Strange Weather – October 24th
We’re about one month out from the release of my sixth book, Strange Weather, a collection of four very short novels.
The first story, “Snapshot,” is about a boy who runs afoul of a man called The Phoenician who has a camera that can steal memories. It’s followed by “Loaded,” about America’s newest beloved sport: the weekend mass shooting. “Aloft,” the third novella, is a castaway tale… only our hero, Aubrey Griffin, finds himself stranded not on a desert island, but on an inexplicably solid cloud, eight thousand feet above sea level. And the book closes with “Rain,” about an America besieged by stormclouds that have begun to rain nails of silver and gold, slaughtering folks by the hundreds of thousands, and crippling the nation.
I’m awfully proud of Strange Weather, and if any of this sounds interesting to you, I hope you’ll consider buying a copy. I’ll be on tour in the U.S. and the U.K. to support the book, but you don’t have to meet me in the flesh to get a signed hardcover. I’m also doing an electronic Livesigning through Premiere Collectables on October 18th. You can order a book from them and “meet” me online. I’ll be signing, answering questions, and responding to phone calls, until someone mercifully allows me to stop.
I think it’s a good book… but don’t take my word for it! Strange Weather has been picked as one of the ten best books of October by Library Reads (whee! thanks, guys!). And BookPage says: “Literary horror fans know that there are few authors as deft at marrying pulse-pounding action and a sense of inescapable dread than Joe Hill. Fans of his masterful thrillers NOS4A2 and The Fireman will find plenty to love in his new collection of four short novels, Strange Weather.” Meanwhile, Kirkus and Booklist both gave Strange Weather the much yearned for starred review. With praise like that, how can you resist?
My biggest thanks to everyone who picks this thing up. I’m grateful to you.