THE ANA LOG & OTHER ANOMALIES by Michael Gray Baughan
A weird host is gathering at the borders of the known world, beyond the zones of comfort and certainty. Dark harbingers of a dark age. Flickering on the periphery. Strange and awesome and terrific, in the oldest senses of the words. Most of us keep our heads trained down or forward, hoping not to notice. But some are wired for wider vision. Some, by choice or circumstance, cannot help but turn their heads and look. In the hands and minds of these troubled individuals, technology becomes an engine of doom and revelation. Relationships fracture and release ancient entities. Bodies grow new limbs. Sleeping monsters and vestigial senses awaken, granting greater capacities for fear and wonder. Inventions and experiments go horribly awry.
The Ana Log & Other Anomalies documents thirteen incursions of the aberrant and the uncanny into lives already in flux. Thirteen tall tales told to frighten and entertain, but also field books of expeditions in search of those more elusive emotions that can make weird fiction such a transformative medium. Come inside if this sounds like fun. Fair warning, friend: the price of entry is low, but the exit may cost you everything.
Cover art by Alessandro Amoruso