Book List in Order:25 titles

  • Jeffrey Ford''s stories often start out as seemingly everyday realist and then the weird comes crashing in, maybe a tiny small unexpected light in a dark house, maybe a hole that a kid finds they have to explore. Big Dark Hole is about the big dark h...


  • Out of Body is a dark fantasy thriller from multi-award-winning author Jeffrey Ford.A small-town librarian witnesses a murder at his local deli, and what had been routine sleep paralysis begins to transform into something far more disturbing. The tra...


  • Author of the fantastic and the bizarre, Jeffrey Ford's work has won awards and acclaim across the globe for his stories of humor, horror, and unconventional beauty. "Powerful and disturbing in the best possible way" (Gawker) and "Intensely engaging"...


  • A bold and intriguing fabulist novel that reimagines two of the most legendary characters in American literature -- Captain Ahab and Ishmael of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick -- from the critically acclaimed Edgar and World Fantasy award-winning autho...


  • Three friends go looking for treasure and find horror in Jeffrey Ford's THE TWILIGHT PARIAH. All Maggie, Russell, and Henry wanted out of their last college vacation was to get drunk and play archaeologist in an old house in the woods outside of ...


  • Emily Dickinson takes a carriage ride with Death. A couple are invited over to a neighbor's daughter's exorcism. A country witch with a sea-captain's head in a glass globe intercedes on behalf of abused and abandoned children. In July of 1915, in Har...


  • A modern fable based on the labyrinths created by us all Belius has led a peaceful if not uneventful existence until now, as far as minotaurs’ lives go. He mostly keeps to his house, avoiding anyone outside of his family. Despite his human parentsâ...


  • The Thyme Fiend by Jeffrey Ford is a dark fantasy novelette about a young man who can only prevent seeing visions by eating or smoking thyme. When he finds the skeleton of a missing man the skeleton begins to haunt him. What does it want? "Surely '...


  • The story of a secret, privately funded, late 60's space mission as told by the science fiction writer who was aboard....






  • "A Terror" is a dark fantasy/horror novelette about a strange encounter Miss Emily Dickinson has one early September morning, and the consequences for her and others....


  • From the unparalleled imagination of award-winning author Jeffrey Ford come twenty short stories (one, "The Wish Head," written expressly for this collection) that boldly redefine the world. Crackpot Palace is a sumptuous feast of the unexpected -- a...


  • in Naked City

    In this thrilling collection of original stories some of today's hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill, and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief. In Jim Butcher's "Curses" Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse...


  • At times literary, at other times surreal, this collection offers a diverse range of stories that deal with real-life conflicts, human values, and coming-of-age experiences, all placed within fantastical settings. An author’s search for an elusive ...


  • There is a town that brews a strange intoxicant from a rare fruit called the deathberry--and once a year a handful of citizens are selected to drink it. . . . There is a life lived beneath the water--among rotted buildings and bloated corpses--by...


  • In New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy laments the approaching close of summer and the advent of sixth grade. Growing up in a household with an overworked father whom he rarely sees, an alcoholic mother who p...


  • The Great Depression has bound a nation in despair - and only a privileged few have risen above it: the exorbitantly wealthy . . . and the hucksters who feed upon them. Diego, a seventeen-year-old illegal Mexican immigrant, owes his salvation to mast...


  • Mixing the mundane with the metaphysical, the pairings of the everyday and the extraordinary in this collection of short fiction yield supernatural results—a young musician perceives another world while drinking coffee; a fairy chronicles his busy ...


  • At times literary, at other times surreal, this collection offers a diverse range of stories that deal with real-life conflicts, human values, and coming-of-age experiences, all placed within fantastical settings. An author’s search for an elusive ...


  • A mysterious and richly evocative novel, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque tells the story of portraitist Piero Piambo, who is offered a commission unlike any other. The client is Mrs. Charbuque, a wealthy and elusive woman who asks Piambo to paint her ...


  • in Year's Best Fantasy 3

    The door to fantastic worlds, skewed realities, and breathtaking other realms is opened wide to you once more in this third anthology of the finest short fantasy fiction to emerge over the past year, compiled by acclaimed editor David G. Hartwell. Ra...


  • Jeffrey Ford's World Fantasy Award-winner The Physiognomy introduce Cley, master of a twisted and terming science in a nightmare city. In the brilliantly audacious Memoranda , the reformed physiognomist embarked on a surreal quest through the mind of...


  • The acclaimed author of the World Fantasy Award-winning New York Times Notable novel, The Physiognomy, returns us now to a shadow purgatory of strange dreams and striking moral ambiguities.Once Cley held a position of respect and fear in Master Drach...


  • The world of the Well-Built City thrives on the study of the body shape to predict the outcome of a person's personality, deepest secrets, and future, and Physiognomist First Class Cley--a man who shapes generations--is plunged into a horrific world ...



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