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Scott R. Jones

Scott R. Jones is a Canadian writer living in Victoria, BC, with his wife and two frighteningly intelligent spawn. His stories have appeared in many anthologies in the past decade, as well as Innsmouth Magazine, Pseudopod, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, among others. He’s also the author of the non-fiction work ‘When The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R’lyehian Spirituality’ (Martian Migraine Press) and the editor of the anthologies ‘RESONATOR: New Lovecratian Tales From Beyond’; ‘Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis’; ‘A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Stories of Possession’; and ‘Chthonic: Weird Tales of Inner Earth’. He was once kicked out of England for some very good reasons.

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Stonefish: Not your basic horror novel

Stonefish by Scott R. Jones

2020’s horror novel Stonefish by Scott R. Jones is not your basic horror novel. I tend to forget that, like every other genre, horror has an array of subgenres, styles, and tropes. Even so, it’s hard for me to “sum up” what kind of horror story Stonefish is. I’m settling for futuristic-dystopian-gnostic-phantasmagorical weird horror, with Sasquatch.

Climate change and leaps in high technology have created the everyday world of Den Secord, who writes things for his generation’s version of the internet. Secord has an editor so I’m calling him a journalist. (“Content-provider” might be more accurate.) Den lives in a plural community called a crèche. Social changes have been driven by the noönet, which lets people interact with each other’s minds and emotions directly, in a vast network. You might think that would bring out a... Read More