To Another Abyss! by Zach Bartlett (Spaceboy Books, 2018) is a delightful tale of eldritch otherworldly beings and college town art scenes, blended into a clever short novel.
Greg Withers runs a small art gallery and artist grant, thanks to his generous parents. When most of the applications are pure rubbish, he offers the grant to a filmmaker who suggested a documentary. But when the filmmaker’s plans suddenly evolve into an action-adventure movie shot in the art gallery, things go horribly awry, and it’s up to Greg and his friends Decca and Myra to figure out how to right things.
Though the pacing in the book is a little slower than what I’m used to, I absolutely devoured this book nonetheless. As someone who lived in a college town for entirely too many years and was tangentially connected to that college town’s art scene, so much of the ridiculousness of that world was true to life and hysterical in retrospect. The eldritch otherworldly beings were also appropriately weird but not too unfathomable.
If you like your fiction weird and funny, you’re likely to enjoy To Another Abyss!
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