SST PUBLICATIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT:
THE FIELDS BY TY SCHWAMBERGER
Billy Fletcher learned to farm the family’s tobacco fields—and beat slaves—by the hands of his father. Now, his father is dead, the slaves have long since been freed, and the once-lush fields are dying. Salvation by the name of Abraham knocks on the farmhouse door, bringing wild ideas. He can help Billy save the plantation and return the fields to their former glory . . . by raising his father’s slaves from the dead.
Can the resurrected slaves breathe life back into the Fletcher farm? Having brought the slaves back from graves that his father sent them to, can Billy be the kind master his father wasn’t? Is keeping the farm worth denying the men the freedom they earned with death?
Billy’s conscience holds the key to those mysteries, but not the biggest one: what does Abraham really want from the former slave owner’s son?
Welcome to The Fields.
Foreword by Joe McKinney
Introduction by Jonathan Maberry
Afterword by Ty Schwamberger
Here are the details of our limited hardcover edition (also available in Trade Hardcover):
Signed by Ty Schwamberger, Ben Baldwin & Tara Bush
Limited to only 100 copies worldwide
Each copy is numbered by hand
Four-colour laminated dust jacket
Exclusive book board cover design
Printed on acid-free paper
Original edition cover art as the title page artwork by Thomas A. Erb
Interior illustrations exclusively for the Signed Limited Edition by Tara Bush
Features exclusive Dust Jacket artwork
“[The Fields] . . . is part horror story in the classic sense—misdeeds from the past coming back to haunt the present. It’s part zombie story. It’s part adventure. And it’s part social satire in its darkest sense . . . The story starts with a bite and before you know it, you’ll be participating in a delicious and imaginative feast. Bon appétit!”
—From the Introduction by Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero, Zombie CSU, Rot & Ruin and Dead of Night
“The Fields is a merciless, pitchfork-to-the-face, homespun zombie adventure. Schwamberger offers up a shotgun blast of graphic undead action in this unique take on the genre.”
“Ty Schwamberger knocks it out of the park with his novella, The Fields. No sooner do you begin to read, than you realize that the story is much bigger than the words on the page. The setting is timeless, and the horror depicted much more than ghoul and gore. The Fields is a story you don’t want to miss, and Ty Schwamberger is an author to watch, for he just may be headed for the major leagues.”
—Deborah LeBlanc, author of The Wolven
“If Nathaniel Hawthorne had known anything about zombies, this is the kind of story he’d have written. I’m not joking. This is some genuine old school horror. With The Fields, Ty Schwamberger has given us a crime so horrendous it’s impossible to look away. The sins of the father. A deal with the devil. It’s all here. And Schwamberger makes it look so frustratingly easy. This is one hell of a good story.”
—Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award winner, author of Dead City and Apocalypse of the Dead
“With The Fields, Ty Schwamberger did the near-impossible: made zombies interesting to me again. Not only interesting, but frightening, as well. Throw in more than a dash of scathing social commentary, a pace that never stops to catch its breath, and a sly bit of gallows humor, and you’ve got a winner. Kick yourself if you miss this one.”
—Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Award winner, author of To Each Their Darkness and A Cracked and Broken Path
“Ty Schwamberger’s The Fields is an original zombie tale that will satisfy lovers of grisly fiction and well told stories. Good characters, cool twists and great writing make this a story that grabs one by the scalp early on. Anything with a Southern vein and the specters that can invoke gets my slash of approval.”
—Steven L. Shrewsbury, author of Thrall, Bad Magick and Hawg
“An intelligent zombie morality tale, unlike anything you’ve ever read before.”
—Morpheus Tales Magazine
“The walking dead, a post-Civil War setting, and a sinister Lincoln-esque figure add up to a fresh new take on the zombie mythos.”
—Tim Waggoner, author of Nekropolis, Broken Shadows and Darkness Wakes
“Creepy and atmospheric, The Fields is a tale that will keep you reading till the wee hours of the night.”
—Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase
“I’m not a big fan of zombie stories, but Ty Schwamberger’s The Fields isn’t your typical zombie story. It’s Ambrose Bierce meets Brian Keene; a brutal yet thought-provoking tale about resurrecting past horrors, and fulfilling one nightmare of a destiny. Visceral, fast-paced and original. Just when you thought there couldn’t be a new twist on the zombie story, Ty Schwamberger proves you wrong with The Fields. Dead wrong.”
—Dean Harrison, author of These Unquiet Bones
“The Fields is indeed a strange tale. One professional reviewer called it merciless. Another said it was dark. It is both these things . . . and more. A finely worked, barbed tale of morality and zombies. Something you almost don’t want to read, but as with all truly horrific things, you just can’t look away. Old school horror brought bang up to date and given a shot in the arm!”
—Sean T. Page, author of The Official Zombie Handbook, War against the Walking Dead and Haynes Zombie Survival Manual
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