Announcement: More Seats Around the Fire

Announcement: More Seats Around the Fire

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NIGHTFIRE, a new horror imprint that joins Tor, Forge, Tor Teen & Starscape, and Publishing as part of Tom Doherty Associates, is thrilled to announce that after an exclusive period on Google Play, which garnered over 100,000 downloads, the horror anthology COME JOIN US BY THE FIRE will be available on Spotify and more digital audiobook retailers beginning February 11, 2020.

COME JOIN US BY THE FIRE is an audio-only horror anthology of 35 short stories available to download as free individual digital audiobooks or stream on Spotify.


The project is a way to preview the breadth of talent writing in the horror genre today, with contributions from a wide range of best selling genre luminaries including China Miéville, Chuck Wendig, Richard Kadrey, and Victor LaValle, Shirley Jackson Award winners Paul Tremblay (The Cabin at the End of the World), Priya Sharma (All the Fabulous Beasts), and Sam J. Miller (Blackfish City) Nebula Award winners Brooke Bolander, Alyssa Wong, Kij Johnson and many, many more.  

Theresa DeLucci, editor of COME JOIN US BY THE FIRE and Senior Associate Director of Marketing at Nightfire says, “We wanted this long list of stories to showcase the scope of modern horror, from the cosmic and Lovecraftian, the beloved undead tropes of zombies, ghosts, and slashers, to the more uncanny and internal terrors of isolation, lost love, aging, and one of the briefest, most distressing alien abduction stories you’ll ever hear (‘No Matter Which Way We Turned’ by 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Brian Evenson.)”

The authors also reflect the diversity of horror as a field, with selections from horror grandmasters such as Joe R. Lansdale and exciting new voices including recent Bram Stoker Award winner Gwendolyn Kiste (The Rust Maidens,) Cassandra Khaw, and Michael Wehunt and literary crossover stars such as Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award finalist and winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction.

These audiobooks are narrated by Saskia Maarleveld and Ramon de Ocampo. “The Design” is narrated by Gerard Doyle.

Happy listening – let us know your favorite story in the comments or on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!

Come Join Us By the Fire

Table of Contents:
“No Matter Which Way We Turned” – Brian Evenson
“Daddy” – Victor LaValle
“This Guy” – Chuck Wendig
“Flayed Ed” – Richard Kadrey
“The Pond” – Paul Tremblay
“My Body, Herself” – Carmen Maria Machado
“The Girls From the Horror Movie” – Gwendolyn Kiste
“These Deathless Bones” – Cassandra Khaw
“It Washed Up” – Joe R. Lansdale
“Stemming the Tide” – Simon Strantzas
“Midnight Caller” – Stephen Graham Jones
“Black Bark” – Brian Evenson
“The Anatomist’s Mnemonic” – Priya Sharma
“Rabbit Heart” – Alyssa Wong
“The Beasts of the Earth, The Madness of Men” – Brooke Bolander
“Cold, Silent, and Dark” – Kary English
“When the Zombies Win” – Karina Sumner-Smith
“Harold the Spider Man” – Paul Tremblay
“Ponies” – Kij Johnson
“Black Neurology” – Richard Kadrey
“Beware of Owner” – Chuck Wendig
“The Vault of the Sky, The Face of the Deep” – Robert Levy
“Don’t Turn on the Lights” – Cassandra Khaw
“Wasp & Snake” – Livia Llewellyn
“Greener Pastures” – Michael Wehunt
“And When She Was Bad” – Nadia Bulkin
“El Charro” – John Langan
“Dream Home” – Kat Howard
“Spawning Season” – Nicholas Kaufmann
“In Sheep’s Clothing” – Molly Tanzer
“57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides” – Sam J. Miller
“Was She Wicked, Was She Good?” – M. Rickert
“A Life That Is Not Mine” – Kristi DeMeester
“That Which Does Not Kill You” – Lucy A. Snyder
“The Design” – China Miéville

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  1. As we anxiously navigate our way through the Covid-19 health crisis, I have sought and found refuge (and occasional comfort!) in the remarkable fictions of The Come Join Us By The Fire anthology. It is difficult to pick out an individual favourite story as the range and quality of the writing – as experienced by this reader / listener – is exceptionally high. That said, both Nadia Bulkin’s “And When She Was Bad” and Brooke Bolander’s “The Beasts of the Earth, The Madness of Men”, were exhilarating introductions to the work of these brilliant authors. May I extend a big thank you to everyone involved with the CJUBTF project and also wish you safe passage through these uncertain times.

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