Dark Landscapes of the Americas
by Josh Malerman, Mario Acevedo, Colleen Anderson, Carina Bissett, Kay Chronister, Sara Cleto, David Davies, Hillary Dodge, Sean Eads, Anastasia Garcia, Owl Goingback, Maxwell I. Gold, Warren Hammond, Angie Hodapp, Jimena Jurado, Starlene Justice, Gwendolyn Kiste, Gerri Leen, Aaron Lovett, Juliana Spink Mills, Tiffany Morris, Lee Murray, Annie Neugebauer, Gerardo Horacio Porcayo, Cameron E. Quinn, Sarah Read, Kathryn Reilly, Julia Rios, Betty Rocksteady, Marge Simon, Angela Yuriko Smith, Christina Sng, Jeanne C. Stein, Joshua Viola, Tim Waggoner, Brittany Warman, Christa Wojciechowski, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Mercedes M. Yardley, Jane Yolen, E. Lily Yu, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
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Pub Date 30 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2022
Ancient peoples knew there were lands given over to shadow and spirit. The world is full of haunted places that exact a terrible toll on trespassers. Our forebears paid a heavy price to earn the wisdom and the warning they bequeathed to future generations.
Time transformed their precious knowledge into superstition, but there are those whose hearts beat in rhythm with the past and whose vision is not clouded by modernity. Seeking to reclaim humanity’s early secrets, the Umbra Arca Society was forged. For centuries, this private league of explorers dedicated their lives to uncovering the oldest mysteries of the Americas. Armed with boldness and guile, and equipped with only a compass, a journal, and devotion to truth, these adventurers braved cursed landscapes, dared unnatural adversaries, and exposed hidden civilizations.
Many did not survive.
None were forgotten.
Their stories are maps revealing the topography and contours of landscapes unimaginable and dark. The Shadow Atlas collects their adventures.
Edited by authors and folklore enthusiasts Carina Bissett and Hillary Dodge, and four-time Colorado Book Award finalist, Joshua Viola.
With fiction and poetry by Mario Acevedo, Colleen Anderson, Kay Chronister, Sara Cleto, David Davies, Sean Eads, Anastasia Garcia, Owl Goingback, Maxwell I. Gold, Warren Hammond, Angie Hodapp, Jimena Jurado, Starlene Justice, Gwendolyn Kiste, Gerri Leen, Josh Malerman, Juliana Spink Mills, Tiffany Morris, Lee Murray, Annie Neugebauer, Gerardo Horacio Porcayo, Cameron E. Quinn, Sarah Read, Kathryn Reilly, Julia Rios, Betty Rocksteady, Marge Simon, Angela Yuriko Smith, Christina Sng, Jeanne C. Stein, Tim Waggoner, Brittany Warman, Christa Wojciechowski, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Mercedes M. Yardley, Jane Yolen, E. Lily Yu, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro.
Illustrated by Aaron Lovett.
Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas
A high-concept anthology (dark fantasy/horror) featuring the diverse voices of some of today's most respected poets, writers, and artists.
Available November 30, 2021 in hardcover and eBook.
March 1, 2022 in paperback.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-7365964-3-2
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-7365964-2-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7365964-1-8
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I do believe that this is the first 5 I have awarded an ARC. Even books I think are really great, I typically score a 4; 5s are for the books that absolutely blow me away. I stumbled upon Shadow Atlas when perusing the NetGalley site to see if my favorite authors had any new books coming out. I searched both Josh Malerman and Owl Goingback so I was twice thrilled, even more thrilled when this request was approved.
All I can say is wow, wow, WOW. I just loved everything about this book. This collection was magical to me because it's just so unique. From the "emails" to the poetry; from the short stories to the "case files." And the artwork! I absolutely loved the artistic components of this book, both the wordful and the pictures. I read a lot, but it's not often I can lose myself in a book. When reading Shadow Atlas, I became enveloped by it and engrossed by it.
A collection by various authors with their own styles , each piece of Shadow Atlas fit together like an intricate and beautiful jigsaw puzzle . . .
I loved it!