By F. Paul Wilson

Aftershock & Others is the 3rd selection of brief fiction by manhattan Times bestselling writer F. Paul Wilson, hailed by way of the Rocky Mountain News as “among the best storytellers of our times.”

The identify novelette gained the Bram Stoker Award and its partners contact at the prior, current, and future—from the inflationary madness of Weimar Germany (“Aryans and Absinthe”) to disco club–era big apple (“When He used to be Fab”), to the rationing of scientific companies in a grim close to destiny (“Offshore”). Wilson’s stylistic range and flexibility are on demonstrate in tales that pay tribute to Ray Bradbury (“The November Game”), use a sentient killer virus as a point-of-view personality (“Lysing towards Bethlehem”), and pay unabashed homage to natural pulp fiction in yellow peril tales (“Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong” and “Part of the Game”). and eventually, Wilson treats us to his renowned antihero Repairman Jack at his so much artistic: trapped in a drugstore with 4 killers (“Interlude at Duane’s”).

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I remember that. I remember all our secret meetings, in fields, in lofts. He’d teach me what he learned in class. And then he’d teach me other things. We became lovers. I’d never given myself to any man before. Karl was the first, and I swear he’ll be the only one. I don’t remember how we became separated. I— Here he comes. Oh, look at him! I want to run to him but I couldn’t bear for him to see me like this. What torture this nightmare is! I watch him enter his uncle’s house, see him light the candles in the entry-way.

I’ve listed these works below in the chronological order in which the events in them occur. Note: “Year Zero” is the end of civilization as we know it; “Year Zero Minus One” is the year preceding it, etc. THE PAST “Demonsong” (prehistory) “Aryans and Absinthe” (1923–1924) Black Wind (1926–1945) The Keep (1941) Reborn (February–March 1968) “Dat Tay Vao” (March 1968) Jack: Secret Histories (1983) YEAR ZERO MINUS THREE Sibs (February) “Faces” (early summer) The Tomb (summer) “The Barrens”* (ends in September) “A Day in the Life”* (October) “The Long Way Home” Legacies (December) YEAR ZERO MINUS TWO Conspiracies (April) (includes “Home Repairs”) “Interlude at Duane’s” (April) All the Rage (May) (includes “The Last Rakosh”) Hosts (June) The Haunted Air (August) Gateways (September) Crisscross (November) Infernal (December) YEAR ZERO MINUS ONE Harbingers (January) Bloodline (April) By the Sword (May) The Touch (ends in August) The Peabody-Ozymandias Traveling Circus & Oddity Emporium (ends in September) “Tenants”* yet-to-be-written Repairman Jack novels YEAR ZERO “Pelts”* Reprisal (ends in February) the last Repairman Jack novel (will end in April) Nightworld (starts in May) Reborn, The Touch, and Reprisal will be back in print before too long.

This was the first of three “theme” anthologies contracted by the Horror Writers of America to put itself on firmer financial footing. Rick McCammon, Ramsey Campbell, and I were chosen as editors. Rick took the first, a collection of vampire stories with the premise that the vampires have taken over—now what? I knocked out Mass over four weekends while working on Reprisal. As I was finishing it Kristine Kathryn Rusch called, asking if I had anything for the Pulphouse novella series she was editing.

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