Limbus, Inc. – Book I
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Are you laid off, downsized, undersized?
Call us. We employ. 1-800-555-0606
How lucky do you feel?
So reads the business card from Limbus, Inc., a shadowy employment agency that operates at the edge of the normal world. Limbus’s employees are just as suspicious and ephemeral as the motives of the company, if indeed it could be called a company in the ordinary sense of the word.
In this shared-world anthology, five heavy hitters from the dark worlds of horror, fantasy, and scifi pool their warped takes on the shadow organization that offers employment of the most unusual kind to those on the fringes of society.
One thing’s for sure – you’ll never think the same way again about the fine print on your next employment application!
Publishers Weekly – “This shared-world anthology about a mysterious metaphysical employment agency is pleasingly consistent in tone. The execution and intriguing theme leave the reader wanting more.”
“In this initial volume of a shared-world anthology, five authors provide their takes on one-of-a kind jobs that are not always survivable. VERDICT: Though the employment agency frame might not seem compelling, the stories cut to the heart of sf, fantasy, and horror.” — Library Journal
“Get street level in crazy town. Limbus, Inc. finds a new kind of noir.” – Weston Ochse, author of Seal Team 666.
“Limbus, Inc. is a brilliant concept that lets writers share a world while allowing their imaginations free rein. Ethridge, Mayberry, Nassise, Petty, and Talley take full advantage of all that creative elbow room and serve up some tasty stories. Do not miss this.” – F. Paul Wilson
“I can honestly say that all of the stories in Limbus, Inc. were riveting – to the point of being mesmerizing. If you are looking for an anthology that is truly different from the run of the mill, and one that takes itself seriously enough to commission the best tales from its first class authors, then I highly recommend you pick up Limbus, Inc.” – TT Zuma – HorrorWorld.com For the full review at HorrorWorld.com please click on the link here http://horrorworld.org/hw/2013/02/limbus-inc/
“Listen up, fans. Limbus, Inc. is a delight. Remember all those alternate universes suggested by classics such as The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone? Turns out they’re for real. Only one sinister corporation controls all of the entrances–and there are no exits.” – Harry Shannon, Stoker nominated author of Dead and Gone and The Hungry
“It’s an inventive piece of fiction that will haunt your dreams forever.” And remember, always read the fine print.” – Betsy A. Riley, HorrorZine http://www.thehorrorzine.com/ReviewFolder/LimbusInc/Limbus.html
“Limbus, Inc. is one of the strangest, creepiest things I’ve read in a long time. Guaranteed to send all you conspiracy theorists out there into paroxysms of paranoid delight! Well, you did warn us.” – Brian Knight, author of The Phoenix Girls, Book 1: The Conjuring Glass
“The five novellas in Limbus, Inc. are the kind of horror fiction I love most: Smart, scary, funny, edgy, melancholy, and set in a world I recognize all too well. The most frightening elements here aren’t alien princesses with insatiable appetites, ancient murder cults, or shapeshifting assassins, but desperation, hunger, neverending wars, and a wealthy class all too eager to prey on the rest of us. Limbus, Inc. isn’t just kickass – it’s five kinds of kickass.” – Lisa Morton, four-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Castle of Los Angeles
“Limbus, Inc. is the best shared world anthology I’ve come across in the last twenty years. It was absolutely outstanding – five perfect stories from five of the top names in the business. Even the best shared world anthologies can, at times, play a little fast and loose with continuity, but not so Limbus, Inc. Editor Anne C. Petty has put together such a flexible, yet finely realized world here that the five voices she’s brought together sound like a choir warmed up in hell. This book is going to set the bar for shared world anthologies for a long time to come. Mark my words.” – Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Inheritance
“An infinity of Earths and an infinity of possibilities…all connected by a single shadowy entity—Limbus, Inc. Their goal: to match the person to the job, regardless of where that job might lead in time and space. The result: aliens, ancient gods, and characters with secrets too dark to be revealed but too dangerous to keep hidden. Too large for a single volume, the tales of Limbus, Inc., explore worlds of the imagination. And far beyond. But beware! Like so many good things, the stories of Limbus, Inc., can be addicting. One is just not enough. For those of us who welcome the obsession to excellent storytelling, there is an entire volume…and more to come.” – Dr. Michael R. Collings
“Five excellent authors. Five wonderful stories. Slaughterers and robot emissaries. Slave traders and monsters. Welcome to the amazing multiverse of Limbus, Inc.” – Allyson Bird, Author
“Each author from Ethridge to Nassise, from Petty to Mayberry is diverse in their expertise yet share a common bond. Their gift for conjuring a sense of intrigue, manifested with rising tension of the unknown and where our protagonists will ultimately end up is unprecedented in today’s contemporary horror fiction realm. We devour each of the authors’ words at break neck speed with an appetite of digesting more and more of what’s served up on the paranormal menu. “ – Rick O’Shea, MoreHorror.com http://www.morehorror.com/LIMBUS-Inc-book-review
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Cover artwork for limited edition is to the left.
The Limbus, Inc. hardcover limited edition is numbered 1 through 250, bound in leatherette, includes 60lb natural interior paper, stamped on the front cover and spine, with a Litho Label Gloss dust jacket. It includes interior artwork from Alan M. Clark that is not a part of the regular hard cover or paperback editions.
Bonus: An additional novella from Jonathan Maberry (over 8,000 bonus words) is added as well, to go along with some insights from author Anne C. Petty on the world of Limbus, Inc.
This is a numbered limited edition with approximately 250 being produced. It will be autographed by all five authors (Jonathan Maberry, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Brett J. Talley, Joseph Nassise and Anne C. Petty) along with the artist, Alan M. Clark. The approximate page count is 340 pages.
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Author: Anne C. Petty, Jonathan Maberry, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Brett J. Talley, Joseph Nassise
Publication Date: April 26, 2013
Limited Edition (Autographed) Hardcover: $45.60 which includes free shipping, handling and sales tax.
Limited Edition – Sale Price $19.95 plus $6.00 shipping. Total price $25.95.
Hardcover: $27.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $30.95
Paperback: $17.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $20.95
Print Length: 272 Pages