The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology
edited by Richard Thomas
The New Black is a collection of twenty neo-noir stories exemplifying the best authors currently writing in this dark sub-genre. A mixture of horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, the transgressive, and the grotesque all with a literary bent, The New Black represents the future of genre-bending fiction from some of our brightest and most original voices.
The New Black features a foreword by Laird Barron and twenty original illustrations by Luke Spooner.
PRAISE FOR THE NEW BLACK:
"The New Black ought to be the New High Standard for dark fiction anthologies. It's loaded with intelligence and talent. Every one of the pieces in this extraordinary compilation is worthy of your full attention."
"The New Black is a great collection of incredibly unique fiction. I honestly liked every story in here, and I usually don’t say that about an anthology. It was also nice to encounter so many authors with whom I was unfamiliar. A strong compilation of talent. Very strong."
—John Boden, Shock Totem Productions
“There's depth to darkness, a richness waiting for those who have the patience to let their vision adjust to it. Rembrandt knew that; it's there in the voluminous shadows that wrap around the figures in his paintings. So did Poe: it's the note sounding underneath the stories his narrators tell us. And so do the writers Richard Thomas has assembled for The New Black. At this point in our shared history, it's no secret that those things closest to us, our family, our memory, may be full of night. What is remarkable is what the writers in this book succeed in telling us about that darkness, what shapes they discern within it. A showcase of some of the most exciting writers at work today, The New Black is not to be missed.”
—John Langan, The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies
Stephen Graham Jones, Paul Tremblay, Lindsay Hunter, Roxane Gay, Kyle Minor, Craig Clevenger, Micaela Morrissette, Richard Lange, Benjamin Percy, Roy Kesey, Craig Davidson, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Joe Meno, Vanessa Veselka, Nik Korpon, Brian Evenson, Craig Wallwork, Tara Laskowski, Matt Bell, and Antonia Crane.
Publication Date: May 2014