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Mike Allen
Mike Allen edits the critically-acclaimed anthology series CLOCKWORK PHOENIX and the long-running magazine MYTHIC DELIRIUM. His books include post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel THE BLACK FIRE CONCERTO and career-spanning poetry collection HUNGRY CONSTELLATIONS. To learn about upcoming book... show more

Mike Allen edits the critically-acclaimed anthology series CLOCKWORK PHOENIX and the long-running magazine MYTHIC DELIRIUM. His books include post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel THE BLACK FIRE CONCERTO and career-spanning poetry collection HUNGRY CONSTELLATIONS. To learn about upcoming book releases and projects, sign up for his newsletter at http://tinyurl.com/abattoir-memos.PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and LIBRARY JOURNAL gave starred reviews to his first collection of short fiction, UNSEAMING. Laird Barron wrote in the book's introduction that the stories in UNSEAMING "rival anything committed to paper by the likes of contemporary masters such as Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, or Caitlín Kiernan." Helen Marshall called Mike's second collection, THE SPIDER TAPESTRIES, "a must-read for fans of weird fiction and dark fantasy."More of Mike's stories have popped up in places like WEIRD TALES, BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES, and the anthologies CTHULHU'S REIGN, SOLARIS RISING 2 and TOMORROW'S CTHULHU. His poetry has won the Rhysling Award three times, and his fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. By day he works as the arts and culture columnist for the daily newspaper in Roanoke, Va., where he lives with his wife Anita, a goofy dog, and two cats with varying degrees of psychosis. You can follow Mike's exploits as a writer at descentintolight.com, as an editor at mythicdelirium.com, and all at once on Twitter at @mythicdelirium.
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Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys
It all comes to... Meh!Some of this stories are good but most are just average to poor. Lovecraftian theme is about a cosmic horror that is looming over our heads but it's never fulfilled. It's like in those movies that say... "We escaped" and someones replies "For now...". Hopelessness of it all. T...
Readings and Ramblings
Readings and Ramblings rated it 6 years ago
I really did like this book, but at the same time it annoyed me. First, I have always been annoyed that fantasy and science fiction are lumped together as if they were one genre. Oh, I am aware of the history that brought that about and, in fact, this book has an essay by Orson Scott Card in which s...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it 7 years ago
Amal el-Mohtar, Sonya Taaffe, R.W. Day
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Bryan Thomas Schmidt rated it 8 years ago
7 of 15 stories I really enjoyed, 3 were okay, and 5 were just not to my taste. Definitely unique stories and ideas. Some talented writers. I have not read the two previous books in the series and have no basis for comparison. See my detailed review at www.tangentonline.com
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