“Collision shows J.S. Breukelaar’s range, from horror to fantasy to literary to science fiction and every emotional register in between, but, after reading this collection, I’m not at all sure there’s any kind of limit to what she can get done on the page.”
Stephen Graham Jones.
J.S. Breukelaar moves effortlessly among the varieties of the fantastic, shifting from horror, to science fiction, to fairy tale, sometimes within the same story. Combining gritty, lived-in settings with characters grooved and gouged by their experiences, these stories refract the complexities of contemporary existence, bringing our hopes and horrors to vivid life. Breukelaar’s work collides with the reader, opening us to terror, wonder, and insight.
John Langan, author of The Fisherman
“J.S. is leaving her footprints on a path blazed by luminaries such as M.R. James, Robert Aickman, Tanith Lee, Kelly Link, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Jeff VanderMeer, Gustave Flaubert, Edgar Allan Poe, Daphne DuMaurier, Leonora Carrington and Charlotte Brontë, to name but a few.”
(Angela Slatter, Award-winning author of Sourdough and Other Stories, Vigil, and Corpselight)
“Stories that start in one place, and end – or don’t – somewhere else entirely, with dread, surprise, and wry beauty along the way . . . Collide with J.S. Breukelaar’s collection, and who can say where you’ll end up?”
(Kathe Koja, award-winning author of The Cipher and Buddha Boy)
“J.S. Breukelaar’s new collection, Collision, has definitely the perfect title. Her stories will punch your breath out, slam you sideways and hit you by surprise, leaving you exquisitely bruised and wanting for more. One of the major voices of our times, J.S. Breukelaar is a writer who fears nothing and takes you along her amazing narrative rides that defy genre and conventions, a reckless driver that only notice the signs on the side of the road in order to run them down.”
(Seb Doubinsky, author of The Babylonian Trilogy, The Song of Synth, and Missing Signal).