Eldritch EvolutionsLois H. Gresh
science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories
26 Weird Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Stories
ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS is the first collection of short stories by Lois H. Gresh, one of the most talented writers working these days in the realms of imagination.
These tales of weird fiction blend elements wrung from science fiction, dark fantasy, and horror. Some stories are bent toward bizarre science, others are Lovecratian Mythos tales, and yet others are just twisted. They all share an underlying darkness, pushing Lovecraftian science and themes in new directions. While H. P. Lovecraft incorporated the astronomy and physics ideas of his day (e.g., cosmos-within-cosmos and other dimensions), these stories speculate about modern science: quantum optics, particle physics, chaos theory, string theory, and so forth. Full of unique ideas, bizarre plot twists, and fascinating characters, these tales show a feel for pacing and structure, and a wild sense of humor. They always surprise and delight.
Lois H. Gresh is author of 15 pop science/culture books and 4 science fiction novels from John Wiley & Sons, Random House, and St. Martin's Press. Gresh has also written dozens of short stories, and her work spans genres such as mysteries, thriller, suspense, dark fantasy, horror, and science fiction. She is probably best known for her early weird science fiction stories, which blend computer technology with biology, botany, and post-cyberpunk. She was a staff book reviewer for Science Fiction Weekly from November 2004 through December 2008.
Her books have been translated into many languages and are in print worldwide: Italy, Japan, Spain, Russia, Germany, Portugal, France, Brazil, Thailand, Korea, China, Estonia,