STORIES SWARM IN THE VIOLATION HIVE
Cover Reveal by Brian Fatah Steele
I’m excited to announce I’ll be releasing a new short story collection on October 11th 2021 in paperback and Kindle ebook. (Ebook preorders are live NOW!)
Titled VIOLATION HIVE, it will contain ten original cosmic horror tales centered around the theme of belief. Edited by the amazing Joseph Sale (author of THE BLACK GATE TRILOGY), this cover art was created by Dimensionaut Media. A huge thanks to Kendall Reviews for hosting the reveal, and please see below for more on the book!
VIOLATION HIVE: AND OTHER STORIES
What do you believe in? Do your beliefs empower you or make you fearful? Some walk alone as others find fellowship, all seeking answers. Zealots, devoid of doubt, proclaim their versions of the truth. Ideas are contagious, and in the dark, the worst ideas can consume us.
Ten tales of cosmic horror from the author of CELESTIAL SEEPAGE and HUNGRY RAIN. From a neighborhood ravaged by a cult worshipping a mutagenic plague to passengers racing across a dystopian wasteland. A group of girls discovering something ancient in an old barn to a man stumbling into a mirror world populated by lunatics. A secret base engaged in a disastrous experiment to a space station infected by an alien intelligence.
These and more inside, ready to make you question everything.
PRAISE FOR VIOLATION HIVE: AND OTHER STORIES
“An imagination like no other, Violation Hive is part Barker, part Lovecraft but 100% Steele. A conjurer of the most immersive new worlds you’ll ever read, this is what Ridley Scott dreams about.” – Steve Stred, author of Ritual
“Brian Fatah Steele’s Violation Hive features an array of cosmic horrors culled from down your street as well as all the way out to deepest space. In reading these tales, I couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what horrors awaited, and believe me, these are creepy, chaotic horrors infused with grotesque imagery, all dished out with genuinely enthusiastic glee, as if Steele is having fun, which is infectious. As a reader, I always wanted more!” –John Claude Smith, author of Occasional Beasts: Tales and the Bram Stoker Award finalist first novel, Riding the Centipede
“Violation Hive is cosmic horror done right. From the first story, in which a down-on-his-luck graphic designer discovers a sarcophagus at a nearby building site, to later science fiction journeys into the Deeper Black, Brian Fatah Steele describes encounters with things beyond our comprehension and universe with unfaltering courage and psychological insight. His characters are grounded and human, his prose is stylistic but controlled, and his mythos is at once Lovecraftian and entirely his own. Several stories in this collection will stay with me forever.” – Joseph Sale, author of The Black Gate Trilogy
“With Violation Hive, Brian Fatah Steele brings the most otherworldly horrors down to earth where they can wreak the most havoc. This collection had me fearing my neighbors more than any infinite beyond.” – Sonora Taylor, award-winning author of Little Paranoias: Stories.
“Brian Fatah Steele writes like a madman who is part wizard, part robot. Violation Hive will set your mind on a weird and cosmic roller coaster, blending worlds of horror and sci-fi into one screaming unit of awesome! Imaginative, lucid stuff!” – Joe Zito, author of Now Comes the Darkness
“Brian Fatah Steele, master of the tender everyday ripped asunder, takes us on a wild ride through his phantasmagoric universe with Violation Hive. From the classic sci-fi and horror setups we all love to read, to original and thought-provoking scenarios, the only guarantee with these stories is that the unexpected and frightening will lurk around every corner.” – BP Gregory, author of Flora & Jim
“Take a pinch of horror, sprinkle in a generous helping of sci-fi, then add a bit of deliciously weird, and you’ve got Violation Hive. No matter what you’re into, this collection is a disturbingly great read.” – Renee Miller, author of Stranded
“Violation Hive is Steele’s most gut-wrenching, mind-bending collection of tales to date. It highlights his uncanny ability to put a modern, macabre spin on cosmic horror in a variety of genres, and should be an essential addition to any speculative fiction fans’ library,” – Jeremy Hepler, Bram Stoker nominated author of The Boulevard Monster
“Brian Fatah Steele’s new collection, Violation Hive is a world all of its own. It’s full of futuristic and post-apocalyptic cosmic horror coated in a layer of extraterrestrial slime, one of its many tentacles rooted in ancient rituals and another buried deep enough under Appalachia to keep me feeling grounded but never at ease.” – Miranda Crites, Kendall Reviews
Brian Fatah Steele
Brian Fatah Steele has been writing various types of dark fiction for over fifteen years, often describing it as “cosmic horror with elements of urban fantasy and sci-fi.” Steele originally went to school for fine arts but finds himself far more fulfilled now by storytelling. His own titles include DIRE BRANCHES (Alien Agenda Publishing), OUR CARRION HEARTS (Bloodshot Books), HUNGRY RAIN (Severed Press), CELESTIAL SEEPAGE (Alien Agenda Publishing), BLEED AWAY THE SKY (Bloodshot Books) and THERE IS DARKNESS IN EVERY ROOM (Sinister Grin Press), along with the self-published YOUR ARMS AROUND ENTROPY, BRUTAL STARLIGHT, FURTHER THAN FATE, and IN BLEED COUNTRY. His work has appeared in such anthologies as 4POCALYPSE, BLOOD TYPE, CTHULHU LIES DREAMING, DEATH’S REALM, THE IDOLATERS OF CTHULHU, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated DARK VISIONS, VOL.1.
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