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David A. Riley

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in Accrington, The United Kingdom
May 09, 1951

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David A. Riley writes horror, fantasy and SF stories. In 1995, along with his wife, Linden, he edited and published a fantasy/SF magazine, Beyond. His first professionally published story was in the 11th Pan Book of Horror in 1970. This was reprinted in 2012 in The Century's Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan for Cemetery Dance. He has had numerous stories published by Doubleday, DAW, Corgi, Sphere, Roc, Playboy Paperbacks, Robinsons, etc., and in magazines such as Aboriginal Science Fiction, Dark Discoveries, Fear, Fantasy Tales. His first collection of stories (4 long stories and a novelette) was published by Hazardous Press in 2012, His Own Mad Demons. A Lovecraftian novel, The Return, was published by Blood Bound Books in the Stat ...more

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Moloch's Children

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His Own Mad Demon

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The Return

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Swords & Sorceries by David a Riley
"A good buffet has something for everyone. Similarly, a good anthology treads the delicate balance of achieving a consistent feel while rewarding the reader with a mix of tales. The balance is achieved here as one would expect from a veteran editor. D" Read more of this review »
Swords & Sorceries by David a Riley
"This is an entertaining anthology of new sword and sorcery with a diverse range of unique tales. The first story, "The Mirror of Torjan Súl," is lyrical and bizarre in the spirit of Clark Ashton Smith. "The Horror from the Stars" features an intrigui" Read more of this review »
The Annual Jan-Feb ANTHOLOGY group read is coming. Which one(s) will you read? BTW, magazines count! Best way to discover old and new S&S authors is by reading the short-story form that originated the genre. Feel welcome to Write-In options!

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The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors by Peter Coleborn
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Anthologies like this used to be commonplace once, back in the day when they were a regular part of the output by major publishers like Pan, New English Library, Sphere Books and Corgi, etc., often by editors like August Derleth, Peter Haining, Kurt ...more
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Hidden Wyndham by Amy Binns
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Not without reason was John Wyndham (real name John Wyndham Beynon Harris) known as the “invisible man of science fiction”. Even friends like Arthur C. Clarke were unaware he had been living with a partner for thirty years, till he married Grace Wil ...more
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Death on the Arkham Express by Byron Craft
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A Lovecraftian story written relentlessly in the style of a pulp fiction hard-boiled detective novel straight from the pulps, Death on the Arkham Express is the Cthulhu Mythos as I have never seen it before.
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Elak, King of Atlantis by Adrian Cole
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Elak was originally created by the late Henry Kuttner as a replacement for the massively popular Conan in the pages of Weird Tales after the Cimmerian’s creator took his own life in 1936. Though Kuttner only wrote a handful of the original stories, ...more
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“no beasts of darkness, no demons from beyond the realms of death will hold us back. If we have to tarnish our swords with the blood of a thousand goblins, we go on!”
David A. Riley, Goblin Mire

“A Goblin Empire, free from elven arrogance and greed, where goblins could reign over the known world, now that was a dream worth havin’, he thought.”
David A. Riley, Goblin Mire

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