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Nineteen of the twenty-three stories in this present volume were written in our new century following the release of Nolan's retrospective collection Dark Universe, which covers almost all of his work into the year 2000. This is a new collection representing his best work in the genre of shock fiction over recent years right through 2007.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published December 15th 2007 by Fairwood Press
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Jack
Jul 16, 2014 Jack rated it really liked it
This is a good collection of old school Twilight Zone-style dark fantasy stories, many of which take place in the Kansas City area. Living not that far away, it was cool to have seen some of the locations mentioned. I love Twilight Zone twists, and there are a lot of them in this book. Every story, in fact. The stories themselves are generally solid. There are a couple that didn't do much for me. Some of the twists have become cliche over the years, but Nolan has been writing for a long time. Th ...more
John Orman
Nov 16, 2012 John Orman rated it really liked it
Most of these creepy-scary stories are told in first-person, connecting the author to the reader through an umbilical cord of blood. I met Nolan, a resident of Bend, OR, at the OryCon Science Fiction Convention in Portland, OR last September. He seems so quiet and reserved to have generated these shocking stories!

I especially liked "The Clown's Daughter," though not sure why everything associated with a clown just has to be scary!

In "The Alien," starts with a bang--a bang of an alien's craft cra
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Allison
Jul 05, 2010 Allison rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
A good horror story is a meditation on the universal theme of the fear and loss that are inherent in the human condition. These are not good horror stories. These are mediocre, show-offy, smart-ass stories by an author who is terribly impressed with his own cleverness -- the little self-congratulatory introductions to the stories are insufferable, the stories probably would have come across a little better without them. Really, really disappointing.
Joe  Noir
Jan 18, 2013 Joe Noir rated it really liked it
If you are a Nolan fan, or a fan of Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, or the dark fantasy that Ray Bradbury used to write, this is the book for you. As good as his other collections: Dark Universe, and Nightworlds.
Beautiful cover and book design by Patrick Swenson.
Lori
Sep 04, 2008 Lori rated it liked it
Very Interesting. Kind of cool that the author lives in Bend, Oregon, since I'm from Oregon. A lot of the stories seemed like they could be episodes for "The Twilight Zone."
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William F. Nolan is a great author.
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William F. Nolan is best known as the co-author (with George Clayton Johnson) of Logan's Run -- a science fiction novel that went on to become a movie, a television series and is about to become a movie again -- and as single author of its sequels. His short stories have been selected for scores of anthologies and textbooks and he is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Myste ...more
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