“[Brock] takes characters and situations into places I would never have thought of . . .”
Jason V Brock is one of the most dynamic young writers of weird and science fiction, and this first collection of his short fiction reveals the wide diversity of his talents and the gripping power and intensity of his conceptions.
Among these sixteen stories are such masterworks as “P.O.V.,” a multilayered narrative about a grisly murder; “The History of a Letter,” an ingenious riff on the iconic figure of H. P. Lovecraft; “Milton’s Children,” an expansive novella that hints of unthinkable horrors in the Antarctic; and “Simulacrum,” a scintillating science fiction novella that evokes the shade of Philip K. Dick. Also included are thirteen of Brock’s evocative poems.
Foreword: Man of Many Talents, by William F. Nolan
Preface, by Jason V Brock
Introduction, by James Robert Smith
What the Dead’s Eyes Behold
The Central Coast
One for the Road
The Hex Factor
Valve: The Heart as a Metaphor for Postmodern Blight
Valor: A Fable
Dream Poem #00
Where Everything That Is Lost Goes
Godhead: How to Become a God/Goddess in Six Steps
Van Helsing: His True Story
Story of a Blade
People After Their Murder by the U.S. C.I.A.
“By Any Other Name. . .”
Poem from the Future
The History of a Letter
About the Author
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