Telos has recently signed up a new collection of original horror and dark fantasy fiction from the acclaimed and award-winning author Sam Stone. Zombies in New York and Other Bloody Jottings will be published by Telos (Â£12.99) in February 2011, with a launch at the LA Doctor Who event, Gallifrey One. The cover art is by BFS Award-winning artist Vincent Chong with internal illustrations by Russell Morgan.
â€œSomething is sapping the energy of the usually robust dancers of the Moulin Rouge â€¦ Jack the Ripperâ€™s crimes are investigated by a vampire â€¦ zombies roam the streets of New York â€¦ Clowns die in mysteriously humorous ways … Welcome to the poetic and horrific world of Sam Stone, where a vampire becomes obsessed with a centuries-old werewolf, and Angels are stalking the undead. Walk through the haunting world of the Toymaker and be hypnotised by the Siren’s Song. Fourteen stories of horror and passion and six mythological and erotic poems from the pen of the new Queen of Vampire fiction. Chick-slash has never been so entertaining!â€
Sam Stone made an enormous impact with her trilogy of Vampire novels, the Vampire Gene series (which are available from Murky Depths). There is already film interest in the tales.
â€œI wanted to do a collection to experiment with genres and styles,â€ says Sam Stone. â€œAs well as my interest in horror fiction, I also love crime fiction, particularly psychological thrillers, and writing a collection of short stories gave me the opportunity to broaden my horizons in terms of the content, style and even voice that I used.â€
Zombies in New York and Other Bloody Jottings can be pre-ordered at www.telos.co.uk. Signed copies will also be available. Sam Stone is available for interviews, talks and signing events to promote the book. Please contact Telos to organise.