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We Are Where The Nightmares Go and Other Stories

C. Robert Cargill

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Fantasy

From the critically acclaimed screenwriter of Doctor Strange and author of Sea of Rust and Queen of the Dark Things comes a hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical and downright diabolical that tantalise and terrorise us: demons, monsters, zombie dinosaurs and Death itself. In the novella 'The Soul Thief's Son' C. Robert Cargill returns to the terrain of the Queen of the Dark Things to continue the story of Colby Stevens . . .

A Triceratops and an Ankylosaurus join forces to survive a zombie apocalypse that may spell extinction for their kind in 'Hell Creek' . . .

In a grand old building atop a crack in the world, an Iraq War veteran must serve a one-year term as a punisher of the damned, condemned to consume the sins of others in the hope that one day he may find peace in 'In a Clean, White Room' (co-authored with Scott Derrickson). . .

In 'The Town That Wasn't Anymore', the village of Pine Hill Bluff loses its inhabitants one at a time as the angry dead return when night falls to steal the souls of the living . . .

And in the title story, 'We Are Where the Nightmares Go', a little girl crawls through a glowing door beneath her bed and finds herself trapped in a nightmarish wonderland - a crucible of the fragments of children's bad dreams.

These tales and four more are assembled here as testament to Cargill's mastery of the phantasmagoric, making We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories a collection of unnerving horror and fantasy will keep you up all night and haunt your waking dreams.

(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018

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Praise for We Are Where The Nightmares Go and Other Stories

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  • To tell the human story, use a robot. Suspense, action, a relentless mind and a profound heart: Sea of Rust has it all. - Justina Robson

  • Robots with plasma weapons and chain-guns, battling in a post-apocalyptic world . . . what's not to like? [SEA OF RUST review] - Neal Asher

  • Like an AI-centred, desert-bound twist on Children of Men, this is a sensitive and smart novel that surprises you with its depth of feeling. [SEA OF RUST review] - SciFiNow

  • Sea of Rust is modern, smart fiction that belies it's majesty with a light touch. One of the science fiction books you should read this year. - SF Book

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C. Robert Cargill

C. Robert Cargill is the author of the acclaimed novel Dreams and Shadows and its sequel Queen of the Dark Things. He wrote for Ain't IT Cool News for nearly ten years. he was also a staff writer for Film.com and Hollywood.com. His first screenplay was for the critically acclaimed hit movie Sinister. He recently co-wrote the screenplay for Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE. He lives in Texas.

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