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About Nadia Bulkin
Nadia Bulkin writes scary stories about the scary world we live in. Thirteen of them can be found in her debut collection, She Said Destroy (Word Horde, 2017) - nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award and a This is Horror Award for best collection. Her short stories have appeared in editions of The Year's Best Weird Fiction (Kelly & Shearman, ed., 2018, Kelly & Strantzas, ed., 2016), The Year's Best Horror (Datlow, ed., 2017), and The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror (Guran, ed., 2017, 2016, 2015, 2009), and have been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award four times.
Nadia has a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College and an M.A. in International Affairs from American University. She also writes about and obsesses over nationalism, post-colonialism, and sport – her non-fiction essays have appeared in Tor, The Diplomat, and The Battle Royale Slam Book. She grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, before relocating to Lincoln, Nebraska. She now lives in Washington, D.C.
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The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year’s best offerings in short fiction horror. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Adam L. G. Nevill, Livia Llewellyn, Peter Straub, Gemma Files, Brian Hodge, and more.
For more than three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. Night Shade Books is proud to present the ninth volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night.
Table of Contents: Summation 2016 - Ellen Datlow Nesters -- Siobhan Carroll The Oestridae -- Robert Levy The Process is a Process All its Own -- Peter Straub The Bad Hour -- Christopher Golden Red Rabbit -- Steve Rasnic Tem It's All the Same Road in the End -- Brian Hodge Fury -- DB Waters Grave Goods -- Gemma Files Between Dry Ribs -- Gregory Norman Bossert The Days of Our Lives -- Adam LG Nevill House of Wonders -- C.E. Ward The Numbers -- Christopher Burns Bright Crown of Joy -- Livia Llewellyn The Beautiful Thing We Will Become -- Kristi DeMeester Wish You Were Here -- Nadia Bulkin Ragman -- Rebecca Lloyd What’s Out There? -- Gary McMahon No Matter Which Way We Turned -- Brian Evenson The Castellmarch Man -- Ray Cluley The Ice Beneath Us -- Steve Duffy On These Blackened Shores of Time -- Brian Hodge Honorable Mentions
H.P. Lovecraft, the American master of horror, understood with horrible clarity that all things must die. After summer is winter, and life inevitably gives way to frozen sterility. In our modern world, we live cushioned existences, and congratulate ourselves on our supposed escape from the old dangers. We think ourselves caught out of nature’s reach by our technological wizardry. Safely cocooned. This foolishness blinds us to the truth that our elder forebears could not avoid. Engulfed by the rhythms of the world, they understood... Autumn means death.
There are far worse fates than mere death, of course. As blight spreads, the leaves wither and fall — as do the most important foundations of life. There is nothing more horrible than watching the sources of meaning in your world unravel before you. But these things we cherish are just pretty lies. In autumn’s cold grasp, the bright petals of our reality shrivel and die. Beneath them, there is nothing but the insanity of the howling void. Faced with inevitable, agonizing corruption, death is a gentle blessing.
The stories collected in "Autumn Cthulhu" reflect the darkest, most ancient truths of the season. Inside, you’ll find nineteen beautiful, terrifying glimpses of decay and loss inspired by Lovecraft’s work. Be sure that you want the burden of understanding before venturing further, though. The dissolving strands of mind, of love, of legacy within leave no room for merciful doubt.
The true meaning of life is that there is no meaning.
"From Nadia Bulkin's sharp, politically savvy creeper to John Langan's stunning epic novella, Mike Davis's anthology is a compelling, eclectic collection of stories from some of today's best and brightest. AUTUMN CTHULHU does more than find its place within the Lovecraftian/weird fiction universe, it expands it."
-- Paul Tremblay, author of "A Head Full of Ghosts" and "Disappearance at Devil's Rock"
Explore the fringes of the known. Fly away with us to the deeps of space for action and adventure, alien intrigue and bloody surprises. Join us out here where all things alien and weird flow freely. Dive headlong into spaceships and monsters, tentacles and insanity, determined struggle and starborne terror. Whether sprawling across civilizations or tightly focused and personal, these tales paint a psychedelic vision of strange proportions and wondrous possibility.
Where space opera meets the weird. An anthology of 29 illustrated short stories that blend the weird cosmic horror of the Cthulhu Mythos with the star-spanning vistas of space opera by a diverse array of all-star authors...
Remy Nakamura • Lucy A. Snyder • J.E. Bates • Gord Sellar • Brian Evenson • Heather Hatch • Desirina Boskovich • DaVaun Sanders • D.W. Baldwin • J. Edward Tremlett • D.A. Xiaolin Spires • Tom Dullemond • Premee Mohamed • Wendy N. Wagner • Kara Dennison • Brandon O'Brien • Heather Terry • Wendy Nikel • Robert White • Ingrid Garcia • Richard Lee Byers • Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. • Tim Curran • Angus McIntyre • Ada Hoffmann • Bogi Takács • Wendi Dunlap • Cody Goodfellow • Nadia Bulkin
You'll meet soldiers and scientists, starship captains and intrepid explorers, each with secrets to hide and a story to tell. And then there's the aliens. So many aliens. Some friendly, some monstrous, but all of them exciting.
Engines full. Course set. We're going in.
Creatures features the best monster fiction from the past thirty years, offering a wide variety of the best monster stories including original stories from the field's most relevant names and hottest newcomers including Clive Barker, Sarah Langan, Joe R. Lansdale, Kelly Link, China Miéville, and Cherie Priest.
Edited by Ross E. Lockhart, Tales from a Talking Board examines these questions--and more--with tales of auguries, divination, and fortune telling, through devices like Ouija boards, tarot cards, and stranger things.
So dim the lights, place your hands upon the planchette, and ask the spirits to guide you as we present fourteen stories of the strange and supernatural by Matthew M. Bartlett, Nadia Bulkin, Nathan Carson, Kristi DeMeester, Orrin Grey, Scott R. Jones, David James Keaton, Anya Martin, J. M. McDermott, S.P. Miskowski, Amber-Rose Reed, Tiffany Scandal, David Templeton, and Wendy N. Wagner.
Have you seen the Yellow Sign?
Cassilda’s Song is a collection of weird fiction and horror stories based on the King in Yellow Mythos created by Robert W. Chambers—entirely authored by women. There are no pretenders here. The Daughters of the Yellow Sign, each a titan of unmasked fire in their own right, have parted the curtains. From Hali’s deeps and Carcosa’s gloomy balconies and Styx-black towers, come their lamentations and rage and the consequences of intrigues and follies born in Oblivion. Run into their embrace. Their carriages wait to take you from shadowed rooms and cobblestones to The Place Where the Black Stars Hang.
The 1895 release of Chambers’ best-remembered work of weird fiction was salted with nihilism and ennui, and ripe with derangement, haunting beauty, and eerie torments. Poe’s influence was present in the core tales and one could easily argue Chambers may have been influenced by the French Decadents and the disquieting transfigurations of the Symbolists. All this and more can be said of the works collected in this anthology. Carcosa, accursed and ancient, and cloud-misted Lake of Hali are here. The Hyades sing and the cloud waves break in these tales. The authority of Bierce’s cosmic horror is here. The talismantic Yellow Sign, and the titular ‘hidden’ King, and The Imperial Dynasty of America, will influence and alter you, as they have the accounts by these writers. Cassilda and other unreliable narrators, government-sponsored Lethal Chambers, and the many mysteries of the mythical Play, are boldly represented in these tributes to Chambers.
The contents of this anthology include:
- "Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic" by Damien Angelica Walters
- "She Will Be Raised a Queen" by E. Catherine Tobler
- "Yella" by Nicole Cushing
- "Yellow Bird" by Lynda E. Rucker
- "Exposure" by Helen Marshall
- "Just Beyond Her Dreaming" by Mercedes M. Yardley
- "In the Quad of Project 327" by Chesya Burke
- "Stones, Maybe" by Ursula Pflug
- "Les Fleurs Du Mal" by Allyson Bird
- "While The Black Stars Burn" by Lucy A. Snyder
- "Old Tsah-Hov" by Anya Martin
- "The Neurastheniac" by Selena Chambers
- "Dancing The Mask" by Ann K. Schwader
- "Family" by Maura McHugh
- "Pro Patria!" by Nadia Bulkin
- "Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning" by E. Catherine Tobler & Damien Angelica Walters
- "Grave-Worms" by Molly Tanzer
- "Strange is the Night" by S.P. Miskowski
***Finalist for the World Fantasy Award***
***Finalist for the British Fantasy Award***
'The Dying Season,' by Lynda E. Rucker, Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award.
'Seven Minutes in Heaven,' by Nadia Bulkin, Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award.
'Underground Economy,' by John Langan, reprinted in the Best Horror of the Year.
'Underground Economy,' by John Langan, reprinted in the Best New Horror.
'The Lake,' by Daniel Mills, reprinted in Best New Horror.
'Seaside Town,' by Brian Evenson, reprinted in Year's Best Weird Fiction.
'Seven Minutes in Heaven,' by Nadia Bulkin, reprinted in Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror.
'Camp,' by David Nickle, reprinted in Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction.
Edited by Simon Strantzas, "Aickman's Heirs" is an anthology of strange, weird tales by modern visionaries of weird fiction, in the milieu of Robert Aickman, the master of strange and ambiguous stories. Editor and author Strantzas, an important figure in Weird fiction, has been hailed as the heir to Aickman's oeuvre, and is ideally suited to edit this exciting volume. Featuring all-original stories from Brian Evenson, Lisa Tuttle, John Langan, Helen Marshall, Michael Cisco, and others.
H. P. LOVECRAFT
JOHN LINWOOD GRANT
S. L. EDWARDS
and TOM LYNCH
Cover art by Lucas Korte
Interior illustrations by Fufu Fruenwahl
Edited by Scott R Jones
Martian Migraine Press: The Best Kind of Headache
Word Horde presents the debut collection from critically-acclaimed Weird Fiction author Nadia Bulkin. Dreamlike, poignant, and unabashedly socio-political, She Said Destroy includes three stories nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award, four included in Year's Best anthologies, and one original tale.
The People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror! special issue exists to relieve a brokenness in the genre that’s been enabled time and time again by favoring certain voices and portrayals of particular characters. Here we bring together a team of POC writers and editors from around the globe to present horror that explores the nuances of culture, race, and history. This is horror for our present time, but also—most of all—for our future.
People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror! is 100% written and edited by people of color, and is lead by guest editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia, with editorial contributions from Tananarive Due, Maurice Broaddus, Arley Sorg, and others. It features four original, never-before-published short stories, from Valerie Valdes, Nadia Bulkin, Gabriela Santiago, and Russell Nichols. Plus, there’s four classic reprints by Nisi Shawl, Priya Sharma, Terence Taylor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz. On top of all that, we also have an array of nonfiction articles and interviews, from Alyssa Wong, Chesya Burke, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, and Chinelo Onwualu, as well as original illustrations by Kimberly Wengerd, SainaSix, Maggie Chiang, and Reiko Murakami.
Enjoy the destruction!
Looming Low Volume I is the first anthology from Dim Shores. 26 brand-new stories in different shades of weird, all with a dark soul.
Table of Contents:
Kurt Fawver — “The Convexity of Our Youth”
A.C. Wise — “The Stories We Tell About Ghosts”
Michael Wehunt — “In Canada”
Brian Evenson — “The Second Door”
Daniel Mills — “The Christiansen Deaths”
Betty Rocksteady — “Dusk Urchin”
Livia Llewellyn — “The Gin House, 1935”
Damien Angelica Walters — “This Unquiet Space”
Sunny Moraine — “We Grope Together, and Avoid Speech”
Brooke Warra — “Heirloom”
Lucy A. Snyder — “That Which Does Not Kill You”
Simon Strantzas — “Doused by Night”
Kaaron Warren — “We Are All Bone Inside”
Lisa L. Hannett — “Outside, a Drifter”
Kristi DeMeester — “The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic”
Scott Nicolay — “When the Blue Sky Breaks”
Craig Laurance Gidney — “Mirror Bias”
Anya Martin — “Boisea trivittata”
Michael Cisco — “Rock n’ Roll Death Squad”
S.P. Miskowski — “Alligator Point”
Jeffrey Thomas — “Stranger in the House”
Christopher Slatsky — “SPARAGMOS”
Richard Gavin — “Banishments”
Michael Griffin — “The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun”
Nadia Bulkin — “Live Through This”
Gemma Files — “Distant Dark Places”
Edited by Justin Steele and Sam Cowan. Trade paperback art by Yves Tourigny.
Contributors: Nadia Bulkin, Gary A. Braunbeck, Quentin S. Cris, Project Itoh, Yusaku Kitano, Jacqueline Koyanagi, Alex Dally MacFarlane, James A. Moore, Zachary Mason, Miyuki Miyabe, Lauren Naturale, Tim Pratt, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Seia Tanabe, Joseph Tomaras, Dempow Torishima, Sayuri Ueda