Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Scott Nicolay

Tomorrow I'll be posting a monster from Scott Nicolay's
short story Soft Frogs. 

Scott Nicolay has only one collection (Ana Kai Tangata) which was published last year and preceded by acclaim from contemporary weird/horror fiction authors, lauding his surprisingly well crafted debut. As well as being truly weird and filled with believable characters his stories have an amazing sense of place. Having grown up in North Jersey, the stories alligators and Soft Frogs not only seemed familiar but also made me think I'd actually BEEN to some of the places he was describing. Even more amazing, the title story Ana Kai Tangata takes place on Easter Island and, though I've never been there, I got the same sense of familiarity!

I would also like to point out that, along with Gemma Files' Kissing Carrion, Soft Frogs is one of the most disgusting stories I've ever read. Not in an overtly gory way, but in a conceptual nightmare kinda way. Does that make sense? Thinking about it is making me grimace.

Anyway, Scott's a great author. I can't wait to see what else he has in store and you should check out his collection as soon as you can!


  1. I grew up West Milford. What is the connection with North Jersey? Sounds like I may check it out.

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  3. Both stories Soft Frogs and alligators take place in central/north jersey Timothy