An Occult Omnibus
Robert E. Weinberg
Introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz

    Folio Hard Covers, 370 pp.
    ISBN 1-55246-886-9 @ $75.00

Bob Weinberg was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 29th, 1946. In fifth grade, he read "The Devil and Daniel Webster," by Stephen Vincent Benet, and knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that he wanted to become a writer. It’s a dream he’s followed since.

During the past 47 years, Bob has written and sold nearly 100 short stories, 16 novels, 17 non-fiction books and more than two dozen comic book scripts. He’s edited more than 150 anthologies and short story collections. Bob’s work has been published in 20 countries and 15 languages.

He’s won 2 Bram Stoker Awards, given by the Horror Writers Association; 2 World Fantasy Awards; and 2 Society of Technical Writers Awards. He served 2 terms as Vice President of the Horror Writers Association. He’s the only person in the history of the organization to win the group’s Silver Hammer Award for service to the association 2 times. Bob has also been a member of the Board of Trustees for the World Fantasy Convention for the past 24 years.

Despite all his success, Bob Weinberg is not yet ready to retire. He’s still looking to write the perfect story. He’s intent on composing a story that resonates with his readers the way "The Devil and Daniel Webster" did with him. It’s a goal he may never achieve, but he intends to keep trying.

Occult Danger Lurks Within!

Be prepared! The gates of hell are opening and from them are emerging as evil a crew as ever to walk the Earth. Here are witches and warlocks, vampires, werewolves, golems, neo-Nazis, and a bunch of the real deals all engaged in monstrous plots to destroy our ordinary, everyday world and bring about the apocalypse. Make no mistake; these maniacs are driven by an insane desire to wreck havoc and grind our civilization to powder. The villains within these pages are pure evil.

Such evil can only be defeated by the strongest, most dedicated , and daringly brave heroes. And heroines, for sometimes defeating evil requires a woman’s touch. In this volume you’ll meet some of the most dangerous and clever protagonists ever to set forth on a quest to save mankind from the powers of darkness.

Inside, you’ll encounter Dietrich Vril, a Nazi superman who sweats profusely in the midst of a snowstorm and who controls an alien race, "The Very Old Folk" who drink blood and live forever. Plus, you’ll meet Sid Taine, known in Chicago as the occult detective, as he solves his most dangerous cases And there’s Satni Jambres, an Egyptian sorcerer from three thousand years ago with a score to settle with an unsuspecting enemy. On the way, you’ll encounter a very strange man of undetermined age, a maid who transforms into a werewolf at the command of her mistress, and a twenty ton park statue that decides to take a walk.

There’s thrills and spills and occult chills in these four novels and series of short stories. There’s dark sorcery and noble acts. These are tales of people stretched to their limits and then stretched one step further. They are the four novels that established Robert Weinberg as one of the best occult horror novelists in the business.

Robert Weinberg is the author of seventeen novels, sixteen non-fiction books , and over a hundred short stories. He also has written award-winning comic books for Marvel, DC, and Moonstone. As an editor, he has assembled over 150 anthologies and single-author collections. Weinberg is a two-times winner of the World Fantasy Award and has twice won the Bram Stoker Award, given by the Horror Writers Association. In 2008 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers. He is probably the only Bram Stoker winning author to have served as the Grand Marshal of a Rodeo Parade.


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