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Dirk Strasser has written over 30 books for major publishers in Australia and has been editing magazines and anthologies since 1990. He won a Ditmar for Best Professional Achievement and has been short-listed for the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards a number of times. His fantasy novels – including Zenith and Equinox – were originally published by Pan Macmillan in Australia and Heyne Verlag in Germany. His children’s horror/fantasy novel, Graffiti, was published by Scholastic. His short fiction has been translated into a number of languages, and his most recent publications are “The Jesus Particle” in Cosmos magazine, “Stories of the Sand” in Realms of Fantasy and “The Vigilant” in Fantasy magazine. He founded the Aurealis Awards and has co-published Aurealis magazine for over 20 years.
on Jan. 27, 2012 :
What lengths might you go to if the love of your life died? If you had the opportunity to bring your true love back from death’s firm grip, would you seize it? Andrew J. McKiernan’s short story “Love Death” tugs and twists the heartstrings as Eduardo is determined to have his bride, Catrina, resurrected. The balanced scale between life and death dangles precariously under the weight of the desperate heart.
“Love Death” is the first story I’ve read from Australian fantasy and sci-fi author, McKiernan. For a short magazine-published story, I was impressed. Its emotionally raw ending had me feeling the effects hours later. I plan to seek out more writings from McKiernan.
(review of free book)