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THE DAY OF THE NIGHTFISH

A young chef-in-training and self-styled culinary adventurer is transported by tasting the savory food fad, nightfish, at a top-notch hotel in Thailand with his rich girlfriend. Nobody can tell him what nightfish actually is, and his quest for the elusive and enigmatic nightfish takes him across half the world to the unassuming town of Gunwale, Rhode Island, sole producer of nightfish. Here, he works his way to get aboard one of the Blackfin Fishing Company boats, the Amanda Luce, for an unforgettable and horrifying seagoing adventure, where he gets far more than he bargained for.

Horror Author

D.T. Neal

D. T. Neal is a fiction writer and editor living in Chicago. He won second place in the 2008 Aeon Award for his short story, “Aegis,” and has been published in Albedo One, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

He is the author of Saamaanthaa and The Happening, both part of the Wolfshadow Trilogy. He’s also written the vampire novel, Suckage, as well as the Lovecraftian cosmic horror-thriller, Chosen. He has written three creature feature/eco-horror novellas, RelictSummerville, and The Day of the Nightfish. He continues to work on several science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thriller stories.

AWARDS:

• 2008 Aeon Award, Second Place for “Aegis”
• 2009 Honorable Mention, “Best Horror of the Year,” edited by Ellen Datlow for “Aegis” and “Rotgut.”
• Runner-up, 2013 Best New Novel by a Chicagoan, Chicago Reader, for “Suckage”
• Shortlisted for the 2012 Aeon Award for “Day of the Nightfish.”

Horror Author

D.T. Neal

D. T. Neal is a fiction writer and editor living in Chicago. He won second place in the 2008 Aeon Award for his short story, “Aegis,” and has been published in Albedo One, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

He is the author of the werewolf horror novel, Saamaanthaa, and the sequel, The Happening, the vampire novel, Suckage, the Lovecraftian horror-thriller, Chosen, the creature feature novella, Relict, and the eco-horror novella, Summerville. He is currently working on several new science fiction, fantasy, and thriller stories.

AWARDS:

• 2008 Aeon Award, Second Place for “Aegis”
• 2009 Honorable Mention, “Best Horror of the Year,” edited by Ellen Datlow for “Aegis” and “Rotgut.”
• Runner-up, 2013 Best New Novel by a Chicagoan, Chicago Reader, for “Suckage”
• Shortlisted for the 2012 Aeon Award for “Day of the Nightfish.”

ALL Books

CHOSEN

[NOVEL]

Something’s rotten in the waters around Ludlow. It’s turning townsfolk into the Brethren—pale and lifeless apparitions, monstrous reflections of themselves. 

SAAMAANTHAA

[NOVEL]

Something’s been eating Samantha Hain’s friends, and she’s more than a little afraid it might be her.

THE HAPPENING

[NOVEL]

Zooey’s werewolf insurrection has exploded beyond the confines of the city of Chicago, appearing throughout the country, with only the members of a secret government agency to stop it.

RELICT

[NOVELLA]

Four leisure travelers boat their way to Palmer Atoll, deep in the inky heart of the Pacific Ocean, hell and gone from anywhere, not guessing that they have stumbled upon the lair of something ancient and terrible.

SUMMERVILLE

[NOVELLA]

Three friends set out to find casks of Civil War-era brandy at the bottom of a South Carolina river, not knowing that they’ve walked right into the clutches of a growing evil in the ghost town of Summerville.

SUCKAGE

[NOVEL]

Vampires suck. The only thing worse than being a vampire’s victim is being their minion. And if you think serving one is hard, try leaving one behind and living to tell the tale.

THE DAY OF THE NIGHTFISH

[NOVELLA]

A young chef-in-training and self-styled culinary adventurer is transported by tasting the savory food fad, nightfish, at a top-notch hotel in Thailand with his rich girlfriend. Nobody can tell him what nightfish actually is, and his quest for the elusive and enigmatic nightfish takes him across half the world to the unassuming town of Gunwale, Rhode Island, sole producer of nightfish. Here, he works his way to get aboard one of the Blackfin Fishing Company boats, the Amanda Luce, for an unforgettable and horrifying seagoing adventure, where he gets far more than he bargained for.

REVIEWS

RELICT:

Relict by D.T. Neal is a full-blown creature feature. Focusing mainly on the unknown, giving brief glimpses to the creature stalking just below the surface. Very similar to Jaws where your imagination does the majority of the damage with Neal pushing you in the right direction. 

The second novella of Neal’s that I’ve read. And once again it is a fast-paced, anxiety-inducing read. I wasn’t a big fan of deep, open water before but the chances of me taking a leisure cruise now are extremely slim, in fact, there’s not a heard of wild horses that could usher me on a boat.

Novellas are great and Neal is definitely a master of the craft. Anyone who likes the creature feature horror genre will lap this up. It’s completely worth the heart murmurs.

Simon Biggin

Instagram Review

SUMMERVILLE:

“…Neal is a compelling and imaginative storyteller whose tales are richly evocative and leave the reader wondering about the story well after it’s read…Neal explores larger questions of knowledge and morality but creates stories that nevertheless compel readers who love the genres he works in and doesn’t approach his tales analytically. He has an easy way with dialogue, and there is a lovely symmetry of detail in this novella. I will be reading more of Neal’s longer works.”

Margaret Perkins

Amazon.com

AEGIS:

“In second place Ian [Watson] chose “Aegis” by D. T. Neal, which he described as ‘wonderfully descriptive and powerful and “mythopaeic.’ “Aegis” was published in Albedo One, issue 37.”

Albedo One

Albedo1.com

SAAMAANTHAA:

“If you want bloody, visceral horror, look no further. The is brutality here that should satisfy true fans of the genre. And the creepy, unexpected end will have you wanting more, and make you think twice about walking your dog in the city.”

Amazon Customer

Amazon.com

CHOSEN:

“I could easily see this book becoming a Netflix series! This book delivers a gripping and gritty tale.”

Karin Harriss

Amazon.com

RELICT:

“So horrifying, and yet so plausible. As an author who has written a book about a giant sea creature, I take my hat off to Neal—this guy takes us all to school in showing what it would be liked to be trapped somewhere remote by something with a monstrous size, appetite, and intelligence. Great work—now to see what else he’s got!”

Grieg Beck

Author

SUCKAGE:

“…One of the most compelling components of this novel is the way in which the story is delivered. The reader sees the action through the eyes of the irreverent, snarky Nathan. With such dry commentary as, “Nobody just walks up and says “Hey, I’m a vampire. Want to go somewhere?’” Nathan gives the reader a brutally frank view of the underworld. By infusing humor into an otherwise dark story, Neal creates a compelling read on many levels.…Going above and beyond the call of duty, “Suckage” delivers the full package: blood, guts, and love. With thoroughly developed characters, intriguing narration, and moral commentary, Neal creates a self-aware and refreshingly frank story likely to appeal to a variety of readers.”

Claire Colburn

IndieReader.com

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