A Natural History of Hell

Jeffrey Ford
fantasy, short stories
A Natural History of Hell - Jeffrey Ford

Cover illustration by Jeffrey Alan Love.

A book of fantastic stories about the hell on earth that is living.

Emily Dickinson takes a carriage ride with Death. A couple are invited over to a neighbor’s daughter’s exorcism. A country witch with a sea-captain’s head in a glass globe intercedes on behalf of abused and abandoned children. In July of 1915, in Hardin County, Ohio, a boy sees ghosts. Explore contemporary natural history in a baker’s dozen of exhilarating visions.


  • The Blameless
  • Word Doll
  • The Angel Seems
  • Mount Chary Galore
  • A Natural History of Autumn
  • The Fairy Enterprise
  • The Thyme Fiend
  • The Last Triangle
  • Hibbler’s Minions
  • Rocket Ship to Hell
  • The Prelate’s Commission
  • A Terror
  • Blood Drive
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Release date: July 12, 2016
Genres: fantasy, short stories
Updated: September 02, 2021