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Collision : Stories

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"J.S. is leaving her footprints on a path blazed by luminaries such as M.R. James, Robert Aickman, Tanith Lee, Kelly Link, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Jeff VanderMeer, Gustave Flaubert, Edgar Allan Poe, Daphne DuMaurier, Leonora Carrington and Charlotte Bronte, to name but a few." -Angela Slatter, Award-winning author of Sourdough and Other Stories, Vigil, and Corpselight A collection of twelve of J.S. Breukelaar's darkest, finest stories with four new works, including the uncanny new novella "Ripples on a Blank Shore." Introduction by award-winning author, Angela Slatter. Relish the Gothic strangeness of "Union Falls," the alien horror of "Rogues Bay 3013," the heartbreaking dystopia of "Glow," the weird mythos of "Ava Rune," and others. This collection from the author of American Monster and the internationally acclaimed and Aurealis Award finalist, Aletheia , announces a new and powerful voice in fantastical fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 218 x 228 x 218mm | 332g
  • Atlanta, United States
  • English
  • Black & White Illustrations
  • 1946154172
  • 9781946154170
  • 34,599

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"The stories are ruthless, nothing is safeaeven the child who offers a lollipop and loses a wrist to the Clint Eastwood dog. Breukelaar experiments with the Gothic and queries the queer. Bedded within the tales is a voluptuous energy that turns pages. Tables pirouette in a blink and, before you know it, the story is eleven shades grimmer." -- Eugen Bacon -- Breach Magazine "J.S. Breukelaar's Collision is speculative fiction that crosses genre. It is a medley of fantasy, horror and science fiction-now and then in a single story, as in 'Rogue Bay 3013', with its lethal angels and engineered beings, and in 'Like Ripples on a Blank Shore', the closing novella about sentient hosts on rampage in Deerport." - Breachzine Oct 2018 (5 Stars) "I immediately felt captivated by J.S. Breukelaar's evocatively descriptive style, her convincing observations of human behavior and the incisive quality of her dialogue. At times it felt as though her characters, and the worlds they inhabited, were leaping off the page, demanding my full attention. Although each of the stories is very different, what remains constant throughout the collection is the author's skill in drawing her readers into the fantastical worlds she is describing. Yet these are worlds which, albeit in slightly distorted ways, are often all too easily recognizable, possibly because there is always an element of people struggling to make sense of, and adjust to, the world they are inhabiting." -- Linda Hepworth -- NB Magazine "(4 stars) Collision transcends the borders of horror writing by creating fantastical and near real-life world with simple twists that keep them tangible but still impossible to predict." Rachel Gonzalez, Paperback Paris "Breukelaar's delectable prose draws in the reader, and I frequently found myself in that perfect hypnotic state where I forgot I was readingthe highest honour one can bestow on an author, in my opinion." Kris Ashton, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine "J.S. is leaving her footprints on a path blazed by luminaries such as M.R. James, Robert Aickman, Tanith Lee, Kelly Link, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Jeff VanderMeer, Gustave Flaubert, Edgar Allan Poe, Daphne DuMaurier, Leonora Carrington and Charlotte Bronte, to name but a few." -- Angela Slatter, Award-winning author of Sourdough and Other Stories, Vigil, and Corpselight " Collision: Stories , should be on your ''must read'' list. Breukelaar... writes in a clean, incisive style with razor-sharp opening hooks, while blending the literary, the speculative, and the weird." Paula Guran, Locus Magazine "There's an ethereal and dreamlike quality to Breukelaar's prose that demands attention and reflection that keep the reader enthralled beyond the last page." Aimee Lindorff, Aurealis Magazine
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About J.S. Breukelaar

J.S. Breukelaar is the author of the Aurealis-nominated novel Aletheia, and American Monster, a Wonderland Award finalist. She has published stories, poems and essays in publications such as Gamut, Black Static, Unnerving, Lightspeed, Lamplight and elsewhere. She is a columnist and regular instructor at LitReactor.com. California-born and New York raised, she currently lives in Sydney, Australia with her family. You can find her at www.thelivingsuitcase.com.
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69 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (28)
3 23% (16)
2 10% (7)
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