Book List in Order: 51 titles

  • Praise for 'Shadows & Tall Trees'SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD-WINNER (Vol. 7)WORLD FANTASY AWARD FINALIST (Vol. 6)"Michael Kelly's Shadows and Tall Trees is a smart, soulful, illuminating investigation of the many forms and tactics available to those writer...


  • These stories by award-winning author Steve Rasnic Tem drag from the darkness ghosts that haunt us all. Between these covers lurk the spectres of grief, loss, and loneliness: a man discovers he is far from alone in his empty home, a forlorn wife is g...


  • THE HARVEST CHILD AND OTHER FANTASIES collects the wide range of Steve Rasnic Tem’s fantasy tales for the first time. These 39 stories include sword & sorcery sagas, chronicles of fairies, elves, witches, wizards, magical creatures, Robin Hood, fun...


  • Fairy Tales are in our DNA. We think we know them. Read along to explore the familiar, the unique, and the undiscovered - reimagination of the Fairy Tale.Eight talented authors explore what these words mean to them in stories ranging from the silly t...


  • Fall is Laura's favorite time of year, but this autumn, things are different. She's a teenager now, and the season brings new changes and challenges. Laura's decided she's too old for trick-or-treating and wants a more grown-up Halloween experience w...


  • In the worlds of Steve Rasnic Tem a father takes his son “fishing” in the deepest part of downtown, flayed rabbits visit a suburban back yard, a man is haunted by a surrealistic nightmare of crutches, a father is unable to rescue his son from a n...



  • A blend of science fiction and horror, award-winning author Steve Rasnic Tem’s new novel is a chilling story exploring the roots of violence and its effect on a possible future. Daniel is trapped in Ubo. He has no idea how long he has been impri...


  • ABSENT COMPANY collects two of Steve Rasnic Tem's early books of ghostly, supernatural tales: the 33 stories in The Far Side of the Lake combined with his haunting exploration of the intersection of reality and delusion, the novelette Among the Livin...






  • A photographer discovers the unexpected in the faces of dead children. ...


  • A hermit lives his life by means of an endless inventory. ...


  • A truck driver’s carelessness creates a surrealistic tableau of wreckage....


  • An isolated man discovers he’s part of a terrifying community. ...


  • Failed relationships play out against a backdrop of extinction....


  • An artist devotes his career to contracting diseases. From Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasmic Tem (winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards), this story is one of a set of evocative, transfor...


  • A nuclear holocaust results in a new mythology....


  • Two small children turn parenthood into a fairytale....


  • A girl moves onto a strange street when she fails to return from trick-or-treating. From Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasmic Tem (winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards), this story is one o...


  • A plague of head explosions become a new form of terrorism. From Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasmic Tem (winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards), this story is one of a set of evocative, tr...






  • An elderly man is haunted by the children he didn’t have....


  • The world’s worst salesman finds both philosophy and theology in his failed profession....


  • An office worker and his wife fade into a literal invisibility. From Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasmic Tem (winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards), this story is one of a set of evocative...


  • A pilot discovers dragons on another world. ...


  • The French fairytale transformed. From Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasmic Tem (winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards), this story is one of a set of evocative, transformative, boundary-cro...


  • A student discovers the nature of monstrosity....


  • A man relives his childhood through the eyes of a mouse....


  • A seemingly pointless life finds final expression in bits of folded paper. ...


  • A grieving father seeks healing among aliens....


  • A couple's aging dismantles reality. From Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasmic Tem (winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards), this story is one of a set of evocative, transformative, boundary-...






  • A child seeks his mother in a world of wooden transformations. From Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasmic Tem (winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards), this story is one of a set of evocative,...


  • A man with a strange aphasia lives his life backwards. From Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasmic Tem (winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards), this story is one of a set of evocative, transfo...


  • Steve Rasnic Tem's new novel Blood Kin is set in the southern Appalachians of the U.S., alternating between the 1930s and the present day. It's a dark Southern Gothic vision of ghosts, witchcraft, secret powers, snake-handling, Kudzu, Melungeons, and...


  • Celestial Inventories features twentytwo stories collected from rare chapbooks, anthologies, and obscure magazines, along with a new story written specifically for this volume. All represent the slipstream segment of Steve Rasnic Tem’s large body o...


  • Onion Songs is a collection of 42 short stories spanning the writing career of Steve Rasnic Tem, with an emphasis on the bizarre, the off-beat and the meditative. Here Tem confronts the big questions of human experience (ageing, death, identity, rela...


  • Eighteen more short stories of literary adventure fantasy from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the pro-rate online magazine that Hugo Award-winning editor Lou Anders of Pyr Books says is "rapidly becoming my favorite short fiction magazine of all time." Au...


  • Eric should have never answered the phone. He knew it was his brother, or his mother—they were the only ones who ever called. But Marie's fingertips on his back were gently insistent, urging him to answer . . .And so begins Eric's journey back into...


  • The author reveals the following story "...began with a dreadful image at the end of a dream. I couldn't remember the other details of that dream, but I was determined to find out where that image might have come from....


  • Think of it as the vacation resort of the collective unconscious. The Deadfall Hotel is where our nightmares go, it's where the dead pause to rest between worlds, and it's where Richard Carter and his daughter Serena go to rediscover life -- if the t...


  • Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem : In Concert collects the collaborative short fiction of Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem, who have worked at the cutting edge of imaginative fiction for over a quarter century. In the twenty-one tales herein, the reader wi...







  • The first collection of this dynamic writing duo's science fiction stories, In Concert also includes their short story "The Man on the Ceiling," the first short story ever to win the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Wo...


  • No ax murderers hunting sexy teens. No brutal torture for torture's sake. Phantom goes beyond the scare From paranoid gold prospectors to lonely curators, Satan-worshipping Long Island teens, metaphysics-obsessed television reporters, and to Peter a...


  • in A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror

    A gruesome collection of stories delves into the mysterious creatures and dark forces that lurk in the shadows, featuring contributions from such noted horror authors as Don Tumasonis, Lee Thomas, Mark Samuels, and Joseph A. Ezzo. Original....


  • The author's second novel, The Book of Days consists of a short story told each day by a man trying to talk himself back to sanity. A kind of literary sampler quilt, these daily inventions emulate the styles of everything from traditional ghost stori...


  • Collecting 33 of Tem's finest quiet tales of the supernatural.  Since his stories first began appearing in print in the late 1970s, Steve Rasnic Tem has established himself as one of the most prolific and respected voices in modern supernatural fict...


  • A finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Many important fantasists and science fiction writers have lived and written in Colorado from the 1940s to the 1990s. For some, Colorado did not feature prominently in their work. But for others, its high mount...



  • in Blood is Not Enough

    In this stunning new collection, GAHAN WILSON invites two hungry strangers to a beach party. One sports a grin, the other a saw... TANITH LEE invokes a dreadful demon in the mind of a love-starved woman ... JOE HALDEMAN carves a chilling verse of ter...


  • in Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge
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    cutting-edge fiction has never sliced so deeply Reach beyond the limits of convention and rationality and into the darkest corners of the human soul in this new volume of taboo-shattering short fiction. Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge continues...






  • DIG DEEP… Into the muddy black earth of Simpson Creeks -- where the guilty and the damned live under a dark shadow of agonizing fear. DIG DEEPER… Into the rotting floorboards of the old Taylor house -- where archaeologist Reed Taylor is ...


  • in There Will Be War, Vol. II: Men of War
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    HIGH TECH WAR -- AND HOW TO AVOID IT The answer is simple: you would have peace? Then prepare for war. This wisdom is as old as armies. Yet after a few generations, the peace that was paid for with soldiers' blood comes to seem the normal thing, t...