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A Nest of Nightmares

A Nest of Nightmares

’13 stories guaranteed to leave you strongly disquieted’ Neil Gaiman.

Available to purchase for the first time since its original publication in 1987, this classic of modern horror by award-winning author Lisa Tuttle’s debut short-story collection is ‘the most significant book of its kind to take a consistently feminist approach to horror fiction’ Jessica Amanda Salmonson

What happens when your everyday life begins to skew towards the inexplicable and insane? What do you do when your already fractured normality shatters? Featuring all female protagonists, A Nest of Nightmares will take you on a journey through unease and disquiet.

Includes the stories ‘Bug House’, ‘Dollburger’, ‘Community Property’, ‘Flying to Byzantium’, ‘Treading the Maze’, ‘The Horse Lord’, ‘The Other Mother’, ‘Need’, ‘The Memory of Wood’, ‘A Friend in Need’,’ Stranger in the House’, ‘Sun City’ and ‘The Nest’.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Short Stories

On Sale: 24th October 2013

Price: £1.99

ISBN-13: 9781782068709


I found the collection far more harrowing than most modern horror; not only because of the almost unbroken succession of downbeat endings, but also because the accurate evocation of the horror of being placed in an untenable position, of a relationship going wrong, of a home no longer being a place of safety and comfort, of loneliness, anxiety and fear, hits closer to us than fear of Lovecraftian beasties, brain-eating zombies or giant rats (mice, crabs, dogs, newts, voles, and silverfish ad nauseum) can ever do. Tuttle's horror is not cathartic. It isn't reassuring. But she surely does show you her view of the monster.
Neil Gaiman
A Nest of Nightmares is without doubt one of the finest collections of horror stories to appear for many years. On the basis of this volume alone, Lisa Tuttle has become a major force in macabre fiction
Stephen Jones
The best contemporary horror collection published in the last year
R.S. Hadji, 1987
The most significant book of its kind to take a consistently feminist approach to horror fiction.
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Lisa Tuttle never disappoints
George R.R. Martin on Lisa Tuttle
Lisa Tuttle is a subtle and clever writer whose fantasy deals with the world we all believe we have sensed from time to time out of the corners of our eyes.
Michael Moorcock on Lisa Tuttle
This John W. Campbell Award-winning author remains one of fantasy's best
Publisher’s Weekly on Lisa Tuttle
Tuttle is a sweet relief . . . Tuttle's books are messy and chaotic. They feel desperate. They feel human. They feel like real life.
Grady Hendrix, Tor.com on Lisa Tuttle
She brings to the literature a subtlety and power, which, sometimes shading into horror, is a quite distinctive voice demanding to be heard . . . exceptional, very female, art.
Independent on Sunday on Lisa Tuttle
Lisa Tuttle's best fiction is like a slow settling of vast planes of thought and emotion-luminous, quiet, wry, and often bitter.
The New York Review of Science Fiction on Lisa Tuttle