Open Road Integrated Media LLC
On Sale: July 8, 2014
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Science Fiction | Fantasy
Seventeen delightfully unexpected stories from Simon R.
Green—including a brand-new adventure of the Droods—take us
deep into the Darkside, embroil us in the Secret Histories,
and lead us into the shadowy places where monsters and
Welcome to the worlds of Simon R. Green. In this
wide-ranging collection, the New York Times–bestselling
urban fantasist opens doors into hidden places: strange
realms bordering our own mundane existence and prowled by
creatures of fancy and nightmare. Here are the strange,
frequently deadly—and sometimes even dead—things that lurk
in garbage-strewn city alleyways and grimy subway stations
after midnight, visible only to the most perceptive human or
In these tales, Green revisits the ingenious worlds within
worlds that he created for his wildly popular novels. Take a
stroll on the Darkside with a jaded street wizard, an
underpaid government functionary responsible for keeping
demons, vamps, and aliens in line. Enter the hidden recesses
of Drood Hall, where the aging family member who creates
powerful weapons that protect humankind recalls his long and
bloody career. Join a squad of no-longer-human soldiers
dispatched to combat the all-consuming jungle on a distant
planet. Visit a house at the intesection of two realities
that serves as a sanctuary from the evil of all worlds.
Confront the unstoppable zombie army of General Kurtz in a
brilliant homage to Apocalypse Now. And whatever you do,
never forget that there are monsters out there. Really.
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