“With her latest, Amor presents a story of a woman desperate to regain control of her shattered life, with gruesome body horror and the psychological chills she’s known for.”
Desperate and willing to try anything, Magpie’s idea well has run dry. Her life is falling apart all around her, and just when she thinks things could not get any worse, she finds herself.
Well … actually she finds her own dead body.
And there’s a man standing near her body, someone strange yet familiar.
What could he want? Why can’t she remember what happened? Why can’t she remember anything?
Two eyes watch from an observation screen, the room full of sensors and computers. Is Magpie the subject here, or a practitioner? There’s something else too, beyond the glass … an unknown outline, shrouded in darkness.
With Magpie’s missing memories the prey, and reality slipping fast, she realizes the only way to survive is to become the hunter.
Why we’re excited about this book:
In just a few years, Gemma Amor has become quite well-known in the world of disturbing horror fiction. The author of Dear Laura, Cruel Works of Nature, Girl on Fire, Six Rooms, These Wounds We Make, and White Pines, Amor’s short fiction has been featured in such anthologies as Other Voices, Other Tombs, Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic, The Trees Have Eyes, and A Woman Built by Man among others. She also edited (with Cynthia Pelayo and Laurel Hightower) We Are Wolves, and many of her stories have been featured on the NoSleep Podcast. She co-created, wrote, and starred in the Calling Darkness podcast with actress Kate Siegel. With her latest, Amor presents a story of a woman desperate to regain control of her shattered life, with gruesome body horror and the psychological chills she’s known for. Eric LaRocca (Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke) calls the book: “Astonishing and totally unique, Gemma Amor writes so fearlessly that it feels as if she were baring her soul in Full Immersion. An intricately crafted and superbly rendered vision of horror-fantasy from one of the genre’s most brilliant and devastating voices.”, and Hailey Piper (Queen of Teeth, The Worms and His Kings) says: “Powered by dread from the very beginning, Full Immersion is a full-throated scream in the heart. Gemma Amor wields an ever-tightening emotional vice, constantly questioning and challenging the malevolent unreality we accept as our lives. A harrowing inward odyssey.”
Releasing 13 September 2022 from Angry Robot, Full Immersion by Gemma Amor is available for pre-order now.