Cold, Black, and Infinite, by Todd Keisling HOT
- Author: Todd Keisling
- Artist: Todd Keisling
- Page Count: 350
- Pub. Date: September 2023
- Status: Preorder
About the Book:
Down here in the dark lies a vast
and twisted landscape where the wicked, wistful, and profane
coalesce. This is where the lonely and lost face their demons, where
anxious paranoias are made manifest, and where mundane evil wears a human face.
For readers, the sixteen stories found within Cold, Black, & Infinite
serve as a harrowing glimpse into the nightmarish imagination of
Todd Keisling, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Devil’s
Creek and Scanlines.
Visit a town where the residents are slowly being replaced by mannequins in “We’ve All Gone to the Magic Show.” Go for a drive and discover your favorite radio host is still transmitting
from beyond the grave in “Midnight in the Southland.” Laugh at Karen’s misfortune when she learns necromancy isn’t the best way to raise a child in “Afterbirth.” And uncover the true
motivation behind one man’s historical betrayal in “Gethsemane.”
Featuring three previously unpublished stories and an introduction by Bram Stoker Award-winner John Langan, Cold, Black, & Infinite establishes Keisling as a leading voice in
contemporary indie horror.
Cast your doubts aside and take the plunge. Touch the abyss. It’s waiting.
Note: Our printer's turnaround time for hardcover case-laminates is nearly three times that of the trade paperback, so please bear this in mind when ordering!
Published as a trade paperback and trade hardcover:
• Featuring full color cover artwork
• Trade Hardcover retail price $23.00, with full-color case-laminate hardboards
• Paperback retail price $19.99
TODD KEISLING is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Devil’s
Creek. His other works include Scanlines, The Final
Reconciliation, and The Monochrome Trilogy, among
other shorter works.
His novel, Devil’s Creek, was nominated for the 2020 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel. A pair of his earlier works were recipients of the University of Kentucky’s Oswald Research & Creativity Prize for Creative Writing (2002 and 2005), and his second novel, The Liminal Man, was a finalist for the Indie Book Award in Horror & Suspense (2013).
He dabbles in graphic design under the moniker of Dullington Design Co., and his work has graced the covers of titles published by Silver Shamrock Publishing, Flame Tree Press, Third Crow Press, Crystal Lake Publishing, Precipice Books, and Nightscape Publishing.
His written work has been praised by Cemetery Dance, This Is Horror, Night Worms, The Eyes of Madness, Hellnotes, and Horror Novel Reviews.
"Todd Keisling is a cosmic cartographer forging through the darkest depths of our nightmares. He is a bard of the abyss, a voice from the void, and the horrors he's charted within this unforgettable collection will change the literary map for generations to come." -Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters
"Every dark tale in Cold, Black, and Infinite worms its way into your brain and soul alike. It reminds us all that Kiesling not only can't be missed--he won't be. I absolutely loved this collection." - Sonora Taylor, award-winning author of Little Paranoias: Stories and Seeing Things
“Take a journey through infinite loops, lonely roads, and supermarket aisles, through disquiet, disenchantment, and dismemberment, to the place where nightmares dwell, in this sublime collection by Todd Keisling. Cold, Black and Infinite is a compelling cocktail of American folklore, gothic hauntings, and urban myth, served up with Keisling’s consummate flair and garnished with a swirl of blood. Resounds with everyday terror.” —Lee Murray, four-time Bram Stoker Awards®-winning author of Grotesque: Monster Stories
"It is rare for something so human to feel so uncanny, for something with so much heart and humor to be soaked with so much dread. These stories are indeed cold and infinite--but there's warmth here, too, to lure you into the void." -Sarah Read, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Root Rot
“Sometimes you read a writer’s work and know it’s only a matter of time before you see their name on the bestseller list. Todd Keisling is one of those names, and one need look no further than the menagerie of horrors that is Cold, Black & Infinite to see why. A stellar collection from a stellar writer.” - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Kin and Sour Candy