“With their latest collection, Koch cranks things up to a fever pitch with surreal tales that stretch the boundaries of horror fiction to the breaking point.”
The horrifying new collection from the author of The Wingspan of Severed Hands
Why we’re excited about this book:
Joe Koch is a relative newcomer to the horror fiction scene, but in just a few years their fiction has taken the world by storm. Author of the novella The Wingspan of Severed Hands, Koch’s fiction has been featured in such publications as Dark Recesses Press, Sanitarium Magazine, Pins & Needles, Aphotic Realm, Black Telephone, Coffin Bell, and such anthologies as Field Notes from a Nightmare: An Anthology of Ecological Horror, Antifa Splatterpunk, and The Dead Inside, among others. With their latest collection, Koch cranks things up to a fever pitch with surreal tales that stretch the boundaries of horror fiction to the breaking point. Eric LaRocca (Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke) says: “There’s something to be said of a writer with an exceptional dexterity when it comes to language, an expert prowess when it concerns crafting beguiling and truly visceral text that will mystify and astound even the most temperamental of readers. Joe Koch is indeed a writer with such a gift—an immense talent when it comes to language that spellbinds, enchants, and bewilders the reader until they are transformed. Their work is magnetic, transformative, and alluring while simultaneously serving as something especially grotesque.”, and Laird Barron (The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All) says: “Joe Koch is a phenomenal talent who writes with poetic fury. Heart-rending and fearsome, Convulsive joins a handful of collections that show off the range and importance of contemporary horror.”
Unleashing 19 April 2022 from Apocalypse Party, Convulsive by Joe Koch is available for pre-order now.