Book 2: Black Dawn Duology
Published by Angry Robot Books
It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying.
It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world.
The search for the shadowy figure known only as the Crowman continues, as the Green Men prepare to rise up against the forces of the Ward.
The world has been condemned. Only Gordon Black and The Crowman can redeem it.
|UK Print||6th March 2014||ISBN: 9780857663474|
|US / CAN Print||25th February 2014||ISBN: 9780857663481|
|Ebook||25th February 2014||ISBN: 9780857663498|
Abyrne, the last enclave in a wasteland. All food is produced by Magnus Meat Processing and controlled by the Parsons of the Welfare.
Richard Shanti, the ‘Ice Pick’, is Abyrne’s legendary bolt-gunner, dispatching hundreds of animals every hour to supply the townsfolk with all the meat they could want. But Shanti is having doubts about his line of work.
When war breaks out between the corporate and religious factions, Shanti must sacrifice everything he loves in order to reveal the truth behind Abyrne’s power structures and fight for what he knows is right.
In a world where eating meat has become not only a human right but a sacred duty, what happens to those who question the nature of the food source?
The townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed…
|UK Print||28th October 2013||ISBN: 9781783331956|
|Ebook||21st October 2013||ISBN: 1905636156|
Shreve, a dead-end town next to the UK’s largest landfill.
There’s nothing the bored residents won’t stoop to in an attempt to spice up their pedestrian lives. All wannabe model Aggie Smithfield wants is to escape before Shreve swallows her ambition along with a million tons of rubbish and dirty little secrets.
Desperate, Aggie asks renowned but reclusive ex-photographer, Mason Brand, for help. The deal they make might be the only thing that can save her when the town’s fate catches up with it. Beneath everyone’s feet, something born of the things we throw away is awakening.
And when the past is reborn, there will be no escape.
|UK Print||28th October 2013||ISBN: 9781783331987|
|Ebook||21st October 2013||ASIN: B00G3CKXLA|
Two vehicles, stripped to the bare essentials, accelerate to 180 miles per hour on a deserted highway. Their journey along this dead straight stretch, known as the Final Five, will decide the fate of the drivers – forever. Only one hundred seconds separate them from the finish line as they hurtle towards their destiny, dreaming of glory.
But this is one highway they’ve never travelled before and neither of them knows what they’ll find out there. One thing is certain: every road has its obstacles.
The eBook includes a special afterword explaining the genesis of ROADKILL.
|Ebook||13th September 2013||ASIN:||B00F6XLX16|
Book 1: Black Dawn Duology
Published by: Angry Robot Books
It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying. It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world. In each era, a child shall be chosen. Their task is to find a dark messiah known only as the Crowman. But is he our saviour – or the final incarnation of evil?
|UK Print||4th April 2013||ISBN: 9780857663443||Big Green BookshopAmazon.co.uk
|US / CAN Print||26th March 2013||ISBN: 9780857663450||Amazon.com
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|Ebook||26th March 2013||ISBN: 9780857663467||Robot Trading Company
Published by: Proxima
Set in the isolated Idaho mountain village of Hobson’s Valley where a series of savage attacks have terrified locals, Blood Fugue centres on the existential struggle of reclusive outdoorsman Jimmy Kerrigan, and his attempts to unravel the mystery ripping his community apart.
It takes a monster to catch a monster.
|UK Print||16th November 2012||ISBN: 1907773371||Big Green BookshopAmazon.co.uk
|Ebook||20th October 2012||ASIN: B009ZW9FT6||Amazon|
|Audiobook||2 November 2012||ASIN: B00A0PJRK4||Amazon|
Short fiction collection Horror/SF/Fantasy
Published by: Timeline Books
The best of Joseph D’Lacey’s short stories from 2001-2012.
|UK Print||1st November 2012||ISBN: 0957440502||Timeline Books|
Published by: Bad Moon Books
TWO novellas by the man who Stephen King says “ROCKS”!
An isolated, drought-choked village. A starving community. When something big, red and inhuman crash-lands in a cabbage field, the villagers are divided: is this a scrumptious dragon for the barbecue or a toxic demon to be destroyed? And what if it’s something else entirely?
Robert Johnson dreams of spiders, thousands of them. When he wakes, the true nightmare begins: a tube has been attached to his head – to everyone’s – but he’s the only one aware of it. His cozy suburban life unravels into paranoid hallucination as Johnson fights to free himself from the control of unseen forces.
|USA Print||January 2012||ASIN: B007CFH91O||The Big Green Bookshop|
|Ebook||April 2012||ASIN: B007TW8N60||Amazon|
Published by: Stonegarden
Barricaded into a city block called The Station, two hundred souls have survived the apocalypse. So far. Was it a bomb? A biological attack? Phase one of an invasion? No one knows. The Long Silence has begun…
After dark, thousands of the city’s inhabitants – neither living nor dead – prowl the streets snatching survivors. The Station is under constant threat. Each day a lottery decides the seven members of The Kill Crew – a night shift of civilian soldiers. Their mission is simple: Extermination.
Sheri Foley, a nobody in the days before the Long Silence, discovers she has the heart of a survivalist. She becomes one of the toughest members of The Kill Crew.
But there are enemies inside the Station too. The evils of the old world persist and Sheri Foley must fight them all.
|UK/USA Print||15th August 2009||ISBN: 1600761410||Out of print|
Published by: Beautiful Books
Mason Brand has fled his life as a celebrated photographer and renounced his past. He is living rough, as a hermit in the Welsh hills. But something happens to him amid the mossy oaks. He begins to hear ‘The Calling’.
Years later, giving society a final chance, Mason is living within sight of Shreve’s colossal landfill. He hears ‘The Calling’ again. This time he will heed it and it will lead him. For he is called to assist in the birthing of a terrible child – The Garbage Man.
|UK Print||7th May 2009||ISBN: 1905636474||Out of print|
Published by: Beautiful Books
“God is supreme. The flesh is sacred.”
Richard Shanti, a guilt-ridden slaughterhouse worker, has serious misgivings about his job. He’s known as the Ice Pick – the calmest, most efficient bolt-gunner in Abyrne’s history. Yet, in secret, he and his family are vegetarian. If the authorities find out, he’ll be tried and slaughtered for sacrilege along with the Chosen – Abyrne’s livestock.
MEAT is a tale of human depravity set in a grim post-cataclysmic England. Abyrne’s townsfolk need meat to survive. Their religion promotes flesh-eating, their economy depends on it. Abyrne’s ruling powers are the atheist Meat Baron, Rory Magnus, and the hyper-religious Parsons of the Welfare, headed by the Grand Bishop. The two factions despise each but cannot maintain control without cooperating.
In the derelict quarter the heretical messiah, John Collins, is preaching a blasphemous new doctrine: Meat isn’t necessary for survival. The townsfolk are listening. The tale begins as Abyrne faces its greatest conflict – war between the Meat Baron and the Welfare.
Meanwhile, the townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed…
|UK Print||21st February 2008||ISBN: 1905636156||Out of print|