Entropy in Bloom: Stories (Paperback)
Night Shade Books, 9781597809252, 280pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
For more than a decade, Jeremy Robert Johnson has been bubbling under the surface of both literary and genre fiction. His short stories present a brilliantly dark and audaciously weird realm where cosmic nightmares collide with all-too-human characters and apocalypses of all shapes and sizes loom ominously. In ?Persistence Hunting, ? a lonely distance runner is seduced into a brutal life of crime with an ever-narrowing path for escape. In ?When Susurrus Stirs, ? an unlucky pacifist must stop a horrifying parasite from turning his body into a sentient hive. Running through all of Johnson's work is a hallucinatory vision and deeply-felt empathy, earning the author a reputation as one of today's most daring and thrilling writers. Featuring the best of his previously independently-published short fiction, as well as an exclusive, never-before-published novella ?The Sleep of Judges where the aftermath of a home burglary becomes a mind-bending suburban nightmare?Entropy in Bloom is a perfect compendium for avid fans and an ideal entry point for adventurous readers seeking the humor, heartbreak, and terror of JRJ's strange new worlds.
About the Author
Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of the critically-acclaimed cult novel Skullcrack City. His fiction has been praised by the Washington Post and authors like Chuck Palahniuk and David Wong, and has appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines. Johnson lives in Portland, Oregon.