“With this new collection, Nicolay flexes his storytelling muscles, often traveling into strange and uncharted territory.”
Scott Nicolay returns with an all-new collection.
Eight tales of the uncanny and the macabre.
Includes After and two new novellas.
And at My Back I Always Hear
Why we’re excited about this book:
Readers should be familiar with the works of Scott Nicolay. Founder and host of The Outer Dark, alongside Anya Martin, Scott has his finger firmly on the pulse of weird fiction, showcasing writers that have paved the way, as well as fresh and innovative voices just emerging. The author of Ana Kai Tangata: Tales of the Outer the Other the Damned and the Doomed, Do You Like to Look at Monsters, and Noctuidae, Nicolay’s short fiction has graced the pages of Lovecraft eZine, Phantasmagorium, Nighttrain: Next Weird, Hypnos, and Black Static. Nicolay has also edited and translated several volumes of the works of Jean Ray, including Whiskey Tales, Cruise of Shadows, and Circles of Dread. With this new collection, Nicolay flexes his storytelling muscles, often travelling into strange and uncharted territory. Craig Laurance Gidney (A Spectral Hue) says: “Scott Nicolay is one of the master practitioners of the modern Weird Tale. Whether set on the Jersey Shore or in an unexplored cave, his fiction is imbued with eerie energy. Full of strange monsters and dark magic, these stories are always rooted in character and a strong sense of place. His work belongs alongside Ballingrud and VanderMeer.”, and Nathan Ballingrud (Wounds, North American Lake Monsters) says: “Scott Nicolay’s welcome second collection, And at My Back I Always Hear, shows that he has not lost a step. On the contrary: he’s better than ever. These novellas are sleek, angry, and bloodthirsty. They are also wonderfully, creepily weird. A true delight, from beginning to end.”
Forthcoming from Word Horde 26 April 2022, And at My Back I Always Hear by Scott Nicolay is available for pre-order now.