by on Aug.27, 2013, under Books, news

nift the lean2To the delight of many long time readers, Michael is currently having a good time working on a new Nifft the Lean story.

From this we present a small section of verse:


Man for the million million years
He’s shared the earth with demonkind,
Has asked why they, in their ageless lairs,
So lust for his frail soul and mind.

Whatever hands set the clock of stars
Wheeling and wheeling down through time
Also sundered those empires
With barriers both now over-climb.

That men should go down to those sunless moors
Where Horror and Harm breed deathless forms,
Or to the Demon Sea’s littered shores,
Or its depths, where riches breed like worms:

That men do this (as the Privateer
Gildmirth of Sordon did in his pride)
Is no surprise, save that they dare
To sail that shape-tormented tide.

But why are netherworld nets flung here,
And men snagged out of their mortal terms–
Trawled kicking down from life in the air
To immortal drowning in monstrous arms?

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The Autopsy and Other Tales

by on Jan.19, 2010, under Books, featured works

The Autopsy and Other Tales

The Autopsy and Other Tales

Collectors can now own a 563 page single author collection – a massive tome packed with superb stories by Michael Shea, an introduction by Laird Barron.

This collection of his finest fantasy, science fiction, horror and Cthulhu Mythos tales includes the two short novels “I Said the Fly” and “The Color Out of Time” as well as “Fat Face,” “Grunt 12 Test Drive,” “The Rebuke” and may others.

ONLY 500 limited edition cloth copies are available from Centipede Press!

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The Cthulhuian Singularity edited by John Pelan

by on Jan.19, 2010, under Books, news

This signed limited edition anthology from Darkside Press will include “The Dagoniad” by Michael Shea.

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Chimera – An Anthology of Fiction, Film Essays, and Art

by on Jan.19, 2010, under Books, featured works



A cross between Nyctalops, Whispers, and Famous Monsters!

Originally published Halloween 2005, the goal of Chimera is to publish some fiction, literary essays, film criticism and publishing memoirs in a single package.

Contents include: Dave Curtis on James Turner’s Arkham House ; Stuart Galbraith IV on War of the Gargantuas; a 30-page John Stewart portfolio; an artist’s portfolio by German psychedelic artist Helmut Wenske; Stuart David Schiff on the Origins of Whispers; a small artist portfolio from Mark Tansey; plus: Sigmund Freud, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Flannery O’Connor, Patrick McGrath, Henri Fuseli, Max Ernst, and others. Oh yeah, there’s a lot of essays on film noirs Mildred Pierce, Woman in the Dunes, Detour, and Double Idemnity. Did we mention Michael Shea’s “The Autopsy” in a bizarre typographic treatment?

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Shea Novella “The Growlimb” 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner!

by on Jan.19, 2010, under Books, news

The Growlimb

The Growlimb

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

The Growlimb is the 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner in the Novella category.

Nominated for Three other Awards

The Growlimb is also a finalist for the International Horror Guild Award and the British Fantasy Society Award.

Last but not least it was nominated for the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards.

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