Exploring Dark Short Fiction #1: A Primer to Steve Rasnic Tem

Exploring Dark Short Fiction #1: A Primer to Steve Rasnic Tem

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Overview

For over four decades, Steve Rasnic Tem has been an acclaimed author of horror, weird, and sentimental fiction. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as “A perfect balance between the bizarre and the straight-forward” and Library Journal as “One of the most distinctive voices in imaginative literature,” Steve Rasnic Tem has been read and cherished the world over for his affecting, genre-crossing tales.

Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to his work, the first in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover—or learn more of—the rich voice of Steve Rasnic Tem, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

Included within these pages are:

• Six short stories, one written exclusively for this book

• Author interview

• Complete bibliography

• Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)

• … and more!

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Steve Rasnic Tem.

Table of Contents includes:

Introduction by Eric J. Guignard

Steve Rasnic Tem: A Biography

Hungry (fiction)

Hungry: A Commentary

The Last Moments Before Bed (fiction)

The Last Moments Before Bed: A Commentary

In These Final Days of Sales (fiction)

In These Final Days of Sales: A Commentary

The Giveaway (fiction)

The Giveaway: A Commentary

Rat Catcher (fiction)

Rat Catcher: A Commentary

Whatever You Want (fiction)

Whatever You Want: A Commentary

Why Steve Rasnic Tem Matters by Michael Arnzen, PhD

In Conversation with Steve Rasnic Tem

The Subject Matter of Horror: An Essay by Steve Rasnic Tem

A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Steve Rasnic Tem

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949491081
Publisher: Dark Moon Books
Publication date: 12/27/2018
Series: Exploring Dark Short Fiction , #1
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Eric J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He's won the Bram Stoker Award, been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize. His stories and non-fiction have appeared in over one hundred genre and literary publications. As editor, Eric's published the anthologies, Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations, After Death..., +Horror Library+ Volume 6, and is soon to release A World of Horror, an anthology to showcase international horror short fiction. Read his novella, Baggage of Eternal Night (Journalstone), and watch for forthcoming works including his first novel, Crossbuck 'Bo, which is currently being shopped around. 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, cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Eric J. Guignard

Steve Rasnic Tem: A Biography

Hungry

Hungry: A Commentary

The Last Moments Before Bed

The Last Moments Before Bed: A Commentary

In These Final Days of Sales

In These Final Days of Sales: A Commentary

The Giveaway

The Giveaway: A Commentary

Rat Catcher

Rat Catcher: A Commentary

Whatever You Want

Whatever You Want: A Commentary

Why Steve Rasnic Tem Matters by Michael Arnzen, PhD

In Conversation with Steve Rasnic Tem

The Subject Matter of Horror: An Essay by Steve Rasnic Tem

A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Steve Rasnic Tem

About Editor, Eric J. Guignard

About Academic, Michael Arnzen, PhD

About Illustrator, Michelle Prebich

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Exploring Dark Short Fiction #1: A Primer to Steve Rasnic Tem 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Judi1953 More than 1 year ago
Exploring Dark Short Fiction #1 for Steve Rasnic Tem. This is a great study of an author of short stories, highlighting some of his best and explaining the author’s importance. This is an indie book, and amazing quality. All the sections are illustrated, and besides the short story fiction, there is an interesting interview, essay written by the author, commentary on the works, and more. 5 stars.
Vivian_Metzger More than 1 year ago
Excellent series idea, discussing authors. Much needed. Happy with books I've read so far in the series
Vivian_Metzger More than 1 year ago
Excellent series idea, discussing authors. Much needed. Happy with books I've read so far in the series
Jonathan_Stewart More than 1 year ago
I’ve been reading Steve Rasnic Tem for decades. If anyone, he definitely deserves to be studied for his writing. Genius, unique ideas. Strange tales, tragic, always heartfelt. Can’t wait for the other books in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This "primer" is a collection of some of Steve Rasnic Tem's shorts and Novella ..a Bram Stoker award winning story..."In the Final Days of Sales." Michale Arnzen, PHD gives analysis to the genre fiction presented, and explains why Steve Rasnic Tem stories matter, and how he has hyper real and transcended the expectations of the genre. Fascinating read, great way to learn an author and the insight into his work and into the genre of dark fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This "primer" is a collection of some of Steve Rasnic Tem's shorts and Novella ..a Bram Stoker award winning story..."In the Final Days of Sales." Michale Arnzen, PHD gives analysis to the genre fiction presented, and explains why Steve Rasnic Tem stories matter, and how he has hyper real and transcended the expectations of the genre. Fascinating read, great way to learn an author and the insight into his work and into the genre of dark fiction.