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About Trent Zelazny
Trent Zelazny is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories in numerous genres including, but not limited to, horror, crime, thriller, science fiction, erotica, and humor. He is also a bestselling international playwright, editor of two anthologies, and has written for both television and film.
Son of the late science fiction author Roger Zelazny, Trent was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has lived in California, Oregon, and Florida, but currently lives with his wife, Laurel, and their two dogs, Banjo and Holly, back in Santa Fe.
"Trent Zelazny's work is as powerful as a .45 slug and as memorable and pleasing as a scar obtained during feverish sexual activity. One of the best of the new breed of writers...I have someone new to admire." --Joe R. Lansdale
"A powerful and good writer...someone who's been through hell and come out, I hope, the other side." --Neil Gaiman
"Trent Zelazny has already begun to carve out his own genre niche. He's got the right stuff to make fiction both engrossing and literate." --Tom Piccirilli
"The raw honesty of Fractal Despondency heralds Trent as a talent to watch, and I plan to be reading him for years to come." --Mark Ordesky, Executive producer of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
"Trent Zelazny is the best hard-boiled noir writer of this generation!" --Sarah L. Covert, Editor of She Never Slept News and Reviews
"Some people write from the heart, but Trent Zelazny leaves his blood on the page." --Erin Underwood, Underwords
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This anthology was edited by his son Trent Zelazny, a Nightmare Award winner, and Warren Lapine, who has been nominated for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. You will not soon forget this outstanding anthology.
This latest volume continues the tradition of publishing fiction that looks for weird tales that go beyond the familiar territory of most genres. If you are looking for storytelling with style and originality, this book is for you.
Stories included in this collection:
"Anton" - M. Louis Dixon
"Eye of the Beholder" - John McIlveen
"Those Rockports Won’t Get You to Heaven" - Jack Ketchum
"The Last Plague Doctor" - Rebecca J. Allred
"Sinkers" - Dan Waters
"Time is a Face on the Water" - Michael Bailey
"Summer Gullet" - John Boden
"Dead Letter Office" - Brian Knight & Trent Zelazny
"Cocoa" - Bob Pastorella
"The Dress" - Peter Salomon
"The Dishes Are Done" - Carol Pierson Holding
"Red Rabbit" - Steve Rasnic Tem
"Miracle Meadows" - Darren O. Godfrey
"Lockjaw" - David Annandale
"Window" - Anya Martin
"Shattered" - G. Daniel Gunn & Paul Tremblay
"Mise en Abyme" - Gordon White
"In God’s Own Image" - Sean M. Davis
"Special Delivery" - Tim Waggoner
"The Palace Garbage Man" - Bradley Michael Zerbe
"Consumers" - Gary A. Braunbeck
"The Architecture of Snow" - David Morrell
“Trent Zelazny has already begun to carve out his own genre niche. He's got the right stuff to make fiction both engrossing and literate.” —Tom Piccirilli, winner of two International Thriller Awards and four Bram Stoker Awards
“A gift for storytelling is in Trent Zelazny's genes.” —Charles Ardai, publisher of Hard Case Crime
“Trent Zelazny will surprise you, entertain you, and take you places you've never been before.” —Warren Lapine, World Fantasy and Hugo Award nominee
“Passion. Power! Fear! Zelazny is a force of wonder...and darkness!” —Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., author of the Lovecraftian novel Nightmare's Disciple
Brian has found solace in alcohol, while Kate spends most of her time sedated. Until the night on the mountain road, and the briefcase they suddenly come to possess—an important briefcase that was not intended for them. Now, battling with their own inner struggles, the two of them become the targets of an unknown adversary less interested in the briefcase than in the games he can play. As their lives threaten to completely fall apart, Brian and Kate must find the strength not only to work together, but to face the horrible tragedy that haunts them both.
Trent Zelazny is the author of numerous short stories of horror, fantasy, suspense, erotica, and humor. A former professional drummer, he has also studied martial arts, animation, and film. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In the near future, an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider causes an enormous explosion, known as the Collision. The blast flattens a huge chunk of central Europe and punches a massive hole in the Earth’s surface. Over the next decade, unspeakable horrors pour from the rift: vicious creatures with a taste for human flesh, a terrible scream that drives all who hear it insane, a phantom entity that feeds on fear and paranoia, and a nightmare train from the pits of hell, to name but a few. This onslaught of terror causes the collapse of civilization and threatens to wipe humanity from the planet.
World’s Collider is a unique concept in short fiction, where all eighteen original stories are part of a common narrative, recounting the disaster and its aftermath. A true novel by many voices, including Steven Savile, James Moran, Aaron Rosenberg, Trent Zelazny, Jonathan Green, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Kelly Hale, Richard Wright and a host of new talent.
Fifty million people died in the Collision. They were the lucky ones…
"Each component cranks up the tension and the disparate tales combine in mosaic-fashion to deliver a truly gripping narrative." - Ian Whates, author of The Noise Within
DARK VISIONS: A COLLECTION OF MODERN HORROR - Volume Two takes you far deeper into the twisted psyche of man with 14 psychological tales of creeping dread that explore the evil the lives inside all of mankind. The stories in DARK VISIONS TWO offer an even darker, more insidious look into the concepts of life, death and how choices we make affect our eternal souls.
MISTER WHITE by John C. Foster
Abel is a master spy until a meeting one fateful night in a cemetery goes awry. Now, paranoid and hunted by a sadistic, supernatural evil, he finds himself in a horrifying battle for his life.
DREAMING IN AND OUT by Carol Holland March
Imprisoned in a world of devotion, there's no escape for an abused wife. Not until dreams of an enigmatic woman draw her into an ever-darkening world where the truth of her existence is revealed.
MOONLIGHTING by Chad McKee
The streets of New York mask a dark underworld as two unwitting stockbrokers are drawn into a horrifying world they never knew existed. One that exposes how truly evil the heart of man can be.
WORMHOLE by J. Daniel Stone
Jason is obsessed with death and aches to understand the reasons for his mother's suicide. With the help of a friend, the two seek to capture on camera the last horrifying moments of life.
REMEMBER ME by David Blixt
Walking a dark and lonely road, a young man is offered a ride from the driver of a strange horse-drawn carriage. What seems like good fortune becomes a hellish journey of torment when he's presented with a horrifying offer that he can't refuse.
THE FIRST YEARS by David Siddall
Every society has its monsters. Some live down the street. Others wrap themselves in the cloak of government. But which is the most heinous is commonly a matter of only a few degrees.
THE ELEMENTALS AND I by C.M. Saunders
Big pharma is big business. To what horrifying lengths will a greedy corporation go to market their terrifying, mind-altering product?
RELEASE by Jane Brooks & Peter Whitley
Inside a house on the last cul-de-sac at the end of world a young couple comes to grips with the horror that's devastated their suburban community. It soon becomes clear that there are many terrible things in life that yearn to be released.
WATER, SOME OF IT DEEP by David Murphy
Often the darkest places on Earth are those with the shiniest veneer. What terrible force is it that attracts the like-minded to a quaint seaside resort in the Irish countryside, turning it into a home for horrendous evil?
ACCEPTANCE by Kenneth Whitfield
What should have been a relaxing cruise for a married couple quickly becomes a nightmarish journey of personal revelation as a series of horrifying events break out. Sometimes, there's just nowhere to run from your demons.
VARIATIONS OF SOULLESSNESS by A.A. Garrison
Created without a soul, Easter has been put on this Earth for a special purpose. A nocturnal visit to the home of an author famous for his gut-wrenching prose puts God's gruesome plan into action.
CHAPELSTON by Rhesa Sealy
For twenty years a series of unsolved murders have haunted ex-cop Connor Mason. He now finds himself drawn back into the web of evil by forces that refuse to release their grip on his soul.
LAST CALL by JC Hemphill
Newscaster Maurice Townsend was at the top of his game until he lost it all.
In VOICELESS, Zelazny draws the account of a desperate life in the dust and shines the light of hope into the darkest of places.
With nowhere to go, he once again he finds himself destined for extinction. As the black curtains drop, Blake chances upon the one thing in the world that might keep him from complete and utter annihilation: a crack in melancholy time.
Your luck can change in an instant. A flip of a coin can ruin a life, or change it for the better. But is luck real? A random blip in the space time continuum? The wrath or favor of a higher power? Is it magic? Is it just a matter of numbers and probability? Can it be controlled? Luck is elusive, a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Luck is Relative. Good luck. Bad luck. Hard luck. Your luck can run out, or you can luck out. Is luck truly a lady?
TAKE A CHANCE... With these thirteen tales of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and everything in between as talented writers from every conceivable genre weave tales of luck. What it means to them, and more importantly, the world at large. Tales by Trent Zelazny, Jessica McHugh, Matt Schiariti, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brady Allen, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Patrick Thomas, Robert E. Waters, g. Elmer Munson, Diane Raetz, Georgina Morales, John L. French, and Michael Laimo. The odds of reading a great story are in your favor. But the age old question remains... do you feel lucky?
"A powerful and good writer... someone who's been through hell and come out, I hope, the other side."—Neil Gaiman
“Butterfly Potion is both a disturbing and touching tale. If you’ve ever been in the gutter (literally or figuratively) you know this book speaks the truth. Like a mixture of Charles Bukowski and Dashiell Hammett, Trent Zelazny takes us down a road filled with mystery, danger, a gorgeous redhead, and booze... lots of booze.” —Sarah L. Covert, Editor of She Never Slept
Double-crosses, love triangles, and immersion in his own self-destructive past conspire to lead him to ruin. It's not easy to sleep when searching for normalcy in the heart of a brutal past.
These stories do not disappoint.-SF Scope