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Mark Morris (1) (1963–)

Autor(a) de Forever Autumn

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About the Author

Mark Morris has written tie-in novels for Hellboy, Spartacus, Doctor Who and Torchwood, and novelizations for Vampire Circus and the game Dead Island. He has published 10 critically acclaimed novels, and in 2007 he won the British Fantasy Award for his anthology Cinema Macabre. In 2014, Titan Books mostrar mais will publish The Obsidian Heart, the first novel in Morris's new paranormal trilogy. mostrar menos

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Obras por Mark Morris

Forever Autumn (2007) 337 exemplares
Ghosts of India (2008) 260 exemplares
Bay of the Dead (2009) 238 exemplares
Deep Blue (1999) — Autor — 169 exemplares
The Bodysnatchers (1997) — Autor — 166 exemplares
The Wolves of London (2014) 119 exemplares
Indigo (2017) 118 exemplares
The Immaculate (1992) 95 exemplares
The Deluge (2007) 94 exemplares
Hellboy: The All-Seeing Eye (2008) 81 exemplares
Toady (1989) 78 exemplares
New Fears: New Horror Stories by Masters of the Genre (2017) — Editor — 64 exemplares
Stitch (1991) 63 exemplares
The Society of Blood (2015) 54 exemplares
After Sundown (Fiction Without Frontiers) (2020) — Editor — 42 exemplares
Fiddleback: A Novel (2002) 42 exemplares
The Secret of Anatomy (1615) 41 exemplares
Dead Island (2011) 35 exemplares
Forty-Five (2008) — Autor — 32 exemplares
The Predator: The Official Movie Novelization (2018) — Autor — 29 exemplares
Plague of the Daleks (2009) — Autor — 28 exemplares
Darkstar Academy (2012) 25 exemplares
House of Blue Fire (2011) — Autor — 24 exemplares
The Lonely Places (2002) 22 exemplares
Beyond the Veil (2021) — Editor — 21 exemplares
Close to Midnight (2022) — Editor — 20 exemplares
Cinema Macabre (2005) 20 exemplares
Spartacus: Morituri (2012) 19 exemplares
Cinema Futura (2010) — Editor — 19 exemplares
The Spectral Book of Horror Stories (2014) — Editor — 15 exemplares
Moonflesh (2014) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Blood On Satan's Claw (2018) — Adapter — 14 exemplares
Longbarrow (1997) 14 exemplares
Mr. Bad Face (1997) 14 exemplares
Albion Fay (2015) 11 exemplares
The Dogs (2001) 11 exemplares
Wrapped in Skin (2016) 11 exemplares
Nowhere Near an Angel (2005) 11 exemplares
Genesis (1999) 10 exemplares
It Sustains (2013) 10 exemplares
Freakshow (2010) 10 exemplares
Torchwood: Mr Invincible (2012) 9 exemplares
Close to the Bone (1995) 8 exemplares
The Uglimen (2002) 8 exemplares
Vampire Circus (Hammer) (2012) 8 exemplares
The Dispossessed (2018) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Winter Tree (2018) 5 exemplares
Stumps (Most Wanted) (2009) 4 exemplares
2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories (2015) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Blood of Angels 2 exemplares
The Black (2014) 2 exemplares
Immortal 2 exemplares
Fallen Boys 2 exemplares
What Nature Abhors 1 exemplar
Separate Skins (1998) 1 exemplar
Cemetery Dance Issue 40 (2002) 1 exemplar
Coming Home 1 exemplar
The Other One 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Overnight (2004) — Introdução, algumas edições238 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men (1994) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Hellbound Hearts (2009) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Tales of Trenzalore (2014) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who (2015) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
21st Century Dead (2012) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Three (2011) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 (2011) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 (2007) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 (2001) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Ten (2018) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Blue Motel (1994) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 10 (2007) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The End of the Line: An Anthology of Underground Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Final Shadows (1991) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Psychomania: Killer Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Isolation: The horror anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Fourbodings: A Quartet of Uneasy Tales (2005) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
British Invasion (2008) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (2014) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Dark Terrors (1996) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Best British Horror 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Night Visions 12 (2006) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale (2017) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Dark Voices 3 (1991) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Jago & Litefoot: Series Two (2011) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Hauntings (2012) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Darklands (1991) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Best British Fantasy 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Gutshot (2011) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Companion Chronicles: The Specials (2011) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Poe's Progeny (2005) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Terror Tales of London (2013) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Best British Horror 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Zombies vs. Robots: Volume 5, No man's land (2014) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Darklands: No. 2 (1992) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The First Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories (2007) — Introdução — 5 exemplares
Terror Tales of Cornwall (2017) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Terror Tales of Yorkshire (2014) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Morris, J. M.
Data de nascimento
1963-06-15
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Bolsover, Derbyshire, England

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I Really Wanted To Like This...

I loves me some horror and I'm an absolute sucker for a audio play, so with this, the cast, and how much fun I had with other schlocky (complimentary) Audible Originals, like Impact Winter, I thought this was practically made for me. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get on with it and DNF'd about 2/3-3/4 of the way through. I think the combination of it not feeling like it had much point or depth, which admittedly isn't always necessary for horror, but when a really gross misogynistic portrayal of 'promiscuous young women', including the calculated abusive use of fake sexual assault allegations, not to mention the casual sexual assault of a young man by one of these girls, became prevalent I needed something else. It's hardly surprising this story comes from a cult, but very mixed received movie from the seventies, and I am surprised more wasn't done to address the glaring issues in the original text. My own personal triggers around bullying and aural, but not emotional discomfort of the way screaming and other sound effects are mixed in this (turned up to 11 out of nowhere), also made the listening rather unpleasant.

I understand that Gatiss sees this story as an seminal work of folk horror, and maybe it is, but stories and attitudes have moved on from 'Something sinister happening in a unassuming place', or at least this concept needs to be elevated by the quality of the piece or whatever additional element added to it, as with things like Twin Peaks, The Witch, Apostle, Men, etc. Also, the misogyny should never have been acceptable and absolutely shouldn't be presented without something more in modern adaptations in my opinion.

The cast is great and, besides some issues with sound effects and varying degrees of appropriate cheesyness, is chock full of folx I normally really enjoy. I'm kinda gutted that this was such a miss for me.
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RatGrrrl | Dec 20, 2023 |
Originally posted on Just Geeking by.

Trigger Warnings – There is a lot of child abuse, especially involving horrific experiments on children including the forced amputation of limbs.

This was my favourite book out of the three books in the Obsidian Heart trilogy and it had a lot to do with it being set in the Victorian era rather than the present day. The first book was primarily Alex Locke running around trying to get his bearing as his life fell apart after his daughter is abducted. In this book, he’s still chasing his tail a bit as he’s coming to terms with what strange and supernatural creatures really exist in the world. However, we see him come into his own as he starts to make plans and start to work things out.

Unfortunately, I also began to start to work things out and piece things together which meant that by the end of The Society of Blood I had worked out most of the trilogy’s overall plot. It didn’t stop the book itself from being enjoyable, but for me, it did affect my feelings toward the final book.

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justgeekingby | 3 outras críticas | Jun 6, 2023 |
Originally posted on Just Geeking by.

I was provided with a free copy of this anthology via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My first clue to there this anthology being a letdown should have been that there’s not actually a synopsis given regarding the content. The synopsis attached to the book is more concerned with telling the reader how the anthology was created rather than what it actually contains. Before reading the anthology I had overlooked that the synopsis describes After Sundown as a “non-themed horror” anthology. Horror is a vast genre with multiple sub-genres which I’m inherently aware of, so I go into any horror anthology prepared to meet short stories on a variety of topics. That being so, the stories in After Sundown do not appear to have been collated using any sub-genres of horror that I am familiar with – and as an English Literature graduate, I feel confident enough to say that isn’t due to a failure on my part.

The problem is that the stories within the first half of the anthology are avant-garde. It isn’t that they’re “non-themed horror”, it’s that the idea of horror the author has chosen to portray in their story is so experimental that it simply doesn’t relate to anyone but the author. One particular story is focused on a man who donates blood and recounts the time the world’s overpopulation figure suddenly began to count down instead of up. There’s no twist, it is literally pages of a man giving blood, remarking on the hundreds of people are dying every day and the lack of blood donations. While this is all horrific it isn’t a horror story and is also extremely distasteful during a pandemic. If the author wanted to use the genre to comment on the pandemic and/or blood donations in a time of crisis they failed.

Other stories in the first 50% have the fatal flaw of bad pacing. They read like a chapter in a book, leading up to action which would finally reach its climax in the next chapter. The problem with the short story format is that there is no next chapter. One interesting story took forever to get to the point where the heroine realises she has the magical abilities to save the day, only for the story to abruptly end with her going to do just that. Did she manage to use her magic to save everyone? Who knows.

The second half of the book was much better. It wasn’t that these stories suddenly towed the traditional horror storyline; they were just better paced, they made sense, and they chilled you to the bone. They felt as though they were written with the reader in mind (with the aim of terrifying the reader!), not just random ideas that were thrown onto a page so they could say ‘look ma, I got published!’. These were the stories that I expected when I picked up this book, and if this is going to be an annual publication that is what the editor/s need to focus on.

I never did work out why the anthology is called ‘After Sundown‘; even a non-themed anthology still has something that links the whole thing together.

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justgeekingby | 3 outras críticas | Jun 6, 2023 |
Originally posted on Just Geeking by.

The Wolves of London is one of those novels that ended up being absolutely nothing like what I expected. It crosses the borders of multiple genres and the best way I can think to describe it is similar to one of the darkest Doctor Who episodes. This isn’t that surprising considering Mark Morris has written several Doctor Who novels himself. The Wolves of London is not my usual type of novel, it’s a bit too much mystery/thriller than I like my books, however, it has a plot that catches the attention and doesn’t let go. Once I got started I had to keep reading to find out what happened next, to unravel the mysteries that just kept building on top of each other. Then time travel got into the mix and I was hooked.

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justgeekingby | 4 outras críticas | Jun 6, 2023 |

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Obras
70
Also by
47
Membros
2,715
Popularidade
#9,464
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
89
ISBN
248
Línguas
3

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