SECOND BOOK in a new series of Sherlock Holmes thrillers!
All novels are available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble online and book stores, as well as other fine shops
Amelia Scarcliffe’s monstrous brood, harbingers of Cthulhu, will soon spawn. Her songs spell insanity, death…and illimitable wealth. And Moriarty will do anything to get his hands on gold, even if it means tearing down the walls between this world and a realm of horrors.
Meanwhile, after Sherlock Holmes’s last tangle with the Order of Dagon, horrifying monsters haunt the Thames, and madness stalks the streets of Whitechapel. Gang war between Moriarty’s thugs and the powerful cult can only bring more terror–unless Holmes and Dr. Watson can prevent it. But can they find the cause of the neural psychoses before Watson himself succumbs?
Praise for the Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu series
“A rollicking read for its enjoyable literary mash-up as well as its genuinely great rendering of both Holmes and Watson” — STARBURST
“A wild, exciting and thoroughly satisfying collision of otherworldly horror an deductive reasoning.” — Jonathan Maberry, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Held me spellbound…more!” — Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author
“An irresistible eldritch mystery.” — Christopher Golden, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Grand fun!” — Leslie Klinger
“Engrossing.” — Crime Fiction Lover
“Pure, good trippy fun.” — Geek Dad
FIRST in a new series of Sherlock Holmes thrillers!
All novels are available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble online and book stores, as well as other fine shops
A series of grisly murders rocks London. At each location, only a jumble of bones remains, along with a bizarre bone sphere covered in arcane symbols. The son of the latest victim seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, who discover a common thread that ties together the murders–and the persons responsible.
Bizarre geometries–based on ancient schematics–point to members of a secluded cult. These men and women build strange constructs that will enable other-worldly creatures to enter our dimension, seeking sustenance. As their power grows, even Moriarty fears that his empire is at risk—to the point that he seeks an unholy alliance with his eternal foe.
“THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEADLY DIMENSIONS is a wild, exciting and thoroughly satisfying collision of otherworldly horror and deductive reasoning. So much fun!”
–Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-WARS and PREDATOR ONE
“An irresistible eldritch mystery! Baker Street and the Great Old Ones are made for each other.”
–Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind and Aarat
“THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEADLY DIMENSIONS held me spellbound and kept me guessing…until 3 AM on a work day! The Great Detective has met his literary match, and ‘The Woman’ is author Lois H. Gresh. More!”
–Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author, the WICKED Saga
“The Great Detective confronts the Unnameable in Lois Gresh’s latest—grand fun!”
–Leslie Klinger, World Fantasy Award winning editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft
“The name Lois H. Gresh is as much advertising as her work needs. However, it is my privilege to recommend her latest tour-de-force. Just how the literary establishment missed engineering a dream collaboration between H.P Lovecraft and Arthur Conan Doyle before now is a mystery; but if it was waiting for Lois H. Gresh to do the thing justice, this one is all the justification necessary.”
–Loren D. Estleman, Edgar Award-Winning author
“Lois H, Gresh blends Sherlock Holmes and and the eldritch flavors of H.P. Lovecraft together brilliantly. Victorian nightmares and a properly twisted mystery make THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEADLY DIMENSIONS a must read for fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth.”
–James A. Moore, author of Seven Forges and The Blasted Lands
“An unmissable collision of two of the finest Victorian treasures. No stranger to the Cthulhu mythos, Gresh’s Lovecraftian writings have appeared in many anthologies, so the subject matter is in safe hands, leaving the addition of Doyle’s master detective the icing on an already appetising cake.”
—This is Horror, http://www.thisishorror.co.uk
“Gresh is an excellent plotter as she weaves an engaging mystery that builds from typical Holmesian fare into pure Lovecraftian horror. Along the way, Gresh raids the toybox of both Doyle and Lovecraft and employs both of their tropes and commonly found story elements, so fans of both authors’ styles will find much to love about this novel. A rollicking read…genuinely great rendering of both Holmes and Watson, in particular the latter. The good news is that this is only the first of a planned trilogy, so we can look forward to even more ‘Cthulhu meets Conan Doyle’ goodness in future.”
—Christian Bone, Starburst, http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/book-reviews-latest-literary-releases/18643-book-review-sherlock-homes-vs-cthulhu
“You would think that no-one could recreate Holmes a century later than Conan Doyle did, but Gresh has managed to get both Holmes and his ‘assistant’ Watson pegged…In this well-written novel Gresh closely follows the Holmes conventions, whilst stepping outside of the day to day and entering the fringes of the supernatural… a fast moving and strange book.”
HARDBOILED HORROR edited by Jonathan Maberry
Hardboiled Horror collects fifteen original tales of noir mystery shot through with elements of horror and the supernatural. Occult detectives, paranormal investigators, seedy P.I.s, amateur sleuths and ghost hunters tackle the cases no one else can handle.
The killer lineup includes Heather Graham, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Ryall, Dana Fredsti, Jim Beard, Jacopo della Quercia, John Gilstrap, Jon McGoran, Josh Malerman, Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Collins, Lois H. Gresh and Nancy Holder.
Includes my new SHERLOCK HOLMES story:
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE PIN-PRICKED CORPSE
CULT OF THE DEAD AND OTHER WEIRD AND LOVECRAFTIAN TALES
(Hippocampus Press, Spring 2015)
Black Static magazine. Hearty thanks to the reviewer for the kind words!
Cult of the Dead: The supernatural aspects are fascinating and have a novelty to them that is missing from most material in this vein, while playing counterpoint to the outré elements is an awareness of human suffering and human greed, things that negatively impact on each other. And while it may not be entirely agreeable to non-Incans, there is a rightness to the story’s end that makes the reader want to cheer.
Dreams of Death: It’s a fascinating tale, one in which even though the protagonist is doomed to fail we cannot help but feel for him and share in the triumphalism of his end.
Necrotic Cove: an engaging study of resentment and what it can do, how we use each other even when we don’t intend to do so
Old Enough to Drink: remarkable and disturbing imagery
Death Doll: Beautifully written, ‘Death Doll’ gives us an original take on the Grim Reaper, with a baby spared only to cause complications further down the line, the story arguing for the rightness of death in its time. I loved the ideas being put forth, and the first person off kilter narration by Death.
Let Me Make You Suffer: a fascinating brew of science, sex, and horror.
The Lagoon of Insane Plants: Endless invention and a constant playing with the tropes of this sub genre. Enjoyable and provocative.
Debutante Ball: a strange and savage story, one in which the feminism bleeds from the text.
Snip My Suckers: the narrative reading like a version of Little Shop of Horrors on speed, I loved every blackly comedic moment of it.
PsychoMildew Love: There’s a gonzo quality to ‘Psychomildew Love’, the story of witch Cora and how she realises her passion for neighbour Warren by turning him into an ant eater, and while it should be absurd Gresh’s prose and her willingness to go the extra bit further into madcap invention result in a story that I thoroughly enjoyed
Algorithms and Nasal Structures: It’s full of ideas and has about it a feel of just desserts served for those most deserving. I liked Amy, and Frank was believable, but not especially likable, which worked fine for the story. And the thing with the scents added an element of novelty.
Digital Pistil: We get another manic story with ‘Digital Pistil’, the tale of two digital flowers in love, which is as crazy as it sounds, but done with considerable panache and conviction, so that their affair plays out like the mirror image of so many unhappy human relationships, with the cat High and Mighty performing a catalytic role.
Mandelbrot Moldrot: charming and inventive…the reader can’t help but be entertained
“Gresh’s elegant and mellifluous prose, the imaginative power of her weird conceptions, and her skill in leading the reader step by step to a terrifying denouement make every one of her tales a well-crafted jewel of weird fiction.
— S.T. Joshi
Derrick also sent me the following review by John Howard of Wormwood 27 – thanks, John!
“Cult of the Dead and Other Weird and Lovecraftian Tales by Lois H Gresh contains many good things in the Lovecraftian tradition. The stories are forceful and visceral in their execution, and varied in their settings—most of which make Innsmouth seem like the most exclusive garden suburb continually bathed in sunshine. For example, the vivid title story is set in the catacombs of a monastery in Lima, where an illegal excavator discovers that the past is not as dead as it seems (or should be) and the current order is revealed for the transitory situation in reality it always was.”
Available at Amazon & elsewhere
FOUR stories are reprinted in top BEST OF THE YEAR 2015 anthologies:
- Steve Rasnic Tem’s excellent INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES story, Beneath the Pilings, THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2015 (editor, Ellen Datlow)
- John Shirley’s excellent INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES story, Windows Underwater, THE YEAR’S BEST FANTASY & HORROR 2015 (editor, Paula Guran)
- Tim Lebbon’s excellent INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES story, Strange Currents, YEAR’S BEST WEIRD FICTION 2015 (editors, Michael Kelly & Simon Strantzas)
- Richard Gavin’s INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES story, The Barnacle Daughter, in BEST NEW HORROR 2015/#27 (editor, Steve Jones)
SIX stories received Honorable Mentions in THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2015 (editor, Ellen Datlow)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction by Lois H. Gresh
- Windows Underwater by John Shirley
- Cold Blood by Lavie Tidhar
- Fear Sun by Laird Barron
- Thicker Than Water by Paul Kane
- Strange Currents by Tim Lebbon
- Mourning People by Nancy Kilpatrick
- The Barnacle Daughter by Richard Gavin
- Between the Pilings by Steve Rasnic Tem
- The Imps of Innsmouth by Wilum H. Pugmire
- The Open Mouth of Charybdis by John Langan
- Water’s Edge by Tim Waggoner
- Dark Waters by William F. Nolan
- A Girl’s Life by Lisa Morton
- The Sea Witch by James Moore
- Brood by Jason V. Brock
- Gone to Doggerland by Jonathan Thomas
- The Scent of the Hammer and the Feather by Joseph Pulver, Sr.
- Baubles by Nancy Holder
- The Waves Beckon by Donald Tyson
- The Cats of River Street (1925) by Caitlin Kiernan
- Some Kind of Mistake by S.T. Joshi
*Preliminary Ballot for HWA Best Collection of 2011
*Wee Sweet Girlies short-listed for BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2011
*4 stories received Honorable Mentions, BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2011
(ed., Ellen Datlow)
“Eldritch Evolutions by Lois H. Gresh is the author’s first collection and it brings together twenty-six stories published between 1993 and 2011, nine of which appear for the first time. Although best known for writing Lovecraftian pastiches, Gresh also writes science fiction and weird westerns and her best work is very good indeed, particularly the dark fairy tale, ‘Wee Sweet Girlies.'”
— Ellen Datlow in THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2011
“Riveting stories with mind-bending ideas – intensely creative!”
— Catherine Asaro, Nebula-Award winning author of The Ruby Dice
“Everything you want in horror fiction.”
— Scott Edelman, Five-time Nominee for the Bram Stoker Award, Editor of Syfy’s Blastr
“An extravagant gift for those of us open to fiction that leaves ‘formula’ several highway service plazas behind…devastating genius…and oh, that story, Debutante Ball – in a perfect literary landscape it would now be as well-remembered as Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery.”
— Adam-Troy Castro, SCI FI, official magazine of the SYFY TV channel
“Lois Gresh writes intensely memorable stories…shocking, funny, disturbing. She is a uniquely gifted writer whose work I have admired for many years. I’m delighted to see her short stories finally collected in book form.”
—Charles Platt, former editor at Avon books and senior writer at Wired
“Lois Gresh is a terrific writer and this collection is a terrific book for anyone who wants to read the best in science fiction, dark fantasy, dark humor, and horror.”
—Robert Weinberg, Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award, HWA
“Lois Gresh makes me scared of things I’ve never been scared of before. In person, Lois seems so nice and ordinary…but in her writing, she’s *evil*.”
—James Alan Gardner, Winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial award
DARK FUSIONS: WHERE MONSTERS LURK, editor of anthology, PS Publishing, Oct 2013
DARK FUSIONS: Where Monsters Lurk!
(editor, PS Publishing, Nov. 2013)
Welcome to DARK FUSIONS: Where Monsters Lurk!, a smorgasbord of weird fiction, dark science fiction and fantasy, and horror written by, among others, finalists and winners of the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Arthur Ellis Award. Within these pages you’ll find stories that fuse all the elements of dark fiction.
“Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk!, edited by Lois H. Gresh (PS Publishing) is an entertaining all-original anthology of eighteen supernatural, sf/horror, dark fantasy, and horror stories, many containing monsters. The most interesting are by Cody Goodfellow, Nicholas Kaufmann, Nancy Kilpatrick, Lisa Morton, Norman Prentiss, David Sakmyster, Darrell Schweitzer, and Ann K. Schwader.”
–Ellen Datlow in BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2013
THE DIVERGENT COMPANION
(St. Martin’s Press, 2014)
“Informative, interesting, and fun….It’s well written, informative and loaded with interesting facts even the most Non-Erudite person can get into. It’s an analytical behind the scenes look at the book and its themes as a whole. Fans who enjoyed the book or those looking for a more in-depth guide to the series should definitely check this out.” — Young Adult Books Central
THE DIVERGENT COMPANION answers questions such as:
- Do the factions actually make sense? Do we have factions in the real world, and if so, what are they?
- Are we all more Divergent than we think?
- How might the serums and transmitters work? Are they at all realistic?
- How far away are we in the real world to the genetic manipulations in Allegiant?
- Is it possible to change an entire population and alter the way everybody thinks by toying with genes?
- Are mirror neurons real, and do they make people think in a more divergent fashion?
- What does creativity have to do with the Divergent?
- How is Tris’s brain really wired?
- Is it true, as Tris worries, that the size of our brain sections determines who we are and what we do, that our brain anatomy defines our entire personalities?
- What is the Milgram experiment, and how does it tie in to the events of the Divergent trilogy?
- How do the serums and neurotransmitters really work? Is all this possible?
- How do the simulations really work? Are they possible?
- How does a simulation induce fear in somebody?
- Can two people be inside the same simulation at the same time?
and much more.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS COMPANION:
City of Bones, Shadowhunters, and the Sight: The Unauthorized Guide
(St. Martin’s Press, June 2013)
“a great guide…this one hits the mark. This is great for those who need to or want to understand the setting of the books and movie more. The Mortal Instruments Companion is a fun book for fans of the series!!”
—Night Owl Teen Reviews
“..a must-have book for anybody who has read the Mortal Instruments series or even for people who have plans or want to read them. Definitely pick this book up. You won’t regret it.”
—San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review, Teen Section
THE TERMINATION NODE, co-author Bob Weinberg, Random House/Del Rey, technothriller, adult, 1999 hc/pb, on Nebula preliminary ballot for Best Novel of 1999, on USA Today Best-Seller List for one week
- Received excellent reviews in the New York Times Book Review, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Publisher’s Weekly, among others
- Featured by the Science Fiction Book Club
- USA Today Best-Seller List, week of release, 1999
- Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula preliminary ballot for Best Novel of the Year
“[A] breathless computer-driven technothriller.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“An exciting plot that boasts enough authentic high-tech detail to make the criminal possibilities of electronic finance seem very real, and just a few mouse clicks away.”
“…a cyberthriller that captures the current fascination with computer crime. Rapid-fire action and high-tech intrigue.”
“Fast-paced action, a likable protagonist, a suitable nasty villain, and a pretty good plot add up to a fine thriller.”
–Science Fiction Chronicle
“Breathless Net-scapade of feisty, socially challenged computer adepts.”
“One step removed from Tom Clancy, one step closer than William Gibson, The Termination Node is a cyberthriller about reality just waiting to happen.”
–Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times Best-Selling Author
“The Termination Node is a frightening and exhilarating cautionary tale that rips along like ASCII through a T-1 line.”
–F. Paul Wilson, New York Times Best-Selling Author
“An early warning of 21st century crime and terrorism…an intelligent book … Refreshing and frightening… Gresh and Weinberg have done their homework… The technology they describe will inevitably arrive.”
–Dr. Howard Frank, former Director, Information Technology Office, DARPA
“An all-too-real world…where a new breed of cyber-predators prowl the global net in search of victims…Gresh and Weinberg entertain and terrify us.”
–James Buchanan, Gannett Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology
“Gresh and Weinberg have written a thriller that personalizes the all-too-real danger which could strike anyone. They deftly execute this near-future nightmare with nonstop action, realistic characters of a type you don’t often find in thrillers, and writing that never distracts us. Definitely worth reading.”
–The New York Review of Science Fiction
“The Termination Node uses cutting-edge tech to deliver old-fashioned excitement. Paced like ever-accelerating modem speeds, this novel paints a vivid picture of a future that has already arrived. It left me amazed about, and terrified of, the capabilities of my innocent-looking laptop. It’s a fast-moving jolt of pure cyber-adrenaline.”
–Nancy Kress, multiple Nebula-winning author
“The Termination Node is a fine, dark thriller for the coming millennium.”
–Joe R. Lansdale, multiple award-winning author
TECHNOLIFE 2020, novella & futuristic science, ECW Press, adult, 2001 trade
CHUCK FARRIS AND THE TOWER OF DARKNESS, novel, young adult, ECW Press, 2001 trade
“Lois Gresh, nominated for the Nebula and Bram Stoker awards, and her 12-year-old son have fashioned an interesting and cautionary tale about what can happen when your wishes come true. A well-written fantasy for the tastes of the modern American boy.”
“The first in a series of PlayStation2 novels written by a mother-son team, this book is a combination of fantasy story and game hint book, perfect for luring in reluctant boy readers. Written on an easy-to-read level, it will catch them up in the premise of the game world being stronger than reality…a fun story with enough twists to keep the reader engaged. [A] recommended purchase…”
–Gillian Wiseman, Voice of Youth Advocates
“Quite a revolutionary book indeed! That is because this is the first book ever that is written about a video game system and a person’s experiences with it. I will say that it is a well written book, and a very good effort for a first time genre. If you really like games, and like action/adventure novels aimed towards the teenage group, then definitely pick this up. There are a few more books coming out in this series, which I expect to be much like this one. So, if you order this and like it, then definitely order the next few!”
–Chris Ludlow, Video Game Nation
CHUCK FARRIS AND THE LABYRINTH OF DOOM, novel, young adult, ECW Press, 2001 trade
CHUCK FARRIS AND THE COSMIC STORM, novel, young adult, ECW Press, 2002 trade
ROMANCE NOVEL #1 (written under a pseudonym), 2010
BLOOD AND ICE – Weird Science Fiction Vampire Novel, Elder Signs Press, trade, January 2011
E-book coming soon!
“It’s a cliche to call horror stories chilling, but BLOOD AND ICE had me frozen to my seat. A spoonful of Lovecraft, a jigger of Dracula, and a pinch of John Carpenter, all stirred up with sex and neutrinos and served on ice.”
–James Alan Gardner, Winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial award
“Vampire fans are in for a treat with BLOOD AND ICE! If you’re hoping for surprisingly quirky takes on reality combined with cleverly worded fiction, you’re in the right place. Lois Gresh always surprises me. She’s one of the cleverest writers out there.”
–Nancy Kilpatrick, editor of Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead
“Lois Gresh is one of the most talented writers working these days in the realms of imagination – unique ideas, bizarre plot twists, and fascinating characters! Supremely creative!”
–Robert Weinberg, Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award, HWA
ROMANCE NOVEL #2, 2010
THE HUNGER GAMES COMPANION: The Unauthorized Guide, St. Martin’s Press, adult, 2011 trade
“…belongs in any collector’s or fanatic’s library.”
–TEEN INK, EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD: The Hunger Games Companion
“What is just as exciting (well, almost) as the Hunger Games? THE HUNGER GAMES COMPANION, of course! The reader will be taken through details that makes The Hunger Games the exciting, fast-paced, nerve-wracking series fans around the world obsess over.”
–Krystal Larson, Fresh Fiction
“Interesting and useful material.”
THE TWILIGHT COMPANION: The Unauthorized Guide, St. Martin’s Press, adult, 2008 trade, ranked #8 of the 2008 Top Best-Selling Young Adult Books of the Science Fiction Book Club
“Packed with material for vampire enthusiasts. Complete with quizzes, this companion volume literally does its job by discussing the circumstances involved with dating a vampire or werewolves. Another chapter is devoted entirely to the Twilight movies, and another focuses on the fictional topic of protecting your vampire. Young Twilight fans won’t be able to resist this.”
–The Florida Times-Union
THE MANY MYSTERIES OF INDIANA JONES, co-author Bob Weinberg, John Wiley and Sons, adult, 2008 trade
THE UNAUTHORIZED GUIDE TO ARTEMIS FOWL, St. Martin’s Press, young adult, 2008 trade
THE FAN’S UNAUTHORIZED GUIDE TO THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, St. Martin’s Press, young adult, 2007 trade
THE SCIENCE OF STEPHEN KING, co-author Bob Weinberg, John Wiley and Sons, adult, 2007 hc
“What a treasure house is this book! Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel — these themes, and much more, from Stephen King’s amazing books are opened up like toy chests. It’s tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King.”
“A fun, fun read.”
–F. Paul Wilson
“The Science of Stephen King appeals to both the scientist and the longtime reader of Stephen King in me. Gresh and Weinberg use concepts from King’s fiction as launching pads for in-depth explorations of concepts as diverse as ESP, pyrokinesis, time travel, artificial intelligence, quantum chemistry, alternate realities, string theory, and the possibility that we’ll be visited by aliens or that we’ll face a global pandemic. Much of what Stephen King writes about in his novels is closer to reality than you might think.”
–Bev Vincent, PhD, author of The Road to the Dark Tower
“A superb overview of King’s use of scientific concepts in his stories. And considering all the scary talk lately about pandemic flu, their chapter on The Stand is timely as hell.”
–Stephen Spignesi, author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia
“Just as Sagan and Asimov popularized science to the massses by making it entertaining and informative, so too do Gresh and Weinberg. Compulsively readable and thought-provoking.”
–George Beahm, author of The Stephen King Companion
“Referring not only to King’s works but also to those of other masters of suspense and horror, the authors provide a unique look at the scientific side of what scares us most.”
THE UNAUTHORIZED GUIDE TO HIS DARK MATERIALS, St. Martin’s Press, speculative science, young adult/adult, 2007 trade
THE UNAUTHORIZED ERAGON GUIDE, St. Martin’s Press, young adult, 2006 trade
EXPLORING LEMONY SNICKET, St. Martin’s Press, young adult, 2004 hc
THE SCIENCE OF ANIME, co-author Bob Weinberg, speculative science, adult, 2005 trade
THE SCIENCE OF JAMES BOND, co-author Bob Weinberg, speculative science John Wiley and Sons, adult, 2006 trade
“Written in the spirit of the Bond films – a wealth of fascinating information for fans of Fleming’s superspy”
“For true Bond lovers”
“Readers might check out the appendix on the Bond martini first, so they’ll have something to sip while enjoying this lively read.”
THE SCIENCE OF SUPERVILLAINS, co-author Bob Weinberg, speculative science John Wiley and Sons, adult, 2004 hc/trade
“In this intriguing look at the comics, [the authors] shine a light on the dark powers of the world’s most notorious supervillains to find their scientific underpinnings. From time travel to alternate dimensions, [this book] separates fact from fiction, explaining the concepts of multidimensional space, poisonous mushrooms, and protons.”
–Book News, Inc.
THE SCIENCE OF SUPERHEROES, co-author Bob Weinberg, speculative science John Wiley and Sons, adult, 2002 hc/trade
–Diamond Galleries SCOOP magazine
“—the book should go down well with the comics’ teenage readers: the writing is an accessible style and the authors skillfully manage the difficult gear-shift between describing the heroes and discussing the science.”
“What seemed impossible just sixty years ago during the Golden Age of Comics, now appears increasingly plausible. The Science of Superheroes serves as an entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come.”
–Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC Comics
“I found this book to be a hoot from beginning to end. Ms. Gresh and Mr. Weinberg must have spent some time in institutions for the deranged, because well-balanced minds could not have conceived of this project. But thank God for their derangement, for they have produced a package of pure fun from first page to last. If, like me, you admire superheroes from a distance, or if you are a hardcore fan of them, you will enjoy this book as surely as you would enjoy waking one morning to discover that you are invincible, able to fly, and in possession of a totally cool costume behind which to hide your true identity.”
–Dean Koontz, New York Times Best-Selling Author
“We comics fans have known it for years, of course: somewhere, in some nether dimension or on some alternate world, there is an Earth on which superheroes are real…and now Lois Gresh and Bob Weinberg have shown us how that’s possible. To paraphrase an old DC Comics feature: Science says you’re wrong if you believe that The Science of Superheroes isn’t more fun than a barrel of genetically altered winged monkeys.”
–Roy Thomas, writer and editor of X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Justice League of America, Legion of Superheroes, Star Wars, and many other comic book classics
“Weinberg and Gresh tell it like it is — and how it would be if our favorite comic book characters actually existed. The Science of Superheroes is a fascinating and entertaining examination of everything from astrophysics to genetic biology to the evolution of the ‘superhero.'”
–Mark Powers, editor of X-Men and Uncanny X-Men
“Written so it’s accessible even to those of us who don’t have much of a scientific grounding.”
–Science Fiction Chronicle
“Check out [this] book, written by science fiction authors who also know their science facts”
–Current Science, Scholastic, Inc.
DRAGONBALL Z, St. Martin’s Press, young adult humor, 2000 trade
THE COMPUTERS OF STAR TREK, co-author Bob Weinberg, Harper/Basic Books, science, adult, 2000 hc/trade
“For the computer illiterate, the Star Trek savvy and all combinations in between, THE COMPUTERS OF STAR TREK is not only a painless examination of the history and future of computers but a highly entertaining one as well. I recommend it to all who are prepared to address the future not only in fiction but in fact.”
–Walter Koenig, one of the crew members on the original Star Trek
“The Computers of Star Trek goes where no other Star Trek book has gone, to the mind and logic of the thinking machines of the primal SF TV universe. Gresh and Weinberg have written a funny and amazing book about a ‘hidden’ world of Trek.”
–Matt Costello, author of Mirage and Masque
“The Computers of Star Trek downloads the hard facts of deep cyberspace from each generation of the legendary television show and makes the details of computer science as engaging as a session in the holodeck. Lois Gresh and Bob Weinberg boldly go into the computer world of the future and report how Star Trek has hit and missed the mark. It’s the first must-read computer manual.”
–E.C. Krupp, Director, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
Partial List of Stories
- Cafebabe, INFINITE LOOP SF ANTHOLOGY, Miller Freeman hardcover, 1993
- Watch Me If You Can, INFINITE LOOP SF ANTHOLOGY, Miller Freeman hardcover, 1993
- Digital Pistil, TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED, November 1994
- Digital Pistil (reprint), THE CYBORG HANDBOOK, Routledge Press, 1995 (story was sole winner of national contest and represents future of cyborg SF)
- Digital Pistil (reprint), 1994 YEAR’S BEST FANTASTIC FICTION
- AnOde to Thee: or Surfing those Tubular Waves, MINDSPARKS SF, 1994
- Mandelbrot Moldrot, MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY, DAW Books, November 1996
- Let Me Make You Suffer, INTERZONE, Spring 1995
- Algorithms & Nasal Structures, ABORIGINAL SF, Summer 1998
- Sole Man, HOT BLOOD: FEAR THE FEVER, Pocket Books, July 1996 (story was on the prelim 1996 HWA Stoker Award Ballot; story received Honorable Mention in 1996 YEAR’S BEST FANTASY and HORROR, St. Martin’s Press)
- Snip My Suckers, 100 VICIOUS LITTLE VAMPIRES, Barnes and Noble, 1995 (story was on the prelim 1995 HWA Stoker Award Ballot; story received Honorable Mention in 1995 YEAR’S BEST FANTASY and HORROR, St. Martin’s Press)
- Psychomildew Love, 100 WICKED LITTLE WITCHES, Barnes and Noble, 1995 (story was on the prelim 1995 HWA Stoker Award Ballot)
- Cocci’s Blood-Fueled Feud, 100 VICIOUS LITTLE VAMPIRES, Barnes and Noble, 1995
- Fish Witch, 100 WICKED LITTLE WITCHES, Barnes and Noble, 1995
- Birches & Murk, HORROR A DAY, Barnes and Noble, August/September 1998
- Engorged Pereute, HORROR A DAY, Barnes and Noble, August/September 1998
- Little Whorehouse of Horrors, DARK REGIONS VIRTUAL REALITY, 1998
- Instant Gratification, MANIFEST DESTINY, Winter 1994
- The Last Real Rat, THE URBANITE, 1997
- Lucky Albumin, THE URBANITE, 1997
- Where I Go, Mi-Go, SINGERS OF STRANGE SONGS, Chaosium Press, 1997
- Memories of Home, TERMINAL FRIGHT, 1993
- The Adventure of the Parisian Gentleman, NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURES, Robinson Publishing (London) and Carroll and Graf, Mike Ashley, ed., 1997
- Julius Caesar: Three Meetings and a Funeral, SHAKESPEAREAN DETECTIVES (also: MORE SHAKESPEAREAN WHODUNNITS), Robinson Publishing (London) and Carroll and Graf, Mike Ashley, ed., 1998
- Death Rides the Elevator, LOCKED ROOM MYSTERIES AND IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, Robinson Publishing (London) and Carroll and Graf, Mike Ashley, ed., 2000
- Nada Nother Nite, INHUMAN MAGAZINE, AllenK, ed., October 2009
- Murder in Monkeyland, LOCKED ROOM MYSTERIES AND IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES — VOLUME 2, Robinson Publishing (London) and Carroll and Graf, Mike Ashley, ed., 2006
- There’s No Place Like Void, TALES OUT OF MISKATONIC, Mythos Books, 2011
- The Lagoon of Insane Plants, ANCIENT SHADOWS, Elder Signs Press, 2011
- Julia Brainchild, HUNGRY FOR YOUR LOVE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF ZOMBIE ROMANCE, e-format from Ravenous Romance, Oct 2009; print edition from St. Martin’s Press, Oct 2010
- Cuspid Cupid: What’s the Difference?, FANG BANGERS, e-format from Ravenous Romance, August 2010
- The Scourge of the Sea, HIGH SEAS CTHULHU 2, Elder Signs Press, 2011
- Debutante Ball, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011
- Smokestack Snout Neurology, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011
- The Battle of Batbrew Bulge, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011
- Underground Pipeline, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011
- Lust of the Giant Sloth, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011
- Geisha Black, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011
- Skinhead Bonehead, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011
- Wee Sweet Girlies, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011 (story was short-listed and received Honorable Mention in 2011 YEAR’S BEST HORROR, ed. Ellen Datlow)
- Showdown at Red Hook, ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS, Chaosium, 2011
- Mhy’Os Mythos, HOLIDAY CTHULHU, Miskatonic River Press, 2012
- Dreams of Death, ELDRITCH CHROME, Chaosium, 2014
- Werewolf Root Canal, MARK OF THE BEAST, Chaosium, 2014
- Mandelbrot Moldrot (reprint), MOUNTAIN WALKED, Centipede Press, 2014
- Mandelbrot Moldrot (reprint), MAD SCIENCE, BookViewCafe, 2013
- Necrotic Cove, BLACK WINGS III, PS Publishing, 2014
- Devil’s Bathtub, MADNESS OF CTHULHU, Titan Books, 2014
- Willie the Protector, SEARCHERS AFTER HORROR, Fedogan & Bremer 2014
- Of Queens and Pawns, THAT IS NOT DEAD, PS Publishing, 2014
- Death Doll, EXPIRATION DATE, Edge SFF Publishing, 2014
- Old Enough to Drink, DARK FANTASTIQUE, Cycatrix Press, 2014
- Nameless and Shameless, JEWS VS. ALIENS, Jurassic London, 2014
- Night Trippers, SUMMER OF LOVECRAFT, Chaosium, 2016
- Square of the Inquisition, GOTHIC LOVECRAFT, Cycatrix Press, 2015
- Necrotic Cove (reprint), NEW CTHULHU 2: MORE RECENT WEIRD, Prime Publishing, 2015
- Dearest Daddy, DREAMS FROM THE WITCH HOUSE, Dark Regions, 2015
- Cult of the Dead, BLACK WINGS IV, PS Publishing, 2015
- In the Sacred Cave, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU: NEW LOVECRAFTIAN FICTION, Constable-Robinson, 2015
- All Choked Up, THE X-FILES: SECRET AGENDA, IDW Publishing, 2016
- Bloodline, V-WARS: SHOCKWAVES, IDW Publishing, 2016