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David Thomas Moore

Born in Australia, David Thomas Moore has lived and worked in the UK for the past twenty years, and has been writing for roleplaying magazines, fiction websites and short story anthologies for eight years. The Ultimate Secret is his first long work. He lives in Reading with his wife Tamsin and daughter Beatrix. You're glad you met him.

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PAX BRITTANIA: THE ULYSSES QUICKSILVER OMNIBUS VOLUME ONE

Released 11 November 2010

By Jonathan Green, David Thomas Moore

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ACTION AND ADVENTURE IN A NEW AGE OF STEAM!

Join Ulysses Quicksilver – dandy, adventurer and agent of the crown – as he battles the enemies of the Empire in this collection of rip-roaring steampunk adventures.

This action-packed tome brings you three sensational tales...

Unnatural History: Queen Victoria is celebrating the 160th year of her reign, but all is not well at the heart of the empire. An eminent professor of evolutionary biology goes missing. A catastrophic Overground rail-crash unleashes the dinosaurs of London Zoo. Is this the work of crazed revolutionaries, or are more sinister forces at work? For Ulysses the game is afoot!

Leviathan Rising: It’s all aboard the Neptune, the latest in submersible cruise-liners, for a jolly ocean jaunt. But what starts out as a holiday quickly turns into a voyage of terror for Ulysses and his companions. A brutal murder is committed and then an act of sabotage plunges the Neptune into the abyssal depths. There a deadly secret awaits them, as the Leviathan awakes!

Human Nature: The Whitby Mermaid is stolen from Cruickshank’s Cabinet of Curiosities and Ulysses Quicksilver is soon on the case. What does the theft have to do with the mysterious House of Monkeys? And what of the enigmatic criminal known as the Magpie? Ulysses’ investigation takes him to Whitby, where something sinister lurks on the moors, carefully choosing its victims!

“Jonathan Green gets mileage out of his monsters, with big action set-pieces that read like things we’d like to see in a rip-roaring summer movie.”

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CREATURES: THE LEGACY OF FRANKENSTEIN

Released 22 October 2018

By Paul Meloy, David Thomas Moore

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A new anthology bringing together five great new and established writers to explore the world of Mary Shelley’s all-time classic, Frankenstein

“My spirit will sleep in peace; or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell.”

Victor Frankenstein was the first to unlock the key to life, but he would not be the last. Through two centuries of scientific enquiry and relentless advancement, five more minds found the secret, and five more creatures were made.

Five more stories ended in tragedy.

From the 1840s to the modern day, from the race to publish the first anatomy to the desperate search for weapons to win the Second World War, telling the stories of the creatures that never were.

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Dracula: Rise of the Beast

Released 13 March 2018

By David Thomas Moore

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GENESIS OF A MONSTER

Vlad III Drăcula. A warleader in a warlike time: brilliant, charismatic, pious. But what became of him? What drove him to become a creature of darkness—Bram Stoker’s cruel, ambitious “Un-Dead”—and what use did he make of this power, through the centuries?

More than a hundred years after the monster’s death, the descendants of the survivors piece together the story—dusty old manuscripts, court reports from the Holy Roman Empire at its height, stories of the Szgany Roma who once served the monster—trying to understand. Because the nightmare is far from over...

Five incredible fantasy authors come together to reveal a side to literature’s greatest monster you’ve never seen before.

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Not So Stories

Released 10 April 2018

By David Thomas Moore

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Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories was one of the first true children's books in the English language, a timeless classic that continues to delight readers to this day. Beautiful, evocative and playful, the stories of How the Whale Got His Throat or How the First Letter Was Written paint a world of magic and wonder.

It's also deeply rooted in British colonialism. Kipling saw the Empire as a benign, civilising force, in a way that's troubling to modern readers. Not So Stories attempts to redress the balance, bringing together new and established writers of colour from around the world to take the Just So Stories back, to interrogate, challenge and celebrate their legacy.

Including stories by Adiwijaya Iskandar, Joseph E. Cole, Raymond Gates, Stewart Hotston, Zina Hutton, Georgina Kamsika, Cassandra Khaw, Paul Krueger, Tauriq Moosa, Jeannette Ng, Ali Nouraei, Wayne Santos and Zedeck Siew, illustrations by Woodrow Phoenix and an introduction by Nikesh Shukla.

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Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets

Released 7 October 2014

By Guy Adams, Gini Koch, James Lovegrove, Glen Mehn, David Thomas Moore, Emma Newman, Adrian Tchaikovsky , Jamie Wyman

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From under the mirror balls of Studio 54 to the heart of a bloody Wizard war, this is Holmes and Watson as you’ve never, ever seen them before.

Featuring witch trials, fanfiction and a host of grisly murders Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streetsis a contemporary look at the world of Sherlock Holmes that will go far beyond just delighting fans of the books, television shows and films, and provide a challenging new world for genre lovers to explore.

In Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets Abaddon Books editor David Moore has brought together the finest celebrated and new talent in SF and Fantasy writing to create a new generation of Holmes stories that will confound everything you ever thought you knew about Doyle’s most famous characters.

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets consists of 14 original stories by 9 women and 5 men, including NYT bestsellers, award winning writers and exciting new talents:

Adrian Tchaikovsky // Emma Newman //Gini Koch // Glen Mehn // Guy Adams // Ian Ediginton // James Lovegrove // Jamie Wyman // JE Cohen // Jennie Hill // Joan de la Haye // Kaaron Warren // Kasey Lansdale // Kelly Hale

UK: 9781781082218 | 9th October 2014
US: 9781781082225 | 7th October 2014