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Nick Wisseman lives in Bear Lake, Michigan with his wife, daughter, fifty cats, twenty horses, and ten dogs. (Okay, so there are actually ten times less pets than that, but most days it feels like more.) He’s not quite sure why he loves writing twisted fiction, but there’s no stopping the weirdness once he’s in front of a computer. Eventually he hopes to merge this stubborn surrealism with his academic training and produce something in the historical fantasy line. But for now, he’s content with the purely speculative fiction he’s published in magazines like Allegory, Battered Suitcase, Bewildering Stories, The Cynic Online Magazine, and Mysterical-E.
on Nov. 18, 2012 :
The stories in Outcasts are fresh, original, and diverse. A nice cure from generic fantasy and sf. Wisseman moves between fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal with ease. His characters are real people. They aren't always in the best of situations, and not all of them are likeable. But you care about what happens to them. Even when they're their own worst enemies. The stories will stick with you after you finish the book. This is a writer to watch.
(reviewed long after purchase)