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About Robert S. Wilson
Robert S. Wilson is the author of THE QUIET, the EMPIRE OF BLOOD dystopian vampire series, the LIFELINE cyberpunk/noir series, the long fiction collection LONG SHADOWS: VOLUME 1, and the new serial HEX: A Novel of Cosmic Horror. He is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of ASHES AND ENTROPY, BLOOD TYPE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF VAMPIRE SF ON THE CUTTING EDGE, HORROR FOR GOOD: A CHARITABLE ANTHOLOGY and NIGHTSCAPES: VOLUME 1, and Co-Editor in Chief and co-owner of Nightscape Press alongside his wife, Jennifer Wilson. He lives in Middle Tennessee with his family, an equally adorable and obnoxious dog, and a few psychotic cats skilled in the martial arts.
Robert's short fiction has appeared (and/or is forthcoming) in numerous publications including Vastarien, Daily Science Fiction, Factor Four Magazine, Test Patterns: Creature Features, 32 White Horses on a Vermillion Hill: Volume One, Cosmic Scream, Darkfuse Magazine, Gothic Lovecraft, and more. His LIFELINE Lovecraftian/cyberpunk/noir novella EXIT REALITY was chosen as one of e-thriller.com’s Thrillers of the Month in July 2013.
He is currently working hard to finish a number of novels and novellas all at once like a blind juggler given knives and led into oncoming traffic.
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As an added bonus, the Kindle edition contains Chapter One of Jay Wilburn's zombie novel, Loose Ends.
Armed with the knowledge that he alone is the biggest threat to the monster who rules the American Empire, Hank needs only to learn the secret that will allow him to kill this terrible creature who ripped apart so many lives.
But as the vampire Queen's belly grows larger and the time for her to give birth grows near, new visions of the future distract Hank from his plans of vengeance with glimpses of a boy hidden in shadows... A boy who looks so very much like Toby.
And in the end, a new litter of vampires is born and they will change everything.
Our Table of Contents: You’re the Star Now by Michael Adams / FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER’S MONSTER by Danger Slater / THE GREEDY GRAVE by Cody Goodfellow / PRETTY IN THE DARK by Erica Ruppert / THE EYE DOCTOR by Robert Guffey / APHANTASIA by Robert S. Wilson / IN THE ROOM OF RED NIGHT by Farah Rose Smith / LITTLE HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS by James Fallweather / AMADIS THE ENCHANTRESS by Ashley Dioses / SPIRIT OF PLACE by James Russell / SIGNALS by John Paul Fitch / FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW by Brenda Kezar / WITH ALL HER TROUBLES BEHIND HER by S.L. Edwards / CHAOS AND VOID by Debra Robinson / THE RIVER RAN RED by Calvin Demmer / EXTINCTION IN GREEN by Kurt Fawver / CHOSEN by Aaron J. French / BONE SEQUENCE by Duane Pesice / THE BRIDE OF THE ASTOUNDING GIGANTIC MONSTER by Buzz Dixon / UNDERGROUND ROSE by Natasha Bennett / THE PEPYS LAKE MONSTER by Orrin Grey / THE BRIDE OF CASTLE FRANKENSTEIN by Jill Hand / NO MORE IRON CROSS by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy / ADMITTED INHABITANTS by Dominique Lamssies / BITTER WATERS by Daniel Brock / MRS. DOOGAN by Lana Cooper / FOR WHOM THERE IS NO JOURNEY by John Linwood Grant / NORMAL by John Claude Smith / SOMETHING HUNGRIER THAN LOVE by Aksel Dadswell / E byJeffrey Thomas / Fade Out by Duane Pesice
A Bram Stoker Award Finalist!
From the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of the 2018 This is Horror Anthology of the Year, ASHES AND ENTROPY, comes a new vision of weird and horrific ambiguity. NOX PAREIDOLIA is fully color-illustrated by Luke Spooner and includes stories by Laird Barron, S.P. Miskowski, Brian Evenson, Kristi DeMeester, Michael Wehunt, Gwendolyn Kiste, Zin E. Rocklyn, Christopher Ropes, Doungjai Gam, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Carrie Laben, Kurt Fawver, David Peak, Don Webb and Duane Pesice, Paul Jessup, K.H. Vaughan, and more.
But be warned, fellow traveler… this is not just a book—it is a journey into the very life of Death.
Listen to the tales of the afterlife: Halloween, vampires, Heaven, Hell, Armageddon, zombies, death-bringing angels, ghosts, cults, ritual killings, nightmares from Vietnam... The lists goes on and on.
Ever wondered if it was possible to cheat death? To kill Death?
Did you know Death was a girl?
Or that it’s possible to escape and even become death?
The fear of death is as real as you and I.
You’ll be forced to answer the hard questions, and find out the answers to so much more. Like why you’re really here. Or the secret behind our fascination with the afterlife, not to mention the horrors of the actual event. These are not just stories but horrific experiences of pain and death: the deaths of lonely people, famous people, entire worlds, the death of innocence, and the pain of those left behind as they await their turn, wondering what it will be like.
No one is safe from the Reaper!
For your reading pleasure, we have assembled the following souls to share with you their grave stories: Gary A. Braunbeck, Joe McKinney, Rick Hautala, Gary Fry, Ross Warren, Marty Young, Stephen Bacon, Dean M Drinkel, Richard Thomas, Sam Stone, Eric S Brown, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert S. Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, Jeff Strand, Lawrence Santoro, E.C. McMullen Jr., Rena Mason, John Kenny, and Taylor Grant. And even a bit of poetic justice from Adam Lowe.
Includes artwork by fellow travelers Ben Baldwin and Will Jacques, and an introduction by Gary McMahon.
So sit back and enjoy twenty thrillingly suspenseful horror stories that will allow you to stare into the eyes of the Grim Reaper:
- The Life of Death by Mark Sheldon
- Stumps by Jeff Strand
- Death Squared by Rena Mason
- Rapid Eye Movement by Stephen Bacon
- The Final Room by John Kenny
- The Culling by Richard Thomas
- Crow by Steve Lockley
- Instructions on the Use of The M-57 Clacker by Lawrence Santoro
- The Death Catcher by Robert S. Wilson
- Cedo Looked like people by E.C. McMullen Jr.
- Spectres by Taylor Grant
- The Tubes by Jeremy C. Shipp
- A Life in Five Objects by Ross Warren
- Death Comes for us All by Eric S. Brown
- The Last Resort by Sam Stone
- At the ‘Pay Here, Please’ Table by Gary A. Braunbeck
- Der Engel der Liebe by Dean M Drinkel
- The Frequency of Death by Marty Young
- The Final Peace by Gary Fry
- Do No Harm by Joe McKinney
- Non-Returnable by Rick Hautala
This book is dedicated to posthumously to Rick Hautala and Lawrence Santoro. May their stories never be forgotten.
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths
Fear the Reaper eBook categories:
- Horror Anthology
- Horror Short Stories
- US Horror Fiction
- Supernatural Thriller
- Dark Fantasy Horror
- Horror Suspense
- Horror Poetry
- Disturbing Suspense
- Dark Humor
- Metaphysical Horror
- Apocalyptic Science Fiction
“The editor’s claim that the first season of True Detective was a big inspiration for this anthology is evident: Ashes and Entropy sports a finely balanced mixture of grit, crime and blood along with the irrational, occult and weird.”–Rue Morgue
Stand on the precipice and prepare to dive down through the event horizon into the bleak and mind-shattering void of both the cosmos and of humanity.
Nightscape Press is proud to present ASHES AND ENTROPY edited by Robert S. Wilson, an anthology of cosmic horror and noir/neo-noir. ASHES AND ENTROPY is beautifully illustrated by Luke Spooner and includes brand new stories by Laird Barron, Damien Angelica Walters, John Langan, Kristi DeMeester, Jon Padgett, Nadia Bulkin, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, Lucy A. Snyder, Tim Waggoner, Jessica McHugh, Paul Michael Anderson, Max Booth III, Lynne Jamneck, Greg Sisco, Lisa Mannetti, Nate Southard, Erinn L. Kemper, Matthew M. Bartlett, Autumn Christian, and more.
In this new anthology from Nightscape Press, we bring you 24 tales of bitter loss, jaded love, obsession, murder, cannibalism, hauntings, voodoo, black market horrors, demons, leprechauns, zombies, deadly mysteries, and much more!
Table of Contents:
A Dry Spell in Parnell County by Ed Kurtz
Still by Charles Colyott
A Taste of Green Voodoo Healing by Peter N. Dudar
Vision by Megan N. Moore
Autumn’s Gifts by Jeremy Terry
Game Changer by Peter Giglio
Corruption by Lisa Mannetti
Worldly Possessions by Richard Salter
Village Green by Boyd E. Harris
Angel Killer by Lisa Morton
Fly by Jonathan Templar
Wee Ones by C.W. LaSart
Mary Kelly’s Face by John Forth
How to Save a Life by Chris Marrs
In the Halls and on the Stairs by Brad C. Hodson
Surprise Inside by Tonia Brown
Chopper by Bryan Hall
House Hunting by Ray Garton
Deviant Colors by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Guadalupe’s Tamales by Shane McKenzie
Whispers in the Trees, Screams in the Dark by Taylor Grant
The Big Dream by J.S. Reinhardt
The Rag-End of Dreams by Trent Zelazny
Skins by Richard Wright
Horror For RAICES is an emergency charitable anthology that was created as a way for horror authors to come together and take a stand against the xenophobic actions of ICE and the current US administration toward our neighbors. No children belong in cages. No children deserve to be taken from their families.
Horror has a way of painting a picture of the culture and times in which it has been created. And often what it reflects is awful. Horror For RAICES does just that but it also reflects something beautiful in us all.