A group of Antarctic explorers unearths a golden sphere deep under the ice, housing two humans who had been cryogenically frozen before pre-history.
This classic alternate history examines the England of 1968, after Queen Elizabeth was assassinated and the Spanish Armada led to the successful Catholic conquest of England.
To be honest, I’m not a big horror fiction reader, in part because I’m not sure where to start. Though I do get a kick out of horror novel covers. Like these very ambient covers for Avon in the late 1960s; very evocative, definitely horror, nice colors, and an interesting running theme (same angle, same color pattern).
The detectives of the 87th Precinct go up against an old foe, long believed dead: the Deaf Man. McBain pulls out all the stops out of storage, including many familiar faces.
Have you ever wanted to see Jack Vance’s dying earth taken to its logical extreme, with a journey quest and extinction-level-event? If so, John Brunner’s your man, and this is your book.