“With this latest collection, Kelly continues pushing the boundaries of the Weird with personal stories that defy genre and slip into the literary.”
Filtered through the lens of weird fiction, these stories examine identity, grief, abandonment, love, the homeless, and terrible illness.
Over thirty pieces of the weird and strange, three of which are original to this volume.
All the Things We Never See is Michael Kelly’s third fiction collection, timely and curiously menacing.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Michael Kelly is one the most respected names in horror fiction. Editor, writer, promoter of all things weird and strange, his run as series editor for the Years Best Weird Fiction set the standard for the genre, and his Shadows & Tall Trees series is a literal who’s who of the finest writers in weird fiction. His own fiction has appeared in some of the best journals published today, including Black Static and Weird Fiction Review. With this latest collection, Kelly continues pushing the boundaries of the Weird with personal stories that defy genre and slip into the literary. Brian Evenson (Song for the Unraveling of the World) says: “The stories in Michael Kelly’s All the Things We Never See balance on the delicate knife edge of the weird, taking place at the moment of incision, just before the blood rushes to the cut. Full of quiet menace and strangeness, with characters bound into odd relationships both to the world and themselves, relationships they themselves often fail to understand, this is weird fiction at is finest.”
Why Michael’s excited about this book:
“I’m excited about All the Things We Never See because it was supposed to come out a few years ago from another publisher—who dropped the book when ownership changed hands. Such is publishing. So, finally, it sees the light. I’m excited, and a bit nervous, as this, my third collection, though still weird and dark, is less genre-based than my previous two efforts. These stories occupy that liminal space between horror and the literary world, and are more open to interpretation. I’m curious about the reception it might receive.”
Releasing from Undertow Publication 3 September 2019, All the Things We Never See by Michael Kelly is available for pre-order.