Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Until Summer Comes Around, the new novel from writer Glenn Rolfe, available now from Flame Tree Press
Released yesterday, 21 May, the new novel by Glenn Rolfe (Blood and Rain, Land of Bones), Until Summer Comes Around, is available now from Flame Tree Press. When fifteen year old Rocky Zukas meets a mysterious dark-haired girl named November, his world is forever changed. The young couple falls under the spell of summer love, but not everyone approves. November’s brother, Gabriel, is the keeper of the family’s secret, and big brother is always watching, growing more sinister as his bloodlust gets the best of him. Directing his attention to Rocky’s family, Gabriel aims to make sure little sister knows who is in charge. Available in hardcover, paperback and eBook, you can get your copy right here.
The University of Pittsburgh Library System is pleased to announce the acquisition of the papers of New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus as part of the George A. Romero Archival Collection, expanding the scope of the archive beyond the unique and comprehensive portrait of the filmmaking pioneer. The new collaboration will serve as a treasure trove for demonstrating Kraus’ creative process behind his novels and will also support research for both horror studies and children’s literature, another collecting strength of the Archives & Special Collections Department at the university. “I’m the writer I am today because of George A. Romero,” says Kraus. “So it makes perfect sense to me that I follow his giant footsteps in placing my past work with the University of Pittsburgh. To be a part of the Horror Studies Archives is more than I could have dreamed as an elementary-school scribbler writing Nightmare on Elm Street fan-fiction in the 1980s.” The Daniel Kraus Archive documents the beginnings of his career and includes juvenalia produced from 4th to 12th grade, as well as manuscripts and drafts of his published works: The Monster Variations, Rotters, Scowler, and The Life and Death of Zebulon Finch. Kraus, a rising star in the horror genre, is a prolific writer and has garnered critical acclaim for his works. Interested parties can investigate the collection further at their website, here.
In 1935, British archaeologists vanished inside an Egyptian cave. A year later, one man returned covered in mysterious scars. Egyptologist Imogen Riley desperately wants to know what happened to the ill-fated expedition led by her grandfather. On a quest for answers, she joins a team of archeologists and soldiers in Egypt. Inside a mountain tomb, they’ve found a technologically advanced relic and a maze of tunnels. Dr. Nathan Trummel believes this tomb leads to the most guarded secrets of the pharaohs. When the explorers venture deep into the caves, they discover a hidden world of wonder and terror. Available in hardcover, paperback and eBook, get hold of your copy here.