“In The Dinosaur Tourist, Caitlín R. Kiernan’s fifteenth collection of short fiction, nineteen tales of the unexpected and the uncanny explore that treacherous gulf between what we suppose the world to be and what might actually be waiting out beyond the edges of our day-to-day experience.”
An investigative journalist known for debunking pseudoscience tests a VR system that treats its patients through scenarios based on horror movies. Nothing bad could come of that, right?
A collection of 28 visions from the grim intersection where desire meets destruction, pulled from Kiernan’s own Sirenia Digest magazine.
A collection of short stories that forms a novella, a surreal tapestry of dark fantastique as only Clive Barker could tell.
Hap and Leonard are hired to exchange a sack full of money for a mummified dog corpse; things go wildly amiss from there as the job flops and the duo unearth age-old murders…
“He got on the Trailways bus in Galbraith, North Dakota, booked all the way through to Spokane. But the Help Wanted sign at the diner in Cross Creek was calling his name.”
A retelling of the “12 Dancing Princesses” folktale by way of Zelda Fitzgerald and jazz age opulence, descending down a hotel speak-easy into the realm of faerie.
A child is shocked by what he sees, flees to the city, but is brought back to live with his increasingly deranged parent. Hope seems lost, until the arrival of a strange record-taker with a gun.
Vampire detective Trevor Lawson heads north to Perdition, seeking a wealthy man’s son who took up with a band of outlaws. But the vampiric Dark Society is ever on his heels…
Vampire detective Trevor Lawson, fighting against his supernatural affliction, accepts a job to find a woman abducted by vampires in the Louisiana bayou.
Tom Holbrook kills himself to arrive at a purgatorial shadow-world, hell-bent on making a former college friend suffer for the murder of Tom’s crush…