The Dark Sea Within: Tales and Poems


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Hippocampus Press
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6.0 X 0.73 X 9.0 inches | 1.03 pounds
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"Jason V Brock makes the fantastic utterly believable. . . a fine writer, indeed."--George Clayton Johnson

." . . full of storytelling energy. You are bound to like this one."--Joe R. Lansdale

"Brock takes characters and situations into places I would never have thought of."--Richard Matheson

"[Tales such as "The Man with the Horn"] demonstrate that there are still new ways to generate chills. . . And new ways to suggest otherworldliness typographically."--T. E. D. Klein

"Make no mistake, this is no Lovecraft knockoff; stories revealed here are original and scientifically plausible. Jason V Brock's writing is crisp, precise, and easily accessible; the plotting sharp and compelling; and once the action starts it is non-stop, the reader only able to catch their breath at the very conclusion. . . be sure to watch for more exciting, literate stories to come. Highly recommended."--Gene O'Neill

"Brock's literary experimentalism is what can only be called refreshingly uncanny--if you as a reader can take it. . . a must-have for every weird fiction, horror fiction, or whatever-indefinable fiction collection you may have on your bookshelves. . . When all is said and done, his work speaks for itself and defines him in one word: Outlier."--Jonathan Johnson

"Brock, already an accomplished editor, anthologist, and filmmaker, is quite a good writer. He has that essential skill, the ability to write page-turning prose. . . [and] an impressive range. . ."--Darrell Schweitzer

"Brock deals with questions of death and mortality (with a few glances at immortality), of consequence, of choice, of the nature of identity itself. He does not hesitate to incorporate politics, morality, and social causes into the fabric of the stories, but in each instance, what might be merely an authorial intrusion becomes welded to the story itself. . ."--Dr. Michael R. Collings

"Jason V Brock is a lover and writer of strange tales that incorporate Gothic lit, sci-fi, and horror. There are a number of very useful labels, including weird fiction and dark fantasy. Or as. . . writer George Clayton Johnson simply called it, this is work with 'a touch of strange.' What you will find in this collection is an ambitious vision that harks back to any number of writers: Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Johnson, William F. Nolan, and John Collier, to name a few."--Henry Chamberlain