Offering a collection of terrifying stories of science fiction, dark fantasy and speculative horrors, Ominous Realities is a dark thrill ride that explores what is in store for mankind.
The terrifying journey takes you on an exploration of post-Apocalyptic worlds, to experience societies where dark corporations control every aspect of life, where humanity must consider horrifying alternatives, and takes you on a trip through horrifying speculative scenarios that pose dire consequences for the existence of mankind.
HOW TO MAKE A HUMAN by Martin Rose – A scientist creates a race of robots giving them the ability to resurrect humanity after the apocalypse. But with dire consequences.
ANGIE by John F.D. Taff – A divorced couple tries to ensure their survival after society collapses. Navigating the treacherous back roads of America, they realize the horror of true devotion.
ON THE THRESHOLD by William Meikle – How far is science willing to go to prove we’re not alone and possibly find the terrifying dangers that exist beyond the threshold?
DOYOSHOTA by Ken Altabef – One by one the residents of a Nevada town are succumbing to the debilitating effects of a strange hum. Many believe it’s a black ops program others are convinced of its far darker origins.
THIRD OFFENSE by Gregory L. Norris – In an oppressive society where creativity is banned and advertising is all-pervasive, a factory worker attempts to escape enslavement with horrifying results.
METAMORPHOSIS by J. Daniel Stone – Together, a brother and sister discover the unique bond has the ability to affect humanity in the darkest of ways.
WE ARE HALE, WE ARE WHOLE by Eric Del Carlo – Global climate change has reshaped the world, and multi-national corporations control every aspect of life. To what horrifying lengths will they go in the struggle to maintain profit?
PURE BLOOD AND EVERGREEN by Bracken MacLeod – Victims of ethnic cleansing, two boys share a painful struggle for survival. Their actions start events that leave the lives of everyone they know hanging in a dangerous balance.
JOHN, PAUL, XAVIER, IRONSIDE AND GEORGE (BUT NOT VINCENT) by Hugh A.D. Spencer – Earth is under attack by mysterious biomechanical entities. With the end near, one man spends his last days with an enigmatic client who is of great import to those in charge.
AND THE HUNTER, HOME FROM THE HILL by Edward Morris – Could it be that accounts of superheroes are actually based in reality? It could be that the old man living down the street is hiding his own dark secrets.
BORN BAD by Jonathan Balog – Raised by the church, Lucien harbors a frightening secret that may prove to have dire circumstances for mankind.
THE LAST BASTION OF SPACE by Ewan C. Forbes – Privatization has run amok and simple pleasures come at a premium price. For one young couple there is no choice but to turn their minds over to insidious corporate control.
EVERY SOUL IS A GRIMOIRE by Allen Griffin – Harvey works for a shadowy government and is responsible for a man with dangerous knowledge. Being near him is blurring his reality and opening the door to terrifying evil.
FROM THE EAST by Alice Goldfuss – After global cataclysm, a scientist struggles to determine the cause. Driven by professional convictions, she finds herself in a struggle for the existence of humanity.
DECIDING IDENTITY by Paul Williams – Faced with the collision of two worlds, the citizens of each are given the choice to decide who shall live and who shall die.
THE LAST ELF by T. Fox Dunham – The fate of humanity rests with a sociopathic concentration camp commander. Having spent a lifetime chasing the enemies of Germany, he finds himself on the verge of his crowning achievement—ultimate extermination.
Praise for Ominous Realities
“This anthology brings together two of my great loves: science fiction and horror, with some speculative fiction thrown in for good measure. This is what happens if the works of Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, H.P. Lovecraft, and Stephen King consummated and had a baby.” – Alicia Banks, Horror News Network
“Ominous Realities boasts a formidable array of talented writers. The diversity of voice, style and prose is extraordinary and truly has something for everyone. Ominous Realities stands on its own in terms of appeal, allure and integrity.” – Dave Gammon, Horror News
“Grey Matter Press has done a phenomenal job with Ominous Realities and in my opinion they are putting out some of the best anthologies in the genre. This is a ‘must purchase’ anthology for any dark fiction fan.” – The Horror Bookshelf
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