Weird House Press (2023)
MONSTERS COME IN EVERY FORM
A starving family in the 1600s is forced to kill and eat a strange blue animal, with hideous consequences. An escaped prisoner finds himself newly imprisoned by the thing to which he has been betrothed. A boy set on losing his virginity loses much more than that. A man returning to his hometown to discover the magic of his youth finds instead the wretched personification of that harrowing time. A homeless man squats in a tomb, much to the chagrin of its original occupant . . .
In this collection, Joshua Rex, acclaimed author of The Inamorta and The Descent and Other Strange Stories, presents a gallery of the monstrous: fifteen raw stories about terror, grief, predators, and horrors historical and present. Lurking in these pages are monsters you never knew were there—creatures and phantoms and foreshadowings crouching in your future, in your worst dreams, in the corners of the ceiling in your room.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Coming April, 2023!
100 Signed and numbered trade paperback editions
Signed by the author and artist
Full color wrap around cover by Luke Spooner
Edited by Joe Morey
DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION
This book will also be available as a very limited-edition A-Z hardcover with slip case (26 copies). Here are the details:
- A-Z deluxe signed & lettered slipcased hardcover edition
- Signed by the author and artist Luke Spooner
- Three extra stories that are not included in the trade paperback edition
- Full color wrap around cover, and special colored endpapers.
PRAISE FOR JOSHUA REX
“I love to read Josh Rex. He’s the poet’s novelist. Dark, funny, mysterious–Josh creates pages that are a joy to get lost in. I would lavish more praise on him if I weren’t so jealous of his writing.”
– NY TIMES BEST-SELLING NOVELIST THOMAS LENNON
“Joshua Rex is a fantastic new talent with a deep appreciation of history, an eye for the telling metaphor and above all a flair for storytelling.”
– SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD-WINNER ALISON LITTLEWOOD
“One of the dynamic young luminaries of weird fiction.”
– S. T. JOSHI
“There are good writers and there are great writers . . . Joshua Rex is a GREAT writer.”
– HEATHER MILLER, AUTHOR OF Knock Knock
“I am left both astounded, and yet envious, of Joshua Rex’s talents.”
– TYLOR JAMES, AUTHOR OF Beneath the Jack O’ Lantern Sky