Edited by Richard Thomas. Foreword by Chuck Wendig. Cover art by Daniele Serra. Interior illustrations by Luke Spooner.
Exigencies is an anthology of 23 original neo-noir stories by emerging authors that blend literary fiction, fantasy, horror, and crime in order to explore an exigency, a tipping point. The writing is a hybrid of page-turning genre-writing and transgressive fiction and show-cases some of the best new writers of Neo-Noir.
Letitia Trent, Joshua Blair, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Kevin Catalano, Heather Foster, Usman T. Malik, Jason Metz, Nathan Beauchamp, Adam Peterson, Damien Angelica Walters, Brendan Detzner, Faith Gardner, Alex Kane, Sarah Read, W. P. Johnson, Barbara Duffey, David James Keaton, Marytza Rubio, Kenneth Cain, Amanda Gowin, Mark Jaskowski, and Axel Taiari.
Richard Thomas (born 1967) is an American author. His focus is on neo-noir fiction, typically touching on the darker aspects of life, including elements of violence, mental instability, breaks in reality, and tragedies. His work is rich in setting and sensory details, and often has a sexual element to it. It has also been called transgressive and grotesque.