Dark Faith by Jay Lake

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2010 Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in an Anthology
2010 Black Quill Award Nominee
"Ghosts of New York" Nebula Award Nominee
"The Days of Flaming Motorcycles" WSFA Nominee

The destructiveness of passion, both earthly and supernatural, makes cities bleed and souls burn across worlds, through endless time. Experience the spiritual side of the zombie apocalypse in "The Days of Flaming Motorcycles" and transcend both hell and nirvana in "Zen and the Art of Gordon Dratch's Damnation." Look into "The Mad Eyes of the Heron King" to find the beautiful brutality written in the moment of epiphany or "Go and Tell it On the Mountain," where Jesus Christ awaits your last plea to enter heaven if there is a heaven to enter when all is said and done.

Horror's top authors and promising newcomers whisper tales that creep through the mists at night to rattle your soul. Step beyond salvation and damnation with thirty stories and poems that reveal the darkness beneath belief. Place your faith in that darkness; it's always there, just beyond the light.

Table of Contents
Introduction by Maurice Broaddus
"The Story of Belief-Non" by Linda D. Addison (poem)
"Ghosts of New York" by Jennifer Pelland
"I Sing a New Psalm" by Brian Keene
"He Who Would Not Bow" by Wrath James White
"Zen and the Art of Gordon Dratch’s Damnation" by Douglas F. Warrick
"Go and Tell It on the Mountain" by Kyle S. Johnson
"Different from Other Nights" by Eliyanna Kaiser
"Lilith" by Rain Graves (poem)
"The Last Words of Dutch Schultz Jesus Christ" by Nick Mamatas
"To the Jerusalem Crater" by Lavie Tidhar
"Chimeras & Grotesqueries" by Matt Cardin
"You Dream" by Ekaterina Sedia
"Mother Urban's Booke of Dayes" by Jay Lake
"The Mad Eyes of the Heron King" by Richard Dansky
"Paint Box, Puzzle Box" by D.T. Friedman
"A Loss For Words" by J. C. Hay
"Scrawl" by Tom Piccirilli
"C{her}ry Carvings" by Jennifer Baumgartner (poem)
"Good Enough" by Kelli Dunlap
"First Communions" by Geoffrey Girard
"The God of Last Moments" by Alethea Kontis
"Ring Road" by Mary Robinette Kowal
"The Unremembered" by Chesya Burke
"Desperata" by Lon Prater (poem)
"The Choir" by Lucien Soulban
"The Days of Flaming Motorcycles" by Catherynne M. Valente
"Miz Ruthie Pays Her Respects" by Lucy A. Snyder
"Paranoia" by Kurt Dinan (poem)
"Hush" by Kelly Barnhill
"Sandboys" by Richard Wright
"For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer" by Gary A. Braunbeck

About Jay Lake

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Published May 1, 2010 by Apex Publications. 360 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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SF Signal

While horror and dark fantasy stories may be bloody and scary and unnerving, in the end I’m rarely touched.

Jul 26 2010 | Read Full Review of Dark Faith

Horror News Net

Many people believe that faith and horror do not mix, but I would be among the first to argue that point.

Nov 10 2010 | Read Full Review of Dark Faith

Black Gate

Which is perhaps why the seemingly autistic girl in being reawakened pointedly rejects the priest who attends her in Chesya Burke’s “The Unremembered.” Oddly, the anthology ends on an up note in “For My Next Trick I’ll Need a Volunteer,” which combines sarcastic banter between the two main chara...

Jun 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Dark Faith

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