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Steve Rasnic Tem


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STEVE RASNIC TEM's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 200 plus published pieces have garnered him a British Fantasy Award, and nominations for the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards.
 

Genres: Horror
 
Novels
   Excavation (1987)
   Daughters (2001) (with Melanie Tem)
   The Book of Days (2003)
   The Man on the Ceiling (2008) (with Melanie Tem)
   Deadfall Hotel (2012)
   Blood Kin (2014)
   Ubo (2017)
   The Mask Shop of Doctor Blaack (2018)
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Collections
   Decoded Mirrors (1978)
   Fairytales (1985)
   Absences (1991)
   Beautiful Strangers (1992) (with Melanie Tem)
   City Fishing (2000)
   The Far Side of the Lake (2001)
   The Hydrocephalic Ward (poems) (2003)
   Invisible (2009)
   In Concert (2010) (with Melanie Tem)
   Ugly Behavior (2012)
   Onion Songs (2013)
   Here with the Shadows (2014)
   Absent Company (2014)
   Out of the Dark (2018)
   Figures Unseen (2018)
   The Harvest Child and Other Fantasies (2018)
   Everything is Fine Now (2019)
   Thanatrauma (2021)
   The Night Doctor and Other Tales (2022)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Firestorm (1982)
   Celestial Inventories (1991)
   Halloween Street (1999)
   Cold & Damp (2017)
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Anthologies edited
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Series contributed to
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Imaginings
   7. Twember (2013)
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Non fiction show
 
Steve Rasnic Tem recommends
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The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future (2023)
Christi Nogle
"Christi Nogle uses lush, inventive descriptions with surreal touches to create stories which both haunt and surprise. Her voice is distinctive, her characters richly and deeply portrayed. I was swept away."
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Halloween Season (2020)
Lucy A Snyder
"Lucy Snyder’s stories have a natural, folksy feel. At first they seem like the kinds of stories your aunt might tell you, or your grandmother. The characters feel quite familiar—you might recognize a neighbor, or a favorite uncle. Snyder’s impressive ear for the way real people actually talk draws you in, and sometimes you’re well into a story before you realize just how disturbing the situation she’s narrating actually is. And when the horror does come it is precisely, almost lovingly described. I’m always eager to see a Lucy Snyder story in the table of contents because I know it’s going to be one of the most original in the book."
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Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"We need these periodic trips into the human heart of darkness. In Slob Rex Miller undertakes this journey with uncompromising language and story."

Books containing stories by Steve Rasnic Tem
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Nightmare Abbey 5 (2024)
(Nightmare Abbey, book 5)
edited by
Tom English
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Vagabond: Fairy Tale Issue (2024)
(Vagabond , book 1)
edited by
Charles Eugene Anderson

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Awards
2014 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel : Blood Kin

Award nominations
2018 Locus Award for Best Horror Novel (nominee) : Ubo
2017 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Ubo
2001 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Man on the Ceiling [short story]
2000 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Halloween Street
1991 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Back Windows
1990 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Bodies and Heads
1988 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Excavation
1983 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Firestorm
1982 Philip K Dick Award (nominee) : The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry


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