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Shane Jiraiya Cummings

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April 24, 1974

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Shane Jiraiya Cummings has been acknowledged as "one of Australia’s leading voices in dark fantasy". Shane is the author of the forthcoming Yokai Wars series (Circle of Tears, Clockwork Legion, and Blight of the Underworld) and the dark fiction books The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, Shards, the Apocrypha Sequence (Deviance, Divinity, Insanity, and Inferno), and the Ravenous Gods cycle (Requiem for the Burning God and Dreams of Destruction). He has won the Australian Shadows Award and two Ditmar Awards, and he has been nominated for more than twenty other major awards, including Spain's Premios Ignotus.

Shane is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and former Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers Associa
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Rage Against the Night

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Apocrypha Sequence: Deviance

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The Smoke Dragon

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Requiem for the Burning God

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Cultural insidiousness and the need to fight it

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Insidious is a word I’ve always liked. In one simple word, it represents phenomena I see in life all the time: the creep of entropy or the shifting of the Overton window. Trends come and go, but genuine, radical changes to a society are usually insidious.





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The Overton window is an interesting concept, and if you don’t know what it is, it’s known as the ‘win...

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“and it looked like her shadow was seeping out of her body.”
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“watching trails of mist swirl about your legs, which reminds you of a neighbor’s gray kitten that arches its back, puffs up, and rubs against your ankles.”
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“I want to take it back,” Streeter whispered. Elvid favored him with a stony smile that revealed a jutting ring of cannibal teeth. “You can’t,” he said. That was in August of 2001, less than a month before the fall of the Towers.”
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Louise Thanks for the add, Shane.

Best wishes,

Louise


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