Stone Cold

‘A master of eerie thrills’ Richard Laymon

Meteors are falling to earth…

STONE COLD is a dramatic and terrifying novella by the award-winning author, Simon Clark, in which the hunt for a valuable piece of stone from the sky becomes a desperate battle for survival.


Praise for Simon Clark:

‘Readers will relish Clark’s uncomplicated cocktail of chlorophyll and human blood’ Financial Times on The Night of the Triffids

‘A master of eerie thrills’ Richard Laymon

‘The hottest new purveyor of horrific thrills currently working on these shores’ The Big Issue

‘Simon Clark is not an author to let you down — the blood doesn’t flow through his text so much as pump arterially into the reader’s face’ — SFX

‘To say that Simon Clark is the best novelist to emerge this decade is self-evident. Simon has simply outgrown genre restrictions’ — Andrew Darlington

Simon Clark is the highly-regarded author of numerous horror novels. His short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. His work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has written prose material for the rock band U2. He lives with his wife in mystical territory that lies on the border of Robin Hood country in England.


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Simon Clark

Simon Clark

Born in 1958, Simon Clark lives in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. His short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including Darklands 2, Dark Voices 5 and The Year’s Best Horror Stories (four times). He has published a collection of short stories, Blood and Grit, and four earlier novels, Nailed by the Heart, Blood Crazy, Darker and King Blood. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has also written prose material for the internationally famous rock band U2.

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