The Thread of the Infinite
Edited by Dean M. Drinkel, foreword by Steven Savile, and contributions by Cate Gardner, Adrian Cole, Marie O’Regan, Phil Sloman, Stephanie Ellis, Adrian Chamberlin, Allen Ashley, Leah Crowley, and Dean M. Drinkel
What is industrial horror? Is it smoke stacks and gas towers? Is it the metal cranes of the shipyards turned golem? The stuff of our nightmares has been evolving since the industrial revolution and the rise of the machines… Machines aren’t our friends. We were told they would bring freedom and leisure time, three day weeks and the like, but what they brought was redundancy, replacement, and the scrap heaps of life. How can you not look for horror in something capable of so much wholesale destruction of hope? And that’s what’s waiting for you in here, the wholesale destruction of hope at the hands of twisted industrial landscapes, smoke stacks and gas towers and metal golems that have no souls, no spirits, and can so easily drape themselves in our skins and walk in our shoes, doing everything we can do, faster, and with ruthless efficiency, removing the need for us. That’s the world these stories live in, and it’s a bleak place.
Published Aug 01, 2019 • 320 pages • 198 × 129mm • ISBNs: 978-1-911390-71-8 • 978-1-911390-72-5