Beneath a Pale Sky
by Philip Fracassi
Introduction by Josh Malerman
Lethe is excited to release Fracassi's newest collection of chilling fiction. Fans of cosmic horror will have much to sup on in these eight tales. The supernatural intrudes upon a wedding; a pier becomes the site of tragedy; a collapsed building is only the start of the nightmare for those trapped in the ruins; a scientist who makes the discovery of a lifetime, only to find out that what he’s unearthed has dire consequences not only for himself, but for all of mankind.
"Death, My Old Friend"
Paperback, 258 pages
Cover art by François Vaillancourt, cover and interior design by Inkspiral.
"...highlights the author’s skill at capturing disasters, gore, and cosmic horror." - Publishers Weekly
"This is a must-read collection for those who enjoy horror in its short form by authors who can morph two-dimensional words on the page into very real terror from which readers cannot hide, even if they want to." - Booklist
“Fracassi draws you in with a hand as sure as the tap of an orchestra conductor’s baton. The stories in Beneath a Pale Sky are elegant, unsettling, and beautifully wrought. One of the best collections I’ve read in a long while.” - Christopher Golden, New York Times-bestselling author of Ararat and Red Hands
“Philip Fracassi’s Beneath a Pale Sky begins with an epigraph from Ray Bradbury, which proved to be an inspired choice. Because like Bradbury, Fracassi exhibits the word choice of a poet. He conjures a sense of wonder tinctured with lurking shadows of menace. He casts a spell over the reader, holds us suspended in his implacable grip, and keeps us riveted until the very last word. Poignant, shattering, and wholly original, Beneath a Pale Sky is a marvelous collection of tales from a master storyteller.” - Jonathan Janz, author of Halloween Gods, The Siren and the Specter, and Children of the Dark