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Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas is the author of seven books—Disintegration and The Breaker (both at Random House Alibi), Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications), and three short story collections, Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press) Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press) and Tribulations (TBA), as well as one novella of The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). With over 100 stories published, his credits include Cemetery Dance, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Pear Noir!, Chrial Mad 2, and Shivers VI (with Stephen King and Peter Straub). He has won contests at ChiZine, One Buck Horror, and Jotspeak and has received five Pushcart Prize nominations to date. He is also the editor of three anthologies out in 2014: The New Black (Dark Ho ...more


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Richard Thomas Getting your audience to feel something powerful. Telling a story that you hope will be around forever.
Richard Thomas My agent is shopping it around. I should drop her a note, thanks for reminding me. I'd love to see it find a new home as a YA title, but I'd also like…moreMy agent is shopping it around. I should drop her a note, thanks for reminding me. I'd love to see it find a new home as a YA title, but I'd also like to see TRANSUBSTANTIATE back in print, too. (less)
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Transubstantiate
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The New Black
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Staring Into the Abyss
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Victimized
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Herniated Roots
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012
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Transmogrify
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CD#72Okay, not only did my story, “Chasing Ghosts” come out in Cemetery Dance #72 today,

but guess who is in there with me? STEPHEN KING! This will be the THIRD time I’ve

published alongside him. What a thrill. Honored to be in here with SK, as well as

the rest of the authors.This has been a LONG time coming, a white whale I’ve been

chasing for years. I’m honored to be in here. And, my name on the cover...

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One of the best books I've read in a long time. The Stand meets Swan Song meets The Road. Full review at Cemetery Dance soon.
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By witnessing, we become complicit. In Nathan Ballingrud’s unsettling and captivating novella, The Visible Filth, a simple act, a bit of curiosity, turns into something much darker—a poison that seeps into our flesh, unable to look away, a plague bro ...more
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"The New Black is the best collection of stories that I've read in a long, long time. Each stands on it's own; there are no weaklings here.
My particular favorite is "Dial Tone" from Benjamin Percy.
Richard Thomas has done a wonderful job."
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message 30: by Richard

Richard Thomas hey cheryl, good to see you on here. mostly i've been publishing short stories, had work out this year in Midwestern Gothic and Arcadia, and i'll have a story in Cemetery Dance next year. my agent is shopping my 2nd novel, gotten close, but no luck in selling it yet. at Dark House Press we have a big announcement soon about our 4th title of 2014, but The New Black, a collection of neo-noir stories, a "best of" is our first title out in 2014, then Echo Lake by Letitia Trent. very excited.


message 29: by Cheryl

Cheryl Koevoet Hi Richard,

Thanks for finding me here and for the friend request! How have things been going lately with your latest book release? Looking forward to reading your reviews. :0)

Cheryl


message 28: by Hibido

Hibido Thanks for the request, see you around.


Christopher tm Oi. Herniated Roots is simply amazing.


message 26: by Richard

Richard Thomas Holly wrote: "Thanks for the friend reguest!

Happy reading!"


thanks for saying yes! onward and upward.


message 25: by Richard

Richard Thomas Nas wrote: "Hey Richard,

I noticed that you recently put Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins on your "to read" shelf.

I thought you might be interested to see a recent post of mine about Watkins' very good sh..."


Thanks so much, sorry just seeing this now for some reason. I have the book, partially because of your comments, I'm stoked to dig in, and may publish some of her work, so I appreciate the message and the article. Peace, Richard


message 24: by Holly

Holly Thanks for the friend reguest!

Happy reading!


message 23: by Nas

Nas Hedron Hey Richard,

I noticed that you recently put Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins on your "to read" shelf.

I thought you might be interested to see a recent post of mine about Watkins' very good short story "Wasteland, Wasteland, Wasteland," one of three stories commissioned by the BBC for their Future Anatomies series in March and broadcast on their show The Strand.

The post includes a link to the episode of The Strand that features a reading of the story, so you can listen to it online, as well as contextual material on deep time, including an online excerpt from Gregory Benford's excellent non-fiction book "Deep Time."

The post is on my Homo Artificialis page, which deals with the science and culture of artificial humanity (the science being real, the culture sometimes involving fiction, as in this case), one of three topical blogs that relate to my novel Luck and Death at the Edge of the World.

If you're interested you can find the post here: http://homoartificialis.wordpress.com...

Nas


message 22: by Richard

Richard Thomas Lee wrote: "Thanks for the request, Richard."

pleasure to meet you too


message 21: by Richard

Richard Thomas Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Richard."

thanks for accepting it!


message 20: by Richard

Richard Thomas David wrote: "Thanks for the add, Richard. It's nice to meet you."

ditto


message 19: by Lee

Lee Thompson Thanks for the request, Richard.


message 18: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Richard.


message 17: by David

David Fleming Thanks for the add, Richard. It's nice to meet you.


message 16: by Richard

Richard Thomas lol, i thought the same thing


message 15: by Matthew

Matthew Vaughn Hey Richard, it's funny I thought we were already friends on here, I guess were just using too many social networking sites haha


message 14: by Ivan (last edited Aug 03, 2011 11:41AM)

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi! Thanks for recommendation for Noir at the Bar! Though it seems not exactly my kind of book, it sounds interesting and supports a good cause! Best wishes! LET THE WONDERFUL NOISE OF THE SEA ALWAYS SOUNDS IN YOUR EARS! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).


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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book for dramatic entertainment full of African passion and flavour, culture, social life and politics.


message 12: by Richard

Richard Thomas Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Richard! :D"

my pleasure


message 11: by Sangr1a

Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Richard! :D


message 10: by Richard

Richard Thomas John wrote: "You had me at "bad-ass". Just downloaded Victimized. This ought to be a fun weekend."

HA. Thanks, John! Appreciate the support, hope you dig it.


message 9: by John

John Allen You had me at "bad-ass". Just downloaded Victimized. This ought to be a fun weekend.


message 8: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi! Thank you for accepting my request! I'll be glad to exchange a lot of opinions, recommendations, tips, etc in the future! Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of my water dragons' hunters - my 1st Tale Of the Rock Pieces).


Richard Thomas FWIW I hated Pygmy.


message 6: by Colin

Colin McKay Miller Richard wrote: "I figure, life is short, why waste time on books you don't love?"

I have the same view, mate, but I must've overestimated your ability to be disappointed. (Removes a gold star from your snobbery card.)


Richard Thomas I'm starting with the ones I love. If I have time, I'll add in the ones I don't. I figure, life is short, why waste time on books you don't love?


message 4: by Colin

Colin McKay Miller Look at all this five-star love! Where are the books you don't like?


Richard Thomas ha...thanks valerie, and my book isn't even out yet...had a couple things that were up here already - sideshow fables and the vampire anthology - very cool


Richard Thomas Ha. Thanks. I've been putting this off, but thought it was about time.


Gordon Welcome to Goodreads, where the true playas hang! Er, no. Mostly we just geek out over books.


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