The Moon Will Look Strange

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The Moon Will Look Strange is the debut collection by horror and weird fiction writer Lynda E. Rucker, published by Karōshi Books. With eight reprints and three original stories plus an introduction by Steve Rasnic Tem, The Moon Will Look Strange collects nearly a dozen years of published fiction that originally appeared in venues including The Third Alternative, Black Static, Supernatural Tales and more.

The book is available through Amazon in both Kindle and paperback (see below). I also have a few copies remaining myself if you would like a signed or a signed/personalized copy. Email me at lynda rucker (no space) at gmail dot com. The cost for the book plus shipping (and if you don’t mind a bit of a wait, I can often send books back with someone going to the UK or US and the shipping will be several pounds/dollars less):

Within the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland: €14 (€12 without shipping–as in, if I can hand it over to you in person!)
United Kingdom: £14
Rest of Europe: €16
Rest of world (including US): $20 USD

Karōshi Books is run by award-winning editor Johnny Mains of Noose & Gibbet Publishing, Peter Mark May of Hersham Horror, and Cathy Hurren, a production editor at Routledge.

“Lynda Rucker’s great talent is that she is able to carefully build a perceptive portrayal of the real world and in the process of that exploration find that edge where the everyday dissolves and the numinous begins. Her compelling execution of this transition strongly echoes the work of Robert Aickman.” –from the introduction by Steve Rasnic Tem

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Lynda E. Rucker is an American writer born and raised in the South and currently living in Dublin, Ireland. Her fiction has appeared in such places as The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The Best Horror of the Year, Shadows and Tall Trees, Nightmare Magazine, Postscripts and Supernatural Tales. She is a regular columnist for Black Static.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Steve Rasnic Tem
Author’s Note
The Burned House, Original to this collection
No More A-Roving
The Chance Walker
The Moon Will Look Strange
In Death’s Other Kingdom, Original to this collection
These Foolish Things, Original to this collection
Beneath the Drops
These Things We Have Always Known
Different Angels
The Last Reel

The Moon Will Look Strange, paperback, Amazon UK

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