“With this new collection, Keisling builds the dread to a fever pitch, sending readers deep into the depths of the abyss.”
A radio host transmitting from beyond the grave.
Necromancy might not be the best way to raise a child.
The residents of a town are being replaced by mannequins.
The real motivation behind a historical betrayal.
These tales, plus twelve more, including three never published before.
Cast your doubts aside and take the plunge. Touch the abyss. It’s waiting.
Why we’re excited about this book:
When it comes to relentless dread and existential horror, few writers capture that landscape as well as Todd Keisling. The author of the Monochrome Trilogy, The Final Reconciliation, Scanlines, Devil’s Creek, and a previous collection, Ugly Little Things: Collected Horrors. Keisling’s short stories have been featured in such publications as The Bad Book, Liminal Spaces: An Anthology of Dark Speculative Fiction, and The Hideous Book of Hidden Horrors among others. With this new collection, Keisling builds the dread to a fever pitch, sending readers deep into the depths of the abyss. Sonora Taylor (Seeing Things, Little Paranoias: Stories) says: “Every dark tale in Cold, Black & Infinite worms its way into your brain and soul alike. It reminds us all that Kiesling not only can’t be missed—he won’t be. I absolutely loved this collection.”, and Kealan Patrick Burke (Kin, Sour Candy) says: “Sometimes you read a writer’s work and know it’s only a matter of time before you see their name on the bestseller list. Todd Keisling is one of those names, and one need look no further than the menagerie of horrors that is Cold, Black & Infinite to see why. A stellar collection from a stellar writer.”
Unleashing from Cemetery Dance Publications 26 September 2023, Cold, Black & Infinite: Stories of the Horrific and Strange by Todd Keisling (with an introduction by John Langan) is available for pre-order now.