The From Beyond Bundle, curated by Nick Mamatas:
Weird fiction spent much of the twentieth century as an acquired taste for people with peculiar taste. Not quite horror, only a quasi-science fiction, fantasies without consolation—it was a hard sell. But as the world got weirder, the weird made its move to reclaim its territory from the genres it inspired.
This bundle goes far beyond the classic modes of Weird Fiction. Sure, there's Lovecraftian and Cthulhoid stuff, but it's remixed and detourned, injected into the modes of thriller, of slice-of-life realism, of New Journalism and the avant-garde. Other aspects of the weird, from European decadence to punk rock outsider art, are also well represented, and expanded upon until every genre boundary gives way and every brain cell bursts.
Read more about the TEN books in the bundle, including FOUR StoryBundle exclusives, here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!
Thrall by Mary SanGiovanni
"A feast of both visceral and existential horror—the gut tightens and the mind reels. Mary SanGiovanni joins that select cadre of women writers who are ignoring the safe old tropes and pushing the genre in new directions."– F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of The Keep
Strange Angels by Kathe Koja
"Splendidly written, impossible after the first page to lay aside. It's the best parable I know about the relationship between the critical and creative imaginations."– Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A House of Hollow Wounds by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
"Pulver's skills as a post-Beat visionary are in rare form. A House of Hollow Wounds is a thrilling foray into the dark frontier of the weird."– Laird Barron
Weird Tales of a Bangalorean by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
'I have been a fan of this exceedingly talented newcomer for some time now and this release heightens my opinion of his work. In this golden age of weird fiction we're experiencing, add the name of this weaver of the strange and spectral to your must read list'.– Joseph S Pulver, Sr
The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men by Gabriel Blackwell
"Gabriel Blackwell is a madman. He channels the eldritch paranoia of H.P. Lovecraft so well that this book practically shudders in your fingers. Come to read the 'last letter' of the Master from Providence, Rhode Island but stay for an introduction to Gabriel Blackwell, a master in the making. The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Menis literary gamesmanship of the highest order and a damn good companion in the darkest hours of the night."– Victor LaValle, author of The Devil in Silver
The Damned Highway by Brian Keene and Nick Mamatas
"snaps the chains around familiar Lovecraftiana, and pushes both authors into uncharted territory."– Grim Reviews
The Primal Screamer by Nick Blinko
"Dense, haunted, shot through with black humour."– Raw Vision
Spiritus Ex Machina by LC von Hessen
"LC von Hessen deserves your attention. Mordant wit, vibrant fantasy, keen insight into character, artful eroticism, and an authentically historic voice. Every piece in this collection will reward you."– Michael Cisco, author of The Divinity Student and Antisocieties
Tomorrow's Cthulhu by Scott Gable & C. Dombrowski
"I was pleased with the diversity of the tales, both in subject matter, styles, and by the broad spectrum of humanity we see reflected in its pages. There are some excellent short stories within begging to be turned into scenarios... Ultimately the collection won me over with its new takes on classic Mythos elements, wholesale invention that expands the genre, and through its interest in portraying people of color, women, and LGBTQ peoples, as the heroes and the tragic figures, and not the horror itself."– Reckoning of the Dead)
The Philosopher's Stone by Colin Wilson
'An important literary achievement.'– Library Journal
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price is $15 or more, you get SIX more books (for a total of ten), including four StoryBundle exclusives: Strange Angels by Kathe Koja, A House of Hollow Wounds by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (StoryBundle Exclusive), Weird Tales of a Bangalorean by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy (StoryBundle Exclusive), The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men by Gabriel Blackwell (StoryBundle Exclusive), Spiritus Ex Machina by LC von Hessen (StoryBundle Exclusive) and The Philosopher's Stone by Colin Wilson!
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
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