Book Review: Nocturnal Emissions – Author Jeffrey Thomas

Nocturnal Emissions by Jeffrey Thomas

Supernatural “Black Dogs,” UFOs, a vampire shark, parasite-infested children, and a foul-mouthed marionette from another dimension.

These are just some of the dark delights to be found in the forthcoming collection  set for release by Dark Regions Press in September, 2010. NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS, from Jeffrey Thomas – the fertile imagination behind the Punktown and Letters From Hades series, and finalist for the Bram Stoker and John W. Campbell awards. Thomas demonstrates the wide range of his ability in these short stories, novellas and poems, which include:

Godhead Dying Downwards, Thomas’ acclaimed novella, in which a 19th Century priest seeks to solve ghostly mysteries in the British countryside.

The Night Swimmers, in which two brothers investigate UFO sightings in a New England forest.

The Possessed, a “New Weird” style science fiction/horror novella in which three explorers utilize a strange method of traveling to a far world.

Nocturnal Emissions, a novella (or collection of mini stories, if you’d rather) about imbalance, love, TV, a giant floating eye, and other enigmas – one chapter of which features pop star Walter Egan (Magnet and Steel) as its protagonist.

Table Of Contents
Godhead Dying Downwards
The Hosts
The Pool Of Tears
The Night Swimmers
Demeter
Thirteen Poems
Star EST Control
The Possessed
Nocturnal Emissions

Jeffrey Thomas’s latest story collection from our friends over at Dark Region Press is a dark cornucopia filled with juicy tales of the macabre.

The collection starts off with one of the best stories I’ve read this year, “Godhead Dying Down”.  A simple priest, (who we soon find out isn’t just a simple priest), returns to find his ex-flock of worshipers beset by supernatural forces.

Jeff continues from there with the most skin crawling story in the book “The Hosts”.

Another exceptional tale is “The Possessed”. Three explorers find life on a distant planet that isn’t what it appears to be.

The “Thirteen Poems” are just that, thirteen poems. Though I am not a big fan of poetry, I did read through these and found them fun and intriguing.

I really didn’t find a weak story in the book, just some I enjoyed better than others.  Jeffrey Thomas continues to show his great imagination and writing skills. This is an exceptional collection and should be at the top of your to be read pile. Just click on the links above to order.

One final note, Joe Morey from Dark Regions Press has an all new interview in Rue Morgue Magazine.

Editons
A-Z Lettered: 6”x9”, bound in leather, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author’s name, includes artsy end papers, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, colored book ribbon with nice full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a beautiful slipcase and dust jacket.

100 Signed and Limited Hardcovers: 6”x9”, bound in leatherette, stamped on the spine with the title and author’s name, includes 80lb. natural vellum end papers, signed by the author, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, and has a beautiful dust jacket.

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