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Nightmares in Analog: Three Supernatural Tales by Jonathan Chateau

Nightmares in Analog: Three Supernatural TalesJonathan Chateau

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Nightmares in Analog is a collection of three supernatural tales: a VCR that channels the dead, a sports drink that turns men into gods & a shopping mall laid siege by an aquatic enemy.

Video is Dead 

The fading memories Jacob has of his deceased mother are buried on a few VHS home movies. Recently haunted by recurring dreams of her, he sets out to pick up a used VCR and finds one at a local yard sale. 

However, this is no ordinary VCR. According to the owner, this particular model not only plays movies, but it allows one to communicate with the dead. 

Fueled by curiosity, Jacob takes it home and soon discovers that what he possesses opens a doorway to darkness, death, and lust. 

Energy Drink 

Miller is frustrated. Hours at the gym and nothing to show for it. But once a coworker introduces him to RECRÜT, a sports energy drink that guarantees results, the gains come quick. 

It isn’t long before Miller attains the godlike physique he’s always wanted. Unfortunately, these twelve little ounces come with a side effect – a high price he never expected to pay. 

And the more RECRÜT he drinks, the more his world begins to unravel, uncovering a sinister side of himself he never knew existed. 

The Saltwater Marathon 

For the past six months, Bryan Combs has been consumed with guilt. He cheated on his wife, Sirena, and fell for the seductive charms of his boss, Carmela. The adultery proved too great for Sirena to handle, so she hopped in her car and drove it into the ocean. Her body was never recovered. 

While the fling may have ended, the remorse remains, and now Bryan buries himself at work, opting for late night shifts at the mall, often drinking himself to sleep in the back office of his once beloved job. 

But everything changes the morning they show up… 

Strangers at his office door… screaming, pleading and begging him to open the door because they’re being pursued and desperately need somewhere to hide. As he awakens from his drunken stupor, he begins to wonder if this some sick joke put on by Carmela? Retribution against him for ending their torrid affair? 

Bryan wouldn’t be sure until he let these strangers inside. However, once he does, he soon witnesses for himself what has these people so afraid, so panicked, that he finds it impossible to stay caught in his spiral of self-loathing.

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Skin Folk: Stories by Nalo Hopkinson

Skin Folk: StoriesNalo Hopkinson

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The SFWA Grand Master’s award-winning collection “combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling” (Library Journal).

In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribbean folklore, passionate love to chilling horror, Nalo Hopkinson is at her award-winning best, spinning tales like “Precious,” in which the narrator spews valuable coins and gems from her mouth whenever she attempts to talk or sing. In “A Habit of Waste,” a self-conscious woman undergoes elective surgery to alter her appearance; days later she’s shocked to see her former body climbing onto a public bus. In “The Glass Bottle Trick,” the young protagonist ignores her intuition regarding her new husband’s superstitions–to horrifying consequences.

Hopkinson’s unique pacing and vibrant dialogue sets a steady beat for stories that illustrate why she received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Entertaining, challenging, and alluring, Skin Folk is not to be missed.

Praise for Nalo Hopkinson and the World Fantasy Award–winning Skin Folk

“Hopkinson’s prose is vivid and immediate.” —The Washington Post Book World

“An important new writer.” —The Dallas Morning News

“Her descriptions of ordinary people finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances ring true, the result of her strong evocation of place and her ear for dialect.” —Publishers Weekly

“A marvelous display of Nalo Hopkinson’s talents, skills and insights into the human conditions of life, especially of the fantastic realities of the Caribbean . . . Everything is possible in her imagination.” —Science Fiction Chronicle

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The Window by Thomas Gloom

The WindowThomas Gloom

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A haunted past…

…a terrifying future.

The present is a battleground for Mark’s mind, and possibly, his life.

Mark is a recovered drug addict, but after losing his parents in a freak accident, his life is set on a trajectory that he never would have guessed. Will he fall back into his old ways?

While fighting to keep hold of his sanity, strange occurrences start taking place almost as if he is following a well laid plan, and the same name keeps appearing at every turn. Who is The Family, and why does it seem like Mark’s parents were connected with this strange cult?

As the mystery begins to unravel, he unearths secrets rooted in control, manipulation, and blood. He must learn to conquer his own demons in order to face off against the pure evil lurking so close to home.

The shocking conclusion to this slow burning tale is sure to leave your jaw on the floor!

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