9 Dark Tales
From around the block, across dimensions, and beyond, come nine disturbances in the fabric of reality: Stairwell to Hell, The Book of Thomas Welte, Solid House, The Common Knight, Transporter Technology, Nameless Man, Citadel Ninety-Nine, Too Much Information About Joss Kaffee, The Story Boat. Note: This edition combines stories from two short collections: HORROR QUARTET and THE COMMON KNIGHT. More
Beneath a vast wine cellar, the last descendent of a doomed lineage discovers a gateway - and an ancient, terrible secret.
An obsessed man looks for answers in books he can’t stay away from.
In small, unnamed, seaside town, far away in time and space, yet not so very different from ours, one man has a job to do: an endless, impossible job.
No force in the lower world can oppose the Commander’s Legion. The Commander is god. So what can stop the destruction of yet another city?
A cursed object manifests itself, threatening to drive a frustrated artist mad.
And a mysterious, impenetrable house suddenly appears in an upscale neighborhood, exerting a dark, irresistible influence over a troubled couple.
From around the block, across dimensions, and beyond, come nine disturbances in the fabric of reality from the mind of the inimitable Michael Canfield:
Stairwell to Hell
The Book of Thomas Welte
The Common Knight
Too Much Information About Joss Kaffee
The Story Boat
Note: This edition combines stories from two shorter collections: Horror Quartet and The Common Knight.
Michael Canfield writes about monsters, superheroes, couples, bank robbers, babies, astronauts, paranoids, background artists, hobbyists, and other people. He has published mystery, fantasy, science fiction, horror, or just-plain-odd stories on StrangeHorizons, futurismic, EscapePod, M–Brane SF, in dead-tree magazines including Realms of Fantasy, Talebones, Black Gate, Flytrap and other places. His novelette “Super-Villains” was republished in the prestigious Fantasy: The Year’s Best series, edited by Rich Horton. Born in Las Vegas, he now lives, works, plays, writes, and watches television in Seattle.