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Jack Womack


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Jack Womack

WFA nominated short story. It originally appeared in the anthology The Horns of Elfland (1997), edited by Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman and Donald G. Keller. The story can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998), edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, and The Mammoth Book of Fantasy (2001), edited by Mike Ashley.

Flying Saucers are Real: The UFO Library of Jack Womack

Jack Womack

A new release from Anthology Editions hits the street today.

Immerse yourself in Jack Womack's UFO library with Flying Saucers Are Real!

Flying Saucers Are Real! is a catalogue and history of one of the 20th century's most pervasive subcultures. The collection presents an unknown wealth of images taken from mid-century flying saucer books and extensive text by the author-collector outlining the history of the UFO phenomenon and opining on the selections. This first edition features an introduction by science fiction author William Gibson.

Random Acts of Senseless Violence

Terraplane: Book 1

Jack Womack

It's just a little later than now and Lola Hart is writing her life in a diary. She's a nice middle-class girl on the verge of her teens who schools at the calm end of town. A normal, happy, girl. But in a disintegrating New York she is a dying breed. War is breaking out on Long Island, the army boys are flamethrowing the streets, five Presidents have been assassinated in a year. No one notices any more. Soon Lola and her family must move over to the Lower East side - Loisaida - to the Pit and the new language of violence of the streets. The metamorphosis of the nice Lola Hart into the new model Lola has begun…

Heathern

Terraplane: Book 2

Jack Womack

The year is 1998, and the nightmare is close at hand.

The world economy has gone into a mega-crash. Most of the population has been plunged into abject poverty. Anarchy and violence stalk the streets. All power is in the hands of Dryco, headed by paranoid tycoon Thatcher Dryden, and his monstrous wife, Susie.

But on the desperate streets of the Lower East Side miracles are happening. A Messiah seems to have risen from the people and is healing the sick, teaching children, raising the dead.

Dryco's New Projects Manager, Joanna, is sent to check him out. Thatcher's got a plan for world domination, and a genuine Messiah could be the key he's looking for. And even if he's fake, he may have his uses.

But soon, Joanna finds herself trapped in a crisis of conscience, between the relative security of a Dryco job and the dream of healing a sick world.

Ambient

Terraplane: Book 3

Jack Womack

You need to be rich to survive at all. But it's easier to be dead than poor.

Twenty-first-century New York. It's a nightmare. Reaganomics has gone mad. There's murder and mutilation on the bombed-out streets and in the corporate conference rooms. Manhattan is a zoo. There's guerrilla war on Long Island.

Seamus O'Malley is a bodyguard and assassin in the outrageously powerful Dryco organisation, and he's in deep trouble. Taking the job sounded like a good idea at the time. Falling in love with his employer's mistress, Avalon, probably wasn't so bright. Getting caught up in the Dryden family's crazy rivalries didn't help. Agreeing to murder the Old Man was plain stupid. And getting involved with the Ambients could only complicate matters further.

Before long, O'Malley's on the run, and there's nowhere safe to hide.

Terraplane

Terraplane: Book 4

Jack Womack

Terraplane is a vision of alternate reality -- New York in 1939, as experienced by travelers from the twenty-first century. Retired general-turned-corporate-spy Luther Biggerstaff and his hit man Jake are on a covert mission to kidnap Soviet superscientist Alekhine for their boss, the head of the multinational corporation Dryco. But Alekhine has disappeared, and they must be content with his genius assistant Oktobriana and a device he left behind -- which catapults them headlong into the past. But this 1939 is different -- slavery was not abolished until 1907, F.D.R. has been assassinated, and the Great Depression has cut even deeper; Churchill has died in a street accident, and the world is at Hitler's mercy. The only hope Luther and Jake have of getting home again depends on an unlikely conjunction of the New York World's Fair, the blues tunes of Robert Johnson, and the avant-garde physics of Nikola Tesla. Terraplane is a surreal, darkly comic, and gripping journey into the twilight zone of history gone mad.

Elvissey

Terraplane: Book 5

Jack Womack

Elvissey is Jack Womack's most ambitious novel to date. At once brilliant satire & taut, fast-paced adventure, Elvissey is the story of a troubled couple who voyage across time on a desperate mission -- to kidnap the young Elvis Presley at the dawn of his career, & make him a demigod in a decadent urban future. A poignant, unforgettable tour-de-force of the imagination, Elvissey is a darkly comic vision of a violent, paranoid world struggling for redemption & hope.

Going, Going, Gone

Terraplane: Book 6

Jack Womack

NEW YORK, NEW YORK...

Walter Bullitt's New York, 1968. Part-time U.S. government provocateur and full-time hepcat, Walter isn't keen on the assignment his employers are trying to toss him - no need to mix with the Kennedys if you don't have to.

...SO GOOD THEY MADE IT TWICE

He also hopes the ghosts he's been talking to lately are only a side-effect of the recreational drugs. Then two women from a different New York show up and tell him they aren't. Now, Walter saw When Worlds Collide but he never thought he'd be starring in the road show, especially when one world is his and the other is invisible - at the moment.

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