Brian Fatah Steele

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in East Liverpool, The United States



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Brian Fatah Steele has been writing various types of dark fiction for over ten years, from horror to urban fantasy and science fiction. Growing up hooked on comic books and monster movies, he gravitates towards anything imaginative and dynamic. Steele originally went to school for fine arts but finds himself far more fulfilled now by storytelling.

His work has appeared in such places as 4POCALYPSE, BLOOD TYPE, DEATH'S REALM, THE IDOLATERS OF CTHULHU, PAYING THE FERRYMAN, CTHULHU LIES DREAMING, ELDRITCH EMBRACES and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated DARK VISIONS, VOL.1. He has written books such as BLEED AWAY THE SKY (Bloodshot Books) and THERE IS DARKNESS IN EVERY ROOM (Sinister Grin Press), along with his own self-published titles YOUR ARMS

Average rating: 4.24 · 347 ratings · 115 reviews · 32 distinct works
Petty Like A God

4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Bleed Away The Sky

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There is Darkness in Every ...

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In Bleed Country

4.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Past The Patch

4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011
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Your Arms Around Entropy

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Further Than Fate: five tal...

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Paper Cuts: Tales of Horror...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007
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Preeminent Hollows

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Far House, Deep House

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011
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A Fresh Start by Somer Canon
A Fresh Start
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A fantastic, character-driven haunted house tale. Terribly creepy yet definitely relatable, this story is just aching to be made into a movie. A quick read with ghosts, paranormal investigators, and witches, one you don’t want to miss out on.
" Dear Horror Aficionados,

I can't thank you enough for having me this month as one of your guest authors for your group reads. Everyone was wonderful, a
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ALTAR by Philip Fracassi
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A wonderful novella of character-driven darkness and supernatural horror. What starts out a peaceful day at the local pool turns into a nightmare for everyone. Original and gripping.
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Red Sky Blues by Matthew Davis
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Simply put, I’m jealous I didn’t write this book. I absolutely love it, and it’s one of my new favorites. Adventurous cosmic horror full of its own lore and unique characters, a tale both brutal and hysterical. Matthew Davis has created a wonderfully ...more
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Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps
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A stunning Lovecraft homage set in an apocalyptic future. Phipps hits all the right notes in this action-packed adventure filled with references to the Cthulhu Mythos. Wonderfully familiar yet definitely told in his own voice, I highly recommend for ...more
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Three Incidents at Foster Manor by P.T. Phronk
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Haunting and original, a tense novella from the first page. Full of twists and turns, there’s a little bit of everything in here for a horror fan from a murder mystery to a haunting to a home invasion - and it all works together wonderfully. I defini ...more
Bleed Away The Sky by Brian Fatah Steele
"My review of Bleed Away The Sky can be found at High Fever Books.

Bleed Away the Sky is my first time reading the work of author Brian Fatah Steele, and I found this to be a mighty solid read, one that feels heavily influenced by Clive Barker and f..." Read more of this review »
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The Nightmare Room by Chris   Sorensen
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A classic style horror novel in all the best ways, with nods to familiar tropes without being cliche. Disturbing on both a mundane and supernatural level, everything about the story feels real. I’d highly recommend it for someone looking to dip their ...more
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“The only constant in this reality is change...”
Brian Fatah Steele, In Bleed Country

“No one, none of us have rights. There is no destiny. We have responsibilities to ourselves and each other. We have responsibilities and the choice whether or not we live up to those responsibilities.”
Brian Fatah Steele, Further Than Fate: five tales of post-mythic darkness

“Noc knew that his girlfriend was better as he got to the door of Kay’s living room. This he could tell by the sound of her screaming at Turney for some infraction on the Son of Time’s part. He opened it to see her soaking wet, cornering Turney by the stereo and holding a ball of Hellfire. Noc burst out laughing at the normalcy of the whole thing.”
Brian Fatah Steele, Petty Like A God

“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red.”
Clive Barker, Books of Blood: Volumes One to Three

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
H. P. Lovercraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

“You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“That, and the untended mental health problems. We have all these insane armed hobos coming from the Midwest, usually Ohio. Fuck Ohio.”
Tim Dorsey, Florida Roadkill

“I don't know about you, but I'm kind of fed up with realism. After all, there's enough reality already; why make more of it? Why not leave realism for the memoirs of drug addicts, the histories of salt, the biographies of porn stars? Why must we continue to read about the travails of divorced people or mildly depressed Canadians when we could be contemplating the shopping habits of zombies, or the difficulties that ensue when living and dead people marry each other? We should be demanding more stories about faery handbags and pyjamas inscribed with the diaries of strange women. We should not rest until someone writes about a television show that features the Free People's World-Tree Library, with its elaborate waterfalls and Forbidden Books and Pirate-Magicians. We should be pining for a house haunted by rabbits.

(from the review of Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners in The Guardian)”
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Carole Gill Hello, Brian thanks so much for adding me.

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