Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Message from VA Secretary David J. Shulkin, M.D.

Thanksgiving Message from VA Secretary David J. Shulkin, M.D.

As Americans across the nation celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I am most grateful and thankful for our country’s Veterans and their families. I am also thankful that we have dedicated employees who are providing care and helping Veterans secure hard-earned benefits.

Honoring our history and traditions through President Lincoln’s timeless words, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan,” we are proud to serve all Veterans, including women Veterans and Veteran families.

President Trump has made clear since taking office that VA has one purpose and that is to care and provide for those who have served our country so well in uniform. Under the President’s leadership, and with strong support from members of Congress, we have made strides to improve VA at every level.

While much work remains, our efforts to improve care and services represent the nation’s unending thanks to our Veterans.

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you and your families enjoy this great American tradition.

VA Secretary David J. Shulkin, M.D.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Veteran's Day 2017

In these days of protests I hope we can all band together and honor our Veterans.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

Today is November 2, 2017 and I wanted to shout out to Brian A. Hopkins, writer extraordinaire, whose novel foreshadowed many of the events of today.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

2002 Bram Stoker Award Winner

Locus Magazine 2002 Recommended Read

2002 International Horror Guild Award nominee

Some copies still available from

Monday, October 30, 2017

A New Demon Trappers Novel

VALIANT LIGHT, the latest volume of The Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver will be available as an ebook starting November 25. A paperback should follow shortly thereafter.

From the snippets I've seen, Riley and Boon are back for more and they will not disappoint. {Never have, Never will)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Welcome to issue #100 of the Donald M. Grant Newsletter

Welcome to issue #100 of the Donald M. Grant Newsletter

25 October 2017



I was an admirer of the art of Zdenek Burian long before I traveled to Prague and
met him in 1975. Zdenek Burian is best known internationally for his paintings of
dinosaurs, extinct mammals and prehistoric man but his illustration work is only
known in the Czech Republic. This massive (9 1/2” x 13”, 414 page, 6 pounds 7
ounces) book reproduces, from the original art, mostly complete sets of illustra-
tions for books published by various Czech publishers in the years 1921-1947.

Published in 2016, the book is out of print from the Czech publisher (the text of
the book is in Czech so most of you will be buying this only for the art) but we
were able to get a limited number of copies from a Czech book distributor. If we
are sold out please email us and we will let you know if we are able to acquire
additional copies.

Price is $115.00 plus shipping and handling.


Still available are the Artist Editions of THE DARK TOWER VII:
THE DARK TOWER (signed by Michael Whelan) and THE 
WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE (signed by Jae Lee) and the
slipcased Gift Edition of THE TALISMAN (signed by Peter
Straub and Rick berry) and BLACK HOUSE. Please note that
the two Artist Editions were released prior to the Trade Editions
and so are First Editions of these books. Links to the specific
pages are at:

Thank you.

Robert K. Wiener, President
Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

THE DEEP by Nick Cutter

THE DEEP by Nick Cutter, Gallery books, $26.00, reviewed by Jim Brock.

Nick Cutter is a pseudonym for Canadian writer Craig Davidson. He also uses the pseudonym Patrick Lestewka. I tell you this because I suspect after reading THE DEEP you will be like me in seeking out other books by “them” – especially THE TROOP, the first Nick Cutter book.

The phrase that kept bouncing around my mind as I read THE DEEP was “sickeningly horrific’. This thing touched on some of my “deepest” fears in every sense of the word. First, the world is beset by a plague called the ‘Gets. This is a scary thing to me because it seems so much more possible than zombies, vampires, and etc. People just start forgetting things and these things go from small to large – eventually forgetting to live.

There is some possible hope to be found from a newly discovered substance called Ambrosia which seems to be a universal healer. Ambrosia has been found in the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the Pacific Ocean. Multiple governments and corporations have built a trillion dollar lab at the bottom of the ocean to gather and test Ambrosia. This installation is populated by three scientists, the most brilliant of which is Dr. Clayton Nelson. But now, communication has been lost between the lab and the surface.

Veterinarian Dr. Luke Nelson has been summoned, at his brother’s request, before communication was lost. He must get into a small submersible with a deep sea pilot and go eight miles down (that’s 8 miles down) to the lab at the bottom of the Mariana Trench to see what’s going on. This hits my claustrophobia a gigantic blow that stays and pressures me the entire book.

This only brings us to the miserable and horrible backgrounds of Luke and Clayton and the others and to the secret of Ambrosia’s source and what was really waiting for them at the bottom of the ocean. It becomes clear that the ‘Gets might be the mildest horror in THE DEEP. And don’t ask me about what happens to the dig, L.B. I am still traumatized by that. If you like your horror extra strong, THE DEEP is for you.