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Brian Fatah Steele

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in East Liverpool, The United States



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Brian Fatah Steele has been writing various types of dark fiction for over ten years, from horror to urban fantasy and science fiction. Growing up hooked on comic books and monster movies, his work gravitates towards anything imaginative and dynamic. Steele originally went to school for fine arts but finds himself far more fulfilled now by storytelling.

His work has appeared in such places as 4POCALYPSE, BLOOD TYPE, WHITE FACE DEATH, 4RCHETYPES, DEATH'S REALM, THE IDOLATERS OF CTHULHU, PAYING THE FERRYMAN, CTHULHU LIES DREAMING, ELDRITCH EMBRACES and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated DARK VISIONS, VOL.1. His own titles include the urban fantasy novel IN BLEED COUNTRY, the post-mythic novella collection FURTHER THAN FATE, and the dark sci-fi c

Well, the contract is signed.

My novel THERE IS DARKNESS IN EVERY ROOM will be coming out from Mirror Matter Press, a sister imprint of Sinister Grin Press.

Originally sent to Sinister Grin, the editor liked the story but thought it would be better served coming out under the Mirror Matter line. At first I wasn’t too sure about that. I wrote a Cosmic Horror novel, not Sci-Fi. However, once talk...

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Average rating: 4.3 · 266 ratings · 86 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
Petty Like A God

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In Bleed Country

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Past The Patch

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Preeminent Hollows

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Far House, Deep House

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A Complicated Divine

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The Stitching

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Brutal Starlight

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Further Than Fate: five tal...

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Flawed (Horror)
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Description: A "Haunted House" short story
With The Abolition Of Days (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A short story about The End. (found in the collection "Fragments Of Ruin")

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Furnace by Livia Llewellyn
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The first time I read any work of Livia Llewellyn’s was in YEAR’S BEST WEIRD FICTION, VOLUME ONE. It was her magnificent short story “Furnace,” the tale that would go on to title this collection. One story was all it took for me to realize I needed t ...more
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Few books are ever exactly what I want them to be. It’s hard for an author to live up to the hype a reader can build in their own head. However, Southard had delivered everything I had hoped it would be. Four novellas of cosmic horror, all tempered w ...more
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Jonathan Winn has penned a fantastic book full of sharp, stylistic darkness. EIDOLON AVENUE manages to be both literary and transgressive, drawing the reader ever deeper into the abyss. A cornucopia of horrors abound within, some subtle and many over ...more
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Johnny Flash by William Grabowski
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Grabowski has penned an insane little novella that could easily be recreated as a Coen Brothers movie. Quirky characters and unlikely incidents all surround the Flying Saucers restaurant, a 5-star eatery found in a backwater town of Pennsylvania. Her ...more
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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.

(from the review of Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners in The Guardian)”
Audrey Niffenegger

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Carole Gill Hello, Brian thanks so much for adding me.

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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