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Robert R. McCammon – Baal

Posted by demonik on June 9, 2009

Robert R. McCammon – Baal (Sphere, 1979: 1989)

Steve Crisp (1989 edition)

Steve Crisp (1989 edition)

Blurb:

A woman is ravished, and to her a child is born, unleashing an unimaginable evil upon the world! And they call him BAAL in the orphanage, where he leads the children on a rampage of violence in California, where he appears as the head of a deadly Manson-like cult in Kuwait, where crazed millions heed his call to murder and orgy. They call him BAAL in the Artic’s hellish wasteland, where he is tracked by the only three men with the will to stop him: Zark, the Shaman; Virga, the aging professor of Theology; and Michael, the powerful, mysterious stranger.

1979 edition

1979 edition

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Robert R. McCammon – Bethany’s Sin

Posted by demonik on June 8, 2009

Robert R. McCammon – Bethany’s Sin (Sphere, 1980; 1989)

Bethany's Sin, Sphere 1989 edition. Artwork Steve Crisp

Bethany's Sin, Sphere 1989 edition. Artwork Steve Crisp


When Evan Reid brought his wife and small daughter to Bethany’s Sin it seemed the perfect setting. A small village, far from the noise and pollution of the city, it was quaint and very peaceful.
Too peaceful. There were no sounds at all . . . almost as if the night had been frightened into silence.
Then Evan noticed there were very few men in the village, and that those he knew of were crippled. And sometimes he thought he heard the sound of horses galloping in the dead of night.
Soon he would know the superhuman secret that kept the village alive. And he would watch in horror as Kay and Laurie underwent a hideous transformation right before his eyes.
He would know the terror that happened at night — and only to men … in Bethany’s Sin.

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Robert R. McCammon – They Thirst

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

Robert R. McCammon – They Thirst (Sphere, 1981)

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Blurb:

A MASS MURDER.
A DISAPPEARANCE.
A CEMETERY RANSACKED.
IT LOOKED LIKE ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY IN
LOS ANGELES

Then night came…

Evil as old as the centuries has descended upon the City of Angels – it comes as a kiss from the terrifying but seductive immortals. Slowly at first, then by the legions, the ravenous undead choke Los Angeles with bloodthirsty determination – and the hordes of monstrous victims steadily mount each night.
High above glitter city a deadly contest begins. In the decaying castle of a long-dead screen idol, the few remaining human survivors prepare to face the Prince of Evil and his satanic disciples. Whilst the very forces of nature are called into play, isolating the city from the rest of the world and leaving it at the mercy of the blood-hungry vultures of the night …

Theirs is a lust that can never be satisfied …

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Robert R. McCammon – The Night Boat

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

Robert R. McCammon – The Night Boat (Sphere, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986)

Cover of 1986 edition

Cover of 1986 edition

Blurb from 1986 edition.

From the living hell of her watery grave she rises again…

THE NIGHT BOAT

Deep under the calm water of a Caribbean lagoon, salvage diver David Moore discovers a sunken Nazi U-boat entombed in the sand. A mysterious relic from the last war. Slowly the U-boat rises from the depths laden with a long-dead crew, cancerous with rot, mummified for eternity.
Or so Moore thought.
Until he heard the deep, hollow boom of something hammering with feverish intensity … something desperately trying to get out!

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Alan Ryan – Halloween Horrors

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

Alan Ryan (ed.) – Halloween Horrors (Sphere, 1988)


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Alan Ryan – Introduction: Halloween Night

Robert R. McCammon – He’ll Come Knocking At Your Door
Charles L. Grant – Eyes
Whitley Streiber – The Nixon Mask
Peter Tremayne – The Samhain Feis
Steve Rasnic Tem – Trickster
Michael McDowell – Miss Mack
Guy N. Smith – Hollow Eyes
Alan Ryan – The Halloween House
Craig Shaw Gardner – Three Faces Of The Night
Bill pronzini – Pumpkin
Frank Belknap Long – Love In The Wildwood
Ramsey Campbell – Apples
Robert Bloch – Pranks

Blurb:

Hallowe’en– a time for pumpkin lanterns and trick or treat, for hot spiced drinks and party laughter. For some. But not for all. For those lonely souls Hallowe’en is a night of necromancy and bone-chilling fear, when the wild October wind cannot quite mask the high, keening scream of terror, when the ancient evils arise once more from the underworld to lure the unwary to their dark and terrible deaths…

See also Vault’s Halloween Horrors thread.

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