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Dueling Minds (Cemetery Dance Signature #10)

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Dueling Minds (Cemetery Dance Signature Series #10)edited by Brian James Freeman

Featuring stories by Brian Keene, Gary A. Braunbeck, Tom Piccirilli, Tim Lebbon, Jenny Orosel, and Gerard Houarner!

Cover artwork by Alan M. Clark

Interior artwork by Erin S. Wells

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Hardcover, Limited Edition, Signed by all authors, 145 pages
Published 2013 by Cemetery Dance
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Frank Errington
Aug 07, 2012 Frank Errington rated it really liked it
First of all, let me thank the editor, Brian James Freeman for the ARC of this truely intriguing anthology.

This Novella length book is a printed version of something Brian had tried on his website,, back at the turn of the century.

Each author, some of the best working in the horror genre today, was shown a haunting piece of artwork by acclaimed artist, Alan M. Clark, and then asked, "What worlds do you see hidden in this painting?" The stories collected in this book are their an
Kevin Lucia
Aug 09, 2012 Kevin Lucia rated it it was amazing
A unique concept beautifully realized, 'Dueling Minds' combines the talents of dark fiction's strongest voices in weaving a varied, diverse tapestry born from a single, haunting image. From Brian Keene comes a harrowing, suspenseful tale of horror exploding on a quiet summer morning. Tom Piccirilli lends his unique noir voice to the mix, in a story both moving AND disturbing. Tim Lebbon's surreal dark vision explores a world existing only in the clouds, while Jenny Orosel and Gerard Houarner use ...more
Dan Roth
Aug 24, 2012 Dan Roth rated it it was amazing
Dueling Minds edited by Brian James Freeman
The concept of this collection is wonderful. An image was created by Alan M. Clark, which is the cover art, and the authors were asked to write a story based on their interpretation of the image. Inside art by Erin S. Wells is amazing as is all of her work. This is the first time that Cemetery Dance has used a collection of stories in their Signature Series and it was a successful decision, indeed. Because each story was written with the cover image in
Robert Krone
I was lucky enough to get an Advanced Copy of this title from the editor. I think the concept of this book is great and I hope that more are done in this manner in future.

In all there are 6 different stories inspired by the art that is used as the cover. The first story, Purple Reign by Brian Keene, was easily my favorite of the group. The last 2 stories were from authors I was not personally familiar with at all, Jenny Orosel and Gary Houarner. Of those 2 I enjoyed Jenny more. I found Gary's st
Rusty Lundgren
Aug 09, 2012 Rusty Lundgren rated it it was amazing
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Dueling Minds is the latest book from Cemetery Dance's Signature Series. It's a Collection, with a twist. The concept, from the mind of editor Brian Freeman, is for all the stories to be based on the cover art, by Alan M. Clark. The fun part of this collection is to see each author's very different take on the painting. It's of a creepy hot air balloon, descending over a church steeple and cemetery, with ropes hanging, and bats flying around. While each story is a fun read, my favorite ones are ...more
Les Gehman
Jul 29, 2012 Les Gehman rated it it was amazing
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Dueling Minds edited by Brian James Freeman is a collection of horror stories all based upon the cover illustration by Alan M. Clark. The six stories in this small volume are all absolutely top-notch. All six authors saw different potentials in the illustration and all fleshed out their ideas wonderfully. It is hard for me to pick a favorite, but the story by Brian Keene left me thinking about it the longest. The interior artwork by Erin S. Wells wonderfully complements each story. For horror fa ...more
Dacyn Channell
Apr 02, 2013 Dacyn Channell rated it liked it
"Where do you get your ideas?" that is the most common question asked of all authors. This collection of stories answers that question. One painting showen to six different authors equals six different stories with one common theme. Each story is different than the last, it kept me wanting to hurry and read the next interpitation. The themes ranged from Terriorism, crossing over to the land of death, fear, loss, and pure wonder. I highly recommend this book to everybody.
Nov 21, 2012 Peter rated it really liked it
Brian James Freeman has done it again. This time as an editor of the new mini anthology from Cemetery Dance called Dueling Minds. Freeman has taken some of the best known authors of Horror/Dark Fantasy and a few that are not so well known to be included in this book. The six stories in this anthology are very well written and makes this book work. If you are looking for good read pick up Dueling Minds.
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Excellent collection of stories centered around the cover painting. Highly recommended.
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Brian James Freeman sold his first short story when he was fourteen years old and his first novel when he was twenty-four. His short stories, essays, novellas, and novels have been published by Warner Books, Leisure, Cemetery Dance, Borderlands Press, Book-of-the-Month Club, and many others. His newest book-length work of fiction is The Painted Darkness, which was published in December 2010 by Cem ...more
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