The Wide Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies by John Langan
Tradepaperback – Hippocampus Press – Aug2013 – 322 pages
John Langan has, in the last few years, established himself as one of the leading voices in contemporary horror literature. Gifted with a supple and mellifluous prose style, an imagination that can conjure up clutching terrors with seeming effortlessness, and a thorough knowledge of the rich heritage of weird fiction, Langan has already garnered his share of accolades. This new collection of nine substantial stories includes such masterworks as “Technicolor,” an ingenious riff on Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death”; “How the Day Runs Down,” a gripping tale of the undead; and “The Shallows,” a powerful tale of the Cthulhu Mythos. The capstone to the collection is a previously unpublished novella of supernatural terror, “Mother of Stone.” With an introduction by Jeffrey Ford and an afterword by Laird Barron.
Introduction: Reading Langan, by Jeffrey Ford
How the Day Runs Down
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky
City of the Dog
June, 1987. Hitchhiking. Mr. Norris.
Mother of Stone
Afterword: Note Found in a Glenfiddich Bottle, by Laird Barron