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Dale L. Sproule

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DALE L. SPROULE
Author of the Avenging Glory Diptych: Book One, The Human Template - out now and Book Two The Carnivorous Forest launches summer 2021, Find out more on his website dalelsproule.com Dale's short fiction is collected in Psychedelia Gothique and the upcoming Psychedelia Noir.

In the late 90’s he co-published/edited the celebrated journal, TransVersions – Literature of the Fantastic, with Sally McBride. Dale has also published dozens of non-fiction articles for venues ranging from Books in Canada to Rue Morgue.

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Review of C.J. Lavigne's In Veritas


I am not a particularly fast reader, but I did spend an unprecedented amount of time immersed in C.J. Lavigne’s debut novel, In Veritas.

It is a story ostensibly about communication in which the major character, named Verity, is pretty much unable to communicate in the usual manner. The crossed-wires in her brain give her a severe case of synesthesia which lock her into her own somewhat non-se

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I read this when it was first released in the late 80s and considered it the best horror anthology I had encountered. Reading it again in 2022, it doesn't hold up as well as I hoped. As others have said, in many ways it no longer feels like horror.
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“We are the magic. And the sooner we can stop looking for it everywhere except within ourselves, the better off we’ll be.”
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“I had read and admired Ballard and Burroughs, and I thought of them as very powerful effect pedals. You get to a certain place in the story and you just step on the Ballard.”
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“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create.”
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