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Book Title: Swift to Chase: A Collection of Stories|
The author of the book: Laird Barron
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Date of issue: October 7th 2016
Read full description of the books:Introduction by Paul Tremblay
Publishers Weekly top ten list for most anticipated horror/Scifi Fall 2016 releases.
Laird Barron’s fourth collection gathers a dozen stories set against the backdrops of the Alaskan wilderness, far-future dystopias, and giallo-fueled nightmare vistas.
All hell breaks loose in a massive apartment complex when a modern day Jack the Ripper strikes under cover of a blizzard; a woman, famous for surviving a massacre, hits the road to flee the limelight and finds her misadventures have only begun; while tracking a missing B-movie actor, a team of man hunters crashes in the Yukon Delta and soon realize the Arctic is another name for hell; an atomic-powered cyborg war dog loyally assists his master in the overthrow of a far-future dystopian empire; following an occult initiation ritual, a man is stalked by a psychopathic sorority girl and her team of horrifically disfigured henchmen; a rich lunatic invites several high school classmates to his mansion for a night of sex, drugs, and CIA-funded black ops experiments; and other glimpses into occulted realities a razor’s slice beyond our own.
Combining hardboiled noir, psychological horror, and the occult, Swift to Chase continues three-time Shirley Jackson Award winner Barron’s harrowing inquiry into the darkness of the human heart.
Read information about the authorI spent my youth in Alaska where I worked in the fishing and construction industries and raced sled dogs. I retired from racing around 1995, moved to Washington State, and dedicated myself to writing.
Gordon Van Gelder gave me my professional fiction debut when he published "Shiva, Open Your Eye" in the September issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. My debut collection, The Imago Sequence & Other Stories, was published in 2007 by Night Shade Books. My first novel, The Light Is the Darkness, was published in 2011 by Infernal House, followed by The Croning in 2012 from Night Shade Books.
I write stories with elements of crime and horror. I'm fond of pulp, historicals, science fiction, and noir. Typically, my work combines one or more of these elements with a horrific or weird supernatural intrusion. Cormac McCarthy, Roger Zelazny, Michael Shea, Anne Sexton, Martin Cruz Smith, Angela Carter, T.E.D Klein, Peter Straub--these are a few of my favorite authors and my light in the distance when it gets dark.
Scotch is my favorite drink. Roger Miller and Marty Robbins are my favorite singers. Blood Meridian is the best novel I've ever read. I consider earning the loyalty of my old dog my greatest accomplishment. Currently I live in the Hudson Valley and am at work on stories about the evil that men do.
Photo credit belongs to Ardi Alspach
Agent: Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary Management
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