Nathan Shumate


Redneck Eldritch
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 151,540. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
And with strange aeons, Even Death may take a dirt nap... From the publisher of the SPACE ELDRITCH anthologies comes a flavor of cosmic horror that's much closer to home! Sometimes amusing, sometimes horrifying, always unsettling, sixteen authors bring you sixteen tales of white trash meeting dark gods, the yellowed bones of antiquity, and colors that can't be named.
The Last Christmas Gift: A Heartwarming Holiday Tale of the Living Dead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,550. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Malcolm’s grandfather is his best friend. So when Granpap dies on Christmas Eve, Malcolm desperately tries to bring him back by using the cursed fetish doll that Malcolm’s father sent him before disappearing in Vietnam. But he does something wrong. Granpap revives—but so does everyone in the cemetery across the street...
Levels: Fantastic and Macabre Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,450. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The editor and publisher of the Arcane and Space Eldritch anthologies now presents you with seventeen of his own short stories. From post-apocalyptic communities to existential wastelands, from black comedy to dark absurdism, from visceral shock to Lovecraftian dread, the seventeen unsettling stories in this collection are guaranteed to ensnare your imagination.
Shared Nightmares
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,080. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Shared Nightmares, twelve authors— including New York Times bestseller Larry Correia, #1 Amazon bestseller Michaelbrent Collings, Prometheus Award winner Sarah Hoyt, Campbell Award nominee Max Gladstone, and Hugo nominee Howard Tayler—take you to the dark side of the dream world, where phantasms and fears become frighteningly real.
Space Eldritch II: The Haunted Stars
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,410. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The cold of interstellar space is again closer than you think as eleven authors -- including New York Times bestseller Larry Correia, Nebula winner Eric James Stone, Amazon #1 bestseller Michaelbrent Collings, and multiple Hugo nominee Howard Tayler -- explore what happens when space opera meets Lovecraftian cosmic horror.
Arcane II
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,550. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Twenty-one weird and unsettling stories.
Space Eldritch
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,370. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Startling Stories meets Weird Tales in SPACE ELDRITCH, a volume of seven original novelettes and novellas of Lovecraftian pulp space opera.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,390. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
These thirty tales of the fantastic and macabre will excite your imagination and discomfort your dreams.
Arcane Sampler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,570. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Twelve stories of weird chills by Justin Pollock, Jeff Crook, Jason V. Shayer, S.M. Williams, Jaelithe Ingold, Tom Wortman, Michael Lutz, Stephen Hill, Donny Waagen,Amanda C. Davis, William Knight, and Rob Errera.
The Demon Cross
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,170. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Horror » General
Private investigator Rennie Avalon’s current job seems simple: to find and regain an antique book purloined from the collection of an elderly archivist. But nothing is ever that simple for Rennie.

Nathan Shumate's tag cloud

Smashwords book reviews by Nathan Shumate

  • Plain and Precious Things: The Temple Religion of the Book of Mormon's Visionary Men on Feb. 29, 2012

    My good friend Dave Butler (who, after seeing my example, was unable to resist the draw of initial initial in his name for this release) has done the LDS world an inestimable favor in publishing Plain & Precious Things; reading it has me honestly excited about rereading the Book of Mormon for the first time in decades. Dave (“Can I call you ‘D’?”) reaches astounding insights by simply taking Nephi at his word: that the small plates of Nephi were written specifically to restore the “plain and precious things” which were being and would be removed from the Hebrew scriptures before they got to us. By comparing the doctrines of God espoused by Lehi, Nephi, and their successors with the contemporary reforms being instituted by royal authority in 2 Kings, Dave shows the existence of at least two schools of religious thought at the time: the reformers/redacters who are presented as the establishment heroes of 2 Kings, and the “visionary men” — the prophets outside of the establishment structure, of which Lehi was an example. With the guiding insight that much of the worship of the “visionary men” centered on the ordinances of the temple, Dave draws compelling subtext from the two visions at the heart of Nephi’s record — Lehi’s dream of the rod and the tree, and Nephi’s visionary experience in seeking the interpretation of that dream — that shows a deeper criticism of the reforms which led to the loss of those plain and precious things and a reverence for the symbols and ordinances of God’s house. Beneath Joseph Smith’s pseudo-KJV diction, there is a world of inspired belief and worship that has almost been lost, overwritten by King Josiah’s faction in their zeal to jettison all doctrine and worship that didn’t fit their “cleaned-up” version of Judaism. I heartily encourage all LDS seekers of truth who thought, as I did, that there was nothing additional for the Book of Mormon to teach them to spend the pittance to get get this ebook and feast upon it.