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Stephen Laws

Autor(a) de The Wyrm

21+ Works 721 Membros 17 Críticas

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Obras por Stephen Laws

The Wyrm (1987) 103 exemplares
Ghost Train (1985) 99 exemplares
Darkfall (1992) 95 exemplares
Spectre (1986) 82 exemplares
Fear Me (1993) 60 exemplares
Chasm (1998) 57 exemplares
Ferocity (1795) 50 exemplares
The Frighteners (1990) 46 exemplares
Daemonic (1873) 41 exemplares
Macabre (1818) 34 exemplares
Somewhere South of Midnight (1996) 26 exemplares
The Midnight Man (2000) 9 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 51 (2005) 6 exemplares
The Crawl 2 exemplares
Guilty Party 2 exemplares
Blutiges Fest (1993) 2 exemplares
Figli della notte 2 exemplares
Veur **** (Le) (IMAGINAIRE (A)) (2001) 2 exemplares
Gjenferd (1988) 1 exemplar
Kummituste rong : [romaan] (1995) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men (1994) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Terror (1992) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Valley of Lights (1987) — Introdução, algumas edições87 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (1999) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Frayed (2003) — Prefácio — 68 exemplares
New Fears: New Horror Stories by Masters of the Genre (2017) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Narrow Houses: Tales of Superstition, Suspense, and Fear (1992) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Heaven Sent: 18 Glorious Tales of the Angels (1995) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Close to Midnight (2022) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
By Horror Haunted (1992) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale (2017) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Spectral Book of Horror Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Dark of the Night: New Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1997) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Dark Voices 3 (1991) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Uglimen (2002) — Introdução, algumas edições8 exemplares
Terror Tales of the Seaside (2013) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Dark Mirages (2018) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Best British Horror 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Terror Tales of the Ocean (2015) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Terror Tales of Yorkshire (2014) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Scaremongers (1997) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Midsummer Eve (2021) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Fantastic Fifties No. 17 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Fantastic Fifties No. 18 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Fantastic Fifties No. 19 (2023) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Laws, Stephen
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK



Well that was unexpectedly brilliant
whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
This review first appeared on scifiandscary.com: https://www.scifiandscary.com/ghost-train-review/

‘Ghost Train’ was the first novel by Stephen Laws, who published a number of books in the 80s and 90s (and a couple since 2000). He’s more akin to Ramsey Campbell and Clive Barker than many of the other authors featured so far in Carry on Screaming. His books blend gore and psychological horror to great effect, with a Northern (UK) vibe and convincing characters. These are well crafted novels written with brain and heart rather than Guy N Smith style schlock-fests churned out to make a quick buck.
‘Ghost Train’ tells the story of Mark, a man haunted by two events from his past. As a child he and a school friend were attacked by the owner of a ghost train and as an adult he fell from a speeding train and suffered severe injuries. Months after the second event he is drawn back to Newcastle station where his unfortunate journey began, desperate to remember exactly what happened. As the plot develops he meets a policeman investigating his accident who reveals that a series of bizarre attacks and incidents have taken place on the same train line.
The book isn’t entirely successful, the mix of folklore and contemporary horror didn’t always work for me and the escalation of events at the end felt a bit rushed. When it’s good, though, it’s brilliant. The scenes of terror are often extremely effective. They’re nightmarishly bewildering, chilling, horrific and wonderfully tense. Laws throws in a number of new attacks with unrelated characters. These aren’t necessarily essential for the plot, but they are chilling and grimly enjoyable. Best of all, he captures the terrible fear of the unknown. Mark knows that bad things have happened to him, but he doesn’t know exactly what they were. His frantic search for the truth is gripping and genuinely scary. Like Mark, you need to know what happened, whilst fearing that the reality will be too much to take.
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whatmeworry | 3 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2022 |
This was my introduction to Laws, and led me to seek out everything he has written.

It's all based on a great premise... that the main East Coast rail line from London to the North of England is on a ley line that can channel power to the London End, with a view to waking an ancient demon.

Strange deaths abound on the line. Our protagonist, himself a survivor of a strange experience on a train, has to try to stop the energy building up.

The climax is a tour-de-force as the train hurtles to London, the demon grows ever more powerful, and the deaths pile up.

Laws has a wild imagination, and he likes to kill people in very gruesome fashions, but if, like me, you like your horror fast and action packed, then he's the man for you.
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williemeikle | 3 outras críticas | Dec 22, 2018 |
La collana le ombre pubblicò libri horror fantastici. Peccato che adesso nessuno li traduca più.
Angela.Me | Jun 10, 2017 |



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