Cliff Burns

Biography

I've been a professional writer for thirty years and have 10 books and well over 100 published short stories to my credit (including 15 major anthology appearances).

A partial list of my titles: SO DARK THE NIGHT, DISLOYAL SON and THE LAST HUNT.

Two of my recent books have been shortlisted for national independent press prizes and my work has earned praise from reviewers and readers around the world, including STRANGE ADVENTURES (U.K.) who wrote: "At last Canada has a literary equivalent of David Cronenberg!"

All of my novels and collections are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble...or (preferably) can be ordered through your favourite local independent book shop.

Where to find Cliff Burns online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Cliff Burns: Out Loud
From 2012: author Cliff Burns reads from two collections of prose and poetry before a live audience.

Books

"The Hibakusha"
Price: Free! Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(3.00)
A post-apocalyptic horror story, creatures surviving in the ruins of a blasted city and a woman desperate enough to make contact with them...
New World Man
Price: Free! Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A tale included in Jonathan Gates' anthology of THE 20 ALL TIME BEST SCIENCE FICTION STORIES. A cyberpunk gem, set in the near future and all too believable and authentic...
Also Starring
Price: Free! Words: 530. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Someone impersonating famous character actors is on a crime spree--who's behind this nefarious scheme and what is their motivation? One of my most popular stories.
In Dreams, Awake
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What would happen if the end of the world came...and everyone slept right through it? A speculative fiction short story that is all too plausible--a killing plague that leaves no marks...
While You Were Away
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A short story about isolation--loneliness is the ultimate mind-altering substance...
RSVP
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A short story from my 1997 collection THE REALITY MACHINE. An absolutely bizarre creation, a funny and ghastly tale.
The Goblins
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.00)
A short story about things that go bump in the night, despite what your parents might have told you.
Teenage Wasteland
Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Jamie just wants to buy a little dope, make some money before his dad finds out. Unfortunately, that means he has to deal with freaks like Lyle...
The Strange Music
Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(3.00)
A short story that takes place during a car ride home, after an "incident" at a party. Gripping and authentic, one of the best of my early tales.
Restitution
Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Welcome to "Restitution", a new reality TV show that allows you to make amends to the people you've wronged...
The Cattletruck
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A post-apocalyptic tale, set in a blasted landscape: a train load of people, heading to their doom...
Invisible Boy
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A frightening and all too believable account of a child in peril...and a grim reminder that a story doesn't have to have monsters in it to be scary.
Eyes in the Sky
Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An alternative history where the Space Age never happened and less conventional types of espionage and surveillance are being employed...

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