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Richard Thomas
BIO: Richard Thomas is the author of six books--Disintegration, The Breaker (Random House Alibi), and Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications), as well as two short story collections, Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press) and Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press), and one novella in The Soul... show more

BIO: Richard Thomas is the author of six books--Disintegration, The Breaker (Random House Alibi), and Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications), as well as two short story collections, Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press) and Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press), and one novella in The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). With over 100 stories published, his credits include Cemetery Dance, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2, and Shivers VI (with Stephen King and Peter Straub). He has won contests at ChiZine, One Buck Horror, and Jotspeak and has received five Pushcart Prize nominations to date. He is also the editor of three anthologies out in 2014: The New Black (Dark House Press), The Lineup (Black Lawrence Press) and Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) with Chuck Palahniuk. In his spare time he is a columnist at LitReactor and Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press. His agent is Paula Munier at Talcott Notch. For more information visit www.whatdoesnotkillme.com.
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Fallen Over Book Reviews
Fallen Over Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review. I actually thought I downloaded this book via NetGalley but it must not have went through so I bought the book instead as it was archived before I got to it. This is a book that I think the teenagers and YA will enjoy. They are random sh...
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Lila's Lair rated it 6 years ago
I really liked this tale. A lot. At least, when I could follow what was going on. Note to self: just because it's a short story doesn't mean it's ideal when you're super sleepy. There were some really cool ideas that came through in this short. Psychic vampirism is a nice change from the abundanc...
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Caleb J. Ross' booklikes rated it 6 years ago
There’s a loose “neighborhood” of writers that seem to come together, rather organically, to work on shared projects over and over again. First, there was The Velvet, an online forum that brought together many burgeoning writers with tastes for the noir, lushly descriptive, crime story. Relationship...
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins rated it 6 years ago
What's so remarkable about the stories contained within Staring Into the Abyss is not that they're often so short, but that they often work so well. Word count and issues of quantity aside, the shorter a piece is, the harder it often is to imbue it with any sort of quality. Fortunately, Richard Thom...
I would like to be a florist
I would like to be a florist rated it 7 years ago
For me, a novel and a short story collection aren’t that different. Sure, the characters change every few pages but, in a good collection, the tone and mood draw a thread that ties everything together. The reference in the title to the famous Nietzsche quote sets the proper stage for the thread th...
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