Collision : Stories

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5 Stars "Haunting, Disturbing, Thought-Provoking" - NB Magazine New Scifi Fantasy We Can't Wait to Read - Barnes & Noble 15 Most Anticipated Horror Novels of 2019 - 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 ofAmerican Monsterand 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 12mm | 317.51g
  • Atlanta, United States
  • English
  • 1946154172
  • 9781946154170
  • 1,124,457

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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
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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 California-born and New York raised, she currently lives in Sydney, Australia with her family. You can find her at
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34 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
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3 15% (5)
2 6% (2)
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