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Chiral Mad is an anthology of psychological horror containing twenty-eight short stories by established authors and newcomers from around the world. All profit from sales of this anthology go directly to Down syndrome charities. Featuring the imaginations of Jack Ketchum, Gary Braunbeck, Gene O'Neill, Gary McMahon, Gord Rollo, Jeff Strand, Michael Bailey, and many others, ...more
Paperback, 1st, 374 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by Written Backwards
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A lot of charity anthologies aren't very good. There, I've said it. A lot aren't bad either, but it's rare to find one that's actually a superior book in its own right. Chiral Mad is raising money to support Downs Syndrome charities, and while that's very worthy I don't recommend that you buy the book for that reason. Instead, I recommend it as that rarest of things - a vastly superior collection of smart, stylish modern horror. You should buy and read it, because it's a phenomenally good book. ...more
Being one of those bleeding heart liberals, I am always looking for a way to help out. "Chiral Mad" has earmarked all proceeds to charities that aid those with Downs Syndrome. That was the gravy. The real meat is the stories inside the anthology. An extra added delight, for me, was the careful placement of the stories. One story ends with a mother ending the life of her children and the next one is about a woman who is fighting to save her unborn child. It is a subtle but beautifully flowing jux ...more
Michael Bailey is a freelance writer, editor and book designer, and the recipient of over two dozen literary accolades, such as the Bram Stoker Award and Benjamin Franklin Award. His novels include PALINDROME HANNAH, PHOENIX ROSE, and PSYCHOTROPIC DRAGON, and he has published two short story and poetry collections, SCALES AND PETALS, and INKBLOTS AND BLOOD SPOTS. Edited anthologies include PELLUCI ...more
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