By Brian Lumley

Gleefully blending SF, delusion, and horror, Screaming technology Fiction is a full-length selection of 9 exciting, chilling, spine-tingling tales through horror grasp Brian Lumley (Necroscope), together with "No manner Home," "Snarker's Son," "The unusual Years," and a virtually 20,000 be aware novella ("Feasibility Study") showing for the 1st time wherever.

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