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Brian Fatah Steele

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Brian Fatah Steele has been writing various types of Horror for over ten years now. Along with his own books such as BRUTAL STARLIGHT, IN BLEED COUNTRY, and FURTHER THAN FATE, his work has appeared in such places as 4POCALYPSE (Dark Red Press), BLOOD TYPE (Nightscape Press), and the Bram Stoker Award nominated DARK VISIONS, VOL.1 (Grey Matter Press). Steele lives in Ohio with a few cats and survives on a diet of coffee and cigarettes. He still hopes to one day become a super-villain.

The latest Blog Tour, going under the title of “My Writing Process,” is making its rounds and hitting quite a variety of authors. Devon Winterson and Lisa M. Green had already answered, before it was passed onto the talented fantasy scribe, Court Ellyn. She scammed me into the game, and here we are.

Blog Tours like this are simple. It allows authors to network, and more importantly, allows reade...

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Petty Like A God
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Past The Patch
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011
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In Bleed Country
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Preeminent Hollows
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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A Complicated Divine
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010
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The Stitching
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
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Brutal Starlight
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
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Further Than Fate: five tal...
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Paper Cuts: Tales of Horror...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2007
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Far House, Deep House
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
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Flawed (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 02, 2010 04:37PM
Description: A "Haunted House" short story
With The Abolition Of Days (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 02, 2010 04:29PM
Description: A short story about The End. (found in the collection "Fragments Of Ruin")

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It’s rare that you can finish a book and find that it has left you altered on multiple levels. Beyond just themes and concepts presented, it’s how the book makes you feel. Smith does this with Autumn in the Abyss, and the result...more
Brutal Starlight by Brian Fatah Steele
" I’ve just finished reading Brian Fatah Steele’s Brutal Starlight, and I was pleasantly surprised by many of the new tales in this collection, so much so that I had to review it here at Goodreads, where despite the stacks of books I’ve read and the... " Read more of this review »
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" I will get straight to the point, this is one of the best collections of stories I have read in a long time. I love horror and I love Sci-FI. This book kind of felt like an experiment. The premise was to take the concepts of Horror and Sci-Fi, com... " Read more of this review »
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“The only constant in this reality is change...”
Brian Fatah Steele, In Bleed Country

“No one, none of us have rights. There is no destiny. We have responsibilities to ourselves and each other. We have responsibilities and the choice whether or not we live up to those responsibilities.”
Brian Fatah Steele, Further Than Fate: five tales of post-mythic darkness

“Noc knew that his girlfriend was better as he got to the door of Kay’s living room. This he could tell by the sound of her screaming at Turney for some infraction on the Son of Time’s part. He opened it to see her soaking wet, cornering Turney by the stereo and holding a ball of Hellfire. Noc burst out laughing at the normalcy of the whole thing.”
Brian Fatah Steele, Petty Like A God

“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red.”
Clive Barker, Books of Blood, Volumes One to Three

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

“You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“That, and the untended mental health problems. We have all these insane armed hobos coming from the Midwest, usually Ohio. Fuck Ohio.”
Tim Dorsey, Florida Roadkill

“I don't know about you, but I'm kind of fed up with realism. After all, there's enough reality already; why make more of it? Why not leave realism for the memoirs of drug addicts, the histories of salt, the biographies of porn stars? Why must we continue to read about the travails of divorced people or mildly depressed Canadians when we could be contemplating the shopping habits of zombies, or the difficulties that ensue when living and dead people marry each other? We should be demanding more stories about faery handbags and pyjamas inscribed with the diaries of strange women. We should not rest until someone writes about a television show that features the Free People's World-Tree Library, with its elaborate waterfalls and Forbidden Books and Pirate-Magicians. We should be pining for a house haunted by rabbits.”
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