Entropy in Bloom: Stories

Horror fans will find much to chew on, and these stories will certainly reach a wider audience. Book riot contemporary horror top 50 * barnes & noble best of horror 2017 * mcl best of 2017 * undead airlock best of 2017 * Dead End Follies Top 10Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by LitReactor and Big Other and one of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Everyone Will Be Talking About by Kirkus/Black Gate.

Includes "when susurrus Stirs, " the basis for the award-winning motion picture of the same name. Johnson is a master of mood, seamlessly combining the literary with the grotesque. Johnson deserves to be a household name, as this superb collection makes clear. Publishers weekly starred review available in trade paperback for the first time, including a brand-new, a collection of cult sensation Jeremy Robert Johnson's best and most bizarre short fiction, never-before-published novella.

For more than a decade, Jeremy Robert Johnson has been bubbling under the surface of both literary and genre fiction. His short stories present a brilliantly dark and audaciously weird realm where cosmic nightmares collide with all-too-human characters and apocalypses of all shapes and sizes loom ominously.

Running through all of johnson's work is a hallucinatory vision and deeply-felt empathy, earning the author a reputation as one of today's most daring and thrilling writers. Featuring the best of his independently-published short fiction, as well as an exclusive, heartbreak, never-before-published novella "The Sleep of Judges"―where a father's fight against the denizens of a drug den becomes a mind-bending suburban nightmare―Entropy in Bloom is a perfect compendium for avid fans and an ideal entry point for adventurous readers seeking the humor, and terror of JRJ's strange new worlds.

Table of contents:an introduction by brian evensonthe league of zeroespersistence huntingthe oarsmanThe Gravity of Benham FallsDissociative SkillsSnowfallWhen Susurrus StirsLuminaryTrigger VariationCathedral MotherSwimming in the House of the SeaSaturn's GameThe Sharp-Dressed Man at the End of the LineA Flood of HarriersStates of GlassThe Sleep of Judges.

Skullcrack City

Now doyle's doing his best to survive against a nightmare cabal of crooked conglomerates, drug-addled freak show celebs, depraved doomsday cults, experimental surgeons, DNA-doped mutants, and the ultra-bad mojo of a full-blown Hexadrine habit. Joined by his pet turtle deckard, and dara, a beautiful missionary with a murderous past, Doyle must find a way to save humankind and fight the terrible truth at the heart of.

. You used to be a banker. Who knew that too much coffee and a few bad decisions would lead to the end of the world? Life as a corporate drone was killing S. P. Doyle, so he decided to bring down the whole corrupt system from the inside. You're in for an entirely unpredictable ride, the tale spinning ludicrously out of control as the hero uncovers layer after grotesque layer of a vast macabre conspiracy.

Skullcrack city. But after discovering something monstrous in the bank's files, he was framed for murder and trapped inside a conspiracy beyond reason. Skullcrack city is original, utterly insane, and a shitload of fun. David wong, author of john dies at the EndYou weren't always an agent of the apocalypse.

A nightmarish yet hilarious journey that begins in the ugly world of toxic mortgages and progresses to the slightly uglier world of brain-eating monsters lurking in dark alleys.

In the River

A father and son fishing lesson become a nightmarish voyage to the sea in this visionary testament to the lengths we will go for those we love. 100% of jrj's first month of royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Portland Homeless Family Solutions to aid them in the difficult work of helping families with children find safety and security during times of struggle.

In the river is a brilliant offering; the pain and strange beauty of it will wash over you and sweep you away. Scream magazine  "Gripping, horrifying, surreal. Think the old man and the Sea meets The Pearl meets Pet Sematary. But, dare i say it, In the River takes you to even darker places. Verbicide an intensely moving tale of survival and madness along the river's edge.


We Live Inside Your Eyes

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, the short story "You Have Nothing to Fear From Me", featuring previously uncollected stories and two brand new tales written especially for this collection, and the novelette "The House on Abigail Lane.

With story notes by the author. 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 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.

. To a lonely young boy looking for escape, it is a god of salvation.

Coyote Songs

In this mosaic horror/crime novel, ghosts and old gods guide the hands of those caught up in a violent struggle to save the soul of the American southwest. A woman offers colonizer blood to the Mother of Chaos. A boy joins corpse destroyers to seek vengeance for the death of his father. These stories intertwine with those of a vengeful spirit and a hungry creature to paint a timely, family, compelling, pulpy portrait of revenge, and hope.

Call him the barrio palahniuk, charles willeford in Cholo-land—whatever the moniker, a badass Henry Miller, for my money Gabino Iglesias is one of the most fearless, original and riveting writers working today. Jerry stahl, author of permanent Midnight“Iglesias is a master of compact phrasing and perfectly paced suspense.

Los angeles Review of Books. A man tasked with shuttling children over the border believes the Virgin Mary is guiding him towards final justice.

Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell

In his first collection, north american lake monsters, nathan ballingrud carved out a distinctly singular place in American fiction with his “piercing and merciless” Toronto Globe and Mail portrayals of the monsters that haunt our lives—both real and imagined: “What Nathan Ballingrud does in North American Lake Monsters is to reinvigorate the horror tradition” Los Angeles Review of Books.

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. 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. How else do you chart the furthest reaches of the uncanny?”—Tobias Carroll, Vol. 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. Jeff vandermeer, new york times bestselling author of Annihilation and Borne “Ballingrud’s work isn’t like any other. Cory doctorow, boing boing “One of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.

Angel Dust Apocalypse

They're all here, trying to claw their way free. From the radioactive streets of a war-scarred future, where the nuclear bombs have become self-aware, to the fallow fields of Nebraska where the kids are mainlining lightning bugs, this is a world both alien and intensely human. This is a place where self-discovery involves scalpels and horse tranquilizers; where the doctors are more doped-up than the patients; where obsessive-compulsive acid-freaks have unlocked the gateway to God and can't close the door.

This is not a safe place. You can turn back now, or you can head straight into the heart of. Blissed out club kids dying at the speed of sound. The angel dust apocalypse used book in Good Condition. As of 2017 the majority of these stories have been republished in Night Shade Books' critically-acclaimed JRJ omnibus ENTROPY IN BLOOM! Meth-heads, man-made monsters, and murderous Neo-Nazis.

The un-dead and the very soon-to-be-dead.

Kill Creek

At least he won’t be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. Used book in Good Condition. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades.

I’ve only dared to read it in the daylight. Kaly soto, the new york times book review at the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, Deputy Weekend Editor, is the Finch House. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. But something is waiting, anxious to meet its new guests… When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses, lurking in the shadows, he reluctantly agrees.

For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned.

Sour Candy

Some might say he spoils his son by allowing him to set his own bedtimes and eat candy whenever he wants. What no one knows is that phil is a prisoner, and that up until a few weeks ago and a chance encounter at a grocery store, he had never seen the child before in his life. They take walks in the park together, museums, and zoos, visit county fairs, and eat overlooking the lake.

Used book in Good Condition. At first glance, phil pendleton and his son Adam are just an ordinary father and son, no different from any other. Some might say that such leniency is starting to take its toll on the father, given how his health has declined. A new novella from the bram stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY and KIN.

Some might say the father is a little too accommodating given the lack of discipline when the child loses his temper in public.

Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh

Featuring tales of dolls, mannequins, statues, and other varieties of humanoid horror, Mannequin explores the intersection between artificiality and life through a stunning variety of writers both established and new. Casey, Justin A. Ramsey campbell, kristine ong muslim, william tea, Austin James, Richard Gavin, Christine Morgan, Duane Pesice, Nicholas Day, Michael Wehunt, S.

E. This highly-anticipated debut anthology from Silent Motorist Media is certain to leave readers of horror and weird fiction more than satisfied. L. Edwards, Matthew M. From the back cover: welcome to Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh, an anthology celebrating the uncanny realm of the living inanimate. P. Burnett, Daulton Dickey, C.

Dunphey, jon padgett, Introduction by Christopher Slatsky. Used book in Good Condition. Bartlett, S.

What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror John Dies at the End

Yes, too, it works with e-books, I don't have time to explain how. While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Though, to be fair, "They" are probably right about this one.

Used book in Good Condition. John dies at the end's "smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next" Publishers Weekly and This Book is Full of Spiders was "unlike any other book of the genre" Washington Post. That is precisely the reaction "They" are hoping for.

Your first impulse will be to think that a story this gruesome -- and, to be frank, stupid -- cannot possibly be true. Now, new york times bestselling author david Wong is back with What the Hell Did I Just Read, the third installment of this black-humored thriller series. It's the story "They" don't want you to read.

. To quote the bible, "learning the truth can be like loosening a necktie, only to realize it was the only thing keeping your head attached. No, don't put the book back on the shelf -- it is now your duty to purchase it to prevent others from reading it. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they -- like you -- would be better off not knowing.