Armageddon House

Michael Griffin (Author)
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Description

Utopia. Four people living together deep underground in a subterranean facility. All their needs provided for. Food, water, medicine. A swimming pool; a gym; a bar. Except none of them can recall exactly how they came to be there, or what they are supposed to do. Dystopia. Where are the others? There must have been others. It's a huge facility, after all. It must be some sort of experiment. They're test subjects. How long have they been there? When will they get out? How come there has been no outside contact? Utopia or dystopia. As the questions mount, so does the tension. Who will escape Armageddon House?

Michael Griffin's riveting new novella ARMAGEDDON HOUSE grabs you and doesn't let go. It will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. This is a haunted house of a different sort.

About the Author

Michael Griffin's latest collection The Human Alchemy (Word Horde) was a 2018 Shirley Jackson Award finalist. Other books include a novel, Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone (Journalstone, 2017) and his debut collection The Lure of Devouring Light (Word Horde, 2016). His stories have appeared in Black Static and Apex magazines, and the anthologies Looming Low, The Children of Old Leech and the Shirley Jackson Award winner The Grimscribe's Puppets.

He's also an ambient musician and founder of Hypnos Recordings, a record label he operates with his wife in Portland, Oregon. His blog is at griffinwords.com

Product Details

Price: $14.39
Publisher: Undertow Publications
Published Date: May 12, 2020
Pages: 124
Dimensions: 5.51 X 0.29 X 8.5 inches | 0.37 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9781988964201
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About the Author

Michael Griffin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Classics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is co-editor of the series Ancient Commentators on Aristotle and editor of the volumes in that series on Olympiodorus' Life of Plato and Lectures on Plato's First Alcibiades.

Reviews

Praise for Michael Griffin's previous work:

"Every story in The Human Alchemy is a finely-wrought tapestry, containing many shades of darkness and light. Michael Griffin deftly weaves together threads of loss, mysticism, and creeping fear to create a truly remarkable collection. His tales usher the reader through the familiar world, then reveals to them the infinite." --Richard Gavin, author of Sylvan Dread

"Griffin's characters often live in the aftermath of loss and, deeply wounded, they search for something to make them whole or to make them feel the world is not an arbitrary place. From cult followers awaiting enlightenment, to believers in mystical texts, to a mathematician who tries to formulate the structure of the world, to a woman who thinks she's entering a threesome but ends up getting (and losing) so much more, Griffin's characters pursue the lure of enlightenment into places that are very dark indeed--and once they're inside, chances are they won't be able to get out. A strong collection that makes us understand the weird in a powerful new way." --Brian Evenson, author of A Collapse of Horses

"Michael Griffin's The Human Alchemy is fine art dripping slime from another dimension. This is cool, strange, creepy, elegant fiction. Think Iceberg Slim in a tailor-made Italian suit channeling the best of Lovecraft while dragging it, kicking and screaming, into our time. Throw in crackling dialogue and an Escher-like ability to bend time and space while forging new realities and what you have is a collection that cements Griffin as one of the most stylish, unique, and entertaining voices in contemporary weird fiction." --Gabino Iglesias, author of Zero Saints

"Michael Griffin's The Human Alchemy reveals a multifoliatedly arcane world hidden beneath the surface of our own mundane one, riddling it with hell-holes, quicksand and potential ecstatic ruin. His stories snag and drown readers by degrees, fast or slow, every sequence a new section of reef lying in wait for unwary navigators, especially those trained to expect the usual horror tropes. In other words, damn this stuff is Weird." --Gemma Files, author of Experimental Film