Coming 12 September. Available for pre-order.
Promise collects Christi Nogle’s best futuristic stories ranging from plausible tech-based science fiction to science fantasy stories about aliens in our midst: chameleonic foils hover in the skies, you can order a headset to speak and dream with your dog, and your devices sometimes connect not just to the web but to the underworld.
These tales will recall the stories of Ray Bradbury, television programs such as Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone, and novels such as Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin or Under the Skin by Michel Faber.
They are often strange and dreadful but veer towards themes of hope, potential, promise.
This Idaho author whom we’ve previously profiled has just released The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future, a collection of her horror stories “by turns devastating, horrifying, and beyond beautiful,” and drawing references to ‘Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Shirley Jackson’s “The Renegade,” or Kelly Link’s “Stone Animals.”’ (Read more and choose your favorite book vendor.)
And then there’s the Bram Stoker Award® Nomination…
- Superior Achievement in a First Novel – Beulah (Cemetery Gates Media, 2022)
- Superior Achievement in an Anthology – with Willow Dawn Becker, Mother: Tales of Love and Terror (Weird Little Worlds, 2022)
Her short stories have appeared in many publications, including PseudoPod, Vastarien, Mooncalves, and Horror Library. Follow her at christinogle.com. Her collections Promise and One Eye Opened in That Other Place are coming from Flame Tree Press in 2023 and 2024.
Horror. Dark science fiction. Weird fiction. Literary realism. These are the realms author Christi Nogle travels. She’s published one novel, Beulah — set in a fictional small town in Idaho, loosely based on Buhl and Emmett.
Her short stories have appeared in over fifty publications including PseudoPod, Escape Pod, Vastarien, Nightscript, and Dark Matter Magazine.
Beginning in early 2023, she’ll have three short story collections released: The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future (horror), Promise (dark science fiction and futuristic fantasy), and One Eye Opened in That Other Place (weird fantasy).
[Ed.: Update 2023-02 – Bram Stoker Award® Nominee]
Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?
I like to write in the evenings, usually in the living room with my dogs resting beside me. If it’s nice out, I also like to write on the patio with the dogs playing in the yard. There are a lot of writing-related tasks like submissions, editing, working on critiques for writers, and I usually do these in the morning in my home office.Continue reading “Christi Nogle”
The Horror Writers Association has announced the nominees for the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards, which recognize superior achievement in horror and dark fiction. This is an annual award.
Head on over to the Tor.com website for the list.