Lost Angels by David J. Schow
Cimarron Street Books is pleased to bring you the definitive expended edition of David J. Schow's collection of novellas — LOST ANGELS — back in print after 20 years!
Obsessive, all-consuming, fiery, arctic?
A passion that grips others, but not you?
An infatuation that refuses to release you from its grasp? A weapon that renders you idolized, or used, or lost forever?
The lyrics that make love a battlefield, a drug, or a fount of redemption.
The mysterious, the tragic, the enigmatic. The geometry of you plus a stranger.
Where love is found. Earned. Stolen. Sought. Regained . . . and ultimately lost again.
Victims of the rigors of love in the City of Night.
LOST ANGELS 2020
This all-new edition of the classic collection by World Fantasy Award winner David J. Schow features an introduction by Richard Christian Matheson, an updated afterword by the author, and for the first time in paperback, the novella “Rock Breaks Scissors Cut.”
The full contents include:
• Introduction by Richard Christian Matheson
• Pamela’s Get
• Calendar Girl
• The Falling Man
• Rock Breaks Scissors Cut
• Afterword: Missing, Presumed Lost
Publication Date: November 17, 2020
Trade Paperback - 370 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.93 x 9 inches
Here's what reviwers are saying about LOST ANGELS:
“Pamela’s Get” is the most powerful work I have read by David J. Schow. This compelling horror story about a woman dealing with the sudden death of her best friend reaches up and wraps its fingers around your throat and won’t let go. — Amy Thomsen / Locus
“Brass” is quite reminiscent of classic Weird Tales horror fiction and is quite well done; possibly the best single story that Night Cry has published. — Robert Coulson / The Comic Buyer’s Guide
A quintet of stories more concerned with that old ficitve verity, character, than glittering special effects. The collection is hung on a truly respectable thematic pivot, and the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts. — Edward Bryant
Top-notch from cover to cover. — Mike Baker / Afraid
This collection has plenty of the red stuff. It’s just that the blood comes from broken hearts, not those that’ve been squeezed through a meat grinder. These stories carry the same qualities of Rod Serling at his most poignant. — David Kuehls / Fangoria
Simply put, David J. Schow is one of the best practitioners of short fiction working in the field today. Schow is a powerful writer, and an honest one — the kind who isn’t afraid to be either sentimental or graphic, sometimes in the same story. What binds his work together is his utter belief in his craft and his ability to set it out in a style that is both invisible and astonishingly evocative. — Charles de Lint / Mystery Scene
“Pamela’s Get” could well have been one of the best episodes of The Twilight Zone, had it been written at the right time. It’s a sad, touching piece about the lives we lead as a direct result of the love of our friends. There’s also the strangely bitter “The Falling Man,” along with “Brass,” which has meant something different to me every time I’ve read it. That’s the mark of a living story. — babbagepress.com