Volume #3 in the “Selected Works” series of horror from Dark Regions Press. Eleven selected short stories, including two tales featured in The Year’s Best Horror Stories vols. 20 and 21.
Features 10 illustrations by artist Marge Simon. Limited run of 250 copies in trade paperback, signed by both Arnzen and artist Marge Simon.
“Arnzen’s prose is lean and mean. Not pulpish. Not purple. Quick, clean, to the point. Cuts like a knife…but what really sets Arnzen apart from the field is the outrageousness of his ideas. Arnzen comes at you strictly from hunger and somewhere out in left field…his ideas are outta sight, gonzo, off the wall, and rad. There’s no predicting. Do not trust this dude.” –Karl Edward Wagner, from the Introduction
“The ingenuity of his plot and the startling resolution rival the work of any horror author publishing short fiction today. As time passes, it will become increasingly obvious that Michael A. Arnzen is a strong and important voice in horror fiction. Needles and Sins is…too good to pass up.” –Wayne Edwards, Cemetery Dance
“..what a delight it is to read. How could I not love it when three of the stories included were published in Outlaw Biker’s Tattoo Revue? The stories here aren’t really horror, more like dark suspense or in the vein of John Shirley’s Black Ice Books collection New Noir. Mike Arnzen is a veteran in the small press horror field…mostly known for his abundance of horror-ish poetry. This small collection does him right. Arnzen, in the next 5 years, will, there’s no doubt here, be a Brand Name.” –Michael Hemmingson, CyberPsychos
“Stuck and Stained”: Introduction by Karl Edward Wagner
An Eye for an Eye
Spring Ahead, Fall Back
Nirvana by Noon
A Change in Policy
The Spirit of the Bayonet
The Lust of Lungs
TITLE: Needles and Sins: The Selected Works of Michael A. Arnzen
PUBLISHER: Dark Regions Press, Jan 1993.
ISSN 1071-0132, Trade Paperback, 87 pp.
Out of Print