Charles L. Grant

Biography

Charles L. Grant (1942-2006) won a World Fantasy Award for his novella collection Nightmare Seasons, a Nebula Award in 1976 for his short story "A Crowd of Shadows", and another Nebula Award in 1978 for his novella "A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn's Eye," the latter telling of an actor's dilemma in a post-literate future. Grant also edited the award-winning Shadows anthology, running eleven volumes from 1978-1991. Contributors include Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Al Sarrantonio, R.A. Lafferty, Avram Davidson, and Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem. Grant was a former Executive Secretary and Eastern Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and president of the Horror Writers Association. His story "Temperature Days on Hawthorne Street" was adapted into an episode of Tales from the Darkside entitled "The Milkman Cometh" in 1987.

He also served eight years as an officer of the Science Fiction Writers of America, served ten years on the Board of Directors of the World Fantasy Awards, is past-president of the Horror Writers of America, served five years as President of the Board of Trustees of HWA, and is on the board of advisors for The Burry Man's Writers Center.

In 1987 he received the British Fantasy Society's Special Award, for life achievement. In May of 2000, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from HWA. In addition, he has received two Nebula Awards and three World Fantasy Awards for his writing and editing. He is sorely missed.

Books

Riders in the Sky
By Charles L. Grant
Series: The Millennium Quartet, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,430. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
The four novels of the Millennium Quartet reveal the cataclysms that await mankind at the turn of the century and vividly tell of the effects of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they wreak havoc on the world. Death spread a wide swath of violence over the Planet. Famine devastated crops, fish, and Plague ran rampant. Humanity must find a way to survive!
Chariot
By Charles L. Grant
Series: The Millennium Quartet, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,770. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
In Chariot, the Horseman assailing mankind is Plague. A mutated version of smallpox sweeps the famine-ridden world, and people drop dead in their tracks. Only one place seems safe -- Las Vegas, Nevada. But Las Vegas is the current home of the Horseman, who is searching for one of the few men able to stand against evil. Travis has an extraordinary ability.
In the Mood
By Charles L. Grant
Series: The Millennium Quartet, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,370. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
Crops whither in the fields. Fish float belly-up in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Orchards are barren. Cattle and sheep are dying on their feet. The world is slowly starving to death. Deep in the American heartland, a terrible family reunion is taking place. The gathering relatives leave trails of death in their wake. Missing are little Joey and his parents. Joey and his mom are on their way...
Symphony
By Charles L. Grant
Series: The Millennium Quartet, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,280. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
The First Horseman of the Apocalypse is Death. Soon after a preacher discovers that he has the power to heal, he finds he will need all of this new ability to counter the effects of a strange car that arrives in town. The driver is definitely a murderer and possibly a demon. When the preacher reluctantly takes a stand to try to save a young girl, the battle against evil is joined.
Voices Out of Time
By Charles L. Grant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,240. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
The Lady in the Tapestry Alice MacDonneaugh, visiting Cullcriag Castle, her family's ancestral home in the Scottish moors to recover from the shock of the fire that claimed her parent's lives, fears she is losing her mind. For everywhere she goes, she is beset by visions and voices...beckoning...warning...threatening ... luring...voices out of time that call from musty graves...
Agnes Day
By Charles L. Grant
Series: The Quest for the White Duck Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,430. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
Book Three of the Quest for the White Duck Gideon Sunday, an ex-football player who found himself mysteriously transported to the magical world of Chey, must find a way to stop Agnes, the evil wife of the sorcerer Wamchu.
Web of Defeat
By Charles L. Grant
Series: The Quest for the White Duck Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,960. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
When Gideon Sunday is handed a ball, he takes it and runs... Unfortunately, the game this unemployed football player has found himself in will probably get him killed. The minute he stepped through his pantry door into the magical land of Chey, Gideon Sunday knew that the last thing he ever wanted to be was a hero.
The Pet
By Charles L. Grant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,040. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
The village of Ashford, New Jersey, is about to discover terror. The Howler, a bloody killer who has already shredded six teens, is moving in. One frosty autumn night, seventeen-year-old Don Boyd is jumped by the Howler. Suddenly they're surrounded by fog, green fire, the sound of iron striking iron... And Ashford's real horror begins.
Blood River Down
By Charles L. Grant
Series: The Quest for the White Duck Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,450. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
Gideon Sunday, an ex-semi-professional American Football player, goes to his pantry to retrieve an awful bottle of his (dead) sister's fruit preserves. When he gets there, he discovers a meadow in his pantry. He closes the door, takes a few breaths, and begins to investigate with as much sanity and candor as Sherlock Holmes.
The Bloodwind - An Oxrun Station Novel
By Charles L. Grant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,900. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
Pat Shavers was an artist and a teacher. She'd had a rough life: a divorce, and the loss of her child. But now things seemed to be in order. Except for the strange force riding in the daily movements of her life. A threat rising in the envy of her colleagues, the jealousies of her new lover, the hidden enmity of those who seemed to be her friends.
The Sound of Midnight - An Oxrun Station Novel
By Charles L. Grant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,300. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
Fiery lights are seen in the the small town of Oxrun Station. A series of strange murders, a group of odd, apparently possessed children terrorizing the adults of the town, all serve to make things interesting in the Chinese sense for toy store owner Dale, and her beau Vic, who find themselves drawn into a web of ancient intrigue, pitted against ancient powers.
The Last Call of Mourning - An Oxrun Station Novel
By Charles L. Grant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,030. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
Upon returning home to Oxrun Station from travelling Europe, Cynthia Yarrow notices that her family has changed. Her Mother cuts herself but does not bleed. Her Father lay dead before her eyes but is alright just hours later. Cynthia's suspicions lie with her family's new doctor, Dr. Kraylin. With her friend from years back, Ed, Cynthia must solve this mystery or die trying.
The Curse
By Charles L. Grant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
Syd and Theresa Guiness got out of their crowded city apartment and moved to a quaint house on a quiet cul de sac in the suburbs. Their dreamhouse. Then little things began to happen. Theresa was certain it was just her imagination and didn't pay much attention...until it was too late - their dreamhouse had become a nightmare. The VERY FIRST horror novel by Grandmaster Charles L. Grant...
The Grave - An Oxrun Station Novel
By Charles L. Grant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,030. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction
Josh Miller has a talent for finding things. But no one's asked Josh to find the missing fifth victim of an unexplained auto accident - the one who vanished from the scene of the crash without leaving a trail of blood, though he must have been badly hurt. No one's asked Josh to look for the other missing people - residents of Oxrun Station who mysteriously vanished on their birthdays...

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