Slights: Kaaron Warren
Slights is the first ‘Uncaching the Treasures’ title by IFWG – a campaign introducing quality fiction post-COVID in Australia
“With outstanding control, Warren manipulates Stevie’s voice to create a portrait of horror that in no way reads like a first novel.”
– Publishers Weekly (Starred) Pick of the Week
“Kaaron Warren is a fresh, amazingly talented voice out of Australia. You *must* read her work.”
– Ellen Datlow
“Hugely and genuinely disturbing”
– SciFi Now
– Jon Courtenay Grimwood, SFX
“Powerful stuff. So powerful, in fact, that my throat was hurting with my attempts to keep my emotions under control. I was completely drawn in, totally immersed. I felt ill much of the time.”
– Russell Kirkpatrick, bestselling author of “Across the Face of the World”
When Stevie Searle almost dies in the accident that kills her mother, she doesn’t see a shining path or a golden light.
Instead, she sees everyone she’s ever slighted, waiting to take a piece of her in a cold, dark room. The person whose place she took in the queue, the schoolmate she cheated off, the bus driver she didn’t pay? All waiting. All wanting to take their revenge when she finally crosses over.
Stevie is fascinated by the dark room so she sends herself there again.
Kaaron Warren is an Australian author of horror, science fiction, and fantasy short stories and novels. She is the author of the short story collections Through Splintered Walls, The Grinding House, and Dead Sea Fruit. Her short stories have won Australian Shadows Awards, Ditmar Awards and Aurealis Awards.