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The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell

By Brian Evenson
The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell by Brian Evenson digital book - Fable

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  • Brian’s books are some of our strongest, most reliable sellers. His previous short story collections, Song for the Unraveling for the World (2019) and A Collapse of Horses (2016), have sold 7k and 5k copies respectively. His readership is large and loyal, and continues to expand.
  • This collection has all the aspects that Brian’s readers love: impeccable craftsmanship, dark humor, psychological thrills, and an uncanny relationship to imagination. It also adds a very timely, relevant environmental aspect to his work, really leaning into the horror of climate change and the truly terrifying possibilities of the future.
  • Past review coverage reads like a greatest hits album, with superlatives from the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker,Vulture, starred trade reviews, and more. We’ll include front matter highlighting past praise in the galley and the finished book. We’re expecting to build on this for even more attention and acclaim.
  • Song for the Unraveling of the World won the 2019 Shirley Jackson Award for Single Author Collection and was a finalist for the 2019 Los Angeles Times Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction and the 2019 Big Other Book Award for Fiction. It appeared on best-of-year lists from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NPR. Brian’s work has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award many times.
  • We’ll be continuing to “build the beast” with original art from Sarah Evenson on the cover, which will interlock with the covers of his previous titles.

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21 Reviews

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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Really great mix of stories here, I was very impressed. Title track is a real banger”
Beautifully writtenDescriptive writing
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Diverse charactersBeautifully writtenTwistyUnpredictableDark settingImmersive setting
“One of the best books of the last few years, and one of the best short story compilations I've read in a long time. Calling this "horror" does it a disservice - more a mixture of sci-fi, proto-myths, and weird tales. I always love short story compilations - this one especially goes from strength to strength and bravely tosses out solid, terse story after solid, terse story - great stories and ideas a lesser writer would have hoarded and overloaded and tried to turn into several less-good novels.”

About Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson is the author of over a dozen works of fiction. He has received three O. Henry Prizes for his fiction. His most recent book, Song for the Unraveling of the World, won a World Fantasy Award and a Shirley Jackson Award and was a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction and the Balcones Fiction Prize. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts.

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