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About Jeremy Robert Johnson
Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of the critically-acclaimed collection ENTROPY IN BLOOM as well as the breakthrough cult novel SKULLCRACK CITY. His fiction has been acclaimed by The Washington Post and Publishers Weekly, authors such as David Wong and Jack Ketchum, and has appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines. In 2008 he worked with The Mars Volta to tell the story behind their Grammy Winning album The Bedlam in Goliath. In 2010 he spoke about weirdness and metaphor as a survival tool at the Fractal 10 conference in Medellin, Colombia. Jeremy is at work on a host of new books. For more information: www.jeremyrobertjohnson.com.
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A Best Book of the Month for Den of Geek, Omnivoracious, Mystery & Suspense, and Tor.
A Goodreads' 2020 Readers Choice Nominee for Best Horror, and one of the Best Books of 2020 for The Lineup, Booked, and Unsettling Reads.
Turner Falls is a small tourist town nestled in the hills of central Oregon. When a terrifying outbreak rapidly develops, this idyllic town becomes the epicenter of an epidemic of violence.
The Loop is a "wild and wonderfully scary novel" (Richard Chizmar, author of Gwendy's Magic Feather) that offers a "hilarious and horrifying" (Brian Keene, author of The Rising) look at what one team of misfits can accomplish as they fight to live through the night.
"[A] harrowing thrill ride of the first order and an uncompromising page-turner, easily securing its spot as one of the best novels of 2020." - Rue Morgue (featured "Dante's Pick" Review)
"Like the best of Crichton or Benchley, it is a great beach read, but it is infused with the neon blood of a brave new writer... [A] kind of literary roller coaster. It will take you to thrilling highs and terrifying lows..." - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Loop is the gore-soaked, anxiety-inducing, diabolically funny Richard Linklater/David Cronenberg mashup you never knew you wanted but can't - or at least shouldn't - live without." - The Big Thrill
"Unputdownable...Fans of The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, and Stranger Things will be especially thrilled." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A satisfyingly dark satire of, well, everything...[a] heart-pounding and deeply unsettling tale." - Booklist
"The Loop is a remarkably propulsive novel, cinematic in the best way, with perfectly tuned tension and excellent character choices...a headlong, straightforward pleasure." - Locus
"The Loop is the Cronenberg film we never got." - Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters and Wounds
"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. 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 is original, utterly insane, and a shitload of fun."—David Wong, author of John Dies at the End
You weren't always an agent of the apocalypse. 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. But after discovering something monstrous in the bank's files, he was framed for murder and trapped inside a conspiracy beyond reason.
Now Doyle's doing his best to survive against a nightmare cabal of crooked conglomerates, DNA-doped mutants, drug-addled freak show celebs, experimental surgeons, depraved doomsday cults, 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...
ALL THE WRONG IDEAS
From parasite-riddled pulp experiments to post-apocalyptic road trip freak-outs, from suddenly self-aware nuke narratives to tales of revenge told in reverse, ALL THE WRONG IDEAS collects the earliest and most absurd stories from bestselling weird fiction phenomenon Jeremy Robert Johnson in one wild, wondrous volume. Includes the novella “Extinction Journals,” the brand new short story “The Seat of Reason,” and 17 other unsettling entry points into JRJ’s dark, delirious, and definitively damaged world.
"Johnson writes with an energy that propels you through some very dark spaces indeed and into something profoundly unsettling but nonetheless human."
―Brian Evenson, author of A Collapse of Horses
"I've seen the future and it's bizarre, it's beautifully berserk, it's Jeremy Robert Johnson."
―Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Only Good Indians
"A powerful imagination, a great talent for storytelling, writing chops that allow him to tackle any genre, and a flowing, dynamic voice that, if Johnson were a singer, would extend to an impressive eight octaves."
With stories by:
D. Harlan Wilson, Alissa Nutting, Joe R. Lansdale, Carlton Mellick III, Kevin L. Donihe, Blake Butler, Ryan Boudinot, Vincent Sakowski, Cody Goodfellow, Amelia Gray, Robert Devereaux, Mykle Hansen, Athena Villaverde, Matthew Revert, Garrett Cook, Roy Kesey, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Aimee Bender, Ian Watson & Roberto Quaglia, Jeremy C. Shipp, Andersen Prunty, Jedediah Berry, Andrea Kneeland, Kurt Dinan, David Agranoff, Ben Loory, Kris Saknussemm, Stephen Graham Jones, Bentley Little, David W. Barbee, and Tom Piccirilli.
Featuring Thomas Ligotti, John Skipp, David J (of Bauhaus), Ben Loory, Nick Mamatas, Amelia Gray, Kevin Sampsell, Blake Butler, and many others, In Heaven, Everything is Fine: Fiction Inspired by David Lynch is a tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
Includes The Sleep of Judges, currently in development as a feature film, and When Susurrus Stirs, the basis for the award-winning motion picture of the same name.
Named 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.
"Johnson is a master of mood, seamlessly combining the literary with the grotesque. Horror fans will find much to chew on, and these stories will certainly reach a wider audience. 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, a collection of cult sensation Jeremy Robert Johnson's best and most bizarre short fiction, including a brand-new, 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. In "Persistence Hunting," a lonely distance runner is seduced into a brutal life of crime with an ever-narrowing path for escape. In "When Susurrus Stirs," an unlucky pacifist must stop a horrifying parasite from turning his body into a sentient hive. 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, 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, heartbreak, and terror of JRJ's strange new worlds.
"The simple story of a father and son going fishing somehow morphs into a soul-shattering tale of anxiety, loss, and vengeance wrapped in a surreal narrative about the things that can keep a person between this world and the next. Johnson is a maestro of the weird and one of the best writers in crime and horror, but this one erases all of those genres and makes him simply one of the best."
"This is superb fiction with a raw, throbbing, aching heart at its core that is far too big to be contained within the book's pages but that is, by some bizarre magic, still there."
―Vol. 1 Brooklyn
"In the River is a brilliant offering; the pain and strange beauty of it will wash over you and sweep you away."
An Illustrated novel by Alan M. Clark and Jeremy Robert Johnson.
A young woman sets out to break her addictions and the destructive cycle of generations of abuse, but the world around her has other plans. To save herself and the daughter she loves, she must battle addiction, the demons within, men who are barely human, and the weight of generations of darkness.
These are stories to be read beneath a dying sun.
This anthology is compiled by Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew, the editors of Solarcide.com. It features twenty five works of fiction. Included in the collection are:
Paul D. Brazill,
Chris Lewis Carter,
Michael Paul Gonzalez,
Joshua D. Moyes,
Caleb J. Ross,
Jeremy Robert Johnson,
W. P. Johnson.
Qu'avait vu le garçon ? Son père, tendant la main. La gorge sans fin de la bête. Quoi d'autre ? Peut-être était-ce allé si vite qu'il n'avait rien vu. Rien compris. De grâce.
Quelque part dans la jungle somptueuse et inquiétante d'un pays d'Amérique du Sud, un père emmène son fils pêcher, l'autorisant pour la première fois à s'aventurer au milieu d'un fleuve dont les eaux se révèlent aussi dangereuses que généreuses. Ce rite d'initiation va bientôt tourner au cauchemar lorsque le jeune garçon disparaît subitement. À la recherche de son enfant, l'homme débarque sur un rivage hostile, peuplé de tribus, de chamans et de sorcières.
Apprendre à se noyer est un conte initiatique et horrifique, saisissant par sa cruauté autant que par sa poésie et sa délicatesse. Jeremy Robert Johnson nous entraîne dans un voyage apocalyptique et intime qui, par-delà le macabre, offre une fable de toute beauté sur l'amour, la disparition, et la possibilité toujours présente, pour nous autres les vivants, de défier la mort pour lui arracher ce dont elle nous a privés.
" Johnson fait preuve d'une énergie qui nous propulse dans des espaces très ténébreux, inquiétants, mais profondément humains ". Brian Evenson
" Un écrivain éblouissant " Chuck Palahniuk
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