Mark Fuller Dillon
"Mark Fuller Dillon is an original talent, whose precise use of language, obliquely disturbing imagery and meticulous world building single him out as a writer to watch."
-- Peter Tennant, BLACK STATIC #35.
Hello, and welcome!
Most of my stories are set in the region where I live (Gatineau, Quebec), and are based on some of the stranger moments of my life, or on my nightmares (which have kept my nights lively and loud since I was three years old).
I've had work published in Barbara and Christopher Roden's ALL HALLOWS and in John Pelan's DARKSIDE; I've also had work accepted for anthologies and magazines that faded away before my stories could appear. The best of these are collected in my second ebook, IN A SEASON OF DEAD WEATHER.
Right now, my goal is to find reviewers. Writers can focus on craftsmanship, but they cannot be certain of just how much they've been able to learn and apply, until the readers tell them. To that end, I'm inviting you to let me know exactly what you think of my stories. Honest feedback, pro or con, is one of the most valuable things a writer can use.
And please don't hesitate to visit my blog, or my Facebook page.
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In A Season Of Dead Weather
In a season of dead weather, the mind clutches at reality; but what does it find instead? Madness, or monsters? Ghosts, or things more terrible than ghosts? Illusions, or invasions? Dreams, or the darkness at the end of all nightmares? One thing is clear: these are tales that echoes tell, in a season of dead weather.
All Roads Lead To Winter
The aliens are here, and now our lives are different: no wars, no hunger, no exploitation. For political prisoner Thomas Bridge, there can be a strange new love; for the alien delegate, Avdryana, there can be companionship in a world that she finds crowded and foreign. But even with hope for the future, can there be an escape from the stifling ideas and expectations of the past? For adults only.
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- The Dark Country
on Oct. 21, 2013
At last, we have an e-book edition of one of the major American horror collections, and the stories are as troubling and as powerful as they were when I bought my copy from Scream\Press in 1982.
Long before then, Dennis Etchison had been writing and making a name for himself. In the 1960s and '70s, his work had appeared in everything from the MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION and WHISPERS to NEW WRITINGS IN SF, and he was a regular in THE YEAR'S BEST HORROR STORIES from DAW. We all knew that he was one of the best, but this collection put his name in a whole new light. And now, here it is, for a new technology, for a new generation.
These are stories of medical nightmare, of lonely highways and vacant places, of isolation and ordinary pain transformed by extraordinary circumstances. Written with clarity, economy, and force, they move without warning from quiet introspection to ferocity, from everyday fears to the worst of all possible worlds.
Welcome to the Dark Country. Few people know it, inside and out, as well as Dennis Etchison.
- The Fabulous Beast
on Nov. 07, 2013
With Garry Kilworth, an old cliche becomes true: he really seems a born story-teller.
In THE FABULOUS BEAST, the most recent in a long-line of collections, the overall mood is playful. Mr. Kilworth toys with ideas, holds them up to the light and turns them around to reveal their gleams and facets. Some of the gleams are laugh-out-loud funny; some of the facets are quietly horrifying. Yet even the darkest of the stories here has that playful quality of ideas pursued for their own sake and for their own story-telling potential.
A modest man with a quiet profile, Garry Kilworth has more imagination, more craft, and more style than several big-name writers I can think of. As an introduction to his work, or as a fun reminder of what he can do, THE FABULOUS BEAST in all its variety is worth your time and attention.