Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dip Into Nightmare


One of S. T.'s several forthcoming anthologies is close at hand. Nightmare's Realm is to be offered for pre-order in deluxe signed limited edition hardcover on DarkRegions.com on November 22, 2016, with an early ebook download exclusively for pre-order customers. Ebooks and trade paperbacks will not be offered separately until Q1 2017.

ye tantalizing Table of Contents:

Introduction by S. T. Joshi
Prologue: To a Dreamer by H. P. Lovecraft
The Dreamed by Ramsey Campbell
A Predicament by Darrell Schweitzer
Kafkaesque by Jason V Brock
Beneath the Veil by David Barker
Dreams Downstream by John Shirley
Death-Dreaming by Nancy Kilpatrick
Cast Lots by Richard Gavin
The Wake by Steve Rasnic Tem
Dead Letter Office by Caitlin R. Kiernan
The Art of Memory by Donald Tyson
What You Do Not Bring Forth by John Langan
The Barrier Between by W. H. Pugmire
Sleep Hygiene by Gemma Files
Purging Mom by Jonathan Thomas
The Fifth Stone by Simon Strantzas
In the City of Sharp Edges by Stephen Woodworth
An Actor's Nightmare by Reggie Oliver
Epilogue: Dream-Land by Edgar Allan Poe

Dreams and nightmares often give us glimpses into our true character; they can reveal our deepest anxieties and our most ambitious aspirations. Weird fiction has a rich history with dreamlike stories and nightmares that cross boundaries between the real and imaginary. Even H. P. Lovecraft endured many bizarre dreams from the early days of his youth that he then used as inspiration for some of his fiction and poetry. Now world-renown weird fiction scholar and editor S. T. Joshi has assembled a new set of nightmares from some of the strongest minds in weird fiction today.
Announcing Nightmare's Realm: New Tales of the Weird & Fantastic, edited by S. T. Joshi with cover artwork by Samuel Araya. Featuring 100% original fiction focusing on the theme of dreams and nightmares.

This is not a Lovecraftian anthology, although some few stories may have Lovecraftian themes. Special hardcover edition is  signed by all authors and ye artist and is limited to 150 copies. Oversized at 7"x10", offset printed on acid-free paper with Smyth sewn case binding. Black embossed end sheets, black satin book riddon, bound in black leather. Housed in a black slipcase. 

3 comments:

  1. I am particularly interested in the scope of dreams (particularly recurring and 'serial' story dreams) to be incubators for horror. Thomas Ligotti wrote a piece "Oneiric Horror". Very interesting. The human brain seems geared to create monsters in nightmare and much is based in those dark nether worlds. Once a dream has hold, we have a fascination that either fears or thrills to the prosepect of sleep.... looking forward to coming with you to "The Barrier Between"! Very exciting... and such illustrious company... the date is in my diary! G. :-)=

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