When Dark Regions publisher Joe Morey told me he wanted this to be “the definitive David Niall Wilson collection,” I wasn’t sure what to do. How do you choose? I’ve written and published over a hundred and fifty short stories over a couple of decades of writing. I have tried very hard over those years not to stereotype myself as that vampire guy, or that sex-in-horror guy, but instead to remain diverse and to keep things as fresh and new as possible. That has led to the compilation of a list of stories that almost defies logical organization.
So what I did was simple. I tried to choose stories that have meaning to me. I looked for work that defined some moment in my career and pulled them from the pile to be dusted off and included. I tried NOT to include too much that appeared in my last collection – it only came out last year, after all. To make it interesting, I added in a few original tales.