Looming Low Volume I Paperback – Import, 16 October 2017
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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.
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"What emerges is a kind of snapshot of the field as it is continuing to develop, with continuities emerging between the writers who have been tilling its soil for the past couple of decades and those more newly arrived. It's a convincing argument for the overall health of the genre, as well as a showcase for some of its best talent." -- John Langan, Locus
"There is an unplanned theme at work in many of these stories, a melancholy sadness that creeps and crawls in the shadows cast. A sense of loss that is palpable and human to be felt in nearly all of them. It's truly a wonderful gathering of the freshest voices in weird fiction. It's would make an amazing starter kit for those looking to dip their toes in the pool of this type of story. But dip quick, there are things in these waters that bite." -- John Boden, Ginger Nuts of Horror
"While there is no thematic link between the stories, there is a palpable sense of unsettling dread woven throughout the collection as a whole. Each story may approach weird from an entirely different angle, from the mundanity of everyday life with a warped spin on it, to an apocalyptic science fiction piece imbued with layers of strange wonder. This anthology boasts almost every type of weird one can imagine." -- Kev Harrison, This Is Horror
"This is most definitely a showcase of the genre recognized as weird fiction. Although many of them may fall under the horror genre, these stories are hard to pigeonhole into any single distinguishing category. With themes, settings, plots, and characters that run the gamut of everything from science fiction to fantasy, period to contemporary, and twisted humor to powerful sorrow, the one interconnecting theme is a deep and profound sense of the weird at work." -- Barry Lee Dejasu, Goodreads
About the Author
Sam Cowan is a reader and fan of many genres. His love of weird and horror fiction drove him to establish Dim Shores in 2015. Dim Shores has published sixteen limited-edition chapbooks over the last two years. Looming Low is Dim Shores' first general release book.
- Publisher : Dim Shores (16 October 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 340 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0999143018
- ISBN-13 : 978-0999143018
- Item Weight : 590 g
- Dimensions : 17.78 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,184,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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All in all, a fine new anthology - here's to Volume 2.
The detailed review of this book posted elsewhere under my name is too long to post here.
Above is its conclusion.