The Mountain & The Vortex: and Other Tales

The Mountain & The Vortex: and Other Tales

The Mountain & The Vortex: and Other Tales

The Mountain & The Vortex: and Other Tales


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Twelve stories of dark futures and odd imaginings to catch your breath and unhinge your mind: these stories deliver what Marianne Moore called, “Imaginary gardens with real toads.” Though “The Mountain and The Vortex,” the novella that gives this collection its name, is a complex tale, intricately interlaced with historical allusions and genre-jumping subplots, it remains imminently readable. These are the works of a true storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612642406
Publisher: Muse Harbor Publishing
Publication date: 05/24/2016
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Stephen T. Vessels wrote his first story when he was six years old. Forty years later he wrote one that sold. His earliest inspirations were the horror films of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, and science fiction films like Ib Melchior's "Journey to the Seventh Planet." Later he encountered the legendary Modern Library anthology, "Tales of Terror and the Supernatural," which he read in the back seat while his parents drove through Texas. In 2012 he received the Best Fiction award from the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and in 2014 was nominated for a Thriller Award. This is his first published book.

Table of Contents

No Night, No Need of Candle
The Butcher of Gad Street
Lighter Than Air
Bulbous Things
The Burning Professor
Dining Strange
Verge Land
The Alchemist's Eyeglasses
The Fourth Seven
The Mountain and The Vortex
About The Author
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