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Matt Spencer is the author of the novels The Night and the Land, Summer Reaping on the Fields of Nowhere, Cult of the Stars (illustrated by Deirdre Burke) and The Drifting Soul (illustrated by Stephen R. Bissette), as well as numerous novellas and short stories (including award-winners The Red Duke and Petticoat Lane), and the collection, Story Time With Crazy Uncle Matt.

Mister Spencer has been a journalist, New Orleans restaurant cook, factory worker, radio DJ, and a no-good ramblin’ bum. He’s also a song lyricist, playwright, actor, and martial artist. As of this writing, he lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Matt Spencer This is a strange one to think about honestly. When you think about it, pretty much any "secondary world" of fantasy/sci-fi literature would be a nigh…moreThis is a strange one to think about honestly. When you think about it, pretty much any "secondary world" of fantasy/sci-fi literature would be a nightmarish hellscape for any of us to be dropped into, as we are, from this world to that one...yes, no matter how tough you think you are in this reality. Yes, you too, whoever you are. But suppose you *could* phase on over the world of your favorite fantasy adventure series, as your preferred doppelganger there...Y'know, kinda like Westworld, except let's say for the sake of argument that no, you *don't* get safety protocols...Hmmmm...Going on a sword-wielding adventure through one of the trippier worlds of Michael Moorcock's multiverse would be pretty great.(less)
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The Night and the Land

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The Trail of the Beast

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The Renegade God

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The Blazing Chief

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Changing of the Guards

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Chapel of the Falcon

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Shadow Ballads

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Dragons of the East End

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Review: GOD IN BLACK IRON and other stories by Matthew X. Gomez

Matthew X Gomez’s literary heart and soul is in good ol’ fashioned rollicking pulp fiction, or more accurately its modern evolution New Pulp, a literary movement he’s more than lent his hand in codifying and legitimizing in his stint as an influential magazine editor. His own aptitude, budding craftsmanship/artistry, and infectious enthusiasm for the form are all on full display in these twenty-tw

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