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Bruce Boston

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I've published fifty books and chapbooks, including the novels Stained Glass Rain and the best-of fiction collection Masque of Dreams. My work ranges from broad humor to literary surrealism, with many stops along the way for science fiction, fantasy, and horror. My novel The Guardener's Tale (Sam's Dot, 2007) was a Bram Stoker Award Finailist and a Prometheus Award Nominee. My stories and poems have appeared in hundreds of publications, including Asimov's SF Magazine, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Nebula Awards Showcase, and received a number of awards, most notably, a Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov's Readers' Award, the Rhysling Award, and the G ...more

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All eBook formats of my 40-year retrospective collection Brief Encounters with My Third Eye are on sale for 99 cents at Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble. More than 100 poems, including 12 award-winners.
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Fran Friel Howdy, Bruce! It's always a pleasure to see you wherever you may roam.

Happy Saturday!

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Fran


Pamela Hey Bruce...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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