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Entropy in bloom : stories
Johnson, Jeremy Robert, 1977- author.
Uniform Title:
Short stories. Selections
Publication Information:
New York : Night Shade Books, [2017]
Physical Description:
xiii, 252 pages ; 24 cm
"For more than a decade, Jeremy Robert Johnson has been bubbling under the surface of both literary and genre fiction. His short stories present a brilliantly dark and audaciously weird realm where cosmic nightmares collide with all-too-human characters and apocalypses of all shapes and sizes loom ominously. In "Persistence Hunting, " a lonely distance runner is seduced into a brutal life of crime with an ever-narrowing path for escape. In "When Susurrus Stirs, " an unlucky pacifist must stop a horrifying parasite from turning his body into a sentient hive. Running through all of Johnson's work is a hallucinatory vision and deeply-felt empathy, earning the author a reputation as one of today's most daring and thrilling writers. Featuring the best of his previously independently-published short fiction, as well as an exclusive, never-before-published novella "The Sleep of Judges"--Where a father's fight against the denizens of a drug den becomes a mind-bending suburban nightmare--Entropy in Bloom is a perfect compendium for avid fans and an ideal entry point for adventurous readers seeking the humor, heartbreak, and terror of JRJ's strange new worlds"--
The league of zeroes -- Persistence hunting -- The oarsman -- The gravity of Benham Falls -- Dissociative skills -- Snowfall -- When Susurrus stirs -- Luminary -- Trigger variation -- Cathedral mother -- Swimming in the house of the sea -- Saturn's game -- The sharp-dressed man at the end of the line -- A flood of Harriers -- States of glass -- The sleep of judges.
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