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“A revelation.”
—Ron Charles, The Washington Post

“[The editors’] taste is extraordinary, and they’ve put together a wonderful book. . . . Get this book because it showcases some truly exceptional writing. If you love short fiction, you really shouldn’t miss it.”
—Arley Sorg, Lightspeed Magazine

“It’s legit. . . . You don’t want to miss this dark exploration of Indigenous traditions, themes, and characters.”
—Matthew Jackson, Paste, “25 Horror Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Fall”

“A book of tantalizing tales that stretch from the eerie to the delightfully absurd. Some sound like they were plucked from David Lynch’s own brain and others are so steeped in reality that one feels like evil doesn’t have to follow one home because it is already there. . . . An unequivocal essential for any reader who isn’t afraid of the dark.”
—Mallory Smart, Maudlin House

“Mining rich strata of poisoned history and blood-soaked land, the writers summon an exhaustive array of ghosts, wolves, Wendigo spirits, human eaters, conjure women, and petroglyphs willing to exact revenge if you scratch them with your car keys. Throughout the 26 stories, contemporary American life is a threadbare bandage soaked through with the gore of the wound it never truly covers or heals.”
—Alan Scherstuhl, Scientific American

“Editors Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. prove themselves masters of flow throughout Never Whistle at Night. . . . A first-rate anthology. . . . This is truly a special book.”
Christopher Shultz, Lit Reactor

“Scary and unsettling and sometimes outright horrifying. . . . These stories are wildly imaginative, frightening, and fun.”
Liberty Hardy, Book Riot

“[These stories] demonstrate the impressive breadth and depth of Indigenous horror. . . . An excellent collection of varied tales that run the gamut from vengeful to wistful to hopeful.”
The Gothic Library

“This collection gathers together a spine-chilling range of stories from many of the most exciting Indigenous literary voices, celebrating the power of Native imagination.”
Eliza Browning, Electric Literature

Never Whistle at Night should not be missed by anyone who considers themselves a horror fan. . . . A dark and personal look into what fears and otherworldly powers still hold sway over the landscape.”
Ray Palen, Bookreporter

“A satisfying mix of unsettling horror stories written by an array of notable Native authors. . . . This volume is a must . . . and will be devoured by speculative fiction fans who enjoy a sprinkle of social commentary within their scary books.”
—Verónica N. Rodríguez, Booklist (starred review)

“A heavy-hitting arrangement of 26 twisted tales from established and emerging Indigenous North American authors. . . . Lifting up an exciting array of authors, this anthology will be a treat for horror fans.”
Publishers Weekly

“Spine-tingling and suggestive storytelling. . . . Entertaining and thought-provoking, especially in its highlighting of the lurking terrors—from intergenerational trauma to environmental destruction to toxic allyship—confronting Indigenous peoples today.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Quietly disturbing. . . . Shocking. . . . Sublime. . . . Capture readers’ imaginations through inventive storytelling and raw emotion. . . . This anthology is perfect for those who’ve enjoyed Indigenous horror authors like Stephen Graham Jones.”
—James Gardner, Library Journal

“The stories in Never Whistle at Night go for broke and then keep on going. If it’s over the top horror you want, you’ll find it. If subtle and restrained scares are more to your taste, you find them, too. No matter the story, though, you’re in for fierce, fine writing that leaves its mark deep in the folds of your brain. Shane Hawk and Theodore Van Alst have put together a powerhouse of a book; I’m privileged to have read it.”
—John Langan, author of Corpsemouth and Other Autobiographies

“We recommend double-checking the locks before curling up with this book.”
—Jordan Snowden, Table Magazine

“Monsters wear many faces in these tales, and violence is both a cruelty and catharsis depending on who’s wielding it, the balance of power shifting according to who’s enforcing old patterns or carving new ones.”
—Natalie Zutter, Literary Hub

“Story to story, Never Whistle at Night never failed to surprise, delight, and shock me. I’m a big fan of stories that make you feel like you’re standing at the edge of a cliff with a stranger’s fingers on the tip of your spine—and this anthology has that ungoverned, go-for-broke aesthetic that I love.”
—Nick Cutter, author of Little Heaven

Never Whistle at Night is all I’ve ever wanted in an Indigenous horror anthology. From doubles, to Empty People, to story theft, to zombies, this anthology explores the horror that lives in colonial violence, generational love and trauma, and our everyday lives. It’s a joy to see such a diverse representation of experience, background, and style in this carefully-curated and terrifying collection.”
—Jessica Johns, author of Bad Cree

“This groundbreaking anthology showcases to the world that Indigenous horror has many faces, and these powerful stories are a horror lover’s dream: each one singular and heartfelt, carving new storytelling pathways that feel both unique and universal, haunting and healing. It’s impossible to guess what’s coming next, and that unpredictability is so central to why horror is such a powerful genre as we all confront life’s terrors.”
—Tananarive Due, author of The Reformatory

“I’ve increasingly come to suspect that the best work in contemporary Horror is being written by Indigenous writers, and Never Whistle at Night makes me certain of this. Consisting of more than two dozen stories by turns fierce and strange—sometimes about storytelling, sometimes political, sometimes just very, very unsettling—this is a deeply satisfying anthology.”
—Brian Evenson, author of The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell

“The combination of folklore and the travails of contemporary life is potent. Hard-edged and dread-inducing, Never Whistle at Night showcases major horror talent.”
—Laird Barron, author of The Wind Began to Howl

“An extensive collection of Indigenous stories ranging from the humorous to the terrifying, this anthology is a must-read for everyone. Your new favorite author is absolutely in this book.”
—Amina Akhtar, author of Kismet

“Melodious, haunting, and visceral, Never Whistle at Night enchants from the very start with fiery confidence and merciless ghosts. These are stories that dig their fingers inside you and carve something truly special. An absolute must-read.”
—Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth

“Can you draw power from the spirit of a story? If the twenty-six tales in the essential Never Whistle at Night anthology are any indication, the answer is an emphatic yes. The title itself provides its own warning, but I’ll go one step further: Never read this collection of spine-chilling stories alone at night. You just might not make it to morning.”
—Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters

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