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Gemma Files


Canada (b.1968)

Gemma Files is a Canadian horror writer, journalist, and film critic. Her short story, "The Emperor's Old Bones", won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Short Story of 1999. Five of her short stories were adapted for the television series The Hunger.
 
Novels
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Collections
Kissing Carrion (2003)
The Worm In Every Heart (2006)
Mighty Unclean (2012) (with Gary A Braunbeck, Mort Castle and Cody Goodfellow)
Spectral Evidence (2018)
Haunted are These Houses (2018) (with Bruce Boston, David Busboom, Catherine Cavendish, S L Edwards, John McIlveen, Annie Neugebauer, Christi Nogle, Christina Sng, Sara Tantlinger and Stephanie Wytovich)
Drawn Up from Deep Places (2018)
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Anthologies containing stories by Gemma Files
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Short stories
Rose-Sick (1996)
Bottle of Smoke (1998)
The Emperor's Old Bones (1999)


Gemma Files recommends
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The Suicide Motor Club (2016)
Christopher Buehlman
"A pure adrenaline rush. Not to be missed."
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Only the Devil Is Here (2017)
Stephen Michell
"With Only The Devil Is Here, Stephen Michell announces himself as a new and powerful presence on the literary horror scene. This is curt, violent, poetic storytelling, a Cormac McCarthyesque journey from darkness into even deeper darkness, suffused from moment one on with gothic nighttime awe and terror yet also shot through with the slimmest threads of hope?intimations of numinosity, if not of salvation. For all you probably won’t like where it takes you, it’s just so damn hard to turn away."

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