The Absence of Knowledge

The Absence of Knowledge

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R.P. Briggs By rpbriggs Updated Dec 03, 2017

It starts small: Just a noise. Just static. Just a small, black, featureless spot in the sky. You put it out of your mind. You go about your day. But something about it stays with you. When you have a spare moment, you listen again. You look again. You wonder. 

You go to sleep. You go to work. You listen. You look. You eat dinner. You listen. You take a shower. You look. You snap out of it, only to find that hours have passed. You have blood on your hands. In your mouth. You don't know where it came from. You should be horrified. You should call the police. And you will. 

But not until you listen again. 

Not until you look, just one more time.

About The Collection

The Absence of Knowledge is a collection of interconnected horror stories -- think World War Z, rather than short story anthology -- that together reveal a larger tale spanning several decades, from the reception of a strange radio signal, to the fall of humanity, and beyond.

Cover by the inimitable @rentachi. Seriously, don't even try to imit. Can't be done.

  • apocalypse
  • collection
  • cosmichorror
  • epichorror
  • fantasyhorror
  • horror
  • lovecraft
  • madness
  • oldgods
  • postapocalypse
  • psychological
  • signal
  • spacehorror
  • speculativefiction
  • stephenking
  • thestand
  • thriller
  • urbanfantasy
  • urbanhorror
  • zombies
IanMcClure3 IanMcClure3 Mar 24, 2017
Nice! I like this, so far. Very engaging and interesting stuff.
TheRealChicaplier TheRealChicaplier Jan 10, 2017
I love this book so much. It's my third time reading it. I just love how the author writes and how this story continues. It's thrilling, terrifying, astounding, and even a but humorous. I don't say this about a lot of books but damn, this might be my favorite book on this app
FinnyH FinnyH Jul 21, 2016
Science and horror -- it's like my dreams have come true. You had me by the first page, by the way. Some say you need a hook to get a reader in, how ever cheap it is, but you needn't even deign to that. xD Or maybe it's because I had no idea what a sand dollar is...
liliandarklore liliandarklore Mar 07, 2016
Loved it! Had a great time reading, and i especially loved the description of Jens dream.
LucaGambini8 LucaGambini8 Feb 02, 2016
As first novel in the series, it really got me hooked. I love the feel of dread that inspired me, especially since I know it is just the begining.
Feiyue149 Feiyue149 Nov 09, 2016
Part one was awesome! Words flow easy and you're characters' personalities come shining through. On to Part II!