Take a walk on the weird side with this brand new novel based on the bestselling role-playing game, Deadlands!
“One of the best traditional zombie tales I’ve ever read… This is a zombie book for the ages.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Dead of Night
Tor Books is proud to present a new partnership with Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Visionary Comics to publish a series of thrilling novels based on Deadlands, the hugely successful role-playing game set in the Weird West! The series begins with DEADLANDS: GHOSTWALKERS (A Tor Trade Paperback; $15.99; September 22, 2015) by New York Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry, out just in time for the Halloween season! Maberry has also won multiple Bram Stoker Awards and is an editor and comic book writer as well as a prolific novelist.
As a master of zombie fiction, Maberry pens an adventure unlike any other, where steely-eyed gunslingers rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. This is a place where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns… and a mysterious substance called “ghost rock” fuels exotic steampunk inventions and causes plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets.
In GHOSTWALKERS, a gun-for-hire, literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building a terrible new weapon of mass destruction… and assembling an army of the living dead!
Tabletop gamers as well as fans of steampunk, science fiction, and alternate history will be swept up in this brand new installment set in the highly acclaimed and beloved world of the Deadlands RPG universe.
JONATHAN MABERRY is the multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The King of Plagues, Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, Ghost Road Blues, and Rot & Ruin, among others. He also wrote the novelization of the movie The Wolfman. His work for Marvel Comics includes Captain America, Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar, Marvel Zombie Return, and Black Panther. His Joe Ledger series has been optioned for TV by Sony Pictures. He has been inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
DEADLANDS: GHOSTWALKERS by Jonathan Maberry
ISBN 978-0-7653-7526-1 | $15.99 | 448 pages paperback
ISBN 978-1-4668-4636-4| $9. 99 | eBook
On sale September 22, 2015
About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books. Founded in 1980, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperbacks, books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields. In addition, Tor Books has been named Best Publisher 28 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.
About Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Pinnacle Entertainment Group publishes the award-winning Deadlands and Savage Worlds tabletop RPGs, created by owner Shane Lacy Hensley. Other popular RPGs from Pinnacle include Lankhmar, The Sixth Gun RPG, The Last Parsec, Weird Wars, Necessary Evil, and East Texas University. New RPG licenses for comics Fear Agent and The Goon, Flash Gordon, and Rifts for Savage Worlds are in production. Visit www.peginc.com for PDFs, books, miniatures, fiction, music, and free Test Drive rules and One-Sheet adventures.
About Visionary Comics
Visionary Comics is one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development company known for quality and innovation. Check Visionary’s main site, at www.visionarycomics.com regularly for updates, including web-comic releases, exclusive previews, pre-order forms and special promotions.