Cover of: Demons | John Shirley

Demons

1st ed.

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Published by Ballantine Pub. Group in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Writers from Clive Barker to Bruce Sterling and Roger Zelazny have praised John Shirley's searing, apocalyptic visions of postmodern hell on earth. Now this perversely brilliant author, one of the seminal representatives on the cyberpunk movement, unleashes his newest masterpiece.DEMONSIn a future uncomfortably close to the present day, the apocalypse has surpassed all expectations. Hideous demons roam the streets in an orgy of terror, drawing pleasure from torturing humans as sadistically as possible. Divided into seven clans, these grisly invaders--gnashing, writhing, bloodthirsty monsters--seem horrifically to belong in our world.Ira, a young San Francisco artist, becomes involved with a strange group of scientists and philosophers desperately trying to end the bloody siege. Yet through it all, Ira continues to paint--for in his canvasses lie crucial clues to the demons' origins.Yet the demons draw their strength from an all-too-familiar evil--a deadly malevolence supported by some of the greatest powers on earth, concealed beneath the trappings of status, success, and abused power. Ira and his allies-- including a compelling young seeress--come to believe these demons didn't just appear. They were summoned. But the most shocking revelation is yet to come . . .EXCLUSIVE TO THIS EDITION: The original novella Demons was published as an acclaimed, limited edition hardcover which Publishers Weekly called a "mini-masterpiece." Now the terror continues, as the sequel story, "Undercurrents," takes the reader on a macabre journey into the center of the conspiracy that may lay waste to the Earth. From the Hardcover edition.

Edition Notes

"A Del Rey book"--T.p. verso.

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3569.H558 D46 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 372 p. ;
Number of pages
372

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3950664M
Internet Archive
demons00shir
ISBN 10
034544647X
LC Control Number
2001043478
OCLC/WorldCat
47893103
Library Thing
261819
Goodreads
2775948
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