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Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.

Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Post Mortem Press (April 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615627110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615627113
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,712,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The back cover and the introduction state it outright: this is an anthology of Lovecraftian stories, not stories set in the Cthulhu Mythos, and that is possibly this book's greatest strength. Most of these stories center on fear of the unknown, forces from beyond time and space and similar Lovecraft themes without directly cribbing from the master, and that sets them apart from the flood of Cthulhu fan fiction that is so easily found plastered all over the internet. A great variety of stories, from the Civil War to the far-flung future, cover a wide number of subjects. It's hard to choose a favorite, but if pressed I'd have to go with Matt Moore's "Delta Pi" for its subtlety and its play with the laws of physics and mathematics. A very worthy investment for any fan of Lovecraft or new horror fiction.
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I remember Buckminster Fuller writing that 95% of scientifically proven reality is beyond the realm of our human sensory tools. Even though we know this, our emotional - and large doses of our rational - makeup is hopelessly tied to our senses. Then, logic would tell us, if we were to have some sort of bleed-through into our senses from that other, over-large part of reality, we would become, well, uncomfortable.

And this is what stories of the horror genre, such as those of Torn Realities, give us - visitations from beyond sensory norms. These stories inject outside-of-reality bleed-throughs into historical settings, into fantasy imaginings, into scientific what-ifs. Setting such stories almost invariably brings a solitary person into a secluded place, or a place in which buried things shouldn't be disturbed, even into a sense of science beyond our human ability to handle. Mood is set through writerly devices that shine a light on the creepier aspects of such settings, virtually guaranteeing the reader will go to sleep with the lights on.

Not all such widely varied stories in an anthology will resonate with every reader. And, of course, I have favorites among the nineteen stories in this collection, which has been published by Eric Beebe's PostMortem Press and edited by Paul Anderson.
Horror icon Clive Barker's Rawhide Rex dresses the Anglo-Saxon classic Beowulf in different clothes and delves into his victims' lives, even into Rawhide's psyche.
James Dorr's The Calm adds weather lore to the French and Indian War era's backdrop within a lost village.
Jeff Suess' Hallowed Ground gives us the Civil War's horror amplified by eerie presences that shadow the bodies of the dead.
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The future is bright for fans of this oft-overlooked genre. These are some really well put together shorts, completely true to the title of the collection. Rawhead Rex!! Fantastic as always from C.B. For the fans on the lookout for up and coming talent, there is a virtual smorgasbord of it in this anthology. The ten-or-so page short, "Amsterdamned" killed it. Exactly the kind of gem one hopes to find when purchasing a collection like this. Buy it people!!!!!!
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I enjoyed the range of works in this collection and the varying approaches to honor H.P. Lovecraft. Anytime I see mention of an anthology that uses Lovecraft as inspiration I become wary of it being overly focused on the Cthulhu mythos - but this was not. From Clive Barker's wonderful tale, to stories about loss and personal suffering this was an enjoyable read.
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