SAN FRANCISCO, February 12, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce that all contracts have now been signed for the publication of Limbus, Inc. II, a shared-world anthology, set for release in May of 2014. Limbus, Inc. II is the sequel to the initial anthology in this series, Limbus, Inc., set for release in April of 2013. Each volume contains five novellas all based within the same shared-world created for the Limbus, Inc. series.
About the Book: Genre: Horror/Dark Fantasy—Limbus is Latin for edge or boundary. Limbus, INC., a shadowy employment agency, operates at the edge of the normal world(s). Its recruitment methods are haphazard to the ordinary eye: a tattered flyer taped to a power pole, a display ad in the Yellow Pages that keeps changing, an Internet popup ad that won’t go away. Who, or what, will they recruit next? The murky world of Limbus, INC. beckons the laid-off, the downsized, the desperate. Limbus’s employees are just as suspicious and ephemeral as the motives of the company. Job offers vary greatly in their particulars: one might find anything from a high-level assassination to a seemingly simple cat-sitting job and all the worlds of horror/dark fantasy in between. A “found” business card reads: Limbus, Inc. Are you laid off, downsized, undersized? Call us. We employ. 1-800-555-0606. How lucky do you feel?
About the Editor & Authors: Editor Anne C Petty is a Tolkien scholar and specialist in Mythology and Finnish folkore. She is the author of three novels, three books of literary criticism, several horror/dark fantasy short stories, and many essays on writing, literary analysis, and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. She is also a published poet, with poems, articles, and photos appearing in arts and lifestyle magazines. Anne is a frequent speaker at literary conferences and popular-culture conventions such as Dragon*Con, TheOneRing Celebration (ORC), and TWA Summer Workshop Series. She lives with her husband and her cat Neko on the Florida Gulf coast where she writes books, indulges her Japanese anime addiction, and dodges hurricanes.
Gary A. Braunbeck is a prolific author who writes mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mainstream literature. He is the author of 19 books; his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German. Nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications. Some of his most popular stories are mysteries that have appeared in the Cat Crimes anthology series. He was born in Newark, Ohio; this city that serves as the model for the fictitious Cedar Hill in many of his stories. His fiction has received several awards, including the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction in 2003 for “Duty” and in 2005 for “We Now Pause for Station Identification”; his collection Destinations Unknown won a Stoker in 2006. His novella Kiss of the Mudman received the International Horror Guild Award for Long Fiction in 2005.He also served a term as president of the Horror Writers Association. He is married to Lucy Snyder, a science fiction/fantasy writer, and they reside together in Columbus, Ohio. Gary is an adjunct professor at Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania, where he teaches in an innovative Master’s degree program in Writing Popular Fiction.
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others. His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” was adapted to film for Showtime’s Masters of Horror. He is currently co-producing several films, among them The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero. He is Writer In Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.
Jonathan Maberry is the New York Times, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The King of Plagues, Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, Ghost Road Blues and Rot & Ruin, among others. He also wrote the novelization of the movie The Wolfman. His work for Marvel Comics includes Captain America, Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar, Marvel Zombie Return and Black Panther. His Joe Ledger series has been optioned for TV by Sony Pictures. He has been inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Joe McKinney is a San Antonio based author of numerous horror, crime and science fiction stories and novels. His works include the three part Dead World series, the real crime novel, Dodging Bullets, the science fiction disaster tale, Quarantined, his horror novel, Apocalypse of the Dead, these last two being Finalists for the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Novel, and Flesh Eaters, which won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel for 2011. In his day job, Joe McKinney is a sergeant with the San Antonio Police Department, where he helps to run the city’s 911 Dispatch Center. Before being promoted to sergeant, Joe worked as a homicide detective and as a disaster mitigation specialist, with over fifteen years of law enforcement experience.
Harry Shannon has been an actor, a singer, an Emmy-nominated songwriter, a recording artist in Europe, a music publisher, a VP of Carolco Pictures (Terminator 2, Total Recall, Rambo), and worked as a free-lance Music Supervisor on films such as Basic Instinct and Universal Soldier. He holds an MA in Psychology and is currently a counselor in private practice. Harry has won the Tombstone, the Black Quill, and been nominated for the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award®. Although primarily a novelist, the author has sold stories to a number of genre magazines including Cemetery Dance, Horror Garage, City Slab, Crime Spree and Gothic.net. He contributed a 25,000 word mystery/horror novella to a Cemetery Dance limited-edition collection called Brimstone Turnpike, as well as shorter fiction to several genre anthologies, among them Dead West, A Dark and Deadly Valley, Dead Set and In Delirium II. Shannon’s first signed limited edition short story collection Bad Seed debuted in June of 2001. His debut horror novel Night Of The Beast—the first in a pulp trilogy set in northeastern Nevada—was released in 2002. The acclaimed Night Of The Werewolf won the small-press Tombstone Award for Best Novel of 2003. The final book, a 2005 Delirium Books limited edition of Night Of The Daemon, sold out in pre-order. Harry Shannon’s first noir effort, Memorial Day (A Mick Callahan Novel), takes place in fictional Dry Wells, Nevada. It was a hardcover release from Five Star First Edition Mysteries in May of 2004. New Mystery Reader called it “brilliant,” also “wry, bittersweet and altogether touching,” Library Journal praised it as “memorable,” and Booklist said of amateur sleuth Mick Callahan “Let’s hope he’s around for a long run.” The sequel, Eye Of The Burning Man, came out in November, 2005 and was also well reviewed. A third Mick Callahan novel, One Of The Wicked, was released in fall of 2008. Shannon’s first thriller, The Pressure Of Darkness, was released in November of 2006. Harry scripted the comedic horror film Dead And Gone for darkhaze.net fetish photographer/director Yossi Sasson. He also wrote the novel version, supervised the music, sang the title song and played a bit part as the Sheriff. His second anthology of short fiction A Host Of Shadows was released by Dark Regions Press, as was his 2010 novella, Pain. His latest works are the novels Clan and the zombie thrillers The Hungry and its sequel, The Hungry 2.
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