The Autopsy and Other Tales
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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
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Robert
Nov 12, 2008 Robert rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: horror & science-fiction fans
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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
A masterful collection, wonderfully presented with gorgeous full colour artwork. A cherished item. Contains the greatest horror short story (title story) I've yet to read. Shea will be greatly missed.
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For the British author of thrillers and non-fiction see Michael Shea

Michael Shea (1946-) is an American fantasy, horror, and science fiction author living in California. He is 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, 2000), as we...more
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