Jasper Bark is infectious. If you're reading this then you're already at risk of contamination. The symptoms will begin to manifest any moment now. There's nothing you can do about it. You'll become obsessed with his work, from the award winning collections Dead Air and Stuck on You and Other Prime Cuts, to cult novels like Way of the Barefoot Zombie and acclaimed graphic novels such as Bloodfellas and Beyond Lovecraft. Soon you'll want to tweet, post and blog about his work until thousands of others fall under its spell. We're afraid there is no way to avoid this, these words contain a power you are hopeless to resist. You're already in their thrall and have been since you started this book. Even now you find yourself itching to read the rest of his work. Don't fight it, give in to the urge and succumb to the joyous derangement it brings.
John Llewellyn Probert is the author of more than a hundred published short stories, several novellas, and the novels The House That Death Built and Unnatural Acts. His first short story collection, The Faculty of Terror, won the Children of the Night award for Best Work of Gothic Fiction, and he won the British Fantasy Award for his novella The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine. Everything he is up to writing-wise can be found at www.johnlprobert.com.
Pat Cadigan is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer, three-time winner of the Locus Award, twice-winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and one-time winner of the Hugo Award. She wrote a novelization and sequel to Lost in Space, novelizations of two episodes of The Twilight Zone, Cellular novelization, and the novelization and sequel to Jason X. In addition to being the author of Alita: Battle Angel-Iron City, Pat is also author of the official movie novelization.