Darke Phantastique Signing at Mystery & Imagination on 11/6

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Editor Jason V. Brock compares his 700-page collection Dark Phantastique: Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things with other towering works — Dangerous Visions in sf and Dark Forces in horror. William F. Nolan, a Bram Stoker Lifetime Achivement Award winner agrees: “The excellence of this important contribution to genre literature CANNOT be overstated… A masterwork.”

Mystery & Imagination Bookstore will host a signing on Thursday, November 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Signing begins at 6 p.m.

Nolan will be there, plus Joe R. Lansdale, Dennis Etchison, Nancy Kilpatrick, Sunni K. Brock, Jason V. Brock, Cody Goodfellow, J.C. Koch, Wnedy Rathbone, E. E. King and Misty Dahl.

Purchase of a copy of Darke Phantastique is required, and the authors will sign up to two other things. (They’ll have books available for purchase.) The location is 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA. 

This is an anthology of unpublished or new horror and science fiction, poetry, and scripts that collide with Magical Realism. Further information can be found on the Darke Phantastique Facebook page.

The Table of Contents follows the jump.

 Darke Phantastique: Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things

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
Forgetting by Misty Dahl (flash)
Birth of an Apocalypse by Lawrence Van Hoof
Descartar by S. J. Chambers
Apples and Peaches by Gio Clairval
La Joie de Vivre, or Picasso and the Satyr by Ralph Sevush
Immigrant 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[S. Armand & J. Miller, Unpublished Manuscript] by Jason Maurer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
Tardigrade by Mike Allen
The Bat by Jan Vander Laenen
Dust Made of Words by Cody Goodfellow
Genius by Greg Bear (screenplay)


*SECTION FOUR: Hidden Truths*
Breakfast in Tasmania by Dennis Etchison
Darkness by Nancy Kilpatrick
Water over Stone by W. H. Pugmire (sonnet)
Redaction 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)
Outsiders by J. C. Koch
Promise to Nessie by Jerry Airth
Him by Ian Futter (poem)
Kudzu 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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