Just the one title releasing today, and it’s C. Robert Cargill’s latest work. We have all our fingers and toes firmly crossed he wins the Arthur C. Clarke Award this July for his fantastic Sea of Rust. But today is all about We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories! Read on for a taste.
From the critically acclaimed screenwriter of Doctor Strange and author of Sea of Rust and Queen of the Dark Things comes a hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical and downright diabolical that tantalise and terrorise us: demons, monsters, zombie dinosaurs and Death itself.
In the novella ‘The Soul Thief’s Son’ C. Robert Cargill returns to the terrain of the Queen of the Dark Things to continue the story of Colby Stevens . . .
A Triceratops and an Ankylosaurus join forces to survive a zombie apocalypse that may spell extinction for their kind in ‘Hell Creek’ . . .
In a grand old building atop a crack in the world, an Iraq War veteran must serve a one-year term as a punisher of the damned, condemned to consume the sins of others in the hope that one day he may find peace in ‘In a Clean, White Room’ (co-authored with Scott Derrickson). . .
In ‘The Town That Wasn’t Anymore’, the village of Pine Hill Bluff loses its inhabitants one at a time as the angry dead return when night falls to steal the souls of the living . . .
And in the title story, ‘We Are Where the Nightmares Go’, a little girl crawls through a glowing door beneath her bed and finds herself trapped in a nightmarish wonderland – a crucible of the fragments of children’s bad dreams.
These tales and four more are assembled here as testament to Cargill’s mastery of the phantasmagoric, making We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories a collection of unnerving horror and fantasy will keep you up all night and haunt your waking dreams.
And here’s what people have had to say about Cargill:
‘Sea of Rust is a 40-megaton cruise missile of a novel – it’ll blow you away and lay waste to your heart. It is the most visceral, relentless, breathtaking work of SF in any medium since Mad Max: Fury Road’ Joe hill, Sunday Times bestselling author
‘Like an AI-centred, desert-bound twist on Children of Men, this is a sensitive and smart novel that surprises you with its depth of feeling’ SciFiNow on Sea of Rust
‘Sea of Rust is modern, smart fiction that belies its majesty with a light touch. One of the science fiction books you should read this year’ SF Book
‘To tell the human story, use a robot. Suspense, action, a relentless mind and a profound heart: Sea of Rust has it all’ Justina Robson