Rise and Fall of Babylon (2003)
Stories by Brian Keene and John Urbancik
Cover art by Deena Warner
the deserts of the Middle East, the Cradle of Life, where civilization
began, there has always been conflict. And there has always been
magic and mystery, danger and demons. The djinns exist. Whether
in modern Babylon, or a Babylon forgotten by time, passions run
strong. Babylon rises from the sand, unexpected, to both entice
and devour. And the sands fall from Babylon... Stare with Gabriel
as Babylon rises from the pages of myth and history. March through
Iraq with Don Bloom and the 3rd Infantry -- and into the remains
of Eden. In these two original stories Brian Keene and John Urbancik
explore THE RISE AND FALL OF BABYLON.
Two novellettes from these two new masters of
dark fiction, presented in the old Ace Double-type format... the
book has two covers, finish one tale, flip the chapbook over and
read the other! Deena Warner has ingeniously created wraparound
cover art that ties both stories together.
Available in two limited
|400 numbered, softcover chapbooks, signed
by Keene and Urbancik
|15 lettered hardcovers, handbound in fine
cloth and featuring French marbled endpapers, housed in a handcrafted
slipcase, signed by Keene, Urbancik, and Deena Warner
***Note that all orders received through Earthling
will be entered into a special contest for this title. Also: folks
will receive the lowest numbers available at the time of ordering,
and people ordering a lettered can request a particular letter.
The slipcased lettered edition,
a handsewn book on fine interior paper, with marbled endsheets and
an offset-printed dustjacket, housed in a handmade slipcase, book
and slipcase covered with fine Japanese cloth.
"Urbancik presents a wonderfully crafted
mix of magic, romance, horror, and fantasy in his strange but highly
entertaining 'Babylon Rising'... and if the war in Iraq wasn't fearful
enough for you, Keene cranks it up a notch in 'Baylon Falling.'
This Siamese twin of a chapbook will give you a small sample of
two very talented writers."
Jonathan Reitan, DARK DISCOVERIES
"Both stories were very enjoyable and were
much better than the majority of horror stories currently available.
With a beautiful wraparound cover by Deena Warner and great presentation
from Earthling, the book is no doubt worth $11."