Distilled through the occluded lens of weird fiction, Michael Kelly’s third collection of strange tales is a timely and cogent examination of grief, love, identity, abandonment, homelessness, and illness. All cut through with a curious, quiet menace and uncanny melancholy.
Praise for All the Things We Never See:
“The stories in Michael Kelly’s All the Things We Never See balance on the delicate knife edge of the weird, taking place at the moment of incision, just before the blood rushes to the cut. Full of quiet menace and strangeness, with characters bound into odd relationships both to the world and themselves, relationships they themselves often fail to understand, this is weird fiction at is finest.”
— Brian Evenson, author of Song for the Unraveling of the World
“Michael Kelly’s sharp collection of uncanny stories will leave you questioning your relationships, your identity, and reality itself. These stories dig between your ribs and place a cold finger on your heart.”
— Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World, and A Head Full of Ghosts
“After having nurtured a sterling reputation as a curator of weird fiction, Michael Kelly here reminds us that he’s one of its best practitioners, too. ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SEE is eerie and unsettling in the best ways, subverting reality and turning it back on itself, questioning the very earth under your feet. In the end, you’re left not scared so much as uncertain, even vulnerable—your throat exposed to unseen forces.”
— Nathan Ballingrud, author of Wounds, and North American Lake Monsters
“Like a cottonmouth sleeping under a silk sheet, there’s something unsettling under the surface of Michael Kelly’s stories—and once these tales sink their fangs into you, as they did into me, you’ll find the venom is strangely addictive.”
— Craig Davidson, author of The Saturday Night Ghost Club
Michael Kelly is the former Series Editor for the Year’s Best Weird Fiction. He’s a Shirley Jackson Award-winner, and a World Fantasy Award nominee. His fiction has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including Black Static, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21 & 24, Supernatural Tales, Postscripts, Weird Fiction Review, and has been previously collected in Scratching the Surface, and Undertow & Other Laments.