Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Autopsy and Other Tales” as Want to Read:
The Autopsy and Other Tales
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Autopsy and Other Tales

by
4.44  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Michael Shea has demonstrated an unnerving facility for the macabre, the cerebral, and the whimsical, and he possesses the deceptively effortless ability to conjure scenes of horror and dread leavened by sly humor. Over 590 pages long, this collection features all of Shea’s best award-winning horror, fantasy, science fiction, and Cthulhu Mythos tales, with two complete nov ...more
Hardcover, 590 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Centipede Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Autopsy and Other Tales, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Autopsy and Other Tales

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-57)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Robert
Oct 26, 2008 Robert rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: horror & science-fiction fans
Shelves: owned
A very thorough collection of the majority of Shea's shorter works - it includes a previous collection, POLYPHEMUS as well as newer stories and two short novels, THE COLOR OUT OF TIME, and I, SAID THE FLY. The version I read were galleys which didn't include the short novels.

Shea is known for dark fantasy (NIFFT THE LEAN, IN YANA) and this collection highlights mainly the other area that Shea is known for - mashups of science-fiction and horror, sometimes with a droll dark humor.
Paul Roberts
Nov 03, 2013 Paul Roberts rated it it was amazing
A masterful collection, wonderfully presented with gorgeous full colour artwork. A cherished item. Contains the greatest horror short story (title story) I've ever read. Shea will be greatly missed.
Danielle
Talk about screwed up! What an interesting first assigned read for the school year.
Lawrence Stadulis
Lawrence Stadulis rated it it was amazing
Aug 31, 2015
Andy
Andy rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2012
Justin Steele
Justin Steele rated it really liked it
Feb 28, 2013
Adrienne
Adrienne rated it liked it
Sep 23, 2015
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it liked it
Dec 07, 2015
Joseph
Joseph rated it really liked it
Jul 18, 2012
Matt Studley
Matt Studley rated it it was amazing
Jun 21, 2015
Mark Tallen
Mark Tallen rated it really liked it
Jun 11, 2013
Waffles
Waffles rated it really liked it
Jan 04, 2009
Kahlbo
Kahlbo rated it it was amazing
Oct 03, 2013
Chris Nielsen
Chris Nielsen rated it it was amazing
Feb 04, 2016
DaveH
DaveH rated it really liked it
Feb 28, 2016
Franklin  Hummel
Franklin Hummel rated it it was amazing
Nov 03, 2014
Distorture
Distorture rated it it was amazing
Nov 03, 2016
Michael
Michael rated it really liked it
Aug 12, 2008
PsypherPunk
PsypherPunk rated it really liked it
Mar 14, 2014
Lawrence Salani
Lawrence Salani rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2015
Cody Goodfellow
Cody Goodfellow rated it it was amazing
Aug 11, 2012
John Wiske
John Wiske rated it really liked it
Feb 04, 2017
Darren Mitton
Darren Mitton rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2013
Lassus Faultier
Lassus Faultier rated it it was amazing
Apr 29, 2017
Shawn
Shawn rated it it was amazing
Nov 11, 2014
Laura
Laura rated it really liked it
Dec 10, 2016
Caleb Courtney
Caleb Courtney rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2014
Jim
Jim marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2008
Marc
Marc added it
Jul 29, 2008
Robert
Robert marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2008
Keegan Fink
Keegan Fink marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2009
Patrick Day
Patrick Day marked it as to-read
May 25, 2009
Oscar Reyes
Oscar Reyes marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2009
Melon109
Melon109 marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2009
Bill
Bill is currently reading it
Jan 10, 2010
Aaron
Aaron marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2010
Thom
Thom marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2010
Simon
Simon marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2011
Matthew Rogers
Matthew Rogers marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2011
Sirensongs
Sirensongs marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2011
Mrkohnen
Mrkohnen marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2011
Benjamin Uminsky
Benjamin Uminsky marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2011
Keely
Keely marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2011
M Griffin
M Griffin marked it as to-read
Jun 28, 2011
Frances
Frances is currently reading it
Jul 13, 2011
Chas
Chas marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2011
Phil Peterson
Phil Peterson is currently reading it
Oct 31, 2011
Wes shelley
Wes shelley marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2012
Latins
Latins added it
Mar 23, 2012
Michael Fierce
Michael Fierce marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2012
Arkkari
Arkkari is currently reading it
Mar 31, 2012
Heidi Ward
Heidi Ward marked it as to-read
May 17, 2012
Andrew
Andrew marked it as to-read
May 25, 2012
Brad
Brad marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2012
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
58856
For the British author of thrillers and non-fiction see Michael Shea

Michael Shea (1946-2014) was an American fantasy, horror, and science fiction author who lived in California. He was a multiple winner of the World Fantasy Award and his works include Nifft the Lean (1982) (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Mines of Behemoth (1997) (later republished together as The Incomplete Nifft, 200
...more
More about Michael Shea...

Share This Book