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A Bright and Beautiful Eternal World by James Chambers
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A new Lovecraftian collection from the Bram Stoker award winner!
Front cover wrap around artwork, interior color and black white artwork by K. L. Turner


Welcome to Knicksport, Population: Frightened

You won’t find Knicksport, Long Island by any map, GPS, or main road. To get there, you must lose your way along lonely, tree-shadowed back roads that wind through grooves of time and reality, byways that trace the glacial hills, marshlands, and wooded pockets tucked into the suburban landscape growing like verdigris clinging to rock. You must step out of the daylit world into a town haunted by the lost and the missing, the hidden and the hunted—because Knicksport is full of witches and monsters.

If you can find your way there, you can walk down Main Street, admire the ships moored in the harbor, stop in at Raker’s for a drink and soak up some of the local lore; stroll past the town’s historic buildings and houses—though you might not like what watches you from behind their curtains; sample the local fare—though you might not like how it changes you; dig into the local history—if you’re not afraid of dark secrets; and even hike the hills at night—if you’re not worried about ever finding your way back.

A Bright and Beautiful Eternal World collects a dozen tales of cosmic horror and monstrosities lurking beneath the civilized veneer of this mythical town, where artists, fishermen, scientists, writers, and everyday people (not all of them entirely human) live in the shadows of entities and powers beyond their comprehension, where the echoes of history never cease ringing, and if you hike into the hills at night or linger too long by the harbor, you might never find your way back.

Stories include:

Odd Quahogs
A Song Left Behind in the Aztakea Hills
All’s Well that Ends
Mother of Monsters
Dropped Signal
The House in the Picture
Echoes from the Ice
Stars on the Fringe of a Black Hole
The Private Estate
Basement Gin
A Bright and Beautiful Eternal World

From the Publisher: This is an amazing collection from James Chambers, and with stunning artwork by K. L. Turner. One of the interesting aspects of the collection while being truly Lovecraftian, it is still deftly character centric. Highly recommended!

James Chambers is an award-winning author of horror, crime, fantasy, and science fiction. He wrote the Bram Stoker Award®-winning graphic novel, Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe and was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his story, “A Song Left Behind in the Aztakea Hills.” Publisher’s Weekly gave his collection of four Lovecraftian-inspired novellas, The Engines of Sacrifice, a starred review and described it as “…chillingly evocative….”


Praise for the work of Bram Stoker Award-Winning author, James Chambers

“James Chambers conjures literary magic! A BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL ETERNAL WORLD is a wonderfully strange collection of short fiction that explores the many facets of dark storytelling. Highly recommended!”
Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of CAVE 13 and NECROTEK

“[Chambers’s] writing style is polished with just the right amount of grit added (in language and mood) to make the reading fast-paced and pleasantly bumpy, like barreling down a bad road at three in the morning, slightly drunk, with a head full of philosophy.”
Lovecraft eZine

“Chambers’s damaged characters cling to hope even as the world comes apart at the seams, making the insanity and despair of their circumstances poignant as well as deliciously creepy.”
Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

“…[Chambers’s] work really sings when its weirdness is married to narrative tropes readers know well.”
Library Journal

“Chambers evokes H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos with frightening effective writing…”

“… a veritable master of new pulp.”
Lee Murray, two-time Bram Stoker Award®-Winner and author of Grotesque: Monster Stories

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