Twenty-five stories of horror, fantasy, and science fiction by acclaimed fabulist Robin Spriggs: a tin-can golem in search of her long-lost maker . . . an old movie house where the cost of admission is far greater than the patrons think . . . a boyhood friendship changed forever by a woman of flowers adrift in a backwoods stream . . . and many other encounters, all of them Wondrous Strange.
“Wondrous Strange is the work of an author who is serious about stretching the creative boundaries of fantastic literature…”—Cemetery Dance
“Spriggs’s style is filled with elegance, literary wit, and uncanny dread. His work builds to an inescapable climax that eschews the happy endings in the work of lesser fantasists. I enjoy the frisson of his endings immensely.”—Michael A. Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Grave Markings and Freakscidents
“Both wondrous and strange, this collection of short stories by Robin Spriggs is one of the greatest I’ve ever read. From cover to cover, this is a masterpiece. Much like Thomas Ligotti, Robin Spriggs is not an author to visit momentarily. This book lives. It breathes. It bleeds. It doesn’t give up all hope, yet it describes a place where it can be lost or gained in the blink of a goblin’s eye.”—Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Black & Orange
“Spriggs writes from a heart filled with irony, which fills his fiction with moments of dark humor and cutting horror. His characters, with their quirks and skewed visions, are as real and true as your next door neighbor. Read him if you want to know what’s really going on behind those closed doors, those pulled-down shades. Read him if you need to know where the next shot’s coming from, or where you might be heading.”—Gerard Houarner, author of Painfreak and The Beast That Was Max