Cover Reveal: DRILL by Scott R. Jones

As first revealed on the Night Worms blog today, Word Horde proudly presents DRILL, the new novel of cosmic horror/occult ritual from Scott R. Jones, author of Stonefish, featuring another fantastic cover from Matthew Revert!

DRILL by Scott R. Jones

Preorder today from Word Horde, and you’ll also receive a bookplate signed by Scott R. Jones, and a free eBook.

Here’s just some of the advance praise for DRILL

“Scott R. Jones is a master of creating fully-realized characters who must navigate worlds where the unimaginably weird has become disturbingly normal for them… His autofictional narrator’s conversational, sometimes confessional stream of consciousness gels into a dark and strange personal history tainted by horrors both otherworldly and all too familiar. DRILL twists family conflict, religious fervor, and ravening cosmic forces into a richly-detailed and compelling novel of loss and vengeance, resonant and deeply felt.”
—Erica Ruppert, author of Imago and Other Transformations

“…this work is among the most unabashedly unique reading experiences I’ve had in quite some time. It’s an angry book, depicting the traumatic effects of cults on family dynamics across generation lines, but there’s an undeniable righteousness to the rage, a sympathetic vulnerability, and a desire to either destroy or heal—tied as that is to the novel’s supernatural underbelly and existential stakes. I’m not sure I’ve ever read anything quite like DRILL.”
—Cody Lakin, author of The Family Condition

DRILL is a literary sigil and hyperstitional wave generator in the form of a weird fictional and metafictional autofiction that seeks by its own direct avowal to serve as the author’s Moby Dick by way of Philip K. Dick and William S. Burroughs, with a pervasive infusion of religious and occult obsession.”
—Matt Cardin, author of To Rouse Leviathan and What the Demon Said

“Having gnawed away the rotten roots of orthodox cosmic horror until the way was cleared for new growth, Jones comes at us in his final form with DRILL… and all that came before seems so quaint before such a pyrotechnic display of batshit insane ideas and intimate, lacerating characterization. This one will leave a hole in your head and heart you could drive a car through.”
—Cody Goodfellow, author of Unamerica

DRILL is a dense yet mystical cosmic horror novel serving as a meta mask for an elaborate magical ritual… Scott R. Jones is a sorcerer and DRILL is him flexing his literary muscles and crafting a narrative that will leave an everlasting imprint on your psyche.”
—Grant Wamack, author of Bullet Tooth

Cover Design by Matthew Revert

Pub Date: August 6, 2024

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-956252-09-5

Format: eBook
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-76-5