Attack of the Jazz Giants

Attack of the Jazz Giants

And Other Stories

By Gregory Frost; Karen Joy Fowler (Foreword by); John Kessel (Afterword by)

Golden Gryphon Press, Hardcover, 9781930846340, 344pp.

Publication Date: June 2005


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.

About the Author
Gregory Frost is the author of several well-received novels, including the fantasies "Tain, Renscela", and "Lyrec", and the SF novel "The Pure Cold Light". He lives near Philadelphia.

Karen Joy Fowler, one of the most accomplished and most adroit fiction writers in America (Los Angeles Review of Books), lives in Santa Cruz, California. She is the author of six novels and three story collections, which range from contemporary and historical to literary and science fiction. Her short stories have won Nebula and World Fantasy awards, and in 2014, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, hailed by Khaled Hosseini as a gripping, bighearted book, won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the California Book Award and was a finalist for England s Man Booker Prize in the first year it was opened to Americans.

John Kessel lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Praise For Attack of the Jazz Giants

"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