The world is a far stranger place than we give it credit for. There, in the things we think familiar, safe, are certain aspects. Our fears and desires given form. Moments that defy explanation. Shadows in our home.
In Malcolm Devlin’s debut collection, change is the only constant. Across ten stories he tackles the unease of transformation, growth and change in a world where horror seeps from the mundane. Childhood anxieties manifest as debased and degraded doppelgängers, fungal blooms are harvested from the backs of dancers and lycanthropes become new social pariahs. The demons we carry inside us are very real indeed, but You Will Grow Into Them.
Taking weird action and horror and bending them into strange and wondrous new shapes, You Will Grow Into Them follows, in the grand tradition of Aickman, Ligotti and Vandermeer, reminding us that the everyday world is a much stranger place than it seems
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Malcolm Devlin’s stories have appeared in Interzone, Black Static and the anthologies Aickman’s Heirs, Gods Memes And Monsters and Nightscript Volume 2. He attended the Clarion West writers’s workshop in 2013.
PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR
‘...a collection of immaculately written tales that deftly mix darkness with a playful imagination. The result are stories that are as entertaining and humane as they are deeply unsettling. We need more stories in the world like these.’
– Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts
‘Devlin’s collection, like Andrew Michael Hurley’s The Loney before it, is set to become one of the decade’s landmarks of English weird.’
– Nina Allan, author of The Race and The Rift
‘Subtle, by turns tender and brutal, and full of the sort of beauty one only
nds in the heart’s darkest corner.’
– Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters
‘Perfectly-pitched, thoroughly disquieting, You Will Grow Into Them is like a light in the darkness, that might lead you home or lure you from the path’
– Angela Slatter, author of The Bitterwood Bible