“With his latest collection, Fawver presents fifteen timely tales of our slow-motion apocalypse, tapping into our darkest destructive fears.”
Factories that manufacture emptiness.
Cults that worship cosmic blobs.
Strange coming-of-age rites.
Comedy shows for the dying.
Fifteen tales exploring our collective madness.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Readers of weird fiction should be quite familiar with the work of Kurt Fawver. The author of the story collections The Dissolution of Small Worlds and Forever, In Pieces, Fawver’s fiction has graced the pages of such publications as Nightmare Magazine, Weird Whispers, Shadows & Tall Trees, Lovecraft eZine, Lightspeed, Morpheus Tales, and Vastarien, and such anthologies as Thinking Horror Volume I, Into the Darkness, and Test Patterns: Creature Features. With his latest collection, Fawver presents fifteen timely tales of our slow-motion apocalypse, tapping into our darkest destructive fears. Laird Barron (The Croning, Blood Standard) says: “Delightfully acerbic, poetically strange, We are Happy, We are Doomed builds upon bedrock weird fiction influences to rise as its own dark island. If we’re talking about Thomas Ligotti and Michael Cisco, we need to be talking about Kurt Fawver.”, and Christopher Slatsky (The Immeasurable Corpse of Nature) says: “Like some Fortean academic of dread, We are Happy, We are Doomed reads as a hortative colloquy building deliriously until the lecture theater dims and you’re no longer certain what constitutes reality, much less what it means to be human. Fawver is an absolute master of the strange fable.”
Forthcoming 15 December 2021 from Grimscribe Press, We are Happy, We are Doomed by Kurt Fawver is available for pre-order now.