She Said Destroy

My debut short story collection, She Said Destroy, was published in August 2017 by Word Horde. It was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award and a This is Horror Award. With an introduction by Paul Tremblay and cover art (“Little Rebel 3”) by Kathrin Longhurst, She Said Destroy features 13 stories, including one original:

  • Intertropical Convergence Zone
  • The Five Stages of Grief
  • And When She Was Bad
  • Only Unity Saves the Damned
  • Pugelbone
  • Red Goat, Black Goat
  • Seven Minutes in Heaven
  • Girl, I Love You
  • Endless Life
  • Violet is the Color of Your Energy
  • Truth is Order and Order is Truth
  • Absolute Zero
  • No Gods, No Masters
It's one of the best collections of this or any other year. There is no other writer like Nadia working today and her socio-political horror stories will knock you on your butt.  –Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World 

Nadia Bulkin has come to drag us kicking and screaming into the horrors of The Endless Now with a collection of hip, ultracontemporary, politically astute, and chilling stories.  –Nick Mamatas, author of I Am Providence and The Last Weekend 

Nadia is the coming storm, a 21st-century baby whose particular brand of politicalpunk witchcraft should determine the way the wind blows over horror’s next few decades.  – Gemma Files, author of Experimental Film

“Dark, hard-hitting, inventive literary horror twined around feminist and postcolonial themes–as literary as Mariana Enriquez and Brian Evenson, and scarier than both combined. All of these stories were riveting, and half of them felt like they were slicing the top of my head clean off.” –Amy Gentry, author of Good As Gone and Last Woman Standing

“This book is inventive, insightful, and inspiring, not to mention unnerving. The stories inside deftly blend the horrors of the cosmic with those of the personal, evoking awe both terrifying and sublime. Nadia Bulkin’s writing is beautiful, exciting, and a stellar contribution to the field of fantastic literature.” –Simon Strantzas, author of Burnt Black Suns

“Horror is a tough act to perfect, but time after time, piece after piece, Nadia Bulkin shows us how it’s fucking done. Her fiction dances along a razorwire tightrope, juggling the horrific and the grotesque with flourishes of pitch black humor. This sharp, sinister, and stylish collection encapsulates why Bulkin is one of my favorite contemporary short story writers.” –Jesse Bullington, author of The Enterprise of Death

“This collection feels timely thanks to Nadia’s superb insight on the socio-political and cultural horror at humanity’s core. Simply put, this book is a work of genius.” –Hailey Piper, author of The Worm And His Kings


“Striking debut collection. Distinctly horror tales of the ‘What threatens your existence and what will you do to get through?’ variety, with a coldly angry 21st-century edge.” – New York Times

“Bulkin takes roads less traveled, uncovering the things that squirm in the dark while daring readers to look away.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“A rising star of the weird fiction subgenre. Her stories weigh differing perspectives, give powerful voice to the forgotten, and find horror in experiences both extraordinary and mundane. In her hands, terror comes from the underlying truth that these stories are firmly rooted in the circumstances of our current society.” – Library Journal

“Already, Bulkin has earned a reputation as a writer interested in the political implications of her stories’ situations. It’s certainly true, but there’s a way in which the political in her work frequently leads back to the personal, to the desires that split us. Long after the last page has been turned, her complement of monsters stalks the edges of our vision.” – John Langan, for Locus

“A smart, powerful debut collection.” – Ellen Datlow, for Locus

“Great horror happens when a story reveals some profoundly personal truth or when it reflects something ugly we can recognize on a broad, systemic scale. Nadia Bulkin writes what she describes as ‘socio-political horror’ and it colors many of the stories in a debut collection that will surely be recognized as one of the year’s sharpest.” – Tor

“Within these pages, you’ll find cold hard death, wry dark humor, pain and suffering, hauntings, strange religions, twists on cosmic horrors, familial legacies, and much more. Do yourself a treat, get this book, mark out a nice block of uninterrupted time, and sink on in. Just remember, this is the heavy stuff, the dark stuff; this is not gonzo splatter or quiet literary but its own deep brand of dread-at-the-core.” – Christine Morgan, for The Horror Fiction Review