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UNCERTAINTIES: Volume III
edited by Lynda E. Rucker
Printings: September 2018 (400)
Cover image by Tobia Makover
Style: Dust jacketed hardback
Length: xii + 212 pages
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Matthew M. Bartlett's "Monica in the Hall of Moths", Adam L. G. Nevill's "Wyrd", Joyce Carol Oates's "Wanting", and Julia Rust & David Surface's "TallDarkAnd" were given honourable mention in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year 2019!
"A stone’s throw out on either hand / From that well-ordered road we tread" — Rudyard Kipling
“What is happening all around us that is beyond the perception of our senses — and what happens when that perception changes?” – from the Introduction by Lynda E. Rucker
Uncertainties is an anthology of new writing — featuring contributions from Irish, British, and American authors — each exploring the idea of increasingly fragmented senses of reality. These types of short stories were termed "strange tales" by Robert Aickman, called "tales of the unexpected" by Roald Dahl, and known to Shakespeare’s ill-fated Prince Mamillius as 'winter's tales'. But these are no mere ghost stories. These tales of the uncanny grapple with existential epiphanies of the modern day, and when otherwise familiar landscapes become sinister and something decidedly less than certain . . .
Lynda E. Rucker
"Monica in the Hall of Moths"
Matthew M. Bartlett
S. P. Miskowski
Adam L. G. Nevill
Joyce Carol Oates
"Before I Walked Away"
R. S. Knightley
"Voices in the Night"
"It Could Be Cancer"
Ralph Robert Moore
"The Woman in the Moon"
Julia Rust & David Surface
"Ashes to Ashes"
"The Golden Hour"
Lynda E. Rucker has sold more than three dozen short stories to various magazines and anthologies, won the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story, and is a regular columnist for UK horror magazine Black Static. Her first collection, The Moon Will Look Strange, was released in 2013 from Karoshi Books; and her second, You’ll Know When You Get There, was published by Swan River Press in 2016.
The Uncertainties Series
Uncertainties: Volume I (2016)
Uncertainties: Volume II (2016)
Uncertainties: Volume III (2018)
Uncertainties: Volume IV (2020)
Other Swan River Titles by Lynda E. Rucker
Uncertainties III (2018)
You'll Know When You Get There (2016)
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