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Something in the Water and Other Stories by Douglas Wynne

Something in the Water and Other Stories by Douglas Wynne

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From the author of the critically acclaimed SPECTRA Files trilogy come twelve mind-bending tales of cosmic horror. Family secrets, government lies, ancient magic, and modern science collide in Douglas Wynne’s debut short fiction collection.

An antique instruments appraiser finds an apocalyptic song slumbering in a haunted guitar. A pregnant woman house hunting with her husband discovers a doorway to another dimension and a devil’s bargain waiting on the other side. A performance of The King In Yellow staged during the COVID-19 pandemic holds up a mirror to mass insanity.

Within these pages lurk alien gods, covert ops, and pagan cults thriving like black mold beneath the thin veneer of American life from the New England seacoast to the Mojave desert.

Here too, fans will find a web of occult connections to Wynne’s novels.

“The Voyager” follows SPECTRA agent Jason Brooks as he investigates an abandoned amusement park thrill ride with harrowing cosmic implications.

In “Contact” Sgt. Matt Ritter from His Own Devices is ambushed on patrol in Afghanistan and swept into an encounter with an eldritch god on the borderland of death.

And years after the events of the Red Equinox, photographer Becca Philips is hounded by transcendental monsters when a tormented stranger is drawn to her art in the novella Time Out of Mind.

Few authors have brought the motifs of the Cthulhu Mythos into modern times with the depth and resonance of Douglas Wynne. Something in the Water weaves those dark themes into a symphonic overture that reaches terrifying crescendos!

EDITIONS

Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover

  • Signed by Author Douglas Wynne and Artist M. Wayne Miller
  • Hand-Numbered 1 to 150
  • Color Dust Jacket
  • Spine Stamping
  • Color Endsheets
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Trade Paperback

  • Color Cover
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CONTRIBUTORS

Author: Douglas Wynne
Front Cover & Interior Art: M. Wayne Miller
Editor: Joe Morey


PRAISE FOR DOUGLAS WYNNE

“Fans of occult fantasy will be happy to sink their teeth into this shadowy world.”
— Publishers Weekly

“By turns rollicking, chilling, charming, and frightening.”
— The Innsmouth Free Press

“Wynne skillfully blends ancient myth, modern events, and Lovecraftian ideas into a fast-paced narrative about the places where official history and secret history collide.”
— John Langan, author of Children of the Fang

“A thrilling action-adventure story…with hints–and more than hints–of chilling Lovecraftian cosmicism.”
— S. T. Joshi

“Wynne weaves a spell that will take you back in time, slip you into alternate universes, and drench you in a hot, smoky world filled with tantric sex, mad scientists, mysterious cults, secret government agencies and characters that leap off the page to pull you in. Don’t miss this ride.”
— Philip Fracassi, author of Beneath a Pale Sky

“Douglas Wynne is the real deal.”
— Christopher Golden, author of Road of Bones

“Wynne expands upon Lovecraftian mythology with style.”
— Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

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