The Fly-By-Nights by Brian Lumley

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150 years ago the world ended. Bombs fell, winter came, and the survivors fled underground in search of safety. Now they struggle to preserve what's left -- sleeping by day, and battling fearsome vampiric fly-by-nights after sunset.

Resources are scarce and security is scarcer in this fallout-poisoned world, but one subterranean clan of hardy souls clings to life, scavenging and scraping by until their water supply goes catastrophically bad. Forced to seek a new life above, they leave their long-time home to caravan across the stricken planet's surface, where the light is toxic and the night hides unspeakable monsters.

It is a difficult existence without promise or direction, until word from a band of fellow refugees fizzes through the choppy radio static. The Kindred promise help, companionship, and a new settlement in a distant valley...if only the clan can reach them.

For between the Kindred and the Clan stand a hundred miles of impossible terrain and countless fly-by-nights, and within the Clan itself trouble brews when two very different men fight for the love of one woman who has already made her choice.

It's the oldest story ever told, but this time it could mean the end of humanity.

About Brian Lumley

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Brian Lumley Brian Lumley was born on England's North Coast on December 2, 1937. He joined the British Army in his teens and remained a soldier for twenty two years. He first started writing while stationed in Berlin. Lumley's first book was published in the early '70's by August Derleth at Arkham House, and DAW. He retired from the Army in 1981 and took up writing full time. He is the author of over 40 books, and is most well known for his "Necroscope Series" which consists of 13 titles. He won the 1989 British Fantasy Award for his Novelette "Fruiting Bodies" as well as the 1990 Fear Magazine Award for "Necroscope III: The Source." In 1998, Lumley won the Grand Master of Horror Award at the World Horror Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. On 28 March 2010 Lumley received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association. He also received a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2010. Bob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, horror, and landscaping artist with over twenty years of experience. He is the recipient of nine Hugo Awards, twelve Chesley Awards, as well as various magazine awards. He also works as a conceptual illustrator for movies and thrill rides. The most recent movie work includes The Ant Bully and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
Published May 31, 2011 by Subterranean. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The soap opera relationships are interwoven with attacks from the vampires, who are believed to have bided their time until a nuclear war that destroyed humanity and the ozone layer gave them an opening to attack.

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