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The Envious Nothing

“Lawson is a representative of the contemporary evolution of cosmic horror. Post-Lovecraft, post-Ligotti, but cut from the same strange cloth. THE ENVIOUS NOTHING glows like a rocket afterburner shooting into the vast darkness.”
—Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase

“Curtis M. Lawson populates The Envious Nothing with honeycomb crones, toxic ghost towns, and gutterpunk succubuses, just to name a few, as a means of distracting you from the true horror of his cruel cosmic collection: there is no salvation awaiting you within these terrifying stories. Each tale teeters on the apocalypse, where every turn of the page spells out the end of the world. Read slowly, sweethearts, ’cause our time is done.”
– Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Whisper Down the Lane

“The exquisite irony of Lawson’s masterful collection is that “nothing” is ultimately very much something herein—and a decidedly beautiful something at that. Never has the Void been so paradoxically conceptualized as simultaneously oblivion and the nascence of dark potential. Throughout these stories, “nothing” provides meaning, and underpins the impetus for the character’s actions. What on first appearance may seem a study in nihilism, a closer look reveals that the midnight-black fabric of these tales and poems is saturated with the deep crimson of heartsongs. A stunning piece of literary horror.”
– Joshua Rex, author of The Descent and Other Strange Stories

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BLACK HEART BOYS’ CHOIR SPECIAL

EDITION

All Proceeds from this edition go to UNICEF to support relief efforts in Ukraine.

Limited to 100 signed and numbered hardcovers, featuring brand new illustrations by Luke Spooner of Carrion House.

 

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“Curtis M. Lawson writes with bravado and pomp and strong conviction; at once euphonious and discordant, dulcet and harsh, Black Heart Boys’ Choir will strike its startling chord deep inside you, causing your own heart to vibrate with its resonance. There’s nothing else quite like it.”
Matthew M. Bartlett, author of GATEWAYS TO ABOMINATION

“BLACK HEART BOYS’ CHOIR is an exquisitely constructed novel. From its opening refrains to its cacophonous climax, Lawson has brought his readers a powerful work of personal horror that permits no escape from its howled chorus of chaos and deception.”
Dr. Géza A. G. Reilly

“Fluid writing and expert pacing…”
Publishers Weekly

“An utterly original story that succeeds on the micro level with Curtis M. Lawson’s expertly realized Swift River High, and on the macro level in the same vein of Lovecraft’s most dread-inspiring tales of cosmic horror, Black Heart Boys’Choir is razor-sharp, relentlessly chilling, and will cut you like the abruptly-severed string of a fiendishly-played violin.”
Christa Carmen, author of SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLOOD-SOAKED

“Just flat out original, unique. I haven’t read anything like it.”
Well Read Beard

“Black Heart Boys’ Choir is a stunningly honest meditation on the nature of abuse, neglect, and despondency inherent in contemporary society, and the feverish violence they can produce. Lucien Beaumont wears his suit like a carapace against an unfeeling world, and his music is a cry of anguish and retribution which stokes and billows the flames and forces of Hell. Lawson’s full-throttle narrative, smart writing, and apt political ruminations make the novel essential reading for these fractious and acrimonious times.”
Joshua Rex, Author of THE DESCENT AND OTHER STORIES

“This is about knowing there is something pure and worthwhile in the world and in yourself, and respecting that, regardless of the mediocre and the spiteful.”
William Holloway, author of THE IMMORTAL BODY

“Curtis M. Lawson conducts an eloquent, page-turning symphony of destruction. A brave, singular vision of unbridled rage.”
Evans Light, author of SCREAMSCAPES