Published by Lovecraft eZine Press, 2018
Paperback, eBook and Audiobook (JournalStone)
"When you open this collection, you're headed down a dark alley within the precincts of the Twilight Zone. It's the kind of place where the wrong people get hurt; hazard is everywhere and it doesn't play favorites. The complacent won't find refuge here on the threshold of the void. Nobody is safe and nothing is sacred. Enjoy the ride."
– from the introduction by Laird Barron
BEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980's and the stylistic prose of today's literary giants.
Stories include Soft Construction of a Sunset, Altar, Surfer Girl, Mother, Coffin, The Horse Thief, The Baby Farmer, Fail-Safe, and Mandala.
Introduction by Laird Barron.
Praise for Behold the Void:
SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF THE YEAR – This Is Horror
SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF THE YEAR – Strange Aeons
“Fracassi…builds his horrific tales slowly and carefully…his powers of description are formidable; and he’s especially skillful at creating, and sustaining, suspense.” – The New York Times
“Fracassi makes terror read so damn beautifully. He uses horror to illuminate human character and as a result these stories hit you in the gut and the heart.” – Victor LaValle
“…think vintage King at his best.” – Rue Morgue Magazine
“This is horror fiction at its best.” – Brian Evenson
“Everything here is damned near perfect… a first-rate collection.” Black Static
“Philip Fracassi is the next big horror writer to blow your mind. If you’re a fan of the horror genre at all, then this guy is a must-read.” – Lit Reactor
“These stories are scary, yes, but more than that, they’re haunting– they get inside you and they don’t go away.” – Ben Loory, author of Tales of Falling and Flying
“Fracassi’s Behold the Void is the perfect read for horror fans who expect authors to raise the bar and redefine what horror fiction means.” – Ronald Malfi, author of Bone White
“Fracassi is quickly building a reputation as a superior storyteller of incredible talent…. an author we must surely now hail as a leading light in the dark field of horror fiction.” – This Is Horror