Orrin Grey returns with eighteen haunting stories of the strange and supernatural. Look for How to See Ghosts & Other Figments at better independent booksellers everywhere, and most online retailers. Copies with signed bookplates are available direct from Word Horde.
When it comes to short fiction, Orrin Grey is a magician, a practitioner of an arcane art inspired by the likes of Méliès, Welles, and Bradbury. Through literary legerdemain and stylistic sleight-of-hand, he takes the well-told weird tale into a realm of the supernatural, the uncanny, the theatrical, and, most importantly, the entertaining. And entertainment is what you’re sure to find in this collection of stories, provocatively entitled How to See Ghosts & Other Figments. Through the magic of the written word, you will see ghosts. And so much more! The strange! The sinister! The superlative!
Orrin Grey returns with eighteen haunting stories of the strange and supernatural. How to See Ghosts & Other Figments also includes extensive story notes and an introduction by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Cover Art by Nick Gucker
Cover Design by Scott R Jones
Pub Date: October 31, 2022
Format: Trade Paperback
Table of Contents
Introduction by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
How to See Ghosts (or Surely Bring Them to You)
The Big, Dark House by the Sea
The Cult and the Canary
The House of Mars
Doctor Pitt’s Menagerie
Anum’s Fire (1987) — Annotated
The Pepys Lake Monster
The Power of the Dead
The Splitfoot Reel
The Drunkard’s Dream
The Robot Apeman Waits for the Nightmare Blood to Stop
“How to See Ghosts & Other Figments by Orrin Grey conjures forth more monsters, ghouls and ghosts than any midnight horror show in memory, but with real emotional depths to back them up. It’s like peering through the eye holes of a cheap Halloween monster mask to see the tangible and very human sadness lurking just beneath.” —Trevor Henderson, Illustrator