Stories to Sing in the Dark

Matthew Bright (Author) Christopher Barzak (Introduction by)

Product Details

Lethe Press
Publish Date
October 20, 2019
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.65 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author

Matthew Bright is a writer, editor and designer who is uncomfortable writing in the third person, but soldiers on regardless. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of venues, including, Nightmare's Queers Destroy Fiction, Glittership, Harlot Magazine, Clockwork Iris, Queen Mob's Teahouse and others. He is the co-author of Between The Lines, an experimental novella, with Christopher Black. He is also the editor of several anthologies, including The Myriad Carnival, Threesome: Him, Him and Me, Clockwork Cairo: Steampunk Tales of Egypt, Gents and the forthcoming A Scandal in Gomorrah. With the release of Threesome, Publishers Weekly declared him ' editor to watch', which is faintly sinister the more you think about it. By day, he pays the bills as a book cover designer in Manchester, England.
Christopher Barzak's fiction includes the award-winning adult novel One for Sorrow, which was made into the major motion picture Jamie Marks Is Dead; the Nebula Award finalist The Love We Share Without Knowing; and the short-story collection Before and Afterlives, which won the Shirley Jackson Award. Christopher grew up in rural Ohio, has lived in a Southern California beach town and the capital of Michigan, and has taught English outside of Tokyo. Currently he teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University.


"A dazzling collection of literary fantasy with never a dull moment." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Bright's work will enchant readers of dark speculative fiction who seek brighter futures for characters who have often been marginalized." - Publishers Weekly

"Stories to Sing in the Dark is a heady--and welcome--mix of the dark, the twisted, the strange, and most importantly the queer, but the tune it offers works to perfection: it doesn't overwhelm, doesn't leave the reader hopeless, and hooks you back for more after each tale. Nothing is safe from Bright's distortive lens: holiday classics, childhood tales, literary greats, and thank all the gods for that. Between retellings and new tales, Bright's threads of the other--be they spirit, steam, or futuristic--have crafted tales well worthy of their addition to the speculative fiction canon, and I for one couldn't wait any longer to cheer their arrival." - 'Nathan Burgoine, author and finalist for the Lambda Literary and Aurora Awards