Simulacrum and Other Possible Realities by Jason V Brock




  • Foreword by William F. Nolan 
  • Introduction by James Robert Smith 
  • May 2013 
  • Paper 
  • ISBN 978-1-61498-055-1 
  • 248 pp 


“[Brock] takes characters and situations into places I would never have thought of . . .”—Richard Matheson


Jason V Brock is one of the most dynamic young writers of weird and science fiction, and this first collection of his short fiction reveals the wide diversity of his talents and the gripping power and intensity of his conceptions. Among these sixteen stories are such masterworks as “P.O.V.,” a multilayered narrative about a grisly murder; “The History of a Letter,” an ingenious riff on the iconic figure of H. P. Lovecraft; “Milton’s Children,” an expansive novella that hints of unthinkable horrors in the Antarctic; and “Simulacrum,” a scintillating science fiction novella that evokes the shade of Philip K. Dick. Also included are thirteen of Brock’s evocative poems. With a foreword by William F. Nolan and an introduction by James Robert Smith.


Jason V Brock has been widely published in magazines, comics, and anthologies such as Butcher Knives & Body Counts, Animal Magnetism,  Fangoria, the Weird Fiction Review, S. T. Joshi’s Black Wings anthology series, Like Water for Quarks, and many others.


Table of Contents


Foreword: Man of Many Talents, by William F. Nolan
Preface, by Jason V Brock
Introduction, by James Robert Smith
What the Dead’s Eyes Behold
Pathologist’s Roulette
The Central Coast
One for the Road
Palindrome Syndrome
The Hex Factor
Valve: The Heart as a Metaphor for Postmodern Blight
Valor: A Fable
Object Lesson
Dream Poem #00
Where Everything That Is Lost Goes
Godhead: How to Become a God/Goddess in Six Steps
The Underground
Van Helsing: His True Story
Story of a Blade
People After Their Murder by the U.S. C.I.A.
“By Any Other Name. . .”
Poem from the Future
The History of a Letter
Black Box
Milton’s Children
About the Author

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 29 January, 2013.