Attack of the Jazz Giants
and Other Stories
By Gregory Frost
(Golden Gryphon Press, Hardcover, 9781930846340, 320pp.)
Publication Date: June 2005
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This collection of 14 stories from a Nebula, Hugo, Tiptree, International Horror Guild, and World Fantasy Award finalist takes the reader on a wonderful and nightmarish journey. Beginning with a midnight odyssey to a shadowland where vehicles feast on vagrants, this compilation includes stories in which Poe's final days are revealed, factory workers are exploited by an apparition of the Virgin Mary, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart pinwheels through the corridors of time. Also included is a tale of an apocalyptic entity that hides in a Ukranian village, a contemplation on the horror that dwells in Jack the Ripper's pocket watch, and a brand-new novella that combines an interplanetary road story with more than a dash of Flash Gordon. Behind-the-stories notes by the author are also included.
Gregory Frost is the author of the novels Fitcher's Brides, The Pure Cold Light, and a number of stories that have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, and Whispers, as well as in anthologies such as Intersections and The Best New Horror Collections. He lives in Merion, Pennsylvania.
"Mr. Frost is both merciless and artful." The New York Times Book Review
"Attack of the Jazz Giants is a notable collection, likely to stand as one of the best of 2005." Locus Magazine
"A highly entertaining collection, and one with definite promise for the future." Emerald City