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About Josh Finney
J. Ishiro (Ishi) Finney is an author of sci-fi, horror, and neo-noir.
He is 5’6”, weighs 155 lbs on a full bladder, and has black hair that is slowly going silver. If someone was to play J. Ishiro in a movie about his life, it would be a young Brad Dourif, best known as being the voice of Chucky—although Ishi is more akin to Brad’s portrayal of the twisted mentat Piter De Vries in the film Dune.
If J. Ishiro were a beverage, he’d be a cup of scalding coffee.
If J. Ishiro were a celestial body he’d be a planetoid in the Oort Belt.
J. Ishiro’s best friend is a rodent.
He gets his best ideas while in a half-awake state.
He eats raw oatmeal. Every day.
He listens to music that could be mistaken for a factory collapsing.
He’s seen ghosts, spontaneous human combustion, and a UFO in broad daylight. One of those prior statements is not true.
If you were to break J. Ishiro down into his key chemical components he’d be at least 3% coffee. The rest would be piss and vinegar. His atomic number is 60: Neodymium.
When J. Ishiro throws parties he serves heavy water and yellow cake.
J. Ishiro is an unlucky son of a bitch. He’s been in two serious car collisions and been shot in the back.
J. Ishiro is a lucky son of a bitch. He’s walked away without a scratch from two serious car collisions and survived an almost-fatal gunshot wound.
J. Ishiro once published under the by-line Josh Finney, but then ditched it when people would remember it as “Jack Finney”, famed author of the sci-fi classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Works written under the “Josh Finney” name include: Casefile: Arkham, Titanium Rain, Utopiates, and World War Kaiju.
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On the subway, during lunch, or even under the fluorescent glow of your cubical—there is no escape! Now your slow descent into madness can follow you through the day, as well as the night. The WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS ANTHOLOGY is the first ever H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection created specifically for readers on the go. All 33 spine-chilling tales are concentrated bites of terror which include works by Greg Stolze (Delta Green), Nick Mamatas (Shotguns v. Cthulhu), Tim Pratt (Marla Mason), Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green), Greg Van Eekhout (The Boy at the End of the World), A.C. Wise (Future Lovecraft), David Tallerman (Giant Thief), Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Future Lovecraft), John R. Fultz (Seven Princes), Chad Fifer (The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast).
"All about that moment I love, the moment where something approaches. The moment where you close your eyes and hope it goes away. It will. But there’ll be another story right behind it. And another. And another." -Alasdair Stuart, host of the PSEUDOPOD podcast.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by Alasdair Stuart.
"Iden-Inshi" by Greg Stolze
"Pushing Back" by J.C. Hemphill
"Nation of Disease: The Rise & Fall of a Canadian Legend" by Jonathan Sharp
"When We Change" by Mason Ian Bundschuh
"Nutmeat" by Martin Hill Ortiz
"The Last Tweet" by Charles Black
"Secrets In Storage" by Tim Pratt & Greg Van Eekhout
"The Well" by Tim Jeffreys
"The Neon Morgue" by Nathan Wunner
"The Deep" by Corissa Baker
"Fear And Loathing In Innsmouth: Richard Nixon's Revenge" by Jason Andrew
"My Friend Fishfinger By Daisy, Age 7" by David Tallerman
"Chasing Sunset" by A.C. Wise
"The Thing With Onyx Eyes" by Stephen Brown
"I Do The Work Of The Bone Queen" by John R. Fultz
"Suck It Up, Get It Done" by Brandon Barrows
"The Substance In The Sound" by W.B. Stickel
"Stone City, Old As Immeasurable Time" by Kelda Crich
"Hideous Interview With Brief Man" by Nick Mamatas
"The Sea, Like Glass Unbroken" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"The Decorative Water Feature Of Nameless Dread" by James Brogden
"Henry" by Lance Axt
"My Stalk" by Aaron J. French
"Give Me That Old Time Religion" by Lee Finney
"Afraid Of Dobermans" by Chad Fifer
"Leviathan" by Nicholas Almand
"Horrorscope" by Charles Black
"The Jar Of Aten-Hor" by Kat Rocha
"The Floor" by Jeff Provine
"Waiting" by Dennis Detwiller
"Other People's Houses" by Sarena Ulibarri
"You Will Never Be The Same" by Erica Satifka
"Death Wore Greasepaint" by Josh Finney
“What if Doctor Strangelove created Godzilla?”
We live in a world where the atom bomb was never created. Instead the ultimate weapon of mass destruction is the kaiju—fifty foot tall radioactive beasts spawned from the mysterious KAI-235 isotope, an element born from a place swathed in conspiracy. Follow the journey of one journalist who teams up with a retired CIA operative to uncover the truth about the conspiracy behind the monsters…
…who are the architects of the inevitable Kaiju War?
…what is the shocking secret behind the mysterious KAI-235 isotope?
…where did Cuba manage to hide a crab monster the size of an aircraft carrier?
…why are rogue monsters appearing all over the world?
…how long can Tricky Dick keep these truths from the people?
From the musings on historical events/people to the revisionist narrative and ideology, World War Kaiju feels dizzying in its aspiration and spirit...you are unlikely to see a more ideologically stuffed and yet adoringly created book released this year... - STARBURST Magazine
...the overall presentation and artwork is first rate. - SF Crowsnest
World War Kaiju is not just about monsters with fistifuffs... like the original Gojira, these monsters are metaphors, there's deeper meaning to them. - Planet X Control Room
In the near future…
…science is able to distill human personalities into a drug-form. Called utopiates –a merging of the words utopia and opiate– these drugs allow users to swap personalities with the “mental imprints” of other people. Every user has their own reasons for seeking chemical escape, but all soon learn the cost of soul swapping is extremely high.