Nicholas Kaufmann‘s fiction had been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the International Thriller Writers Award. He is the author of Walk in Shadows, General Slocum’s Gold, Hunt at World’s End, Chasing the Dragon, Still Life: Nine Stories, and Dying Is My Business. He used to write the “Dead Air” horror and dark fantasy column for The Internet Review of Science Fiction. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, but you can visit him at nicholaskaufmann.com and follow him on Twitter as @TheKaufmann.
By Nicholas Kaufmann
In the speculative genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, the mysterious and the unknowable play enormous roles. Often their presence is transformative, affecting and permanently altering the lives of the characters, for better or worse. In many stories its hand is invisible. But in a few notable examples, it comes in the shape of a box.
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