Bad Moon Books

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Imagine my delight when, for the second year, we received several hefty boxes of donations from Bad Moon Books.

Want to see them? Of course you do…

You’ll forgive me if I’m not my normal verbose self today. Little Oot is sick, and I’ve got a lot of Christmas-is-coming things going on right now. Next year, I’m definitely starting the fundraiser earlier….

  • Three signed limited editions, one in traycase cover, of The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus by Clive Barker.

DAVID NIALL WILSON on Barker’s new book: “From the first story, in which Indigo Murphy, the best bird handler in the world leaves the show to join in matrimony with the Duke Lorenzo de Medici, to the fabled court of Kubla Khan, the magic never stops. You will meet a young apple thief named Angelo with magic eyes, an orang-outang named Bathsheba, and a host of other amazing characters with names and personas cut like a patchwork quilt from the mythologies and dreams of the world. Though written forty years ago, these pages are littered with the same magical side steps that have always been woven into Clive Barker’s fiction.”

  • An uncorrected proof of The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus by Clive Barker. Signed by the author.

As above, but in sexy ARC form.

  • A signed, numbered, limited edition of Shadow of the Dark Angel by Gene O’Neill.

“When is a serial killer novel about much more than just the murders? When the psychopath is in the skilled hands of a master storyteller. In Shadow Of The Dark Angel Gene O’Neill has crafted yet another multi-genre, mind blowing adventure into the dark heart of humanity. Part horror, part psychological thriller, and part police procedural, Shadow is sure to thrill his growing legion of fans. Highly recommended.” – Gord Rollo, author of The Jigsaw Man

  • A signed numbered limited edition of Doc Good’s Traveling Show by Gene O’Neill.

“Listen up. I’ve been a Gene O’Neill fan since reading his daring and disturbing ‘The Burden of Indigo’ several years back. Gene is not just a good writer, he’s a student of good writing, and has the kind of talent that just gets better with age and exposure to the elements.” -Harry Shannon, author of Dead and Gone.

  • A signed, PC limited edition of Plague Monkey Spam by Steve Vernon.

How can you not want to read a book called Plauge Monkey Spam? The title alone says it all…

“Steve Vernon has tapped the strange fiction vein like never before.” – Hellnotes

  • A signed, illustrated, limited edition of The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs and the Currently Accepted Habits of Nature by David Niall Wilson.

Description from Bad Moon Books: “From the moment Cletus and Sheriff Bob drag the corpse from the fishing hole to the final moments of terror, the action is non-stop, tense, and filled with surprises. Between the Reverend Dozier and his church, the swamp witch, the albino twins, and the local lodge’s well-hidden secrets, the strange events in Old Mill, NC are pretty much out of control.” Featuring illustrations by Zach McCain.

  • Two signed, limited editions of Wings of the Butterfly by John Urbancik.

“With Wings of the Butterfly, John Urbancik infuses his tale of shapeshifters, romance and pack rivalry with some unexpected and welcome surprises. Fluid prose, gore galore and all-too human characters make this unusual, fast-paced novella a must for fans who like their horror served blood-rare.” – Bram Stoker Award winner Kealan Patrick Burke.

Promo copy: “In the great city of the dead, a dollar coin might buy your dearest wish. A photographer might capture her own heart. A breeze might reveal a raven. Listen to the sounds of the flute, listen to the soundless fireflies, listen to the ravensong. It’s not only ghosts that wander the Necropolis.”

  • Two signed, limited edition copes of House of Shadow & Ash by John Urbancik.

When his shadow cuts itself free, Philip discovers he absolutely needs his shadow to survive.

One reviewer says the book has “…subtle allusions to Shaherazade, some Ray Harrhausen skeltonic scenarios, and a tinge of Edgar Rice Burroughs…”

  • Two copies of The Day Before by John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow

“The end of civilization has never been so much fun.” – Sarah Langan

  • A signed, numbered, limited edition of Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way by Weston Ochse.

Brian Keene says: “Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way is what would happen if Ray Bradbury and Lin Carter got together to write a space opera. Only Weston Ochse could write something like this. In lesser hands, it would fall apart. Weston is one of the best authors of our generation.”

  • Two signed, limited editions of The Lucid Dreaming by Lisa Morton.

“A cold, calculating nightmare. Sharp as a finely honed blade. ‘The Lucid Dreaming’ cuts, separating the flesh before you even know you’ve been injured. It makes you bleed as a reader.” – Del Howison, Bram Stoker Award-winning editor.

Horror Mall says this book is “A haunting tale of troubled youth, love gone bad, and demons both real and perceived.”

Gene O’Neil says this book has, “slow but efficient creation of mood and unsettling spooky plot developments just out of clear sight, in many ways reminiscent of the 20th century classical stories… Do yourself a favor and read The Watching.”

From the Bram Stoker award winning author of Miranda comes this new novella of love and terror and the mysteries of time.

Bram Stoker Award winner Kealan Patrick Burke says “Sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll are back, in the Death Mobile drivin’, leather jacket-clad corpse of Johnny Gruesome, a man who lives up to his name in every sense of the word. The reader is advised to put some Alice Cooper on high volume, crack open a can of beer and dive right in.”

  • A signed, numbered, limited edition of The Scrubs by Simon Janus.

“The Scrubs is one merciless piece of work, and in both the setting of the Wormwood Scrubs Prison and its colorful, even tragic, inmates, Simon Janus has created a terse, tense, and powerful novella […] An excellent achievement, and a real milestone in Janus’ career.” -Bram Stoker Award-winner Gary A. Braunbeck.

  • Two signed, limited editions of Restore from Backup by J.F. Gonzalez & Michael Oliveri.

Restore From Backup is a cautionary tale of the careful balances that exist between nature, magic, and technology… and the forces that bring them together.

The Bitchfight is like a nesting doll of depravity–every time you think Arnzen has maxed-out the possible weirdness level, he pops open another doll and there’s something even more fucked up inside. […] Another twisted classic from one of my all-time favorite authors.” -Jeff Strand, author of PRESSURE

  • A signed, numbered, limited edition of The Hunger of Empty Vessels by Scott Edelman.

“Like some creature out of Star Trek, Scott Edelman projects a zone of distortion that elevates all existence within its influence to the realm of the surreal.” – Adam-Troy Castro

  • Five signed, limited editions of This Ghosting Tide by Simon Clark.

Richard Laymon calls Simon Clark, “a master of eerie thrills.”

“…one of the most clever and original talents in contemporary horror.” – Booklist

  • A signed, limited edition of Little Graveyard on the Prairie by Steven E. Wedel.

“Little Graveyard on the Prairie begins with a kind of homespun and cuddly feel–a father playing with his young daughter on a farm. But something isn’t quite right out there in the Oklahoma boondocks at night. A nerve begins to twitch near the reader’s left eye. The creepy feeling spreads, becomes more unsettling as one suspects something bad is going on. The slowly revealed reality of what is actually happening is truly chilling, but at the same time heart rending.” – Gene O’Neill

Adam Groves says the book is, “…dark, and extremely so, but also oddly revelatory, literate and provocative.”

That’s all for today, folks. We’ll be bringing you more donated books tomorrow.

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This entry was posted in cool things, Heifer International, Subterranean Press, Worldbuilders 2009By Pat9 Responses


  1. Anonymous
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 4:50 PM | Permalink

    Ooooh! Clive Barker!!! I’m such a fan. I’ve always thought of him more as a fantasy/thriller writer than a horror writer…

  2. Darb07
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 6:06 PM | Permalink

    Feel better soon oot!

  3. Pabloh
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM | Permalink

    Some great stuffthere. I was lucky enough to win some stuff last year so keeping my fingers crossed again. May need to buy more goats though!

  4. Darkhorse
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 11:47 PM | Permalink

    Dear Pat,

    First let me start with I hope Oot gets to feeling better. Secondly I think that what you are doing with Heifer is a great thing. I know you are very busy man with a new wife, new baby, charity, blog, christmas, saving the world one awesome book at a time, wrestling giant lizard dragons with your mind, and working on your muppet impersonation (hehe just kidding, full beards are awesome!) Anyway i was hoping that sometime when you get a chance you could post on your blog an update on Wiseman’s Fear. I know its probably not done with the editing process, and i wouldnt want to rush genius, but i am eager to read more Kvothe goodness. Merry christmas to you and yours!

  5. Anonymous
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 2:59 AM | Permalink

    Interesting coincidence, I just ordered Gypsy Blood by Steve Vernon yesterday, hungry for some crazy and dark fantasy.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 4:25 AM | Permalink

    Oh my, horror. I have just finished the short story “where are you going where have you been” by Joyce Carol Oates. It was not horror but rather psychologically messed up. I could not even look at some of the more messed up covers of the books. It put me in such a weird state of mind. I feel this disqualifies me from the reading of any of these books. My mind is too fragile.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 10:37 AM | Permalink


    I´have just read your book nad found it fantastic. Easy to read and full of magic. I would say something unexpected in view of the recent books about similar field.
    I am waiting for part two but I new that good things needs its own time. So take your time.

    Sergio (Spain)

  8. Vincent
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 12:47 PM | Permalink

    I hope little Oot will get better very soon!

  9. MorganLeigh
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 8:20 PM | Permalink

    I picked up your book a few months ago, just about when I started school, at my favorite bookshop.

    I couldn’t tell you exactly what about it caught my eye. The spine was cracked, and the books there are all stacked sideways on shelves from the floor to the ceiling. It was almost down by my feet. I pulled it out, (liked the cover art, by the way) and read the back and I was immediately so drawn into it. I was so excited to have found it!

    You know that feeling you get when you just know you found exactly what you needed, without meaning to or even knowing it? I was delighted. I knew I would love it.

    Of course I made the mistake of lending it to my dad first, because of the fact that he’ll eat a book in 2 days whereas I TRY take my time. Try to make them last (well, as much as you can, really). Anyway, I was pretty much traumatized when I got it back in worse shape than it was when I picked it up. I should have known better. You can hardly read pages around 50-70 for fear that they’ll fall right out of the binding now.

    Here I am writing a book of my own.
    Point is, I absolutely loved it. I loved it. (so did my dad, obviously). It’s hard to describe, really, without sounding like a bit of a tool. But if I were to ever find a book that was perfect for me, it was yours. Hoping that you’ll take that as the compliment I intend it to be and try your best to ignore the intense corniness.

    I also introduced it to my friend Christine. Her very first fantasy novel, too, which I am very proud of. And she reads like a savage, too, just like my dad. A few books each week. Mostly she didn’t realize that not all fantasy books are about trolls and magic swords and talking trees and gargoyles, dragons and unicorns (which are all fine with me!), and hadn’t ventured far enough into one to get hooked.

    She loved it! Devoured it, actually. And, luck would have it, she’s the one that found your blog and told me all about it. This was back in October, actually, just around our mid-terms, and she mentioned the character-naming contest to me. I’m so sad I missed it though. Hopefully you’ll bring it back again for book 3!

    So I just wanted to let you know how much I loved The Name of the Wind, and to thank you. I’m so glad you wrote it.

    My dad is the one I owe all of my fantasy-love to. You would never ever catch my dad without a book in his hand. He reads constantly, nothing but sci-fi and fantasy. My mom said he even pulled out a book at a red light once. Recently he added a second floor to his shed, and we realized he had kept every book. There were about 20 garbage bags full of them. It’s a library out there now, in a little loft. It’s so nice.

    I remember when he brought home a rented VHS when I was maybe 6 or 7. “The Last Unicorn”. Instantly the story of my childhood. He also used to buy me a little pewter dragon figurine for each occasion from a second hand bookshop downtown called Afterwords. Until the artist discontinued them. I also remember when he bought me my copy of The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle from a Second Page bookstore, the same bookstore I found your book in almost 15 years later.

    So, whatever you’re doing, don’t stop! And as long as it takes, we don’t mind the wait.

    Thank you again, Pat!

    Morgan Murphy

    St. John’s, Newfoundland

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