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Simon Strantzas

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Aickman, Ligotti, Campbell, Lovecraft, Tuttle, Leiber

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Simon Strantzas is the author of Nightingale Songs, Beneath the Surface and Cold to the Touch and has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award. His work has been appeared in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (ed. Stephen Jones), The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror (edited by Paula Guran), Cemetery Dance, and Postscripts. A fourth collection, Burnt Black Suns, is due in 2014 from Hippocampus Press.

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It’s hard to believe it’s been over four years since BURNT BLACK SUNS was published. Sometimes, it feels like it’s barely been a day; other times, it feels like forever ago. But the book continues to chug along, picking up new readers, and for that I’m grateful.


I’m also grateful that the deluxe special edition of the book, announced two or so years ago, has finally started shipping to those tha...

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