"An emerging master of the elegant macabre."—Nick Gevers, co-editor of Ghosts by Gaslight.
"I want to be like John Langan when I grow up, okay? He blends meticulously crafted traditional narratives with joyous genre-bending and narrative rule-breaking. His stories are fiercely smart, timely, timeless, heartbreaking, and of course, flat-out scary. Langan fearlessly commits to his monsters, his characters, his readers, to his vision of the horror story and the messed-up, broken, frightening world we inhabit. Wide, Carnivorous Sky, indeed."—Paul Tremblay, author of The Little Sleep and Swallowing a Donkey's Eye.
John Langan has, in the last few years, established himself as one of the leading voices in contemporary horror literature. Gifted with a supple and mellifluous prose style, an imagination that can conjure up clutching terrors with seeming effortlessness, and a thorough knowledge of the rich heritage of weird fiction, Langan has already garnered his share of accolades. This new collection of nine substantial stories includes such masterworks as “Technicolor,” an ingenious riff on Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death”; “How the Day Runs Down,” a gripping tale of the undead; and “The Shallows,” a powerful tale of the Cthulhu Mythos. The capstone to the collection is a previously unpublished novella of supernatural terror, “Mother of Stone.” With an introduction by Jeffrey Ford and an afterword by Laird Barron.
John Langan is the author of the short story collection Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters (2008) and the novel House of Windows (2009).
Introduction: Reading Langan, by Jeffrey Ford
How the Day Runs Down
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky
City of the Dog
June, 1987. Hitchhiking. Mr. Norris.
Mother of Stone
Afterword: Note Found in a Glenfiddich Bottle, by Laird Barron
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 29 January, 2013.