Plastic Space House





“Welcome to Taff’s nightmare. An entire novel seemingly set at that outer rim Lovecraft so deeply feared. Here plot makes room for philosophy without losing the beat, and the imagination does its work in the blackness of deepest outer space.” —Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Daphne


Hundreds of years into the future, mankind has begun seeding habitable planets, sending out a fleet of enormous ships filled with eager colonists. Three survivors of the explosion of the colony ship Promise—Harlan, Jaime, and El—discover that everything they know, even reality, is pliable and transitional. Plastic.

As they attempt to either reach the colony or return to Earth, they learn the conscious universe wants to prevent humanity’s spread across the galaxies and that it uses our own fear to keep us isolated—a fear embodied in a literal haunted house they encounter in space. Once inside, they find nothing is as it seems, everything is liminal, and they must face their deepest fears if they hope to survive.

“A harrowing journey through space gives way to a vertiginous plunge into cosmic and psychological horror. Big ideas and big scares in a story that will have you questioning reality itself.” —Scott R. Jones, author of Stonefish and Shout Kill Revel Repeat

“An unsettling space tale that will make your skin crawl!” —J. Dianne Dotson, author of The Shadow Galaxy

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Product Details:

Author: John F.D. Taff

Publication Date: December 1, 2023


Paperback: $17.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total price: $20.95

Electronic: $6.95

Print Length: 266 pages

Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone