Your Shadow Half Remains - Tor Nightfire

The Last of Us meets Bird Box in Sunny Moraine’s Your Shadow Half Remains, a post-apocalyptic tale where eye contact causes people to spiral into a deadly, violent rage.



Riley has not seen a single human face in longer than she can reckon. No faces, no eyes. Not if you want to survive.

But when a new neighbor moves in down the road, Riley’s overwhelming need for human contact makes her throw caution to the wind. Somehow, in this world where other people can mean a gruesome, bloody death, Ellis makes her feel safe. As they grow closer, Riley’s grip on reality begins to slip and she can no longer fight her deepest desires.

All Riley wants to do is look.

SUNNY MORAINE is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and generally weird stuff, with stories published in outlets like, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Nightmare, and Uncanny Magazine. A refugee from academia and the possessor of a PhD in sociology, Sunny also writes, narrates, and produces a serial horror drama podcast called Gone, and served as a writer on the Realm fiction podcast series The Shadow Files of Morgan Knox. They live near Washington, D.C in a house that may or may not be haunted with their husband and two cats.

Praise for Your Shadow Half Remains

“Intense, atmospheric, unnerving, absolutely oozing with dread. As profoundly moving as it is terrifying, and oh hell is it terrifying.” —Rachel Harrison, national bestselling author of Cackle and Such Sharp Teeth

“A haunting dance of imaginative dread. A mesmerizing descent into a pit of isolation, fascination, and paranoia.” —Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth and A Light Most Hateful

“A bleeding fever dream spun from loneliness…. With stunningly beautiful prose, this book is a must-read. Moraine will hurt you—and you will come back asking for more.” —Wendy N. Wagner, author of The Secret Skin and The Deer Kings

“Gorgeously written and impossible to put down, Your Shadow Half Remains captures something fundamental about our current era with breathtaking accuracy. Alongside the mounting dread, Moraine evokes a loneliness and an aching for simple human connection that’s so palpable you can’t not recognize it as your own.” —Nat Cassidy, author of Mary: An Awakening of Terror and Nestlings“Tense, gripping, and deeply human. This is the kind of story that gets under your skin.” —A.C. Wise, author of Wendy, Darling and Hooked

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