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Darke Phantastique 1st Printing
$74.95 $64.79

A Darke Phantastique:
Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things.

Edited by Jason V. Brock.

Foreword: "The Beginnings of Imagination" (unpublished)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 Aray

OVERVIEW: An incredible new anthology of all unpublished or new horror and science fiction, poetry, and scripts that collide with Magical Realism; this volume will break new ground with its take on the literature of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. First there was DANGEROUS VISIONS... Then DARK FORCES... Now there is A DARKE PHANTASTIQUE... 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 has been issued as a smyth-sewn hardcover with textured endpapers and foil-stamped cover with dust jacket from CYCATRIX PRESS:


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[S. Armand & J. Miller, Unpublished Manuscript]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


First Printing! ARCHIVED and SEALED in an acid-free protective book cover upon receipt here and then sealed in plastic for complete archival protection.

First printing hard cover, 725 pages.

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