Exploring Dark Short Fiction #5: A Primer to Han Song

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Dark Moon Books
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222
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
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9781949491371

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About the Author
ERIC J. GUIGNARD is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles, where he also runs the small press, Dark Moon Books. He's twice won the Bram Stoker Award, won the Shirley Jackson Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and International Thriller Writers Award. He has over one hundred stories and non-fiction author credits appearing in publications around the world. As editor, Eric's published multiple fiction anthologies, including his most recent, PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT'S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD and A WORLD OF HORROR, each a showcase of international horror short fiction. His latest books are LAST CASE AT A BAGGAGE AUCTION and the short story collection THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION (Cemetery Dance). Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, dogs, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.

Han Song works as a journalist with Xinhua News Agency and is one of China's leading science fiction writers. A native of Chongqing, Han earned an MA in journalism from Wuhan University. He began writing in 1982 and has since published numerous volumes of fiction and essays. His novels include The Red Sea, Red Star over America, the Rails trilogy (Subway, High-Speed Rail, and Orbits), and the Hospital trilogy (Hospital, Exorcism, and Dead Souls), which has been described as a new landmark in dystopian fiction. Han is a six-time winner of the Chinese Galaxy Award for fiction and a repeat recipient of the Xingyun Award. His short fiction has appeared in the collections Broken Stars and The Reincarnated Giant, as well as in the anthology Exploring Dark Short Fiction: A Primer to Han Song. An avid reader and traveler, the author has spent time in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. He's even searched for bigfoot in the forests of central China.

Michael Arnzen, gorelets.com, teaches full-time in the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, and has been publishing sick and funny horror for about twenty-five years. He holds four Bram Stoker Awards and is author of the novels, Grave Markings and Play Dead. You can catch up with "the best of Arnzen" in the recent re-release of his Bram Stoker Award-winning collection, Proverbs for Monsters from Dark Regions Press. Look for his series, "55 Ways I'd Prefer Not To Die," in The Year's Best Hardcore Horror in 2017.
Reviews

"A fascinating study for fans seeking new reads and for librarians developing wide-ranging collections." --Library Journal

"Refreshing and much-needed... Addresses significant themes and figures within the horror field." --Locus Magazine

"An insightful look at the working methods and underlying concerns of some of the foremost exponents of the short story form, appealing to both intellect and the emotions." --Black Static Magazine