An Egaeus Press Keynote edition
‘One of the best stories of possession I’ve read since The Exorcist’
Adam Nevill, author of The Ritual and The Reddening
‘A compelling tale of amoral purpose.’
Mark Andresen- The Pan Review
‘A holy revelry. Thoughtful, sometimes visceral or vital work.’
D.F. Lewis- The Gestalt Real-Time Review.
‘As in a nightmare, the monster that emerges from the sleep of reason, transfigured into a powerful and grim narrative.’
Alcebiades Diniz Miguel- Bibliophage
Reviews of Karim Ghahwagi’s fiction
‘A haunting portrayal….An excellent example of cold, sea-drenched gloom.’
Dejan Ohnjanovic- Rue Morgue
‘Powerful, dystopian and disturbing.’
Peter Tennant- Black Static.
Author, editor, publisher Des Lewis has just completed his real time reviews of my three most recent novellas published this spring and summer by Egaeus Press and Mount Abraxas Press. I had initially planned that two of the novellas- Children of the Crimson Sun and The Liminal Void appear in the same volume- one story taking place in Malta in 1606, and the second story occurring in an indeterminate location, about six hundred years later. I decided to ultimately separate these two stories, and a third story, A Haunting in Miniature, was added to the first Egaeus Press volume. Below you can find links to Des Lewis’ perceptive reviews- wonderful real time engagements with the stories, as he experiences them over the period of his readings. I feel immensely lucky that Mr. Lewis has shared his illuminating thoughts below, and I feel very grateful also, to have these stories so wonderfully presented by these two extraordinary publishers. Thank you to Mark Beech, Dan Ghetu, Des Lewis, and thank you to the readers who have read the stories, reviewed them, or sent me heartening messages about them. Below the three reviews, author and publisher at Raphus Press, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel has also reviewed Children of the Crimson Sun, and interviewed me about the origins of the stories on his excellent Bibliophage blog. All linked below.
Children of the Crimson Sun Review by Des Lewis.
The Liminal Void Review by Des Lewis.
Review and interview with Alcebiades Diniz Miguel about the origins of Children of the Crimson Sun.
I am interviewed by author and publisher Alcebiades Diniz Miguel on the Bibliophage website on the origins of Amerika and Europa. To accompany the interview, he has also created a film with beautiful graphics and with an audio excerpt of our conversation. The interview and the film can be read and seen here at Bibliophage.
Alcebiades Diniz Miguel is the author of the magnificent collection Lanterns Of The Old Night. His fiction has recently appeared in All IS FULL OF HELL a panegyric to William Blake. His imprint Raphus Press, has just published three beautiful chapbooks: Monsters, Black Mirror and The Origins. They will look like this on your living room table as pictured on the bottom tier below, and can be purchased here.
And Des Lewis has completed his wonderful real time review of Europa.
Image by Des Lewis
I was tempted to pull some of his remarkable and eloquent and surprising passages and insights from his reading, but this is one journey into Europa that really has to be experienced in its entirety. You can embark on that journey here.
Image by Jeffrey Harp
Author, editor and publisher D.F. Lewis has done a wonderful reading of all the stories in ALL IS FULL OF HELL here.
And you can find a link to all his Real-Time Reviews for 2017 here, a veritable living, breathing map of the fantastic fiction that is emerging into the world in these troubled times. Venture deeper, and you will find more than a decade of reviews and ruminations, all writ in an erudite, enjoyable, idiosyncratic style; a treasure that I suspect will become, (and already is), one of the most important and essential chronicles of fantastic literature of the past two decades.
A list of his publications can be found here
All his reviews (39 Volumes so far) have been collected in book form, and are available here