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weird-talesWeird Tales Magazine, # 360, 2012

EPISTLE FROM LEBANOI

sword-sorceryswrods-and-dark-magicThe Sword & Sorcery Anthology, 2012
Edited by David Hartwell & Jacob Weissman/ Tachyon Books

Tachyon Publications

Martin Lewis, SF Site

TSATHOGGUA

newcthulhuNew Cthulhu, November 2011
New Cthulhu, Edited by Paula Guran/ Prime Books

COPPING SQUID

crucified-dreamsblack-wingsCrucified Dreams, Edited by Joe Lansdale/ Tachyon Books, 2011

Black Wings/ PS Publishing, Edited by S.T. Joshi, 2010

Robert E. Waters review

Matthew T. Carpenter review

FAT FACE

the-book-of-cthulhuThe Book of Cthulhu/ Edited by Ross Lockhart/ Night Shade Books, 2011

HEW THE TINTMASTER

swrods-and-dark-magicSwords & Dark Magic, 2010
Edited by Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders

THE AUTOPSY

the-weirdThe Weird/ Ann & Jeff Vandermeer (collection won the 2012 World Fantasy Award)

The Weird Compendium Strange Stories

“The Growlimb”

The Growlimb

The Growlimb

F&SF January 2004

The Growlimb by Michael Shea is classic supernatural horror.

Nominated for Four Awards!

Read it in it’s original venue, Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 2004.

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“The Rebuke”

The Rebuke

The Rebuke

30th Anniversary DAW Fantasy, Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert eds., New York, DAW Books, 2002

SF Site 2002 online review says “the best stories in the collection come from contributors like Michael Shea” (Alma A. Hromic). Link

Order DAW 20th Anniversary here!

“For Every Tatter In Its Mortal Dress”

For Every Tatter

For Every Tatter

For Every Tatter Cover

For Every Tatter Cover

F&SF February, 2000

“Pieca Chain”

tomorrow February, 1996

“Upscale”

The Scream Factory Issue #16, 1995

“Fast Food”

Fast Food

Fast Food

Century #3, Winter, 1995

“Tollbooth”

tomorrow August, 1995

“Johnny Crack”

Tomorrow, Johnny Crack

Tomorrow, Johnny Crack

tomorrow December, 1994

“Pick and Grim”

Alfred Hitchcock Magazine vol. 39 #10, October, 1994

“Salome”

Cemetary Dance #21 Summer, 1994

“I, Said the Fly”

I, Said the Fly

I, Said the Fly

The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction
Ellen Datlow ed., New York, Zebra Books, 1989

Reprinted in:
I, Said the Fly (limited edition hardbound)
John Pelan ed., Seattle, Silver Salamander Press, 1993

“Fat Face”

Fat Face

Fat Face

Axolotl Press, Limited Edition
John Pelan ed., Eugene, Axolotl Press 1988

Collected in:

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling eds., New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1988

The Year’s Best Horror Stories XVI
Karl Wagner ed., New York, DAW Books, 1988

Demons and Dreams
Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling eds., New York, Legend, 1989

Mustava Kivi (entitled Laskinaama)
Markku Sadelehto ed., Helsinki, Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio, 1995

Chthulu 2000
Jim Turner ed., Sauk City, Arkham House, 2000

“The Delivery”

The Delivery

The Delivery

The Delivery

The Delivery

F&SF October, 1987

“The Extra”

F&SF May, 1987

Collected in:

Polyphemus
Jim Turner ed., Sauk city, Arkham House, 1987

“Uncle Tuggs”

Kuoleman Kierjat 3

Kuoleman Kierjat 3

F&SF May, 1986

Collected in:

Polyphemus
Jim Turner ed., Sauk City, Arkham House, 1987

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction: A 40th Anniversary Anthology
Ed Ferman ed., New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1989

Kuoleman Kierjat 3 (entitled Eno Tuggs)
Markku Sadelehto ed., Helsinki, Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhitio, 1993

“Fill It With Regular”

F&SF October, 1986

Collected in:

Axolotl Special #1
John Pelan ed., Seattle, Pulphouse/Axolotl Press, 1989

“Creative Coverage, Inc.”

Whispers IV
Stuart Schiff ed., New York, Doubleday & Co., 1983

Creative Coverage Preview

Creative Coverage Preview

Whispers IV

Whispers IV

Whispers IV Inner Front Sleeve

Whispers IV Inner Front Sleeve

Whispers Sketch

Whispers Sketch

“Grunt-12 Test Drive”

Grunt-12 Test Drive

Grunt-12 Test Drive

F&SF February, 1983

“The Horror on the #33”

F&SF August The Horror on the #33 cover

F&SF August The Horror on the #33 cover

F&SF August The Horror on the #33

F&SF August The Horror on the #33

The Horror on the #33

The Horror on the #33

F&SF August, 1982
Collected in:

The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories #9

Art Saha ed., New York, DAW Books, 1983

Kuoleman Kirjat 1 (entitled 33. linjan bussissa)

Markku Sadelehto ed., Helsinki, Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio, 1982

Polyphemus
Jim Turner ed., Sauk City, Arkham house, 1987

“That Frog”

That Frog cover

That Frog cover

That Frog preview

That Frog preview

F&SF April, 1982

Collected in:

(Swedish)

That Frog preview

That Frog preview

“Nemo Me Impune Lacessit”

Whispers Magazine,
Stuart Schiff ed., March, 1982

Whispers Volume 4, Number 3-4 back cover

Whispers Volume 4, Number 3-4 back cover

Whispers Volume 4, Number 3-4 cover

Whispers Volume 4, Number 3-4 cover

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit preview

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit preview

Nemo Me Impune sketch

Nemo Me Impune sketch

“Polyphemus”

Polyphemus

Polyphemus Cover

Polyphemus Cover

Polyphemus Cover

Polyphemus Preview

Polyphemus Preview

F&SF August, 1981
Hugo Award Finalist

Collected in:

The 1982 World’s Best Science Fiction Don Wollheim ed., New York, DAW Books, 1982

Polyphemus
Jim Turner ed., Sauk City, Arkham House, 1987

“The Autopsy”

The Best of Modern Horror

The Best of Modern Horror

Dr. Winters stepped out of the tiny Greyhound station and into the midnight street that smelt of pines and the river, though the street was in the heart of the town. But then, it was a town of only five main streets in breadth, and these extended scarcely a mile and a half along the rim of the gorge.

Deep in that gorge though the river ran, its blurred roar flowed, perfectly distinct, between the banks of dark shop windows. The station’s window showed the only light, save for a luminous clock face several doors down and a little neon beer logo… READ MORE at GOOGLE PRINT

Finnish collection cover

Finnish collection cover

Californian Michael Shea often mixes science fiction with horror in his writings to produce (paradoxically) literate, rational terror.

His novel Nifft the Lean (1982) is set in the future, yet it is a horrific future. “The Autopsy” uses a similar mix of sf and horror.

Aliens Among Us

Aliens Among Us

This story-in which Dr. Carl Winters, a fifty-seven-year-old pathologist, arrives at a mountain town to perform autopsies on the victims of a suspicious mining explosion-is about the business of death; and so be warned that it is in some ways a grim tale.

However, it is ultimately a positive, even touching story. You won’t soon forget Dr. Winters and what he finds in a defunct ice plant on the edge of the town known as Bailey.

F&SF December, 1980
Nebula Best Novella Award Finalist (1980)
Hugo Award Best Novellette Finalist (1981)

Collected in:
The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction
Ed Ferman ed., New York, Charles Scribners, 1982 (hardback); New York, Ace Books, 1983 (paperback)

A Treasury of American Horror Stories
Frank D. McSherry Jr., Charles G. Waugh, and Martin Greenberg eds., New York, Crown Books, 1985

Fifty American Horrors
Martin Greenberg ed., New York, Crown Books, 1986

Dark Descent
David Hartwell ed., New York, Tor Books, 1987

Polyphemus
Jim Turner ed., Sauk City, Arkham House, 1987

The Best Horror From Fantasy and Science Fiction
Ed Ferman and Ann Jordan eds., New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1988

Intensive Scare
Karl Wagner ed., New York, DAW Books, 1989

Dark Descent 1: The Colour of Evil
David Hartwell ed., London, Grafton Books, 1990

The Best of Modern Horror
Ed Ferman and Ann Jordan eds., London, Penguin Books, 1990

Dark Descent 1: The Color of Evil
David Hartwell ed., New York, Tor Books, 1991

Outoja Tarinoita 3 (entitled Ruumiinavaus)
Markku Sadelehto ed., Helsinki, Kustannus Oy Jalava, 1991

Aliens Among Us
Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois eds., New York, Ace Books, 2000

“The Angel of Death”

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) August, 1979

Nebula Award Best Novellette finalist (1979) : The Angel of Death

Collected in: Grotte des Tanzenden Wildes, Werner Fuchs ed., Munchen, Zurich, Knaur Science Fiction, 1982, titled “Der Engel des Todes”

Polyphemus

Jim Turner ed., Sauk City, Arkham House, 1987

“Pearls of the Vampire Queen”

Pearls of the Vampire Queen

Phantasy Cover

Phantasy Digest #3, 1977. Later released as part of _Nifft, The Lean_ and Polyphemus.

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