Book of the Dead 2020

The Alchemy Press Book of the Dead 2020

Celebrating the careers of more than 450 individuals who made significant contributions to the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres during their  lifetimes. Compiled by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, this first volume in a new annual series includes tributes to a trio of Hollywood legends . . . possibly the last star of silent pictures . . . the screen’s best James Bond . . . a pair of British actresses who were both “Bond girls” and Avengers . . . two British actors who played — but did not voice — iconic Star Wars characters . . . an author who did for crustaceans what James Herbert did for rodents . . . and a forgotten pioneer of “sword and soul” fantasy . . . all illustrated with numerous photographs and associated images.

This is not only a welcome reference volume, but also an informative and entertaining tribute to those we lost in 2020 and who left their mark on books, movies and popular culture in unusual and often fascinating ways.

The Alchemy Press Book of the Dead 2020

Compiled by Stephen Jones

ISBN 978-1-911034-12-4

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“Stephen Jones is not just the U.K.’s leading horror anthologist. For some considerable time, Jones has been a chronicler of those within the fantasy, horror and SF genre who have shuffled off this mortal coil – as the new Alchemy Press Book of the Dead reminds us. The sadly departed talents within this latest volume include the man who helped create Godzilla, two British actresses who were both Bond girls and also Avengers (British variety), and – as the blurb says — the screen’s best James Bond. (You’ll have to purchase the book to see who fits that particular description, as if you didn’t know).

Copiously illustrated, the book is – counterintuitively – extremely enjoyable reading rather than a morbid examination of departed individuals. But be warned, you may pick this up thinking that you will be just dipping into it – and you will find yourself glued to the pages. And if you have personally made a significant contribution to the horror, SF or fantasy genres, perhaps you should read it to see if you are still in the land of the living.”

— Barry Forshaw (from DVD Choices website)