Brian Fatah Steele

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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
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Average rating: 4.23 · 355 ratings · 124 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
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

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Your Arms Around Entropy

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Celestial Seepage

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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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Slashvivor! by Stephen Kozeniewski
Slashvivor!
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One of those books I tore through in one sitting, that is pure insane, violent fun. In a dystopian alternative history, a reality TV game show pits selected “winners” against cartoonish serial killers in an arena battle to the death. Dark satire ...more
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Video Night by Adam Cesare
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A gross and fun tale of alien invasion told through 1980’s nostalgia. A love letter to the best horror movies of that era, VIDEO NIGHT has creature feature, body horror, alien menace, and zombie terror all wrapped up in one fantastic package. My ...more
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Octopus by Matt Shaw
Octopus
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Shaw takes his own spin on the Cthulhu Mythos, making it dark, insane, and sexy. Two young women get an eccentric modeling gig at an English manor, only to be used for sicker purposes by a cult. Definitely not for the squeamish, this extreme Cthulhu ...more
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Paradise, Maine by Jackson R. Thomas
Paradise, Maine
by Jackson R. Thomas (Goodreads Author)
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Brutal horror reminiscent of Edward Lee or Jack Ketchum, hooking you from page one. Violent and sadistic, fans of extreme horror will love this short novel. Werewolves, now hillbillies, I can’t wait to see what this author does next!
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Cockblock by C.V. Hunt
Cockblock
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Utterly vile and incredibly important, one of the most shocking, essential books I’ve ever read. Sure, it’s about men turning into sex zombies because of a presidential address - but it’s so much more than that. Misogyny, homophobia, and zealotry, ...more
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Celestial Seepage by Brian Fatah Steele
"When I noticed the main character of Brian Fatah Steele’s latest novella Celestial Seepage is a librarian and archivist, my ears pricked up, as I work in the same profession. I am sure you can appreciate we can’t all be as cool as the legendary Gi..." Read more of this review »
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Rating: 3.5/5 Godlike Interventions

Give me the short version: Epic powers have been simmering beneath the town of Ellesmere, where a hidden evil is scheming to break f..." Read more of this review »
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69 by Tim   Meyer
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69 is a riveting and unique tale of cosmic horror, full of well-delivered dread. A fascinating premise leads us to quite a series of unsettling moments, some more mundane horrors and others that shatter comprehension. With the characters fully ...more
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Ritual by Steve Stred
Ritual
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RITUAL by Steve Stred is a disturbing supernatural novella, but more-so, a chilling look at the power of belief. Unsettling and brutal, the most stark horrors comes from its unflinching take on faith. Whether it’s the banality of humanity’s supposed ...more
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Demon at the Window by John  Quick
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A truly entertaining work of horror noir, with grumpy private investigators, sassy assistants, and demonic serial killers. Quick gives the modern mystery novel a supernatural stabbing, filling it with esoteric lore along with great characters and a ...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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