FEARFUL SYMMETRIES by Tom Monteleone
Fearful Symmetries is a very lengthy short story collection, awarded with the Bram Stoker Award, featuring dozens of short stories and very detailed story notes.The collection includes the stories: "Identity Crisis"; "Spare the Child"; "The Mechanical Boy"; "The Night is Freezing Fast"; "Yesterday’s Child"; "In the Fast Lane"; "Nobody’s Perfect"; "No Pain, No Gain"; "The Ring of Truth"; "The Cutty Black Sow"; "Love Letters"; "The Pleasure of Her Company"; "Prodigal Sun"; "Carmella and the Missing Piece"; "The Roadside Scalpel; Newspaper Man"; "The Wager"; "Time Enough for Sleep"; "Triptych di Amore"; "Looking for Mr. Flip"; "Between Floors"; "A Mind is a Terrible Thing"; "Under Your Skin"; "Rehearsals"; "Yog Sothoth Superstar"; "Lux et Veritas".Introduction by Rick Hautala. Cover Art by Wendy Saber Core.From Publishers Weekly:The 27 reprints in Monteleone's story collection span the last 22 years and are as much a chronicle of the course horror fiction has taken in that time as they are of the author's career. Several are solid dark fantasies that strive for a subtle sense of unease rooted in the troubled emotions of their characters. In the best of them, "Rehearsals," a Twilight Zone–type memory tale, a man watches his childhood replay itself as a painful stage drama he's desperate to rewrite. "Love Letters" is a skillfully underplayed blend of supernatural horror and psychological suspense, written as an exchange of letters in which one correspondent reveals an increasingly inhuman sensibility. Monteleone (Eyes of the Virgin, etc.) has used virtually every classic horror trope, from vampires in "Triptych di Amore," in which a seductive lamia destroys celebrity artists over the centuries, to Lovecraftian monsters in the tongue-in-cheek "Yog Sothoth, Superstar."
Published in january 2019Cover Art: Wend Saber Core. Pages: 447 Language: English