The inaugural launch of the Undertow Publications chapbook series, These Last Embers takes place in the dark recesses of the human soul, where nothing is more certain than the knowledge that you can never go home again. This sixteen-page story is limited to 200 copies with a wraparound cover by the acclaimed Drazen Kozjan. Each chapbook is signed by the author and the cover artist, and will be shipped world-wide at launch in February, 2015.
“A beautifully strange little piece. These Last Embers is the kind of story that worms its way quietly beneath your skin and only begins to burn once it’s too late for you to claw it out.”
— Brian Evenson
“With a dash of Arthur Machen and a sprinkling of Rod Serling, Simon Strantzas continues to fuse the influence of his forebears into something uniquely his own. He never forgets the humanity at the heart of every story, and in These Last Embers it is on terrible, aching display.”
— Nathan Ballingrud