Latest Release: June, 2013
Exceptions and Deceptions has arrived! A collection of genre-busting short stories encompassing the past fifteen years and highlighting an incredibly diverse roster of tales. Includes “Daughter”, a harrowing account of abduction, and the previously unpublished novella “Second Sight”. Nineteen stories, clocking in at over two hundred and fifty pages, with the added bonus of an author’s Afterword and notes on each of the tales. Gorgeous cover art by Joslyn Cain completes the package.
A volume book-lovers and fans of fantastic literature will treasure.
“Cliff Burns’s books belong on anyone’s five-foot shelf of essential reading, lodged snugly between Borges and Burroughs.”
“I’ve been following Cliff Burns’s career for the past 25 years and there isn’t a finer horror writer in Canada.”
Robert Runté, critic and academic
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Surreal, unsettling verse and short prose; highly personal, lyrical, unrelenting, savage…
Poetry and short tales worthy of these dark ages. “Best of…” compilations culled from the past twenty-five years, the work appearing in these two companion volumes defies categorization and resists easy interpretation. It is a Rorschach Test for troubled times, prayers for rain in years of drought, a calm, clear center in the midst of Bedlam.
“The 20th Century is a skull/gleaming in a dry creekbed…”
Each edition includes an author’s Afterword.
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New & Selected Poems (1984-2011)
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Shortlisted for a 2013 ReLit Independent Press Award
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Stromata: Prose Works (1992-2011)
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The Last Hunt (A Novel of the Old West)
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Frank Seaver is done with killing. Tired of looking over his shoulder, all too aware that the era of the gunfighter is fading away, his kind virtually obsolete.
But his past proves hard to shake, especially after the accidental shooting of a deputy in Missouri. Now a wanted man, Seaver embarks on a long trek that takes him all the way to Livingston, Montana, where he is persuaded to join the hunt for a savage mountain lion terrorizing the Yellowstone region.
The Last Hunt is a story of violent men in violent times and the strict codes they lived by. It is an exciting, vivid evocation of the Old West, a heartfelt tribute to a genre that has produced masterpieces like Alan LeMay’s The Searchers and Sam Peckinpah’s “The Wild Bunch”.
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Cassandra Zinnea and Evgeny Nightstalk have drawn their fair share of strange cases—what do you expect when your clientele is drawn from people who only come out at night? But this time they find themselves up against an adversary well-schooled in the black arts, their very souls in mortal peril. Danger lurks everywhere and the darkness can hide a multitude of sins…not to mention all manner of walking corpses, forbidden rituals and creatures plucked from the formless ether. So Dark the Night is a spook show that delivers everything it promises, an occult mystery that will keep you reading long into the night…
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Something is loose in the streets of Ilium…
People are disappearing, swept up and borne off in savage attacks launched from above, and the stories the survivors tell are horrifying, too unbelievable to be true.
Police detective Gus Novak finds his training, skills and instincts sorely tested by circumstances that defy rational explanation. As the city comes under siege and the body count rises, Novak acknowledges the strange, uncanny forces at work and enlists the assistance of an eccentric and diverse cast of characters to help him defeat his inhuman adversary.
A novel of supernatural suspense, Of the Night explores settings and situations first introduced in Cliff Burns’ So Dark the Night (2010). Of the Night is imbued with the spirit, passion and originality of the best of the “B” movies; it is pulp fiction of the highest order.
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My science fiction novelette (10,000 words), “Eyes in the Sky” is now available for purchase on Amazon Kindle. This is an intriguing and unsettling “What if…” scenario, an alternate history where the atom bomb was a dud and the Space Age never happened. Influenced by the work of Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, Alfred Bester, A.E. van Vogt and Barry Malzberg. For a mere $.99 (99 cents), less than the price of most stupid apps, you can buy the story here, settle back before whatever screen you choose and enjoy a solid, literate, original work of speculative fiction.
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Two novellas on the nature of contemporary evil. Both were optioned for adaptation into films. Bleak, unrelenting offerings, tales truly from the dark side. Peter Crowther, the original publisher of this book, has sold out his run so these are the last available paperback copies. Going, going…
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My last short story collection, containing some of my best and most popular tales, including “Also Starring” and “New World Man” (selected for an anthology of the twenty all-time best science fiction stories, published by Goldmann in Germany).
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