The Color Out Of Time (2020)

The Color Out Of Time Set in a beautiful New England vacation spot a lake surrounded by wooded farmlands the narrator and his professorial colleague discover eerie and sinister features about this area The lake shimmers
  • Title: The Color Out Of Time
  • Author: Michael Shea
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Set in a beautiful New England vacation spot, a lake surrounded by wooded farmlands, the narrator and his professorial colleague discover eerie and sinister features about this area The lake shimmers with a disturbing, unnatural color tourists disappear an evil presence sickens or twists the thoughts of the park rangers and vacationers alike Seeking to discover the natSet in a beautiful New England vacation spot, a lake surrounded by wooded farmlands, the narrator and his professorial colleague discover eerie and sinister features about this area The lake shimmers with a disturbing, unnatural color tourists disappear an evil presence sickens or twists the thoughts of the park rangers and vacationers alike Seeking to discover the nature of this horror and prevent further deaths, the narrator and his friend suspect that the lake hosts an alien monstrosity Together with a long time resident and sister of one of the area s past victims, they muster all their strengths and skills to combat a terrifying opponent Shea s literary skills and insight into character and group behavior are as skillful as his ability to create fantastic and nightmarish scenarios An homage to H.P Lovecraft s story The Colour Out of Space , Shea s haunting, fast paced novel continues that narrative A new Introduction by the author is included By the author of the Fantasy Award winners NIFFT THE LEAN and The Growlimb , and a finalist for several Hugo and Nebula awards Michael Shea may not be the only writer hybridizing science fiction and horror, but he is certainly among the best Publishers Weekly Michael Shea puts his people in the damnedest nightmares Stuart Gordon, writer director of Re Animator Michael Shea has long been one of the most vital writers of horror, fantasy, and science fiction The imaginative scope of his work is exceeded only by the gripping and evocative vibrancy of his prose S T Joshi, award winning author of H.P Lovecraft A Life Michael Shea has graced the field of the fantastic for than thirty years His prose is as rich and inventive as his considerable imagination Ramsey Campbell, multiple World Fantasy Award winning author Shea demonstrates what a boundary bender can do to make us rethink our definitions Locus Magazine Michael Shea has been writing dazzling books of fantasy and horror since the early eighties, and over the intervening decades, readers who come to him for the first time invariably wind up asking themselves, Where has this guy been all my life Peter Straub, bestselling author of GHOST STORY and SHADOWLAND Shea is one of the most interesting mavericks in the field Locus Magazine about the author Michael Shea was born in Los Angeles in Culver City, across the street from the huge north wall of MGM Studio s main lot There, the billboard size movie ads greeted his infant eyes, and taught him awe and a love of grand narratives An inveterate hitch hiker before, during, and after his college years, he encountered, in a flophouse up in Juneau, Alaska, a book of pure Fantasy entitled The Eyes of The Overworld A year or so later, at a different flophouse in the Fill District a ghetto in those days of San Francisco, he encountered AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS His aesthetic goose was cooked, though he didn t come to know it till a couple years later, when he began writing Sword and Sorcery, and Mythos He s won two WFA s, was a finalist for a third, was twice a finalist for Hugos, and twice for Nebulas His work has been translated into French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Hungarian, Finnish, Greek and Urdu No not Urdu that s just a little joke.
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    One Reply to “The Color Out Of Time”

    1. Shea is one of my favorite authors, but I think this is one of his weaker books The Colour Out of Space is my second favorite H.P Lovecraft story, and I like some of the writing and imagery here, but Shea kind of lost me when he specifically mentioned Lovecraft and his story within this story I would have preferred a subtler tie in.

    2. A modest novel length pendant to Lovecraft s supreme The Colour out of space All the sins of Lovecraft pastiche by Lovecraft s epigones are on display A force that for Lovecraft was completely indifferent to mankind and earth becomes for Shea an occasion for good versus evil Some human monsters have walk on roles, as they did in J.G Ballard s early apocalypse novels Other horrific bio consequences foreshadow the rural body horror of Stephen King s Dreamcatcher Reading this novel may sound like a [...]

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