“Chambers has a knack for making the ordinary extremely scary with the ability of a natural storyteller, spinning tales that easily slip into your nightmares.”
A man desperately tries to kill his memories. A young girl grows up while standing in the shadow of a terrible monster. A legendary literary writer deals with a chaotic and indifferent universe. Love and death battle it out in a world much like our own. An artist unlocks the secret truths about his adopted city through his art. We see our future from the mother of plagues.
Fifteen tales to haunt your dreams, from the point where the light turns dark. Including, by special arrangement, stories of Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak and Kolchak, the Night Stalker.
Horror comes alive at night. The only safe distance to view the nightmares is a place … on the night border.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Over the years, James Chambers has made quite a name for himself in horror circles. Author of The Engines of Sacrifice, Resurrection House, The Midnight Hour: Saint Lawn Hill and Other Tales, and his short fiction has been published in the Shadows over Main Street series, and Kolchak the Night Stalker: Passages of the Macabre to name a few. Chambers has a knack for making the ordinary extremely scary with the ability of a natural storyteller, spinning tales that easily slip into your nightmares. John FD Taff (author of Little Black Spots and The Fearing) says: “Chambers tells stories with the uneasy familiarity of urban legends or tales told around a campfire on a chilly fall evening. Some of the stories you may have read, others leap out at you for the first time. ‘Kolchak The Night Stalker: The Lost Boy’ fluidly takes you back to that ’70s television show, while the closer, ‘Red Mami’, is a stunner. Highly recommended!”
Why James is excited about this book:
“On the Night Border collects many of what I consider my best stories from the past fifteen or so years. It emphasizes more recent pieces, including several published here for the first time, but it also reaches back to a few of my older favorites. I’m thrilled about how it came together, how it represents the variety of horror fiction I’ve written over the years, and that it’s all in one book for readers to enjoy. I worked closely with Jennifer Barnes at Raw Dog Screaming Press on the selection and sequence of stories to balance the reading experience cover to cover. And on top of that, I received permission to include two stories I wrote featuring classic licensed characters, Kolchak the Night Stalker and Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak, which I think will be a nice treat for readers. Daniele Serra’s cover vividly captures the mood of the collection, and it’s one of the most striking images I’ve yet had associated with my work.”
Releasing 12 September 2019 from Raw Dog Screaming Press, On the Night Border by James Chambers (with cover art by Daniele Serra) is available for pre-order now.