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SIGNED! "A Darke Phantastique" Award Finalist Anthology - 26 Lettered Edition Only

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**2014 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist for Superior Achievement in an Anthology.**


"This is one of those few anthologies that captures the pulse of its time... I can easily imagine new generations of readers opening A Darke Phantastique: Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things, becoming entranced initially by the artistry of the book, then progressing into the stories themselves and discovering new ways of looking at a new century of darkness… and new tales to explore it."

  --Dr. Michael R. Collings (from his review


"If you've been waiting for a brick-sized anthology of fresh horror, SF, fantasy, and magical realism, you're in luck. [A] solid collection..."

 --Rue Morgue Magazine


"The excellence of this important contribution to genre literature CANNOT be overstated... A masterwork."

 --William F. Nolan (contributor, and author of Logan's Run)




A Darke Phantastique--Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things…


An incredible new anthology of all unpublished or new horror and science fiction, poetry, and scripts that collide with Magical Realism; this volume will break new ground with its take on the literature of the fantastic.


At over 700 pages, A DARKE PHANTASTIQUE: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE UNCANNY AND OTHER MAGICAL THINGS... is truly breaking some new ground with its take on the literature of the fantastic.

Features poetry, artwork, fiction, scripts, and nonfiction by the greatest collection of writers in decades, this astonishing book will be issued as a smyth-sewn hardcover with textured endpapers and foil-stamped cover with dust jacket in two fine editions from CYCATRIX PRESS:


Expected Release: Deluxe Signed/26 Lettered Limited Edition in the late SPRING of 2015 [subject to change].

Format: DELUXE SIGNED/LETTERED EDITION OF 26 -- five signature pages with over FORTY signatures total; Illustrated Hardcover, including EXCLUSIVE COLOR ARTWORK not in the TRADE EditionOVER 725 pages; dust jacket, textured endpapers, reading ribbon, Smyth-sewn binding, and another surprise: CUSTOM TRAY CASE INCLUDED WITH BOOK (N/C); see the TRADE EDITION HERE


PLEASE NOTE: Due to her sudden death, author Melanie Tem was unable to sign this edition; join us as we express our sincere condolences to her husband Steve Rasnic Tem in this great loss to their family, and to the writing community. 


Edited by Jason V Brock


ISBN (Deluxe): 9780984167647


Foreword: "The Beginnings of Imagination" (unpublished) by Ray Bradbury

Introduction: "An Abiding Darkness, A Phantastique Light" by Jason V Brock

Cover art by the excellent Samuel Araya (


Here are the Contents (FINAL ORDER):

The Beginnings of Imagination

by Ray Bradbury (Foreword)

An Abiding Darkness, A Phantastique Light

by Jason V Brock (Introduction)


*SECTION ONE: Magical Realities*

 Michael the Monster

by Paul Kane

A Darke Phantastique

by Jason V Brock

Charles Out of La-La Land

by Bruce Taylor 

The Wisest Stone and the Zoo

by Nathaniel Lee 

Out of the Blue, and Into the Black

by Sunni K Brock 

Lizard Man Dispatches

by Ray Garton

Real Live Lobsters

by D. T. Kastn

Bittersweet Bedlam

by Samuel Marzioli 

The Last Witch

by William F. Nolan


*SECTION TWO: Lost Innocence*

The Claim

by Erinn L. Kemper

Lovecraft's Pillow

by Don Webb


by Misty Dahl (flash)

Birth of an Apocalypse

by Lawrence Van Hoof


by S. J. Chambers

Apples and Peaches

by Gio Clairval

La Joie de Vivre, or Picasso and the Satyr

by Ralph Sevush


by Andrew S. Fuller

Timbrel and Pipe

by Melanie Tem


*SECTION THREE: Forbidden Knowledge*

Old Enough to Drink

by Lois H. Gresh

Homo Suicidus

by JG Faherty

“In Your Dark”: Differing Strategies in Subhuman Integration

Through “Monster Academies”

[S. Armand & J. Miller, Unpublished Manuscript]

by Jason Maurer

Transformations at the Inn of the Golden Pheasant

by Gene O'Neill

Lords of Chaos

by Wade German (poem)

The Squatters

by Nicole Cushing


by Mike Allen

The Bat

by Jan Vander Laenen

Dust Made of Words

by Cody Goodfellow


by Greg Bear (screenplay)


*SECTION FOUR: Hidden Truths*

Breakfast in Tasmania

by Dennis Etchison


by Nancy Kilpatrick

Water over Stone

by W. H. Pugmire (sonnet)


by Gary A. Braunbeck

Paper and Pencil, Skin and Ink

by Chris Marrs

Buddha Circus

by Derek Künsken

The Weight Lost

by Steve Rasnic Tem

The Case of the Four-Acre Haunt

by Joe R. Lansdale

Creaking Earth

by Richard Gavin

“You’ll Reach There in Time”

by S. T. Joshi


 *SECTION FIVE: Uncanny Encounters*

Three Fables: 1) In the Hood, 2) Krustallos, 3) The Fiction Lover

by E. E. King

Down the Hatch

by Jonathan Thomas

‘Selected Poems’

by Marge Simon (poems)


by J. C. Koch

Promise to Nessie

by Jerry Airth


by Ian Futter (poem)


by Lucy A. Snyder

I Keep the Dark That is Your Pain

by Wendy Rathbone

In the Wardrobe

by Nickolas Furr

The Fine Art of Courage

by Weston Ochse

Phoenix on the Orange River

by Tom Conoboy




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  1. Beautiful!

    Posted by Roy on 26th Jan 2016

    Beautiful lettered edition chock full of amazing goodies and signed by many!

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