By Timothy J. Jarvis
“We live in Gothic times.” – Angela Carter
The Gothic tale, disreputable as it is, can, more readily than the realist short story, provoke unease and jolt us from complacency.
Uncertainties is an anthology series—featuring authors from Britain, America, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines—each exploring the concept of increasingly fragmented senses of reality. These types of short stories were termed “strange tales” by Robert Aickman, called “tales of the unexpected” by Roald Dahl, and known to Shakespeare’s ill-fated Prince Mamillius as “winter’s tales”. But these are no mere ghost stories. These tales of the uncanny grapple with existential epiphanies of the modern day, when otherwise familiar landscapes become sinister and something decidedly less than certain . . .
Hardback edition limited to 350 copies.
Cover art by B. Catling
Selected and introduced by Timothy J. Jarvis
ISBN: 978-1-78380-031-5 (hbk)