WHERE ALL IS NIGHT, AND STARLESS
“Where All Is Night, and Starless is both a love letter and a wry, knowing nod to Lovecraft’s mythos. But it has greater ambitions than this. John Linwood Grant sets out a compelling argument for his own mythos—an elegant and entirely organic beast, resolute in its own strange identity. This is a deeply intelligent and inventive collection which seeks not to answer life’s great mysteries, but to drag them into the light so that the reader might examine them in glorious detail.” — Laura Mauro, author of Sing Your Sadness Deep
Where All is Night, and Starless collects seventeen unsettling stories of our fears and weaknesses, and of our often unreliable strengths: stories of monstrosity and the occasional hope, deliberately themed across three aspects of weird fiction. The section ‘On Mythos’ covers re-interpretations and subversions of themes from H P Lovecraft’s Mythos; ‘On Mysteries’ looks into strange transformations, and ‘On Myth’ delves into the realms of folklore and folk horror, each with a dark twist.
From the churning hell of World War One to the quiet English suburbs, from contemporary Alaska to colonial Africa, these are weird tales of the decisions we make when faced with something strange, with turns wry, ironic, and dark.
Some horrors are found not outside, but in the mirror before us.
“A cornucopia of dark delights, this collection is highly imaginative, extremely well written, and a delight to read. Weird fiction at its finest!” — Tim Waggoner, Bram Stoker Award® winner and author of Your Turn to Suffer
“The stories in this wide-ranging collection demonstrate immense skill. Grant seems to be adept at just about any genre, set during any period. But his writing really sings when he brings to life small remnants we know all too well and routinely ignore, briefly reigniting our faith in magic, and confirming the power of one lit candle to hold back the terrors of the night.” — S.P. Miskowski, author of I Wish I Was Like You
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Author: John Linwood Grant
Publication Date: July 9, 2021
Paperback: $18.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total price: $21.95
Print Length: 286 pages
Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone