The Cipher: Kathe Koja
(2020 Reissue Cover Reveal)
Kathe Koja’s classic novel of fear, obsession, creation, and destruction, The Cipher, which reopens the door on the Funhole with this brand new and long-awaited print edition. It is the winner of the Bram Stoker Award, Locus Award, and a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.
THE CIPHER by KATHE KOJA
Nicholas is a would-be poet and video-store clerk with a weeping hole in his hand – weeping not blood, but a plasma of tears…
It began with Nakota and her crooked grin. She had to see the dark hole in the storage room down the hall. She had to make love to Nicholas beside it, and stare into its secretive, promising depths. Then Nakota began her experiments: First, she put an insect into the hole. Then a mouse…
Now from down the hall, the black hole calls out to Nicholas every day and every night. And he will go to it. Because it has already seared his flesh, infected his soul, and started him on a journey of obsession – through its soothing, blank darkness into the blinding core of terror…
Kathe Koja is a writer, performer, director and independent producer. Her work crosses and combines genres, from historical to contemporary to YA to horror. Her novels—including THE CIPHER, SKIN, BUDDHA BOY, TALK, and the UNDER THE POPPY trilogy—have won awards, been multiply translated, and optioned for film and performance. She directs and produces performance events, solo and in collaboration with an ensemble of creative artists, with her company Loudermilk Productions LLC. She lives in the Detroit area.
You can follow Kathe on Twitter @KatheKoja
For more information on Kathe please visit her official website www.kathekoja.com