Friday, May 25, 7pm – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Philadelphia Fantastic Presents
“Every so often, you discover an author whose writing is so lyrical that it transcends mere storytelling. Jonathan Maberry is just such an author, and his writing is powerful enough to sing with poetry while simultaneously scaring the hell out of you.” – Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of THE MEPHISTO CLUB
“Jonathan Maberry writes in the grand poetic horror tradition of Poe and Robert McCammon. His novel is not just a frightening tale, but one in which the reader can truly identify with both the honestly human and the dishonestly self absorbed and doomed characters. The language and descriptions are vivid, threatening and beautiful. Maberry belongs with the big names including King and Koontz.” – Stuart Kaminsky, Bestselling author; 2005 recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, etc.
“Prepare to be scared. Maberry frightens, amuses, and makes you think, often on the same page. The horror is pervasive, but so is a deeply entrenched sense of fun. Move over Stephen King.” – JA Konrath, author of Dirty Martini.
“Maberry writes with a rare combination of precision, power and poetry, all with a masterful skill that will scare the bejibbers out of you! Finishing one of his books is a little like stepping off a roller coaster -you might be a bit wobbly, but you’re eager to go again.” -John Lutz, Two-time Shamus Award-winner, author of 30 novels and 200 short stories.
“Get ready to be totally hooked, because it’s all here: incredible atmosphere, characters you truly care about, and a level of pure suspense that gets higher with every page. Jonathan Maberry is writing as well as anyone in the business right now, and I’ll be counting the days until his next book.” – Steve Hamilton, Edgar Award-winning Author of A STOLEN SEASON