ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award-winning writer and narrator, Lawrence Santoro began writing and reading dark tales at age five.
In 2001 his novella “God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. In 2002, his adaptation and audio production of Gene Wolfe's "The Tree Is My Hat" was also Stoker nominated. In 2003, his Stoker-recommended "Catching" received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s 17th Annual “Year's Best Fantasy and Horror” anthology. In 2004, "So Many Tiny Mouths" was cited in the anthology’s 18th edition. In the 20th, his novella “At Angels Sixteen,” from the anthology A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY, was similarly honored. Larry’s first novel, Just North of Nowhere, was published in 2007. A collection of his short fiction, DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME, will be released late in 2011.
He lives in Chicago and is working on two new novels, Griffon and the Sky Warriors and Mississippi Traveler, or Sam Clemens Tries the Water.
You can friend him at: http://www.facebook.com/lawrence.santoro
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DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME
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"Emerging as one of our true worthy successors to Ray Bradbury, Chicago scribe Lawrence Santoro captures lightning in a killing jar in his new collection DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME. Lyrical, horrific, and luminous with dark wonder, Santoro’s tales frame archetypes such as zombies, the apocalypse, the mysteries of space, and good old fashioned monsters with heartbreaking undercurrents of humanity and… well… sadness. Haunting and highly recommended!”
—Jay Bonansinga, National Bestselling Co-Author of THE WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR
"In these stories, Larry Santoro turns the emotional volume to 11 and cranks it up from there. They are set in worlds at once familiar and unique, amusing and horrifying, brought to life with a breathless sense of detail and cadence. The slightest gesture is illuminated with the passionate, unfaltering precision of an Ancient Mariner unfolding his tale, commanding your uncompromised attention."
—Richard Chwedyk, 2002 Nebula Award winner for "Brontë's Egg"
Here There Be Monsters: The fifteen stories of Drink for the Thirst to Come lead the reader into the darkest corners of the imagination. The people who inhabit these places are demons or angels; here, life ends horribly or stretches to the darkest eternity. Here, the world dies whimpering, ends with a bang, or goes down with the clack of a billion tiny teeth. Here, you’ll find all the standard tropes, vampires, zombies, ghosts, ghouls. You may not recognize them, not right away. They might be standing in a quiet corner or walking in a sunny field or seated next to you on a bus, they might be pulling up to the gas pump or, hell, they might be you, sitting there, reading the book.
Silverthought Press is proud to present Drink for the Thirst to Come by Lawrence Santoro, available December 2011.
DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME
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