Beneath the Surface

“One of the most important debut short story collections in the genre.”
— Stephen Jones

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“Strantzas = Atmosphere, Atmosphere, Atmosphere! !! + The seasoned subtlety of a literary master and a rich, evocative imagination—a very dark one. Along with Laird Barron and a handful of others, Simon Strantzas does not show you the gate to this new Golden Age of weird fiction that is upon us, but leads you through it. What you encounter on the other side will leave its mark on you. I dare you to look BENEATH THE SURFACE!”
— Joseph S Pulver, Sr

“These are expressions of the ineffable, decadent visions in which the grotesque is the point … I think Beneath the Surface is Simon’s crowning achievement …”
— Richard Gavin

“These tales are dripping with atmosphere—bleak, gloomy, hopeless, depressing atmosphere, in a wintry or rainy environment that will make you feel its chill in your bones, and deeper.”
— Jeffery Thomas

Available on Amazon Kindle with revised foreword by Matt Cardin

Dark Regions Press, 2010 (out of print)Foreword by Matt Cardin; A Shadow in God’s Eye; It Runs Beneath the Surface; Constant Encroaching of a Tumultuous Sea; A Thing of Love; Off the Hook; More To Learn; Behind Glass; In the Air; You Are Here; The Autumnal City; The Wound So Deep; Thoughtless; Leather, Dark and Cold; Drowned Deep Inside of Me; Afterword: Excerpts from a Writer’s Journal

Humdrumming, 2008 (out of print)Foreword by Mark Samuels; A Shadow in God’s Eye; It Runs Beneath the Surface; Constant Encroaching of a Tumultuous Sea; Behind Glass; A Thing of Love; In the Air; You Are Here; The Wound So Deep; Something New; The Autumnal City; Thoughtless; Drowned Deep Inside of Me