Bob Booth

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Founding committee and board of directors for the World Fantasy Convention from 1975-1990.

Founder of Necon and chairman/chairman emeritus 1980-present.

Founded Necon Ebooks 2010.

Author of numerous short stories & articles published professionally since 1980. Full HWA member.

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House of Pain
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,530. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Tony and Lydia were an urban professional couple who were successful enough to purchase land in his hometown, leave the city, build their dream house and start a family. Their dream descends into nightmare, like the ones which have plagued Lydia's husband for years. What type of darkness have they fallen into? Does this evil stetch back to the mischief of Tony and his and his childhood friends?
Necon Ebooks Flash Fiction Anthology Best of 2010
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
The winning stories from the monthly Necon Ebooks Flash Fiction Contests, collected into an anthology featuring original essays and "behind the scenes" commentary. A must for fans of the short form and the Necon E-Books Flash Fiction Contest! Including stories by: Kealan Patrick Burke; James Roy Daley; JG Faherty; Janet Joyce Holden; and Sherri White among others.
The Secret Backs of Things
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,710. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From the author of Wildwood Road, and The Ferryman, comes Christopher Golden's first-ever collection of short stories. The Secret Backs of Things takes the readers into a realm rich with legends, folklore and myths, while still finding a place for some modern horror. Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne, The Secret Backs of Things is Christopher Golden at his best.
Night Things
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,930. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
One would not expect the residents of Conora, NM, to be disturbed when a construction crew unearthed a Native American burial ground; after all, the sheriff, the newspaperman, the shopkeeper, and the community had their own lives to think about. Sometimes a bulldozer does more than move the earth ... it opens a wound. Conora had no way to prepare for the ancient terror that was unloosed upon it.
The Face That Must Die
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,270. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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The Face That Must Die is arguably the most disturbing book in the long, storied career of Ramsey Campbell. He had seen the face of the killer and it haunted him. He reported it to the police, and told others about it. They ignored him. He followed him, he watched him, and finally, he decided to kill him. The killer’s face was the Face That Must Die.
Sympathy for the Dead
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Sympathy for the Dead is an outstanding collection of short stories by a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award winner. As best-selling horror writer Thomas Tessier has said: "She can be wickedly funny, or savagely satirical, and she has an unsparing eye for the foibles, follies and obsessions that drive human beings to those extreme moments where they either suffer or inflict great horror."
13 Drops of Blood
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,360. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
13 Drops Of Blood is the first collection from one of the more exciting new voices in horror, James Roy Daley. A man of many disciplines (novelist, editor, musician), this book features tales which run the gamut of style and subject; in other words, the stories are as eclectic as their author. What does not waver throughout the collection is Daley's undeniable craftsmanship as a storyteller.
The Piercing
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Betty Sue is an innocent girl who acts out the agony of Christ once a week. It is haunting and fascinating to millions. The TV says it's a miracle. The Church says it's fake. But this is no charade — from her head, hands, feet and side pours her blood. Witnessing this agonizing phenomenon is Father Stephen Kinsella, a Catholic priest whose faith is already unsteady. Is she divine? Or damned?
Dark Dreamers On Writing
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,470. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Stan Wiater has culled well-selected quotations from his interviews with horror’s creators. These include major influences; the day-to-day work of writing; choosing a form; fame and fortune; the game of making movies; sex and death; censorship; personal fears; surprising advice; and the function of horror. 50 plus horror personalities including King, Bradbury, Koontz, Barker, Gaiman, and Rice.
The Fear Report
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,070. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Originally published by Bloodletting Press, this edition is illustrated by Cortney Skinner, features a new introduction, and contains thirty-two stories, including her Bram Stoker Award winner (“Stephen”) and two stories that were not in the Bloodletting edition. Massie’s fiction is known for its quality of strangeness, off-beat humor, deceiving simplicity, and haunting prose.
Darkborn
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,270. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
27 years ago, five friends played a game. If it was a game, why is there blood? If it was all in their imagination, why is it crawling toward them? If it was dead, why are they afraid? Darkborn: to stop it is to believe in it. To believe in it is to sacrifice yourself to it. It could be anywhere, anyone, any thing. Those who unleashed it may pay for it with their lives and their souls.
Winter Wake
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 172,850. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
An average American family: father John, mother Julia, and thirteen year-old daughter Bri journey back to Glooscap Island, Maine, the place of John's birth and early childhood, to care for his father Frank, who's suffered a stroke. John is less than thrilled with this move. They soon find they are being stalked by a kind of wraith that seems to be related to a dark secret from someone's past.
Phantom
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,890. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Phantom, by Thomas Tessier, was published in 1982. It is the story of Ned Covington, a ten-year-old boy, who explores an abandoned building near his home and what he finds there. Nominated for a World Fantasy Award it has been called: “A touching, scary book" (Horror Literature: A Reader's Guide); and "a compelling humanist ghost story" (Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural).
The Kill
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,370. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Alan Peter Ryan's novel, published in 1982, is the story of a young couple who flee the city to rural Deacons Kill in the Catskills. Their home becomes the target of an invisible evil that lives in the nearby wood. They join with their neighbors to confront the monster. A fine example by a World Fantasy Award-winning author of a theme explored extensively by Golden Age (70s & 80s) horror writers.
The Black Castle
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The Black Castle is a fast-moving tale of battle between brothers. One is seen as evil because he is a vampire, while the other is perceived as good because he is a man of God. But the vampire only does what he has to do to survive while the churchman, an Inquisitor, inflicts pain for the power it confers upon him. Which is the greater evil? And who will win the soul (and body) of a pretty witch.

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Buddha Hill
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,250. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From Weston Oche's introduction — "There’s a secret formula to writing supernatural fiction and Booth knows it — place believable characters in believable situations and have supernatural events occur. Not everyone knows this. Not everyone can do it. In this work Booth does it perfectly. Enjoy Buddha Hill. It’s a rare treasure from a rare man."

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