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Simon Strantzas

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Simon Strantzas is the author of Nightingale Songs, Beneath the Surface and Cold to the Touch and has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award. His work has been appeared in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (ed. Stephen Jones), The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror (edited by Paula Guran), Cemetery Dance, and Postscripts. A fourth collection, Burnt Black Suns, is due in 2014 from Hippocampus Press.

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Nightingale Songs

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Aickman's Heirs

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Beneath the Surface

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These Last Embers

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I wrote “Scraps of Paper”, published last year in POSTSCRIPTS 34/35: BREAKOUT (PS Publishing, 2015), for another anthology, but I realized pretty quickly it wasn’t the right fit there. Frankly, I wasn’t sure where it would have been the right fit. Sort of horror, sort of noir, sort of urban fantasy, it seemed a little bit of everything, but not enough of anything for a good home. So, I did w...

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“Charles Simic once said that when you lean over to lace up your shoes, you “look into the earth.” Simon Strantzas knows the truth of it. He’s come with shovel and pickaxe to show you the way.”
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“Each day we trudge through factory gates and lean into our traces and forget. Death and worse are easily dismissed over dram and darts while the lamp shines warm and cozy.”
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“the idea that there is something beyond the world we know, something we can’t understand, is such an intrinsically terrifying notion that it doesn’t matter if that something means us harm or not.”
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