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Shocklines

  • Editor: Richard Chizmar & Matt Schwartz
  • Artist: Caniglia
  • Page Count: 308
  • Pub. Date: 2017
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-086-2
  • Status: Forthcoming
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Shocklines
edited by Richard Chizmar & Matt Schwartz

About the Book:
Some of them lurk in the shadows, others have been right in front of you for years now, but you still don't see them coming.

Who are they?

That's not an easy question to answer.

It's easy to say they are the next wave of horror superstars, but they take many forms and some don't even categorize their work as horror. Some write stories that are rough and raw, making you squirm as they paint a portrait of terror with their words. Some write stories that are polished and deceptively quiet, making your heart ache by the final line.

No matter what kind of stories they write, these authors always find a way to get under your skin, and this ground-breaking anthology of horror fiction is certain to be one of the most talked about anthologies of the year.

Table of Contents:
"Stalled" by Kealan Patrick Burke
"The Transfer Student" by Norman Prentiss
"Roulette" by Brian Knight
"The Only Thing" by Yvonne Navarro
"Diablitos" by Cody Goodfellow
"Burying Reena" by John R. Little
"Mount Uncompahgre" by Michael McBride
"From Arthur Clayworth’s Diary" by Rio Youers
"Cry" by Hunter Shea
"The End of the World Man" by Lisa Morton
"Faith Leaps" by Tim Lebbon & Kath Deakin
"The Crooked Walk" by Nick Mamatas
"The Scavengers" by Tony Knighton
"Ghost Net" by Jeff Jacobson
"Momma's Grave" by Kim Despins
"Escape He Done" by Ted Kosmatka
"Dying on the Inside" by John Everson
"Interstitial" by Robert Morrish
"Perfect Little Snowflakes" by Brian James Freeman

Published in three states:
• Trade Hardcover Edition bound in full-cloth with full-color dust jacket artwork ($40)
• Hardcover Limited Edition bound in a fine material and limited to 350 signed and numbered copies ($75)
• Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition of 26 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, raised hubs on the spine, custom gilded page edges dipped by hand, a full-color signature sheet, and featuring unique full color endpapers not appearing in any other edition ($200)

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"Chizmar, anthologist and publisher of Cemetery Dance, and Schwartz, founder of the horror-themed website Shocklines.com, present 19 new horror stories by authors such as Tim Lebbon (prolific author of genre novels), Ted Kosmatka (author of two excellent speculative-fiction novels, The Games and Prophet of Bones), Yvonne Navarro (popular author of several books set in the "Buffyverse"), Norman Prentiss (award-winning author of short fiction), and Rio Youers (author of the novel Westlake Soul). The stories cover a wide range of ground, from subtle character studies to outright shockers to twisters in the style of Tales of the Unexpected; but what unites them all is the high quality of the writing. A lot of anthologies have a few bright lights and several less successful tales, with one or two clunkers; here, there is a uniformity of excellence, and it would be hard to single out any story as being better than the others. For fans of horror short fiction, a must-read."
Booklist, David Pitt

Richard Chizmar is the founder and publisher/editor of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than a dozen anthologies, including The Best of Cemetery Dance, The Earth Strikes Back, Night Visions 10, October Dreams (with Robert Morrish), and the Shivers series. Together Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech founded production company Chesapeake Films, and they've written screenplays and teleplays for United Artists, Showtime, Sony Screen Gems, Lions Gate, NBC, and many other companies. Their first projects include adaptations of Stephen King's From a Buick 8, Douglas Clegg's The Hour Before Dark, Stephen King's and Peter Straub's Black House, Ed Gorman's The Poker Club, as well as episodes of Showtime's Masters of Horror and NBC's Fear Itself.

Matt Schwartz is one the most well-read members of the horror community, with particular interest in the field of short fiction.

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