Cover Art by Kathrin Longhurst.
Word Horde presents the debut collection from critically-acclaimed Weird Fiction author Nadia Bulkin. Dreamlike, poignant, and unabashedly socio-political, She Said Destroy includes three stories nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award, four included in Year’s Best anthologies, and one original tale. Plus, an introduction by Paul Tremblay.
“Weird fiction has been stuck in the era of new-fangled radio sets and fifteen-cent pulp magazines for ninety years. Finally, Nadia Bulkin has come to drag us kicking and screaming into the horrors of The Endless Now with a collection of hip, ultracontemporary, politically astute, and chilling stories.” – Nick Mamatas, author of I Am Providence and The Last Weekend
“Bulkin delivers a dose of delicious darkness with her debut collection.” – World Fantasy Award-winning editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia
“An expert balance of the fantastic and horrific, She Said Destroy is a prime example of how modern fabulism continues to reinvigorate and reinvent all modes of speculative fiction. This book is inventive, insightful, and inspiring, not to mention unnerving. The stories inside deftly blend the horrors of the cosmic with those of the personal, evoking awe both terrifying and sublime. Nadia Bulkin’s writing is beautiful, exciting, and a stellar contribution to the field of fantastic literature.” –Simon Strantzas, author of Burnt Black Suns
The Five Stages of Grief
And When She Was Bad
Only Unity Saves the Damned
Red Goat, Black Goat
Seven Minutes in Heaven
Girl, I Love You
Violet is the Color of Your Energy
Truth is Order and Order is Truth
No Gods, No Masters