“If you’re looking for a diverse and original collection of dark stories, Darkest Hours is one I really recommend!”
“It is clear from Thorn’s writing that he has spent some time in academia, as several of his stories star accomplished or struggling academic professors. It is obviously a familiar environment Thorn likes to capture. Whether the academic was a mouse mass murderer or an out-of-work biologist, Thorn highlights their struggles and peculiarities.”
“On top of having this super cool cover, within these pages I discovered some of the best short, dark fiction I’ve read in a long while! Let’s talk about it, shall we?
When I was young and couldn’t afford bookstores, I often went to the library. (I still do, actually, because I love them, not because I have to.) I developed a love of horror back then, but our library’s collection consisted of about two shelves. Once I read those, I started reading all of their anthologies and collections, in the hopes of finding new authors. In this way, I discovered Richard Matheson, Steve Rasnic Tem, Dennis Etchison, Ray Bradbury and other writers that I still love to this day. DARKEST HOURS brought me back to that time of discovery-horror and dark fiction in all of its glorious, different forms. Reading this collection made me feel like a kid again.”
Marc Tams laid down psychedelic, shoegazey accompaniment to excerpts from Mike Thorn’s “A New Kind of Drug.” Listen here.
A young man finds himself faced with a bizarre moral dilemma when he agrees to try out a new kind of drug.
Released June 26, 2018
Narration – Mike Thorn
Score and engineering – Hush
“A New Kind of Drug” features in Mike’s short story collection Darkest Hours, which can be purchased on Amazon here.