A Midsummer Conjuring

 

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.

The Secretariat of Tenebrous Anatomies

The Secretariat of Tenebrous Anatomies by Karim Ghahwagi. With an introduction by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel. Poster Artwork by Bethany White. Handcrafed at Sol Negro Atelier by Márcio Simões. Interior design and layout by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel. Raphus Press, August 2018.

2 handcrafted volumes: a story (40 pages) and a rulebook  Afterlife (90 pages), a black or white compass on thick card, and an A3 poster / gameboard hybrid designed by Bethany White. A pamphlet: I’ll be your mirror, and you’ll be my mirror by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, while stocks last.

Copies of this special limited edition can be purchased direct from Raphus Press here, and from other select fine booksellers.

Wonderful video below from the Raphus blog Bibliomania which also features additional videos and scans of my original rules notebooks, and exciting ongoing new projects from the very forges of Raphus Press.

 

 

Europa Interview and reading at Bibliophage

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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.

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And Des Lewis has completed his wonderful real time review of Europa.

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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.