And in the short novel that gives the collection its title, a woman chases a monster in a race against time. A young lawyer learns the history of the secret that warped her parents’ marriage. A man driving cross country has a late-night encounter with a figure claiming to be the Devil. From the award-winning writer of The Fisherman comes a new collection of stories.
Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of HellGallery / Saga Press #ad - Ballingrud's evocative and strangely beautiful. Publishers weekly starred review “nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite contemporary authors and any time he’s got a new book out I run to the front of the line. His work is elegant and troublingly, wonderfully disturbing. Victor lavalle, award–winning author of the changeling “Nathan Ballingrud's brilliant fiction brims with imagination, integrity I do not use that term lightly, and an authentic world-weary dread that bores directly into your heart.
. How else do you chart the furthest reaches of the uncanny?”—Tobias Carroll, Vol. Now, and utterly entrancing collection of six stories, in Wounds, strange, Ballingrud follows up with an even more confounding, including one new novella. With wounds you'll gladly follow Nathan to Hell and maybe back. Paul tremblay, award-winning author of the cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts “Nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite short fiction writers.
Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell #ad - Jeff vandermeer, new york times bestselling author of Annihilation and Borne “Stretches the boundaries of the genre by employing these grand, horrific worlds. 1 brooklyn a gripping collection of six stories of terror—including the novella “the visible filth, hailed as a major new voice by Jeff VanderMeer, ” the basis for the upcoming major motion picture—by Shirley Jackson Award–winning author Nathan Ballingrud, Paul Tremblay, and Carmen Maria Machado—“one of the most heavyweight horror authors out there” The Verge.
The butcher’s table” reminds me of the first time I read Clive Barker’s “In the Hills, the Cities. It’s horrifying, but there’s beauty.
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous GeographiesHippocampus Press #ad - The capstone to the collection is a previously unpublished novella of supernatural terror, “Mother of Stone. With an introduction by Jeffrey Ford and an afterword by Laird Barron. This new collection of nine substantial stories includes such masterworks as “technicolor, ” an ingenious riff on Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death”; “How the Day Runs Down, ” a gripping tale of the undead; and “The Shallows, ” a powerful tale of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Gifted with a supple and mellifluous prose style, and a thorough knowledge of the rich heritage of weird fiction, an imagination that can conjure up clutching terrors with seeming effortlessness, Langan has already garnered his share of accolades. John langan has, in the last few years, established himself as one of the leading voices in contemporary horror literature.
To Rouse LeviathanHippocampus Press #ad - In tales long and short, cardin rings a succession of changes on those fateful words from the Book of Job: “Let those sorcerers who place a curse on days curse that day, some substantially revised from their original appearances and including a new novella co-written with Mark McLaughlin, those who are skilled to rouse Leviathan.
Aside from his fiction, matt cardin is the editor of Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti 2014 and Horror Literature through History 2015, and co-editor of the journal Vastarien. Inspired by H. Lovecraft and thomas ligotti, horror, Cardin explores the convergence of religion, and art in a cosmos that may be actively hostile to our species.
To Rouse Leviathan #ad - Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Matt Cardin has distinguished himself by writing weird fiction with a distinctively cosmic and spiritual focus. In this substantial volume, Cardin gathers the totality of his short fiction. P.
Ashes and EntropyNightscape Press #ad - Wilson, an anthology of cosmic horror and noir/neo-noir. The editor’s claim that the first season of true Detective was a big inspiration for this anthology is evident: Ashes and Entropy sports a finely balanced mixture of grit, crime and blood along with the irrational, occult and weird. Rue morguestand on the precipice and prepare to dive down through the event horizon into the bleak and mind-shattering void of both the cosmos and of humanity.
Nightscape press is proud to present ASHES AND ENTROPY edited by Robert S. Kemper, Matthew M. Bartlett, Autumn Christian, and more. Ashes and entropy is beautifully illustrated by luke spooner and includes brand new stories by Laird Barron, Jon Padgett, Nadia Bulkin, Damien Angelica Walters, John Langan, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, Kristi DeMeester, Lucy A.
Ashes and Entropy #ad - Snyder, lynne jamneck, tim waggoner, nate southard, paul Michael Anderson, Lisa Mannetti, Jessica McHugh, Greg Sisco, Max Booth III, Erinn L.
The Reddening: A Gripping Folk-Horror Thriller from the Author of The Ritual.Ritual Limited #ad - Easily a strong 5/5 on this one. Horror Bound. Nevill does an immaculate job of describing the environments within these pages. This will definitely make my Best Books of 2019 list. Mother Horror, Goodreads. A book that is powerfully visceral in all senses of the word, but it’s also fiercely intelligent - this is powerful, razor-sharp writing.
Hypnogoria. Nevill’s ability to set a mood and maintain that mood throughout a novel is what sets him apart from many of his contemporaries. The writing throughout is of the highest quality, nothing is sacrificed to the momentum of the plot and the characters populating the story are perfectly drawn; real people facing an unreal situation.
The Reddening: A Gripping Folk-Horror Thriller from the Author of The Ritual. #ad - It grips from the start and holds you down as it makes you consume the horrors within. This is Horror. Pick this one up for the gore, high tension, and superb writing. Nor did it bury the horrors predating civilisation. A rural idyll where outsiders are unwelcome and where an infernal power is believed to linger beneath the earth.
The use of location is particularly effective here, the eerie landscape of South Devon a character in itself. Anthony Watson. The reddening' is nevill’s devon 'wickerman', shrivel into Edward Woodward hollering a heartfelt, like me, and under his spell you might well, yet impotent “Jesus.
Song for the Unraveling of the WorldCoffee House Press #ad - A newborn’s absent face appears on the back of someone else’s head, and a therapist begins, a filmmaker goes to gruesome lengths to achieve the silence he’s after for his final scene, impossibly, to appear in a troubled patient's room late at night. Here, self-deception is a means of justifying our most inhuman impulses—whether we know it or not.
In these stories of doubt, and paranoia, no claim to objectivity, delusion, no belief, is immune to the distortions of human perception.
We Live Inside Your EyesElderlemon Press #ad - To anyone else, the remains of the woman with the goat skull head is a warning. In the ruins of an old parking garage, there is an effigy lashed to a pillar. At its feet lay tattered old notebooks, scattered stories, of broken people and monstrous things, tales of strange encounters, and of corrupt hearts and evil minds.
To a lonely young boy looking for escape, it is a god of salvation. In order to complete his transfiguration, the boy must read these stories, but he has no idea the fate that awaits him. We live inside your eyes is the much anticipated new collection from bram stoker award-winning horror author Kealan Patrick Burke, featuring previously uncollected stories and two brand new tales written especially for this collection, the short story "You Have Nothing to Fear From Me", and the novelette "The House on Abigail Lane.
We Live Inside Your Eyes #ad - With story notes by the author.
House of WindowsDiversion Books #ad - When a writer staying at the same vacation home as Veronica has the chance to hear her story, he jumps at it. What follows takes him to the dark heart of a father's troubled relationship with his only son, in a story that stretches from a college town in the Hudson Valley to the battlefields on Afghanistan, from post-9/11 America to the height of Victorian England.
Reissued with a new introduction by adam Nevill and including a Reading Group Guide, House of Windows is a masterpiece haunted house story by rising star in Horror John Langan. Think henry james and joyce carol Oates with just a few paragraphs of Joe Lansdale…” —Tor. Com“john langan is a writer of superb literary horror.
House of Windows #ad - Both house of windows and The Fisherman are dark and unsettling contemporary masterpieces. Peter straub, first as the younger woman for whom her famous professor left his wife, New York Times bestselling authorFor the last few years, Veronica Croydon has been at the center of scandal, and then as his apparent widow.
It is a story that leads inexorably to the Belvedere House, the home Veronica shares with her husband, within whose walls a father's terrible words to his son echo and gain in awful force. House of windows is a tense, frightening exploration of a marriage under strain from forces both psychological and supernatural, and it is a meditation on the ways loss haunts every one of us.
House of windows is a haunted house story of the highest order. Strange horizonsReading Group Guide Inside.
North American Lake Monsters: StoriesSmall Beer Press #ad - And also monster stories. Sometimes, they are ruined; sometimes redeemed. Sometimes these are monsters in their traditional guises, sometimes they wear the faces of parents, lovers, or ourselves. He lives in asheville, North Carolina, with his daughter. Nathan ballingrud's shirley jackson Award winning debut collection is a shattering and luminous experience not to be missed by those who love to explore the darker parts of the human psyche.
He worked as a bartender in New Orleans and New York City and a cook on offshore oil rigs. All are faced with the loneliest corners of themselves and strive to find an escape. Nathan ballingrud was born in Massachusetts but has spent most of his life in the South. The often working-class people in these stories are driven to extremes by love.
North American Lake Monsters: Stories #ad - Monsters, real and imagined, external and internal, are the subject. His story "the monsters of Heaven" won the inaugural Shirley Jackson Award. They are us and we are them and Ballingrud's intense focus makes these stories incredibly intense and irresistible. These are love stories.
Behold the VoidLovecraft eZine Press #ad - If you’re a fan of the horror genre at all, then this guy is a must-read. Lit reactor“these stories are scary, yes, but more than that, they’re haunting– they get inside you and they don’t go away. Ben loory, author of tales of falling and flying“Fracassi’s Behold the Void is the perfect read for horror fans who expect authors to raise the bar and redefine what horror fiction means.
Ronald malfi, author of bone White“Fracassi is quickly building a reputation as a superior storyteller of incredible talent…. When you open this collection, you're headed down a dark alley within the precincts of the Twilight Zone. The complacent won't find refuge here on the threshold of the void. Enjoy the ride.
From the introduction by laird barron***behold the void is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980's and the stylistic prose of today's literary giants. Praise for behold the void:short story collection of the year – this is horror “fracassi…builds his horrific tales slowly and carefully…his powers of description are formidable; and he’s especially skillful at creating, and sustaining, suspense.
Behold the Void #ad - The new york times“…think vintage King at his best. Rue morgue magazine “dante’s pick” “…recalls the work of writers such as McCammon, King, and Bradbury. John langan, locus magazine“with carefully drawn characters, and deft description, vividly constructed situations, Behold the Void offers the perfect blend of honest-to-goodness human nastiness and true supernatural creepiness.