Spectral Evidence, Gemma Files

  • Die anderen Sammlungen von Gemma Files waren richtig gut, aber diese hier zeigt mir erst das volle Potential dieser Autorin (wahrscheinlich muss ich zu "In This Endlessness, Our End" zurückkehren und es nocheinmal mit neuen Augen lesen und es in Gänze erleben zu können). Für mich gehört Gemma Files damit zu den allerbesten zeitgenössischen Weird Fiction / Occult Fiction Autor*innen. Auf allen Ebenen. Seht Euch das unbedingt an.

    (Kleiner Nachtrag: Man sollte allerdings schon fundierte Englischkentnisse mitbringen, die Sprache ist en par mit der Laird Barrons, also nicht ganz einfach zu lesen, weil sie auch immer wieder geschichtenimmersiv ins Idiom verfällt).

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    For almost thirty years, Shirley Jackson Award-winning horror author Gemma Files has consistently served up tale after tale celebrating monstrosity in all its forms: the imperfect, the broken, the beautifully alien and the sadly familiar. Her characters make their own choices and take their own chances, slipping from darkness into deeper darkness yet never losing their humanity—not even when they’re anything but.

    An embittered blood-servant plots revenge against the vampires who own him; a little girl’s best friend seeks to draw her into an ancient, forbidden realm; two monster-hunting sisters cross paths with an amoral holler-witch again and again, battling both mortal authorities and immortal predators. From the forgotten angels who built the cosmos to the reckless geniuses whose party drug unleashes a plague, madness, monsters and murder await at every turn. And in “The Speed of Pain,” sequel to the International Horror Guild award-winning story “The Emperor’s Old Bones,” we find that even those who can live forever can’t outrun their own crimes….

    Following in the footsteps of her critically praised Kissing Carrion, The Worm in Every Heart and We Will All Go Down Together, this is the first of two new Gemma Files collections from Trepidatio Publishing, bringing together nine of her best stories from the past ten years. So whether you’re returning to Files’s dark dreamlands or visiting for the first time, we advise you to get ready to review the

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    Product Details:

    Author: Gemma Files

    Publication Date: February 16, 2018


    Paperback: $15.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $18.95

    Electronic: $7.95

    Print Length: 212 pages

    Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone

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