The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell (Paperback)
A short story collection where every story is sharp, clear as crystal, and filled with incredible, sci-fi tinged horror. Evenson is unflinching. I can't believe I haven't read him until now. — Stefen— From The Most Brilliant Books of 2021
"Here is how monstrous humans are."
A sentient, murderous prosthetic leg; shadowy creatures lurking behind a shimmering wall; brutal barrow men--of all the terrors that populate The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell, perhaps the most alarming are the beings who decimated the habitable Earth: humans. In this new short story collection, Brian Evenson envisions a chilling future beyond the Anthropocene that forces excruciating decisions about survival and self-sacrifice in the face of toxic air and a natural world torn between revenge and regeneration. Combining psychological and ecological horror, each tale thrums with Evenson's award-winning literary craftsmanship, dark humor, and thrilling suspense.
About the Author
Brian Evenson is the author of over a dozen works of fiction. He has received three O. Henry Prizes for his fiction. His most recent book, Song for the Unraveling of the World, was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, the Los Angeles Times Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction, and the Balcones Fiction Prize. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts.