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“Remember: there are no bad dreams if there is only one dream; there can be no outlaws where there is only one law.”
Thomas Ligotti - “The Nightmare Network”

Available for Pre-Order: THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM by Jon Padgett
Sep 25, 2016 - 7:50 AM - by Dr. Bantham
Available for Pre-Order: THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM by Jon Padgett

"Padgett... proves with his stunning debut collection [to be] a worthy successor to the master [Thomas Ligotti]. There's no gristle, no bone, no dilly-dallying here: only pure meat whose terrors seamlessly grow into the metaphysical... this volume is jam-packed with the stuff that nightmares are made of."
- Dejan Ognjanovic, Rue Morgue Magazine

"...a voice that lodges in the reader’s mind with colossal force and intensity, marking... this book as unforgettable."
- Matt Cardin, from the Introduction

"The Secret of Ventriloquism is horror with a capital H. Some of Padgett's lines raised the hair on my neck."
-Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase

Limited Edition Hardcover
150 copies
Cover and interior art by Dave Felton

With themes reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ligotti, and Bruno Shulz, but with a strikingly unique vision, Jon Padgett's The Secret of Ventriloquism heralds the arrival of a significant new literary talent. Padgett’s work explores the mystery of human suffering, the agony of personal existence, and the ghastly means by which someone might achieve salvation from both. A bullied child who seeks vengeance within a bed’s hollow box spring; a lucid dreamer haunted by an impossible house; a dummy that reveals its own anatomy in 20 simple steps; a stuttering librarian who holds the key to a mill town's unspeakable secrets; a commuter whose worldview is shattered by two words printed on a cardboard sign; an aspiring ventriloquist who spends a little too much time looking at himself in a mirror. And the presence that speaks through them all.

Introduction by Matt Cardin
The Mindfulness of Horror Practice
Murmurs of a Voice Foreknown
The Indoor Swamp
Origami Dreams
20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism
Organ Void
The Secret of Ventriloquism
Escape to Thin Mountain

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"The Frolic" short film now on Amazon Prime
Sep 04, 2016 - 12:04 PM - by Laffo
For those of you who may have never seen it, the short film adaptation of "The Frolic" (written by Ligotti and Brandon Trenz, directed by Jacob Cooney) is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

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Guardian Review of SOADD and Grimscribe
Jun 30, 2016 - 10:19 AM - by Arthur Staaz

Excellent review.

"These may not be horror stories at all, but more like evil little mantras, leading you into dark, half-conscious speculations about the frailty of human identity and purpose."

Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti review – evil little mantras | Books | The Guardian
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