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Aegri Somnia is a Latin phrase, one that slides like silk off your tongue. It means, literally, "A sick man's dream." When you present a theme such as "aegri somnia" to a group of twisted horror writers, well, you should expect disturbing results. Read this book, and you'll have twelve names to listen for while spying the police scanner. You'll find yourself wanting to buy ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Apex Book Company
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Matthew Tait
Feb 21, 2011 Matthew Tait rated it really liked it
Aegri Somnia is a Latin phrase, one that means, literally, ‘A Sick Man’s Dream.’

Aegri Somnia (for me, at least), was always going to be a winner. The news spread; little banners and bookmarks circulated with an illustration that was enough whet my fantastique taste-buds. For dark fiction lovers like us – for I assume you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t – the appeal that can often come with holding a little package like Aegri Somnia goes beyond mere words. Whereas some people see nothing
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Purchased in early 2007 for Jennifer Pelland's story "YY," a macabre tale of cloning gone wrong.

For another example of Pelland's take on cloning, I recommend reading Clone Barbecue. It's not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. The first line is "You are cordially invited to eat me."
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