Cover Art by Matthew Jaffe
Cover Design by Scott R. Jones
Pub Date: August 18, 2020
John Langan, author of the Bram Stoker Award-winning novel The Fisherman, returns with a new book of stories.
An aspiring actress goes to an audition with a mysterious director. An editor receives the last manuscript of his murdered friend. A young lawyer learns the terrible connection between her grandfather and an ancient race of creatures. A bodyguard drives her employer across a frozen road toward an immense hole in the earth. In these stories and others, John Langan maps the branches of his literary family tree, tracing his connections to the writers whose dark fictions have inspired his own.
Introduction by Stephen Graham Jones. This is a big book, modeled after collections like King’s Skeleton Crew and Barker’s Books of Blood.
Table of Contents:
“Zombies in Marysville”
“With Max Barry in the Nearer Precincts”
“Into the Darkness, Fearlessly”
“Children of the Fang”
“Episode Three: On the Great Plains, in the Snow”
“The Horn of the World’s Ending”
“The Underground Economy”
“The Communion of Saints”
“To See, To Be Seen”
“What You Do Not Bring Forth”