The Blade Between

Sam J. Miller (Author)

Product Details

$26.99  $24.83
Ecco Press
Publish Date
December 01, 2020
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

Sam J. Miller is the Nebula Award-winning author of The Art of Starving (NPR best of the year) and Blackfish City (Nebula finalist, John J. Campbell Award winner). A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, Sam's short stories have been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. He lives in New York City.


The book is full of moments of slowly rising dread that end in shocking revelations, all of them building to a nightmarish town festival where the growing horror finally reveals its true face and intent.--Nightmare Magazine
"Miller (Destroy All Monsters) takes on cosmic horror with chillingly realistic results.... Filled with intense dread and unease.... This is a great example of how a century-old subgenre can still speak directly to today's readers."--Library Journal
"Miller's sprawling novel encapsulates the complex web of feelings brought on by witnessing the destruction of a town that made adolescence hell for a gay or trans teen.... Raw and volatile.... Highly recommended for anyone looking for a queer-themed, sea salt-laced dark fantasy."--Booklist (starred review)
"[In] The Blade Between, the whole town of Hudson becomes a central character.... [A] sharp-edged novel... Stunning."--Locus
"[A] gripping mashup of psychological suspense and horror....The novel lifts off toward an exciting conclusion. Insightful social commentary is a bonus. Thriller fans will welcome Miller as a fresh new voice."--Publishers Weekly
"A successful 'influencer' photographer returns to the gentrifying hometown that nearly broke him, and all hell breaks loose. The Blade Between is as addictive and brutal as it is smart and challenging. Miller unflinchingly confronts the sins of our past and present. The horrors here are rooted in there being no easy answers despite our individual and collective souls being ultimately at stake. Plus whales!"--Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song
"Supernatural and uncomfortably human forces threaten to rip a failing town apart.... An unsettling and visceral journey: powerful, twisted, and grim but ultimately uplifting."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)