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A Cosmology of Monsters

(2019)
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"If John Irving ever wrote a horror novel, it would be something like this. I loved it.” —Stephen King

Noah Turner sees monsters.

His father saw them—and built a shrine to them with The Wandering Dark, an immersive horror experience that the whole family operates.

His practical mother has caught glimpses of terrors but refuses to believe—too focused on keeping the family from falling apart.

And his eldest sister, the dramatic and vulnerable Sydney, won't admit to seeing anything but the beckoning glow of the spotlight . . . until it swallows her up.

Noah Turner sees monsters. But, unlike his family, Noah chooses to let them in . . .

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill is beautiful, heartbreaking, offbeat horror. A terrific debut." - Ellen Datlow

"Shaun Hamill’s A Cosmology of Monsters brilliantly combines the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft with a contemporary story of a family under threat of destruction from supernatural forces. It succeeds because these are good, likeable people that we root for; they could be our neighbors. Horror only works when we care for the people involved, and because we care for the Turners, their nightmare becomes ours. Hamill’s prose is simple, and simply beautiful. If John Irving ever wrote a horror novel, it would be something like this. I loved it, and think you will, too." - Stephen King

"A monster stalks a family across generations; a hidden city beckons from beyond perception; trauma and human frailty and loss bear their terrible fangs. . . . A Cosmology of Monsters is as weird and compelling and ambitious a horror novel as you could possibly want." - Carmen Maria Machado

"Exquisitely written, A Cosmology of Monsters is both beautiful and haunting. Shaun Hamill has crafted the best sort of horror story: one full of love and dread that will have you rethinking your definition of what a monster is." - Jennifer McMahon

"Sometimes you read a book and you know it’s special. A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill is just such a book. It’s a book about family, love, loss, obsession . . . and monsters. Unique and wonderful. You won’t read anything like it this year." - C J Tudor


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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel
Author(s): Shaun Hamill
ISBN: 1-5247-4767-X / 978-1-5247-4767-1 (USA edition)
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June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Cosmology of Monsters
Author(s): Shaun Hamill
ISBN: 1-78909-411-9 / 978-1-78909-411-4 (UK edition)
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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel
Author(s): Shaun Hamill
ISBN: 0-525-56392-X / 978-0-525-56392-1 (USA edition)
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel
Author(s): Shaun Hamill
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel
Author(s): Shaun Hamill
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June 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Cosmology of Monsters
Author(s): Shaun Hamill
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Title: A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel
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