---Here today from Golden Gryphon:
Frost, Gregory ATTACK OF THE JAZZ GIANTS and Other Stories, Golden Gryphon '05, 1st edn, (Karen Joy Fowler foreword; John Kessel afterword; publisher’s book #40), new in dj 25.95---As described by publisher:
The New York Times Book Review calls Gregory Frost "merciless and artful." You'll see why in his collection of masterful conjurations.
The Nebula, Hugo, Tiptree, International Horror Guild, and World Fantasy Award finalist takes you on a journey of wonders and nightmares. It's a midnight odyssey to a shadowland where vehicles feast on vagrants . . . where Poe's final days are revealed . . . where factory workers are exploited by an apparition of the Virgin Mary . . . and where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart pinwheels through the corridors of Time.
On this pilgrimage we discover the apocalyptic entity that hides in a Ukrainian village. We're taken to a crossroads where the Castle of Otranto bleeds into the Depression-Era South accompanied by the rollicking music of Kid Ory and Bix Beiderbecke. Frost's fourteen excursions include an account of the horror that dwells in Jack the Ripper's pocket watch, and features a brand new novella—a slam-bang interplanetary "Road" picture peppered with Hope & Crosby japery and more than a dash of Flash Gordon.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler provides the Introduction and John Kessel the Afterword. Notes by the author are included to take you behind the stories, each of them as compelling and lucid as a cracked-open dream.
Each story is accompanied by one or more illustrations by award- winning artist Jason Van Hollander