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Richard Parks
Author, Unrepentant Storyteller, "Relative Anomaly." Not the agent nor the fomer rugby star. Richard Parks published his first story in Amazing in 1981. He has published over fifty more in the years since. His three print collections to date are The Ogre’s Wife: Fairy Tales for Grownups... show more
Author, Unrepentant Storyteller, "Relative Anomaly." Not the agent nor the fomer rugby star.


Richard Parks published his first story in Amazing in 1981. He has published over fifty more in the years since. His three print collections to date are The Ogre’s Wife: Fairy Tales for Grownups (2002), Worshipping Small Gods (2007), and On the Banks of the River of Heaven, in 2010. Other books by Parks include the novella Hereafter and After (2007), The Heavenly Fox (2011), and a novel, The Long Look (2008). His fourth collection, Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter, was published in January by Prime Books. He's been a finalist for both the World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature.

Richard Parks lives in Mississippi with his wife and a varying number of cats.
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lfevansjr
lfevansjr rated it 2 years ago
Love the concept of this story... the Body or Corpse Soldier... the MC is extremely well-developed... and ya just can't help but love the pig. Well written and complete despite its short length. Would be interesting to see the author write more in this world.Merged review:"On the Road to the He...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it 3 years ago
[I received a copy of this novel through NetGalley.]First, please note this is not a standalone novel, contrary to what I thought when I requested it, but part of a series (and very likely the last volume). However, I didn't find it difficult to follow the story and understand the characters: when t...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
This is a charming tale about a fox spirit (kitsune) who gains nine tails. I wish the ending had been a bit more developed, but the story is lovely. It really is a look at philosophy more than anything else.
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 5 years ago
Guran delivers a good batch of stories about my favorite horror trope: the ghost. Given that it is a time worn sub-genre there is a pretty good amount of transcendence here that bodes well for the modern ghost story. There isn't really a Jamesian story here so if that is what you are looking for, mo...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
Well, it took me almost nine years to get there, but now I am all up to speed on which fantasy was hot in 2006!I don't often read short story collections, so this was a nice change of pace for me. I liked the low-level commitment, and the fact that if I didn't like one story, it wouldn't take long f...
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