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Down These Strange Streets

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“Lord John and the Plague of Zombies” is my novella included in DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS, an anthology of urban fantasy stories edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, who explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear…

The DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS anthology was released on October 4, 2011, and includes stories by New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, yours truly, Simon R. Green, S. M. Stirling, and Carrie Vaughn, as well as tales by Glen Cook, Bradley Denton, M.L.N. Hanover, Conn Iggulden, Laurie R. King, Joe R. Lansdale, John Maddox Roberts, Steven Saylor, Melinda Snodgrass, and Lisa Tuttle.

Right, so what is this Lord John story about? Well, the title is very descriptive. {g} We follow Lord John as he journeys to the beautiful but faintly sinister island paradise of Jamaica, where he’s soon investigating a mystery with no shortage of spiders, snakes, revolutionaries, and, of course, zombies!

About the Editors

George R.R. Martin is the author of the popular GAME OF THRONES books and TV series on HBO. His books have been on bestseller lists around the world. Mr. Martin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Gardner Dozois has won fifteen Hugo Awards and twenty-eight Locus Awards for editing, plus two Nebula Awards for writing. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


As always, if you’d like a signed or personalized copy of the book anthology, DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS, it is available the Poisoned Pen bookstore. They’ll ship the book to you immediately, anywhere in the world. More information on autographed and personalized copies of my books.

Other Versions

A Plague of Zombies (eBook)

This Lord John novella is also available separately in eBook format in the U.S.A. for $1.99 under the title “A Plague of Zombies,” as of April 16, 2013. Click here for information on the standalone version of this novella.


“Lord John and the Plague of Zombies” was also released in A TRAIL OF FIRE (FOUR OUTLANDER TALES), an anthology released in hardback (November, 2012) in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. This book is a collection of four Outlander and Lord John stories. Because of rights issues, this book can’t be published in the U.S. and Canada until 2014, but the individual stories are being published as ebooks in the US and Canada, as I get back each story’s rights. That’s why the ebook version is only available in the U.S. and Canada&emdash; until 2014, when everyone can have all the versions, as they like.

This page was last updated on April 18, 2013.