Gollancz Literary / Horror HB / ETPB November £14.99 / £13.99 448pp 978 1 473 22117 8 / 978 1 473 22118 5 eBook: £6.99 / 978 1 473 22120 8 Audio: £9.99 / 978 1 473 22245 8 / 3 hrs
‘Original and gripping, a page-turner’ – George R. R. Martin on The Fireman
JOE HILL Strange Weather
This stunning collection of novellas from awardwinning bestseller Joe Hill makes compelling and powerful reading.
‘Snapshot, 1988’, tells the story of an adolescent in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid instant camera that swipes memories.
In ‘Aloft’ a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.
In ‘Hard Rain Gonna Fall’, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn’t safely under cover.
Finally, in ‘Loaded’ a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it.
Beautifully written, they form a stand-out collection of stunning stand-alone novellas with appeal for the mainstream as well as the genre reader.
Joe Hill is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of the A.E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize, William Crawford, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. His short fiction has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America.
Location: USA www.joehillfiction.com T: @Joe_Hill
Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • November 2017