Author bio

John Skipp

John Skipp - book author

John Skipp is the author of books: Book of the Dead (Book of the Dead, #1), The Light at the End, Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead, The Long Last Call, The Bridge, The Scream, Animals, Fright Night, Still Dead (Book of the Dead, #2), Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane

Author books

La vita finisce con la morte, ma la vita può anche continuare dopo la morte. O grazie alla morte... Questo numero di "Horror" vi presenta due nuovi astri dell'orrore puro americano, due autori di quella generazione nera che neanche i più hard fra gli autori del passato possono eguagliare. John Skipp e Craig Spector hanno inventato, in Maledizione fatale, un romanzo dell'orrore perfetto su un tema originale e insolito: in un'America morta, in un mondo dove non esistono più barriere fra la sanità e la follia, quali sono i nuovi confini della paura? Una resurrezione in massa dalle tombe della superstizione, una litania di sangue, una storia lunga e avvincente che non finisce come pensavate..
From a master of zombie fiction and a founding father of "splatterpunk" comes a mind-bending anthology of 32 new and classic stories from both renowned writers and rising stars

In the tradition of Black Dog & Leventhal's bestselling

Vampires and Ghosts, this anthology of 32 stories is set in a world where the dead have risen from the grave to consume the living. This rich collection showcases the best of the genre?from short-story masters such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and Poppy Z. Brite; zombie stalwarts such as David J. Schow and Jack Ketchum; "bizarro" founders such as Carlton Mellick III; and popular up-and-comers such as Max Brooks and S.G. Browne?and will satisfy the insatiable hunger of zombie fans everywhere.

A series of captivating essays about zombies in folklore and in popular culture by John Skipp, award-winning zombie anthologist and author, enrich an already extraordinary collection by discussing the past, present, and future of the living dead. And a resources section encompassing the best of long-form fiction, movies, websites, games is included for any reader interested in learning more about the wider world of the undead.

Sure to sate the hungriest zombie fans with classic as well as contemporary servings of tangled entrails and other unspeakable meals, Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry

Dead will be shambling out of bookstores in October 2009.
It is closing time at the strip club when a well-dressed stranger comes in. He has a briefcase full of cash, but every dollar he spends stirs up a bit more hatred in whoever he gives it to. The stranger knows that he only has to wait to see all of his blood-drenched plans fulfilled.

Paradise is a small industrial city in Pennsylvania that’s about to become Ground Zero for the end of the world.  For far too long, we’ve been poisoning the planet with toxic waste.  Not any more.  This morning something finally woke up in Paradise.  It’s intelligent, virulent and ambitious.  It’s everywhere, in the water we drink, the air we breathe.  And it won’t be satisfied until we’re gone. 


They've been with us forever - prowling the smoky roadhouse dives that are their watering holes and hunting grounds. Predators, lurking amidst the human herd.

Changing shape at will. Lusting for blood and meat. They are gods in the wild. Gods in disguise. And they feed on the spark inside each of us.

Syd was just another lonely working - class guy singing the steel-town blues. Then he met Nora. She's sensual, Erotic. Amoral. A creature of the night. And she's luring Syd across the line that few can cross - and fewer survive: the line that separates man from beast.
An anthology of horror stories based on the universe of George A. Romero features stories by Nancy Collins, Douglas Winter, and Bram Stoker Award-winner Elizabeth Massie

Foreword by Tom Savini

"Introduction: Nineteen New Ways to Kick Ass" by Skipp and Spector

"The Old Man and the Dead" by Mort Castle

"DONt/Walk" by Chan McConnell

"Necrophile" by Nancy A. Collins

"Rise Up And Walk" by K.W. Jeter

"One Step At A Time" by Glen Vasey

"The Ones You Love" by Skipp and Spector

"This Year's Class Picture" by Dan Simmons

"Night of the Living Dead Bingo Women" by Simon McCaffery

"Abed" by Elizabeth Massie

"Come One, Come All" by Gahan Wilson

"The Prince of Nox" by Kathe Koja

"Beer Run" by Gregory Nicoll

"Prayer" by Douglas Morningstar and Maxwell Hart

"Calcutta, Lord of Nerves" by Poppy Z. Brite

"I Walk Alone" by Roberta Lannes

"Undiscovered Countries" by J.S. Russell

"Moon Towers" by Brooks Caruthers

"Passion Play" by Nancy Holder

"Bright Lights, Big Zombie" by Douglas E. Winter
This collection of thirty-five terrifying tales of serial killers at large, written by the great masters of the genre, plumbs the horrifying depths of a deranged mind and the forces of evil that compel a human being to murder, gruesomely and methodically, over and over again.

From Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs) to Patrick Bateman (American Psycho), stories of serial killers and psychos loom large and menacing in our collective psyche. Tales of their grisly conquests have kept us cowering under the covers, but still turning the pages.

Psychos is the first book to collect in a single volume the scariest and most well-crafted fictional works about these deranged killers. Some of the stories are classics, the best that the genre has to offer, by renowned writers such as Neil Gaiman, Jack Ketchum, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch, and Thomas Harris. Other selections are from the latest and most promising crop of new authors.

John Skipp, who is also the editor of Zombies, Demons and Werewolves and Shapeshifters, provides fascinating insight, through two nonfiction essays, into our insatiable obsession with serial killers and how these madmen are portrayed in popular culture. Resources at the end of the book includes lists of the genre's best long-form fiction, movies, websites, and writers.