By Laird Barron
To the lengthy culture of eldritch horror pioneered and sophisticated through writers similar to H.P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Thomas Ligotti, comes Laird Barron, an writer whose literary voice invokes the gruesome, the devilish, and the perverse with infrequent depth and remarkable craftsmanship. amassed right here for the 1st time are 9 terrifying stories of cosmic horror, together with the area delusion Award-nominated novella The Imago Sequence, the foreign Horror Guild Award-nominated Proboscis, and the never-before released Procession of the Black Sloth. jointly, those tales, every one a masterstroke of craft and resourceful irony, shape a stunning cycle of distorted evolution, encroaching chaos, and starving insectoid hive-minds hidden simply underneath the possible benign floor of the Earth.
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