Ginger Nuts of Horror
Most of us get caught up in a reading rut, we become entrenched in reading only authors that we are familiar with or feel safe reading. It is perfectly understandable, there are thousands of new authors appearing on the scene each year and wading your way through the masses can seem like a daunting task. So in a bid a bid to dig myself out of this rut I have decided to seek out new authors that I have never read before. And to mark this drive there is going to be a new semi regular series where I through the spotlight on the next author to make their way onto my reading list. Today it is the turn of Mark Cassell.
Mark Cassell lives in a rural part of the UK where he often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, and flitting shadows. Primarily a horror writer, his steampunk, dark fantasy, and SF stories have featured in many reputable anthologies and zines.
His best-selling debut novel THE SHADOW FABRIC (2014) started what has now become an expanding mythos of demons, devices, and deceit. Other published work includes SINISTER STITCHES (2015), CHAOS HALO 1.0 (2016), HELL CAT OF THE HOLT (2017), and most recently IN THE COMPANY OF FALSE GODS (2017).
To snatch up Mark's free stories, go to www.markcassell.com or visit the website www.theshadowfabric.co.uk.
I'm going to start with his latest novelette In The Company of False Gods.
When commissioned to build a clockwork construct, wheelchair-bound Attacus doubts his abilities. Once powered up, his creation escapes and runs amok, destroying more than just the town he calls home. Hunting his deadly automaton forces him to confront his past.
He had no idea his creation would take him to the threshold between worlds.
And soon he finds himself ...
In the Company of False Gods
From Mark Cassell, author of the best-selling supernatural horror novel The Shadow Fabric, comes a Lovecraftian steampunk novelette.