Damnation Games coming later in 2022

Apr 6, 2022

I was very happy when Clan Destine Press asked me if I’d like to edit together an anthology of horror stories for them. I said, “What about supernatural horror and crime, combined?” and they said, “Fuck, yes!” Thus was the concept for Damnation Games born. It’s no secret to anyone that I’m a huge fan of Clive Barker – his work has influenced mine more than anyone else. So yes, the name is a nod to the debut Clive Barker novel, The Damnation Game. But that’s only a tiny hint at what will hopefully be a book full of wild and varied takes on the theme.

I asked a slew of amazingly talented writers to send me stories for this and I can’t believe they said yes. Honestly, you wait until you read this anthology., it’s a banger.

Meanwhile, feast your peepers on the wonderful cover art by the talented Luke Spooner of Carrion House. I can’t believe what an amazing job he’s done here, it looks fantastic. I’m so excited for this book. It should be out in late-2022, so watch this space for more news.

The contributors are (alphabetical order):

Aaron Dries – “Kookaburra Cruel”
Alan Baxter – “The Question”
Chris Mason – “Miss Jam”
Cina Pelayo – “She sleeps, nor dreams, but ever dwells”
Dan Rabarts – “Spool”
Gabino Iglesias – “The End Will Emerge from the Filth”
Gemma Amor – “The Zoo”
Gemma Files – “Black Cohosh”
Gene Flynn – “A Bitter Yellow Sea”
J Ashley-Smith – “Men Without Faces”
Joanne Anderton – “The Infinity Effect”
John F.D. Taff – “Ghost Gun”
Kaaron Warren – “Remnants and Bad Water”
Kyla Lee Ward – “The Value of Graves”
Lee Murray – “The Hungry Bones”
Maria Lewis – “The Invited”
Philip Fracassi – “The Resident”
Rick Kennett – “The Faces in Morgan Alley”
Robert Hood – “Dangerous Specimens”

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