`Nothing is Everything' is the masterful new collection from acclaimed Canadian author Simon Strantzas. With elegant craftsmanship Strantzas delicately weaves a disquieting narrative through eerie and unexpected landscapes, charting an uncanny course through territories both bleak and buoyant, while further cementing his reputation as one of the finest practitioners of strange tales.
Advance praise for "Nothing is Everything"
"Simon Strantzas captures the creepiness of small town Ontario; there is something of Seth, of Alice Munro in his work, wonderfully tangled with the likes of Aickman and Jackson. Uncanny as a ventriloquist's doll, but with a real, beating heart."
-Camilla Grudova, author of The Doll's Alphabet
"Welcome to Nothing is Everything, the latest collection by Simon Strantzas. Taking the paths less traveled to the human heart and mind, and excavating the strangeness that abides therein, Strantzas is one of the most striking writers working today."
-Angela Slatter, author of the World Fantasy Award-winning The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings
"Simon Strantzas is Shirley Jackson-grade eerie, creating stories that are as unsettling as they are elegant."
-Kij Johnson, author of At the Mouth of The River of Bees
"The unexpected has arrived, and has brought with it the unknown. Simon Strantzas' stories arrive without warning, to offer those unknown gifts and sidelong glimpses that bring mystery close enough to touch."
-Kathe Koja, author of The Cipher, and Christopher Wild
"Simon Strantzas's compelling stories unfold across a liminal landscape of small towns and ordinary situations where encounters with the uncanny are often revelatory. With his latest collection, he further cements his place as a significant voice among a wave of writers who are redefining the boundaries of genre, blending a literary sensibility with a powerful sense of the possibilities for transcendence in the everyday."
-Lynda E. Rucker, author of The Moon Will Look Strange, and You'll Know When You Get There
Simon Strantzas is the author of Burnt Black Suns (Hippocampus Press, 2014), Nightingale Songs (Dark Regions Press, 2011), Cold to the Touch (Tartarus Press, 2009), and Beneath the Surface (Humdrumming, 2008), as well as the editor of Aickman's Heirs (Undertow Publications, 2015), a finalist for both the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards, and the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. He also edited Shadows Edge (Gray Friar Press, 2013), and was the guest editor of The Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3 (Undertow Publications, 2016). In 2016, he co-founded the non-fiction journal, Thinking Horror, which is dedicated to exploring the literary field of horror and its various philosophies. His writing has been reprinted in a number of annual best-of anthologies, and published in venues such as Nightmare, Cemetery Dance, and Postscripts. His short story, "Pinholes in Black Muslin", was a finalist for the British Fantasy Award, and his collection, Burnt Black Suns, a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. He lives with his wife in Toronto, Canada.