- Author: Simon Clark
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Pub. Date: April 26, 2011
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-029-9
- Status: Out of Print
"Simon Clark has what it takes to be another Stephen King!"
— Bentley Little
"Not since I discovered Clive Barker have I enjoyed horror so much."
by Simon Clark
About the Book:
Rick Kennedy feels pretty good. Tonight there's going to be the party of the summer. The brother he hasn't seen for years has just flown in, and this is the night Rick plans to do something about Kate Robinson -- the beautiful girl he just can't get out of his mind. In the pleasant village of Fairburn the evening air is warm...
And this is the night that Rick encounters the mysterious stranger in the woods.
Soon he wakes to find 30,000 refugees choking the streets. People are running for their lives. Only there's nowhere to run.
The ground heats up inexorably. Roads melt. Cities erupt into flame. Lakes boil. Pockets of natural gas explode like nuclear bombs and geysers of scalding water flood through whole communities.
Survivors search desperately for refuge in a landscape burning forever hotter beneath their feet. But they have yet to confront the Grey Men — and the demons inside themselves...
Simon Clark lives in Doncaster, England with his family. When his first novel, Nailed by the Heart, made it through the slush pile in 1994 he banked the advance and embarked upon his dream of becoming a full-time writer. His subsequent novels include Blood Crazy, Darkness Demands, Death's Dominion and The Night of the Triffids, which continues the story of Wyndham's classic The Day of the Triffids. His revival of the wickedly ambulatory Triffid plants won the British Fantasy Society's August Derleth Award for best novel. He also created and co-presented "Winter Chills" for the BBC TV. His latest book from Severn House is The Midnight Man, a story of ghosts, madness and murder that features Vincent Van Gogh during one of the most turbulent periods of his life in 1888. Simon also experiments in short film, one of which, "Dear Simon, Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?" has been featured in the UK's Channel 4 ShortDoc series, and earned the accolade "the ultimate in TV democracy."
Published in two states:
• Hardcover Limited Edition of 1000 signed copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn ($50)
• Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather and Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker ($175)