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Derelictions are horror stories told in ways you may not have encountered before.

Something is missing from the silent places and worlds inside these stories. Something has been removed, taken flight, or been destroyed. Us.

Derelictions are weird tales that tell of aftermaths and of new and liminal places. Each location has witnessed catastrophe, infernal visitations, or unearthly transformations. But across these landscapes of murder, genocide and invasion, crucial evidence remains. And it is the task of the listener to sift through ruin and ponder the residual enigma, to behold and wonder at the full horror that was visited upon mankind.

A dead ship carries a terrible cargo across a black ocean. Below deck, signs of slaughter and devotion await to tell a ghastly tale.

On a barren and hostile shore a great ritual has been enacted successfully. The act of a god may have taken place. But what kind of deity did this?

An eerily silent campsite. No sign of life. Look closer and observe the grisly artefacts of annihilation. In the very foundations of this dreadful house, was something supernormal called upon to abolish life so mercilessly?

Wyrd and Other Derelictions contains seven derelictions, original horror stories from the author of Hasty for the Dark and Some Will Not Sleep (winner of The British Fantasy Award for Best Collection).

©2020 Adam L. G. Nevill (P)2020 Journalstone

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  • michael palmer
  • 03-05-2021

enjoyed it

I was looking for somthing like this. I love cosmic horror\ hp love craft-ish stuff. this is like exploreing these worlds and the after math of whatever maddness happened.

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  • Crystal
  • 15-04-2021

Snoozefest

I couldn’t get through this. Incredibly boring. Narrator is good though. Too pedantic for me.

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  • Nathan
  • 22-03-2021

The Best Cosmic Horror Short Tales, Ever.

This collection of 7 "derelictions" will haunt your mind after listening. I speak as a jaded horror reader who finds many modern authors lacking.

Adam L.G. Neville is the real deal, people.

If you enjoy Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell, this is for you.

But be warned: you WILL remember these stories for a long time. :D

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  • chelle
  • 26-01-2021

horrifically good

just finished this and have to recommend. This is one of the most epically sick to your stomach horror stories I've ever listened to. It's smart and written very well.The derelictions are meticulous in description yet leave much to the imagination.
So much.
The narrator had me at the first story, it grabbed me hard and I had to sit and listen, rapt and fascinated. (I could listen to this narrator non stop)
I don't have the gift of words that my review of this audiobook deserves.
The authors experiment is in my opinion a success.
now on to his other works!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-12-2020

Fascinating. Astonishing. Profound.

This book is David Attenborough describing the morning after the end of the world. Not since Lovecraft have I seen a work of horror of such singular seminal invention. I never knew description alone could carry such weight as the empty ruined spaces, strange death and lonesome decay that Mr. Nevill has painted here into tangible, otherworldly realism.

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  • Spencer
  • 05-11-2020

Unsettling and Unique

Wyrd and Other Derelictions is a collection of stories with no characters, no plot and no dialogue. We are taken through aftermaths of horror, though desolate sites where something terrible has happened and the natural order has been disrupted by something malevolent.

Adam manages to effectively tell a story through hauntingly beautiful prose that elicits a feeling of isolation and unease as these places are described to us. It’s up to our imagination to work out what has happened, and as you piece together these mysteries, you’re left with a feeling of anxiety the dread.

I adored this book, it’s an experimental and unique experience that is unlike any other book that I’ve read. I give this my highest recommendation, this is a fantastic read that’ll leave you unsettled and wary of being alone.

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