THE NIGHTMARE FRONTIER by Stephen Mark Rainey. Wales, UK; Sarob Press; 2006. First edition (& 1st printing).. Supernatural novel. A total of 177 copies printed, of which this is one of 135 trade hardcovers. Out of print on publication. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.
The town of Silver Ridge, West Virginia, has disappeared from the face of the earth. A vast chasm prevents any living soul from crossing into the community. From above, only an impenetrable layer of mist marks the spot where the town once existed. And, inside Silver Ridge, the nightmare is just beginning.
Confined by this unimaginable barrier, the townspeople find themselves confronted by the denizens of a distant dimension: horrifying creatures who seek to transform the valley town into an outpost hospitable to their existence. To these extra-dimensional travellers, human beings are litttle more than pests to be exterminated.
Russell Copeland and Diana Harrington are determined to resist the invaders ... but as they face death to save Silver Ridge, they find that their true enemy may not be the horrific invaders, but an insidious evil whose origin is closer to ‘home’ than they can imagine.
Stephen Mark Rainey is the author of the novels Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie), Balak, The Lebo Coven and Blue Devil Island; the short-story collections Fugue Devil & Other Weird Horrors, The Last Trumpet and Legends of the Night; and over 80 works of short fiction.
"Remember what is was like to read a horror novel that actually made you sweat with dread and your hand shake ever-so-slightly as you turned the page? Remember what it was like to feel your heart thud against your chest as the plight of the characters became your own? Remember what it was like to have a story cast a spell over you rather than ram everything down your throat? If so, you’ve reason to rejoice; if not, then you need to discover what that’s like. In either case, Mark Rainey’s The Nightmare Frontier delivers the goods. This is the Good, Real Stuff. From its powerful opening in the jungles of Vietnam to its nerve-wracking finale, this novel never releases its grip on the reader’s nerves, brains, and heart." Gary Braunbeck - author of In Silent Graves, In the Midnight Museum and Things Left Behind.
OUT OF PRINT ON PUBLICATION.