Check out the tech-horror anthology Emz co-edited with Dan Shaurette!
As technology takes over more of our lives, what will it mean to be human, and will we fear what we’ve created? What horrors will our technological hubris bring us in the future?
Join us as we walk the line between progressive convenience and the nightmares these advancements can breed. From faulty medical nanos and AI gone berserk to ghost-attracting audio-tech and one very ambitious Mow-Bot, we bring you tech horror that will keep you up at night. Will you reach the Kill Switch in time?
& EMERIAN RICH
H.E. ROULO, TIM O’NEAL, JERRY J. DAVIS, EMERIAN RICH, BILL DAVIDSON,
DANA HAMMER, NACHING T. KASSA, GARRETT ROWLAN, DAPHNE STRASERT
PHILLIP T. STEVENS, LAUREL ANNE HILL, CHANTAL BOUDREAU, GARTH VON BUCHHOLZ
MOW-BOT / DANA HAMMER
Mike’s new Mow-Bot is the answer to his weekend chore dreams until the neighbor’s cat disappears.
REMS / TIM O’NEAL
A doctor eager for publication and fame unethically tests a wound debridement technology with disastrous results.
PHANTOM CALLER / NACHING T. KASSA
An elderly woman enlists the aid of two repairmen when her pest elimination program goes haywire and begins attracting ghosts.
SOULTAKER 2.0 / EMERIAN RICH
A game programmer in the final stages of launching a new version of the MMORPG “SoulTaker,” finds a bug even he can’t fix.
IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER / DAPHNE STRASERT
Daemon is willing to do whatever it takes to get the girl of his dreams and if his Iriz eye implant can help him do that, he doesn’t care what else it does.
HAÜS / GARTH VON BUCHHOLZ
A five-year-old boy is left home alone while his parents travel overseas, but his smart-house will keep him safe, right?
TRAVELS / JERRY J. DAVIS
In a near future world where viewers are addicted to a television station featuring a hypnotically seductive sphere bouncing on an endless, surreal journey through unspoiled natural environments, Dodd is the only one who is “awake” enough to fight back.
GO GENTLY / GARRETT ROWLAN
In a future world where no one except fake grandparents live past the age of 65, Enid needs to land the job that will save her life, but a trip down memory lane may prove more difficult than she expects.
STRANGE MUSIC / CHANTAL BOUDREAU
An audio-sensitive college student is the only one who can hear the difference in a mechanical birdsong that attacks her little sister.
ANGELS DON’T FEAR HEIGHTS / H.E. ROULO
A man uses technology to control his daughter from beyond the grave, will she ever be free?
INTELLIGENIE / BILL DAVIDSON
A terminally ill woman discovers a frightening secret when she issues a deadly order to her personal robot.
13TH MAGGOT / LAUREL ANNE HILL
A scientist working with bioengineered medical maggots fails to document her obvious erroneous observation, only to later realize her horrific mistake.
SUBROUTINES / PHILLIP T. STEVENS
A computer programmer looking for his missing children in a legendary ghost house encounters a malevolent AI.