I’m late announcing this here! I wanted to wait until the print version was available too, but there’s no news on when that may be just yet, so… here we are. Kindle owners, it’s all yours! Fellow paper lovers, for now you can pre-order a print version here.
The issue features a new short story from Stephen Graham Jones, as well as an interview with him. (As a quick aside, I’m currently reading his novel The Last Final Girl–where he tongue-in-cheek’s his way through the slasher trope with such inventiveness you can’t believe what you’re reading. Through the slasher trope!) The rest of the table of contents is filled with what Shock Totem always promises and unfailingly delivers: far-reaching horror stories told by a diverse mix of voices. This time, one of those voices is actually mine….
Which brings me to the issue’s Introduction, and specifically this line:
Stephen King once called Jack Ketchum “the scariest guy in America.” What scares the scariest guy in America? Karen Runge. And you’ll know why after reading “Good Help.”
I actually took a screen-shot of that off the Amazon page. Don’t call me shameless. I just got mentioned in the same breath as two of the ultimate masters–I’m allowed!
Happy reading, guys.