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Edward M. Erdelac

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in Hammond, IN, The United States




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August 2010


Edward M. Erdelac is the author of the acclaimed Judeocentric/Lovecraftian weird western series Merkabah Rider, Buff Tea from Texas Review Press, Coyote's Trail from Comet Press, Terovolas from JournalStone Publishing, and Andersonville from Random House/Hydra. His fiction has appeared in DEADCORE, Corrupts Absolutely?, Danse Macabre from EDGE Publishing, Murky Depths Magazine, Kaiju Rising, World War Cthulhu, the Stoker Award winning After Death, and in the pages of Star Wars Insider magazine among others.

Born in Indiana, educated in Chicago, he lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and a bona fide slew of kids and cats.

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Over on my Patreon page I’ve been releasing an exclusive short story every month to five dollar and above backers.

This month marks the first appearance of Pulsa, the story of an ex-concentration camp guard who has left behind his sordid military career with a new family and life in Argentina, but who finds himself driven from his idyllic security by a series of bizarre, horrific events.

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“All of them were shriveled, desiccated, bone-thin and skeletal, every jaw cruelly broken, opening and closing in mute entreaty, the teeth clacking together like macabre wind chimes as they pendulated in the lurching trees.”
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“Everybody knocks my female figures. They say they're overblown, that women don't look like that. And I agree. certainly all women don't look like my paintings. But you cant deny some women do look like that. I don't want to paint just another woman. A painting, it's something important; you want to look at it, maybe forever. Who wants to look at just an ordinary hero forever? You want the ultimate, you pull out the stops and do everything in extremes. The extreme in beauty, if it fits; the extreme in ugliness if it fits; the extreme in terror if this is what's required. You know, I think this is one reason that so many people enjoy my stuff, because all of these extremes are jammed into it.”
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Edward Erdelac Dan wrote: "The shoggoths in the barrels were a nice touch."

They were just baby shoggoths, really. :)

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Dan Schwent The shoggoths in the barrels were a nice touch.

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