Welcome to our first edition of Notes From the Web, a summary of cool/interesting/noteworthy stuff happening online in the world of horror. Not everything can be a full blog post, after all!
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SLEEPING BEAUTIES Excerpt and Cover Reveal
Over at Entertainment Weekly, you can read an excerpt from the upcoming collaboration between Stephen King and his son Owen. The plot of the novel is described on Amazon as: “In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?”
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TIM LEBBON announces return of his imprint DREAMING IN FIRE PRESS
Over on Facebook, Tim Lebbon let his friends and followers know that he would be resurrecting his publishing imprint, and that we can expect to see a selection of the author’s backlist novels and ebooks made available through it. No titles or release dates have been announced.
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BOOKRIOT.COM publishes list of “Social Horror Novels for Fans of Get Out“
If you missed this list while it was circling the wilds of social media, do check it out now. Writer Jessica Woodbury spotlights four genre novels that likely weren’t already on your to-be-read pile, including Dave Eggers’ The Circle, which she argues is more horror than satire. If your reading list is feeling a little narrow lately, Woodbury’s suggestions will definitely help.