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By Laird Barron

To the lengthy culture of eldritch horror pioneered and sophisticated by way of writers akin to H.P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Thomas Ligotti, comes Laird Barron, an writer whose literary voice invokes the ugly, the devilish, and the perverse with infrequent depth and unbelievable craftsmanship. amassed the following for the 1st time are 9 terrifying stories of cosmic horror, together with the area myth Award-nominated novella "The Imago Sequence," the foreign Horror Guild Award-nominated "Proboscis," and the never-before released "Procession of the Black Sloth." jointly, those tales, every one a masterstroke of craft and ingenious irony, shape a surprising cycle of distorted evolution, encroaching chaos, and starving insectoid hive-minds hidden simply underneath the doubtless benign floor of the Earth.

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