Entropy in Bloom: Stories

Entropy in Bloom: Stories

by Jeremy Robert Johnson


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Entropy in Bloom: Stories by Jeremy Robert Johnson

Available in hardcover for the first time, a collection of cult sensation Jeremy Robert Johnson’s best and most bizarre short fiction, including a brand-new, never-before-published novella.

For more than a decade, Jeremy Robert Johnson has been bubbling under the surface of both literary and genre fiction. His short stories present a brilliantly dark and audaciously weird realm where cosmic nightmares collide with all-too-human characters and apocalypses of all shapes and sizes loom ominously. In “Persistence Hunting,” a lonely distance runner is seduced into a brutal life of crime with an ever-narrowing path for escape. In “When Susurrus Stirs,” an unlucky pacifist must stop a horrifying parasite from turning his body into a sentient hive. Running through all of Johnson’s work is a hallucinatory vision and deeply-felt empathy, earning the author a reputation as one of today’s most daring and thrilling writers.

Featuring the best of his independently-published short fiction, as well as an exclusive, never-before-published novella “The Sleep of Judges”—where a father’s fight against the denizens of a drug den becomes a mind-bending suburban nightmare—Entropy in Bloom is a perfect compendium for avid fans and an ideal entry point for adventurous readers seeking the humor, heartbreak, and terror of JRJ’s strange new worlds.

Table of Contents:

An Introduction by Brian Evenson

The League of Zeroes
Persistence Hunting
The Oarsman
The Gravity of Benham Falls
Dissociative Skills
When Susurrus Stirs
Trigger Variation
Cathedral Mother
Swimming in the House of the Sea
Saturn's Game
The Sharp Dressed Man at the End of the Line
A Flood of Harriers
States of Glass
The Sleep of Judges

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597808958
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of the critically-acclaimed cult novel Skullcrack City. His fiction has been praised by the Washington Post and authors like Chuck Palahniuk and David Wong, and has appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines.

Table of Contents

An Introduction Brian Evenson xi

The League of Zeroes 1

Persistence Hunting 10

The Oarsman 29

The Gravity of Benham Falls 36

Dissociative Skills 48

Snowfall 56

When Susurrus Stirs 61

Luminary 70

Trigger Variation 78

Cathedral Mother 97

Swimming in the House of the Sea 115

Saturn's Game 129

The Sharp-Dressed Man at the End of the Line 141

A Flood of Harriers 149

States of Glass 165

The Sleep of Judges 183

Author's Motes 255

Acknowledgments 261

Publication Credits 263

About the Author 264

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224perweek More than 1 year ago
A third of them I liked. A third of them I did not like and a third of them, I did not understand.