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Crucified Dreams Tachyon publications

by on Jul.11, 2011, under news

Im  highly pleased to be included in Joe Landsdale’s collection from Tachyon, CRUCIFIED DREAMS with my Copping Squid.  A special treat is to be included there with the great Bob Leman’s classic, Window!

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World Fantasy 2010 Columbus Ohio

by on Oct.26, 2010, under news

I will be at the WFC, Let me know if you are attending. Thanks.

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HPLovecraft Film Festival in Portland

by on Oct.20, 2010, under news

shazzam! projected from the deep in the previous century, grizzled Michael Shea lands, amid billowing clouds of dust, in twenty-first century cyberspace.  And it appears this hoary visitant intends to really Bleep with said cyberspace. filling it with notices of media events of special interest, fairly littering it with pieces of his own books in progress, and with those wet red abortions that are fully wrought stories, novellas and verses………I’ve just returned from the HPLovecraft Film Festival in Portland (pix to be posted) and as always before it was a wonderful crowd of people–the savvy whacko misfits that are the only people I really like to talk to.  Every year it gets better, and the raging conversation out in front of that Gothic old theatre gets more delightlful every year.  It doesn’t hurt matters any, in this regard,  that more and more writers are showing up lately, along with editors, publishers and those who straddle all three disciplines.  Among them we saw S.T. Joshi, Ellen Datlow, Marc Laidlaw, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlan Kiernan, Jessica Amanda Salmonson –to name a few.  Wonderful, artful neer-do-wells every one……At the end of this month the World Fantasy Convention beckons us to unknown Columbus in mist-shrouded Ohio, and we shall not refuse her call.

So, for now  in appreciation to the fesitval in Portland, I’ll post a bit of the “Ghoul’s” seductive verse from the  recent publication of my story The Recruiter ( Ellen Datlow’s collection H.P. Lovecraft Unbound):

Where the lich in the loam has lain mouldering long

And the maggoty minutes gnaw the meat off his bones,

There Time is a monster that mows down the throng

Of once-have-been, gone-again featureless drones.

But the living dead’s doorways–once opened–gape wider.

There you may go where the galaxies sprawl,

And climb through the star-web as nimble as spiders,

And dart quick as rats through Time’s ceilings and walls.

Best,

Michael


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COPPING SQUID appearing in Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010

by on Sep.06, 2010, under news

Paula Guran of Prime Books has accepted Copping Squid for The Years Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010.

Plenty of good stories in this collection.  Thanks, Paula.

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Guest Panelist at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland OR

by on Sep.05, 2010, under news

I’m very pleased to be back with Lynn Cesar my partner in crime at the Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland Oregon.

We are looking forward to seeing other writers, editors,  and film-makers there:  Laird Barron, Marc Laidlaw, Ellen Datlow, Dick Lupoff, Joe Pulver, Willum Pugmire, Cody Goodfellow , Stuart Gordon and others too wonderful and numerous to mention.

Portland is such a fabulous city and the Baghdad is such an archetypic Saturday matinee childhood theatre.

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