Dark Moon Books, newly acquired and resurrected by Eric J. Guignard, has just released the first in a series of primers and tributes to significant horror writers working in the short fiction genre, called Exploring Dark Short Fiction. I am the current academic consultant, contributing analytical commentaries on every story and a longer essay on the significance of the writer’s work. The first book is devoted to the great Steve Rasnic Tem, collecting six of his shorts (one new): “Hungry,” “The Last Moments Before Bed,” “In These Final Days of Sales,” “Rat Catcher,” “The Giveaway” and a creepy new original called “Whatever You Want.” The book also features articles by Guignard, a huge bibliography and just fantastic artwork by Michelle Prebich.
Steve Ranic Tem‘s stories are amazing, and the joy of this book is the combination of both his fiction and the extra insights you’ll pick up along the way. If you’re a fan of Tem, or have never read his work, you really need this book. Steve Rasnic Tem matters, and in this collection you’ll learn why. Visit the publisher, Dark Moon Books, to acquire. It’s available on amazon.com right now in paperback and ebook formats.