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Book Title: Attack of the Jazz Giants: and Other Stories|
The author of the book: Gregory Frost
Edition: Golden Gryphon Press
Date of issue: June 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9781930846340
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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.
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Read information about the authorGregory Frost is an American author of fantasy, science fiction and thrillers. He directs the fiction writing workshop at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. A graduate of the iconic Clarion Workshop, he has taught at Clarion several times, including the first session following its move to the University of California at San Diego in 2007. He has also been an instructor for the Odyssey and Alpha Workshops.
Frost has been nominated for every major fantasy, sf, and horror fiction award. His novelette, "Madonna of the Maquiladora" was a finalist for the James Tiptree Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Hugo Award.
His latest novel-length work is the SHADOWBRIDGE duology, SHADOWBRIDGE and LORD TOPHET. Voted one of the best fantasy novels of 2009 by the American Library Association, it was also a finalist for the James Tiptree Jr. Award.
His previous novel, the historical thriller FITCHER'S BRIDES, was a finalist as Best Novel for both the World Fantasy and International Horror Guild Awards for Best Novel.
Publishers Weekly called his Golden Gryphon short story collection, ATTACK OF THE JAZZ GIANTS & OTHER STORIES, “one of the best of the year.”
Current short fiction includes “Vulpes,” in V-WARS, edited by Jonathan Maberry; “The Dingus,” in SUPERNATURAL NOIR, edited by Ellen Datlow, and “The Bank Job,” in FULL MOON CITY, an anthology of werewolf tales edited by Darrell Schweitzer.
He spent time (did time?) as a researcher for non-fiction television shows and acted in a couple of frightening (not necessarily in the sense of scary) independent horror movies. His initial vocation was as a painter and illustrator.
Gregory Frost is a founding partner, with author Jonathan Maberrry, of The Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of professional authors and screenwriters.
Frost lives and works in Pennsylvania, USA.
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