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 had the opportunity to work with some extraordinary artists this year. Huge thanks to Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Márcio Simões and Bethany White at Raphus Press who all did truly magnificent work on Secretariat. Thanks also to Dan Ghetu and Damian Murphy at Mount Abraxas Press for including my story Horrill Hill in their remarkable Cioran anthology Wounds of Wounds. Much gratitude to Mark Beech at Egaeus Press for including my novelette The Sorrows of Satan’s Book in his wonderful anthology Book of the Sea. I couldn’t possibly ask for better circumstances and instances to work with these immensely talented publishers, editors, designers- all truly great artists. And humbled to be in print with such wonderful writers in these two anthologies. I am also grateful for those who have responded to this work including Des Lewis, Mark Andresen, and Dejan Ohnjanovic of Rue Morgue, and all those who have responded or supported my work. Heartfelt gratitude. You look up, and year is coming to an end already! Immensely looking forward to 2019. Happy Holidays and New Year.
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.