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Beneath a Pale Sky by Philip Fracassi

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About Beneath a Pale Sky

Beneath a Pale Sky collects eight stories of horror, including two original novellettes, that will take you from the high-security ward of a mental hospital to the top of a Ferris Wheel on an ocean pier. These stories will bury you in the rubble of an earthquake, pull back the veil on a soul’s journey into the afterlife, and turn a small midwestern town into the secret domain of cross-dimensional gods. Combining old-school horror with the modern weird, BENEATH A PALE SKY will take you places you’ve never been before, and show you sights you won’t soon forget.

Cover artwork by François Vaillancourt.



Praise For Beneath a Pale Sky


…highlights the author’s skill at capturing disasters, gore, and cosmic horror.”
– Publishers Weekly

“This is a must-read collection for those who enjoy horror in its short form by authors who can morph two-dimensional words on the page into very real terror from which readers cannot hide, even if they want to.”
– Booklist

“Fracassi draws you in with a hand as sure as the tap of an orchestra conductor’s baton. The stories in Beneath a Pale Sky are elegant, unsettling, and beautifully wrought. One of the best collections I’ve read in a long while.”
– Christopher Golden, New York Times-bestselling author of Ararat and Red Hands



About Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi is an award-winning author and screenwriter.

His debut collection of stories, BEHOLD THE VOID, is available in ebook, paperback, audiobook and hardcover, and was named “Story Collection of the Year (2017)” by THIS IS HORROR.

His stories have appeared in multiple magazines and anthologies, including BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOLUME TEN and NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE. His work has been reviewed by The New York Times, Rue Morgue Magazine, LOCUS Magazine and others.

His screenplay credits include “Girl Missing,” distributed by Lifetime Television and “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” distributed by Disney Entertainment.

Philip lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.

You can follow Philip on Facebook and on Twitter (@philipfracassi), or at his official website at




Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 10 May 2021