Cast a Cold Eye

Cast a Cold Eye

by Derryl Murphy, William Shunn

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Overview

"A genuinely spooky story that lies somewhere near the place where fantasy, horror, and science fiction meet." —Harry Turtledove

From Aurora and Sunburst Award nominee Derryl Murphy and Hugo and Nebula Award nominee William Shunn comes a chilling ghost story set in the aftermath of the worst pandemic the world has ever known.

1921. Rural Nebraska. In a region devastated by Spanish flu, where not a single life has gone unscathed by tragedy, 15-year-old Luke Bryant has lost more than most. Orphaned, Luke toils as a farmhand for his strict uncle and aunt, barely recalling a world not gray, deadening, and oppressive. Worse, he can't so much as visit the graves of his parents without the statues in the cemetery opening their stony eyes and watching his every move.

Enter Annabelle Tupper, itinerant spirit photographer. Half-blinded by the chemicals of her trade, she travels the countryside in pursuit of the ghost of her dead husband. When a local pastor arranges for Annabelle to take on the boy as an apprentice, both find their every belief turned upside-down. For Annabelle, eking out a bare living while trying not to be run out of town as a charlatan, Luke represents a power she can only dream of. But for Luke—reluctant, resentful, and increasingly violent—the older woman stands for every nightmare that haunts his waking hours.

As more and more restless spirits converge on the unblinking eye of Annabelle's camera, Luke's only hope for peace will be to confront the most terrifying specters of all—the ones he carries inside.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163147014
Publisher: Sinister Regard
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 492,179
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Derryl Murphy is the author of the Aurora Award–nominated math-as-magic novel Napier’s Bones, the collection Over the Darkened Landscape, which made the shortlist for the Sunburst Award, the novella Cast a Cold Eye with William Shunn, and a collection of ecological science fiction, Wasps at the Speed of Sound. He lives with his wife in Saskatoon, and often wonders how he got old enough to have two adult sons.

William Shunn is the author of the acclaimed memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a
Reluctant Missionary.
Since his first publication in 1993, his short fiction has appeared in Salon, Storyteller, Bloodstone Review, Newtown Literary, Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, Realms of Fantasy, Electric Velocipede, and various anthologies and year’s-best collections. His work has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Association for Mormon Letters Award. His chapbook An Alternate History of the 21st Century appeared from Spilt Milk Press in 2007, and his novella Cast a Cold Eye, written with Derryl Murphy, came out from PS Publishing in 2009. He lives in New York City.

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