Simulacrum and Other Possible Realities

by Jason V. Brock
Release date: April 2013
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, horrorweird fiction, short stories

Foreword by William F. Nolan. Introduction by James Robert Smith.

“[Brock] takes characters and situations into places I would never have thought of...” — Richard Matheson

Jason V Brock is one of the most dynamic young writers of weird and science fiction, and this first collection of his short fiction reveals the wide diversity of his talents and the gripping power and intensity of his conceptions. Among these sixteen stories are such masterworks as “P.O.V.,” a multilayered narrative about a grisly murder; “The History of a Letter,” an ingenious riff on the iconic figure of H. P. Lovecraft; “Milton’s Children,” an expansive novella that hints of unthinkable horrors in the Antarctic; and “Simulacrum,” a scintillating science fiction novella that evokes the shade of Philip K. Dick. Also included are thirteen of Brock’s evocative poems. With a foreword by William F. Nolan and an introduction by James Robert Smith.

Jason V Brock has been widely published in magazines, comics, and anthologies such as Butcher Knives & Body Counts, Animal Magnetism,  Fangoria, the Weird Fiction Review, S. T. Joshi’s Black Wings anthology series, Like Water for Quarks, and many others.

Contents:

Foreword: Man of Many Talents, by William F. Nolan
Preface, by Jason V Brock
Introduction, by James Robert Smith
What the Dead’s Eyes Behold
Pathologist’s Roulette
The Central Coast
Passage
One for the Road
Palindrome Syndrome
The Hex Factor
Valve: The Heart as a Metaphor for Postmodern Blight
Valor: A Fable
Dragon
Object Lesson
Dream Poem #00
Where Everything That Is Lost Goes
Godhead: How to Become a God/Goddess in Six Steps
The Underground
Frac/tion
Van Helsing: His True Story
Story of a Blade
P.O.V.
People After Their Murder by the U.S. C.I.A.
“By Any Other Name...”
Fever/Wart
Red-Wat-Shod
Poem from the Future
The History of a Letter
Wind
Black Box
Milton’s Children
Simulacrum
Acknowledgments
About the Author

(updated 2017-05-07)

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