Villipede Publications is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Kurt Fawver's horror collection, Forever, in Pieces. The book will feature eighteen of Kurt's delightfully daedal pieces, in the perniciously haunting style that has gained him a quiet, cultish following in the past years. Kurt's work has appeared in magazines such as Morpheus Tales and Encounters as well as in anthologies from Necro Publications, Omnium Gatherum Media, and the regretfully departed Pill Hill Press.
Although Kurt is, by day, a quiet, bookish professor of English in the sunny state of Florida, he's possessed by dark, arcane forces of lexical madness—forces that, during the twilit hours, entreat him to slit open his wrists and his mind so that their terrifying power and subtlety might bleed through him, onto a page, into a story, into a book, and into you, the reader.
In Kurt's debut collection, you will find a melange of lost souls, cosmic horrors, wondrous abysses, and even some good old-fashioned murder. You will be taken to the end of the earth and the end of humanity, to dystopian futures and personal hells. You'll meet conquering gods and unholy messiahs, invisible babies and talking chairs, interdimensional monsters and the monsters we sometimes see all too clearly in the mirrors before our own faces. The stories in Forever, in Pieces will immerse you in loneliness and loss, life and death, love and obsession, and, above all, the shadowed—and often terrible—veil of eternity.
To accompany the disquieted (and disquieting) style of Kurt's work, artist Luke Spooner of Carrion House was contracted to provide his uniquely grim illustrative support for several of the stories.
Scheduled for release November 2013