Annal: 1989 Bram Stoker Award for Novel

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 1989.

Book:Carrion Comfort

Carrion Comfort

Dan Simmons

All humans feed on violence. But only those with the Ability have tested the ultimate power. Ordinary vampires possess the body. But only those who use the living can violate the soul. They gather their strength through the years. They plot their unholy games. They war among themselves. And the victor will stand alone against them all without defenses.

Book:Geek Love

Geek Love: A Novel

Katherine Dunn

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out-with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes-to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan…Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins…albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious-and dangerous-asset.

As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

Book:In a Dark Dream

In a Dark Dream

Charles L. Grant

A horror story written by the author of “For Fear of the Night”, “The Pet”, “The Long Night of the Grave” and “The dark Cry on the Moon”.

Jimmy Hale, a murderous psychopath who has somehow convinced his doctors that he is sane, is coming home. Glenn Erskine's young daughters are having nightmares of blood, death, and horror--each one a warning that Jimmy is on his way!

Book:Midnight

Midnight

Dean Koontz

The citizens of Moonlight Cove, California, are changing. Some are losing touch with their deepest emotions. Others are surrendering to their wildest urges. And the few who remain unchanged are absolutely terrified—if not brutally murdered in the dead of night…

Book:Wolf's Hour

Wolf's Hour

Robert McCammon

This book is a remarkable tale of pulse-pounding excitement with a uniquely sympathetic, fascinating portrait of the werewolf as nobel warrior-and conflicted being. Complex, compelling and utterly real.

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