“We should never assume we know everything there is to know. There will always be hidden aspects of the world yet to be discovered, and discoveries to change the very idea of who we are and the world we live in.”
Æther. The fifth classical element. A myth. A fringe theory no scientist of the modern age would ever take seriously. That is until the dawn of the twentieth century when Professor Goldfarn finally proves its existence and the possibilities it offers.
Soon æther permeates every aspect of the scientific world, fueling new technologies the likes of which the world has never seen. But as it spreads, urban legends begin to grow about side effects no one can explain. What if æther is more than just a power source? What if it has played a part in human evolution? What if it has other properties? Ones that could be used to affect human emotion and thought?
What if it could even be a link between this life and the one that comes after?
Midnight in a Perfect World by Ambrose Ibsen
A mysterious suicide. Horrific specters walking the streets. A drug that promises to change the world. An apocalyptic cult. Something is stirring in the city of Duluth, Minnesota. Ever since a celebrated researcher announced the creation of a new experimental drug—a drug with the potential to cure the mind of countless ills—people have been disappearing. When a grad student involved with the drug's development unexpectedly commits suicide, a private detective is tasked with unearthing the details of her tumultuous final days.
This miracle drug may not be what it seems. Others touched by the...
The End. Those two little words can mean so much. But how will things end...and will it hurt? That’s what we really want to know.
Delve into the darkness and join us at the end of the world. From a blighted sky to an invasion from beyond, from untethered time to one person driven beyond the edge of sanity, from a child’s game to an unseen apocalypse...it’s all imagined here, and imagined darkly.
Inside The Ways We End is a combination of new stories and previously published anthology tales, now re-imagined without word limits, including Cottage of Hunger, The...
Sacrifice by Russell James
Who can save the children from the Woodsman?
Thirty years ago, six high school friends banded together to confront the Woodsman, a murderous specter whose prey was children. None of the friends will ever forget the horror of those weeks…or blood chilling image of the Woodsman.
Now the six have returned to town for a long overdue reunion. Except the Woodsman hasn’t finished with them yet. As a new nightmare unfolds, ripping open old scars and inflicting fresh terror, what will each of them have to sacrifice this time to keep the children safe and the Woodsman at bay?
A young couple in love, taking their first vacation together...
A beautiful lake with a dark past...
Will the ghost that haunts the lake cost them their lives?
Kerry Sweeney and Todd Wexler are young, athletic and deeply in love. They’re planning their first vacation together, planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies to scuba dive in Lake Minnewanka, where a ghost town lies preserved at the bottom of the lake.
But there’s a lot they don’t about the ghosts and spirits that call this lake home....
The Parasite by Ramsey Campbell
Rose Tierney and her husband Bill are successful writers, picking apart films and enlightening the masses.
They are invited to New York to talk business and get invited to a party where one of the guests, a quiet Diana, is interested in the occult. Bill has a tarot card reading and dismisses it out of hand, but when it’s Rose’s turn, it sparks something in her.
That night, she has an odd out-of-body experience and is attacked by an unknown force.
Diana, through a premonition, found Rose and helped her back to her apartment to recover. The assault seems to waken her dormant psychic powers, and...
Crawlspace by Dan Padavona
"Just as Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, and the Splatterpunks did a generation ago, Dan Padavona's CRAWLSPACE represents a seismic shift in the horror genre. An instant -- and important -- classic." - Bram Stoker Award–winning author Brian Keene
Somebody is watching them.
Jerry moves into Kelli's decrepit apartment complex, where a series of bloody murders occurred years ago. Soon Jerry discovers a hidden entrance into the attic, a crawlspace through which he can secretly enter his neighbor's apartment.
But he isn't the only person aware of the secret entrance.
The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past—especially its houses. In this eclectic and impressive collection, thirteen novelists were asked to build their tales around the photo of a dilapidated mansion. They were given two requirements—the house must appear in the story, and it should be a Southern Gothic tale. And they delivered.
From childish demons to a mad novelist, from the Mississippi delta to the Appalachians, this collection from emerging voices and New York Times bestselling authors explores what happens when secrets that...
When Ray Simon receives a desperate call from his childhood friend Kevin, begging him to come visit, Ray can’t say no. Kevin promises to clue him in on shocking discoveries he has made about weird, half-forgotten events in their past—events associated with a summer camp near Kevin’s home in the small town of Blackwater, West Virginia.
But when Ray arrives, Kevin is nowhere to be found. So Ray does some investigating of his own, only to find that no records...
Lost by Gary Devon
Edgar Award Finalist: A teenage psychopath searches for his kidnapped sister in this “remarkable, dark, and exquisite” suspense novel ( The Washington Post Book World).
When Sherman Abbott fires a bullet into his brain in front of his younger sister, Mamie, his mother’s diligent care and faith in his recovery helps him heal into some semblance of his former self. But a year later, though Sherman can walk and talk, he can relate only to Mamie and the vicious dog known as the Chinaman that lives penned up next door.
Then the Abbott house goes up in flames, and Mamie ends up in the hospital,...
An amoral con man, willing to stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
And a tiny northern Maine town, isolated and vulnerable.
Last November, Paskagankee, Maine was shaken to its core, held hostage by a centuries-old curse, terrorized by a brutal killing spree stopped at the last possible moment by new police chief Mike McMahon and beautiful young patrol officer Sharon Dupont.
Now, just as the pair - and the town - is beginning to recover, a new horror comes calling.
Billionaire Seattle software designer Brett Parker is in...