imura is back. As with the first book in this great series, Dust & Decay is an action adventure read that never lets up. Readers will find themselves once more immersed in Benny's world and gripped from the first line.
Nearly fourteen years ago a freak virus swept across the world turning those infected from the living into the undead. Benny Imura has grown-up never knowing anything different; his last memories of his parents tainted by the image of them becoming zombies. Now Benny is fifteen, and his brother Tom wants him to join the family business and train as a zombie killer. The last thing Benny wants is to work with Tom --- but at least the job should be an easy ride. Then the brothers head into the Rot and Ruin, an area full of wandering zombies, and Benny realises that being a bounty hunter isn't just about whacking zombies. As he's confronted with the truths about the world around him, Benny finds his beliefs challenged and makes the most terrifying discovery of all, that sometimes the worst monsters you can imagine, are human...
The perfect read for fans of The Walking Dead, from an award-winning author. In the land of the dead, four friends search for the key to life... Still reeling from the terror and tragedy that has followed them across the Rot and Ruin, Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong search for the jet they saw in the skies months ago. Because it means that humanity itself must have survived... somewhere. They encounter fierce animals and death cults, not to mention the zombies-swarms devouring everything in their paths. And these zoms are different. Faster, smarter, and infinitely more dangerous. Has the zombie plague mutated, or is there something far more sinister behind this new invasion of the living dead? One thing Benny and his companions can't afford to forget: In the great Rot and Ruin, everythingwants to kill you.
'This is anything but another zombie novel... exciting, full of action, and curiously thoughtful' Charlaine Harris, author of the True Blood series 'A thought-provoking thriller that still delivers a good dose of action and gore' The Bookseller The perfect read for fans of The Walking Dead, from an award-winning author. Nearly fourteen years ago, a freak virus swept across the world - turning those infected into the undead. Benny Imura has grown-up never knowing anything different; his last memory of his parents was of them becoming zombies. Now Benny is fifteen, and joining his brother Tom in the 'family business' of zombie killing. Benny and Tom head into the Rot and Ruin, an area full of the wandering undead, and Benny realises that being a bounty hunter isn't just about whacking zombies. Benny finds his beliefs challenged - and discovers that sometimes the worst monsters you can imagine aren't the zombies, after all... 'Highly recommended' The Bookbag.co.uk '...thoughtful, postapocalyptic coming-of-age tale...In turns mythic and down-to-earth, this intense novel combines adventure and philosophy to tell a truly memorable zombie story...' Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, the first in a thrilling series of novels based on Deadlands, a hugely successful role-playing game (RPG) set in the Weird, Weird West.Welcome to the Deadlands, where steely-eyed gunfighters rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. Where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns . . . and a mysterious substance called "e;ghost rock"e; fuels exotic steampunk inventions as well as plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets.In Ghostwalkers, a gun-for-hire, literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction . . . and an army of the living dead!Deadlands is one of the most popular RPGs in history, with over a million Deadlands gaming books sold.
We all want to believe. The truth is still out there.The X-Files have been reopened. IDW Publishing and series creator Chris Carter have authorized new investigations into the weird, the strange, and the mysterious. New York Times bestselling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry brings together some of today's top storytellers for a series of anthologies featuring all-new stories from the X-Files. Scully and Mulder continue their journey into darkness as they face aliens, monsters, shadow governments, and twisted conspiracies.This first volume includes stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, Max Allan Collins, Heather Graham, Brian Keene, Peter Clines, Ray Garton, Stefan Petrucha, Gayle Lynds and John C. Sheldon, Aaron Rosenberg, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Paul Crilley, W. D. Gagliani and David Benton, Tim Deal, and Gini Koch.
Milos Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures in this start to a breathtaking series from bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.In a world filled with Bugsmonsters that ceaselessly ravage the EarthMilo Silk has a hard time keeping his dreams separate from reality. So he keeps them locked up in his dream journal and hopes theyll never come to pass. But too often, they dolike when his father disappeared three years ago. Lately, the Witch of the World has been haunting his dreams, saying he is destined to be the hero who saves everyone. But all Milo can think about is how he fears the Bugs will attack his own camp, and bring something even more terrible than ever before.What Milo doesnt know is that the Earth is already fighting back with its own natural power in the form of Nightsiders, magical creatures who prefer shadows to sunlight and who reside in trees, caves, and rivers. And the Nightsiders are ready to find an ally in Milo
In this chilling story from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, a cemetery worker in Pine Deep begins to suspect that the dead are not resting easy in their graves.
In this chilling story from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, a young paperboy discovers that a random act of kindness may have greater consequences-especially as night falls in Pine Deep.
In this short story from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, a young soldier returns from the Middle East and discovers that there is another-and much stranger-war to be fought in his hometown.
From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry comes an all-new short story set in "e;the Spookiest Town in America"e;-Pine Deep.In "e;The Trouble,"e; a direct sequel to the Pine Deep trilogy, Malcolm Crow thought he had destroyed the evil that had terrorized his town for forty years. But a new series of brutal murders forces him to prepare for another battle with the forces of darkness.
From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry comes a collection of five stories set in "e;the Spookiest Town in America"e;-including one brand-new story.In "e;Long Way Home,"e; a young soldier returns from the Middle East and discovers that there is another-and much stranger-war to be fought in his hometown.In "e;Mister Pockets,"e; a young paperboy discovers that a random act of kindness may have greater consequences-especially as night falls in Pine Deep.In "e;Property Condemned,"e; a prequel to the Pine Deep trilogy, young Malcolm Crow and his friends go looking for ghosts and find something much darker and hungrier.In "e;Whistlin' past the Graveyard,"e; a cemetery worker in Pine Deep begins to suspect that the dead are not resting easy in their graves.And in the new story "e;The Trouble,"e; a direct sequel to the Pine Deep trilogy, Malcolm Crow thought he had destroyed the evil that had terrorized his town for forty years. But a new series of brutal murders forces him to prepare for another battle with the forces of darkness.
On opening day of the new baseball season a small model-kit airplane flies down from the stands and buzzes the mound, where a decorated veteran pilot is about to throw out the first ball. The toy plane is the exact replica of the one flown by the war hero. Everyone laughs, thinking it's a prank or a publicity stunt. Until it explodes, killing dozens.Seconds later a swarm of killer drones descend upon the picnicked crowd, each one carrying a powerful bomb. All across the country artificial intelligence drive systems in cars, commuter trains and even fighter planes go out of control. The death toll soars as the machines we depend upon every day are turned into engines of destruction.Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences go on the hunt for whoever is controlling these machines, but the every step of the way they are met with traps and shocks that strike to the very heart of the DMS. No one is safe. Nowhere is safe. Enemies old and new rise as America burns.Joe Ledger and his team are back in Jonathan Maberry's seventh book in the series. They begin a desperate search for the secret to this new technology and the madmen behind it. But before they can close in the enemy virus infects Air Force One. The president is trapped aboard as the jet heads toward the heart of New York City. It has become PREDATOR ONE.
In this new collection of five short stories from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, listeners get an eclectic sampling of the writer's work-from SF parody to murder mystery and beyond."e;The Things That Live in Cages"e;An MMA fighter at the end of his career is offered the chance to stay young, fit, and stronger than ever-but the price is his humanity."e;The Death Song of Dwar Guntha"e;Two old warriors prepare to ride into battle for the last time to save the future of Barsoom. Set in the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars, this story first appeared in the anthology Under the Moons of Mars."e;Plan 7 from Sin City"e;A 1950s seedy Las Vegas PI is hired to follow a philandering husband who may be selling atomic secrets to the Reds. This noir science fiction parody is a prequel to the worst movie of all time, Plan 9 from Outer Space."e;Clean Sweeps"e;A reporter accompanies a special ops team on a dangerous mission against space pirates."e;The Vanishing Assassin"e;Edgar Allan Poe's brilliant amateur detective, Auguste Dupin, is called in to investigate a savage murder perpetrated by an invisible killer.
Now available together for the first time, don't miss the beginning of Jonathan Maberry's New York Times bestselling series about intrepid warrior, Joe Ledger, and his death-defying missions with the Department of Military Sciences in books 1-3 of this spectacular series! Join Joe and his Echo Team as they face off against sub-human horrors and villains that Ledger's team set out to make sure the world will never know in this heart-pounding bundle containing Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, and The King of Plagues! In Patient Zero, Ledger knows that when you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with his skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance....In The Dragon Factory, Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) are called upon again to go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood. Neither side is prepared for Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.In The King of Plagues it's Saturday at 09:11 Hours when a blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are left dead or injured... At 10:09 Hours: Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Joe rejoins the DMS and within hours is attacked by a hit-team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission into a viral hot zone during an Ebola outbreak. Soon Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences begin tearing down the veils of deception to uncover a vast and powerful secret society using weaponized versions of the Ten Plagues of Egypt to destabilize world economies and profit from the resulting chaos. Millions will die unless Joe Ledger meets the this powerful new enemy on their own terms as he fights terror with terror.
A short story from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry!In "e;The Things That Live in Cages,"e; an MMA fighter at the end of his career is offered the chance to stay young, fit, and stronger than ever-but the price is his humanity.