The most Marc Laidlaw stories ever assembled in one book...
Known as co-creator of the blockbuster HALF-LIFE video game series, and veteran writer of the esports phenomenon Dota 2, Marc Laidlaw is primarily a writer of short stories--horror, fantasy, and science fiction. But while his work has appeared in many popular magazines and several landmark collections over the last 40 years, it has never been collected in any form until now.
Over a quarter of a million words.
This is, quite simply, the most Marc Laidlaw thing ever.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE SEVENTIES: FAIL EARLY SPAWN OF THE RUINS TISSUE RATTLEGROUND
THE EIGHTIES: PEAK OMNI SNEAKERS 400 BOYS THE RANDOM MAN SEA OF TRANQUILLITY MUZAK FOR TORSO MURDERS SHUCK BROTHER FAUST FORWARD NUTRIMANCER THE LIQUOR CABINET OF DR. MALIKUDZU GOOD ‘N’ EVIL, OR, THE ONCE AND FUTURE THING LOAVES FROM HELL LOVE COMES TO THE MIDDLEMAN MIDDLEMAN’S RENT THE FARMER ON THE WALL BRUNO’S SHADOW YOUR STYLE GUIDE—USE IT WISELY MARS WILL HAVE BLOOD UNEASY STREET THE DEMONSTRATION HIS POWDER’D WIG, HIS CROWN OF THORNES
THE NINETIES: FIRST-PERSON READER WARTORN, LOVELORN GASOLINE LAKE WUNDERKINDERGARTEN THE VULTURE MAIDEN GREAT BREAKTHROUGHS IN DARKNESS TERROR FAN THE DIANE ARBUS SUICIDE PORTFOLIO THE BLACK BUS MAD WIND TO LIE BETWEEN THE LOINS OF PERKY PAT NETHER REACHES TOTAL CONVERSION
THE NEW MILLENNIUM: HALF-LIFE & LESSONS HALF-LEARNED SLEEPY JOE CELL CALL FLIGHT RISK JANE SWEETMEATS EVALUATION OF THE HANNEMOUTH BEQUEST AN EVENING’S HONEST PERIL THE VICAR OF R’LYEH LENG
BEYOND 2010: OVER THE INFLUENCE POKKY MAN THE BOY WHO FOLLOWED LOVECRAFT FORGET YOU BONFIRES THE FRIGID ILK OF SARN KATHOOL THE GHOST PENNY POST THE FINEST, FULLEST FLOWERING
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.