Announcing Nightfire's First Season of Books, Coming This Fall - Tor Nightfire

Announcing Nightfire’s First Season of Books, Coming This Fall

Nightfire is thrilled to announce its first full season of unique new horror fiction, hitting shelves in Fall 2021, now available for preorder at all major retailers.

Nightfire was launched with the goal of publishing stories across a wide span of the horror genre­—from short story collections to novellas and novels, from standalone works to series, from dark fantasy to the supernatural, from originals to reprints of lost modern classics. The first full season of exciting titles showcases talented voices from rising stars and well-loved veterans of the horror world alike.

Nightfire president and publisher Fritz Foy said, “We are a horror publisher staffed by horror lovers, and we set out to publish a diverse breadth of authors as well as formats to tell stories—from our Nightfire blog, to our audio series Come Join Us By the Fire, and now to our first books. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be bringing these exciting titles to readers this fall.”

Here’s what’s coming in fall 2021:

Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore. The Nightfire edition brings this vibrant and terrifying tale back in print, and available in paperback for the first time ever!

Trade paperback, on sale September 7, 2021

The Living Dead, George A. Romero & Daniel Kraus

Available for the first time in trade paperback in this Nightfire edition, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus and legendary director George A. Romero’s epic story of a zombie plague, from the first rising to the fall of humankind…and beyond. A must-read for any zombie or Romero fan, The Living Dead received praise from The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and top horror authors including Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, and more.

Trade paperback, on sale September 7, 2021

Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery, Brom

Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it.  A deal with the devil, re-envisioned as the clash between pagan and Puritan, complete with illustrations from the dark imagination of this multi-talented storyteller.

Hardcover, on sale September 14, 2021

HEX, Thomas Olde Heuvelt

A fresh repackaging of the acclaimed English language debut of internationally bestselling, Hugo Award-winning Dutch author Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly-picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut and who wanders the town at night… Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

Trade paperback, on sale September 21, 2021

The Last House on Needless Street, Catriona Ward

A gripping psychological horror story that delivers twist after twist, Catriona Ward’s eagerly anticipated The Last House on Needless Street is a shocking exploration of the lengths we’ll go to protect ourselves from dark truths. Fans already dying to get their hands on it include Stephen King, Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, and more.

Hardcover, on sale September 28, 2021

Nothing But Blackened Teeth, Cassandra Khaw

Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists, from rising horror star Cassandra Khaw. Friends gather at an abandoned Heian-era mansion for wedding festivities, but lurking in the shadows is a ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart…. and she gets lonely down there in the dirt.

Hardcover, on sale October 19, 2021

Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror, edited by John F.D. Taff

Dark Stars is a tribute to horror’s longstanding short fiction legacy, featuring 12 terrifying novelettes from today’s most noteworthy authors, with an introduction and original story by bestselling author Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and an afterword by Ramsey Campbell. Additional contributors include Stephen Graham Jones, Alma Katsu, Priya Sharma, Caroline Kepnes, and more.

Hardcover, on sale November 2, 2021

Horror and dark fantasy fans will not want to miss any of Nightfire’s exciting debut season, which promises to push the boundaries of the genre and explore the darkest places of reader’s imaginations. Please visit our catalog for more information on all of these titles, preorder links, and the latest on what Nightfire will be publishing next!

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4 thoughts on “Announcing Nightfire’s First Season of Books, Coming This Fall

  1. Man, I feel like I discovered a treasure trove after finding your imprint. My wife and I reviewed The Quiet Boy for our YouTube channel, and we plan on reviewing a bunch of the COME JOIN US BY THE FIRE short stories. For January, we are going with a theme of “Snowbound” for our reviews, basically stories that take place in snowy, frozen settings. Are there any Come Join us by the fire stories that take place in that setting? I think we could squeeze in a quick review of it before January is over. Thanks for your help!

    1. Hey Peter! That’s so cool, thank you for the consideration. Off the top of my head, “The Cabin” by Brian Evenson from season 2 is the main one that comes to mind, but I’ll let you know if I think of any others.

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