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Steve Rasnic Tem

USA (1950 - )

STEVE RASNIC TEM's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 200 plus published pieces have garnered him a British Fantasy Award, and nominations for the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards.
Decoded Mirrors (1978)
Fairytales (1985)
Absences (1991)
Beautiful Strangers (1992) (with Melanie Tem)
City Fishing (2000)
The Far Side of the Lake (2001)
The Hydrocephalic Ward (poems) (2003)
Crimewave 10 (2008) (with Simon Avery, Andy Cox Editor, Daniel Kaysen, Joel Lane, Lisa Morton, Kay Sexton, Murray Shelmerdine, Darren Speegle and Charlie Williams)
Invisible (2009)
In Concert (2010) (with Melanie Tem)
Tales From the Crossroad : Volume 1 (2011) (with David Dodd, Gerard Daniel Houarner, Tom Piccirilli, Al Sarrantonio and Chet Williamson)
The Devil's Coattails (2011) (with Gary A Braunbeck, Ramsey Campbell, Earl Hamner, Nancy Kilpatrick, Dan O'Bannon, Wilum Pugmire, John Shirley, Melanie Tem and Marc Scott Zicree)
Ugly Behavior (2012)
Onion Songs (2013)
The Weird Fiction Megapack: 25 Stories from Weird Tales (2014) (with John Gregory Betancourt, Zealia Bishop, Paul Compton, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Nictzin Dyalhis, Paul Ernst, Robert E Howard, Malcolm Jameson, Jr., Ronal Kayser, Henry Kuttner, Julius Long, H P Lovecraft, Bassett Morgan, Earl Peirce, G.G. Pendarves, E Hoffmann Price, Dorothy Quick, D.W. Rimel, Darrell Schweitzer, Clark Ashton Smith, Pearl Norton Swet, Howard Wandrei, Manly Wade Wellman and Tennessee Williams)
Here with the Shadows (2014)
Absent Company (2014)
Night Terrors III (2014) (with Dennis Etchison, Taylor Grant, Eric J Guignard, Jack Ketchum, John McNee, Aric Sundquist and Paul Tremblay)
Surreal Worlds (2015) (with Bruce Boston, Tom Bradley, Seb Doubinsky, Michael Griffin, R A Harris, Rhys Hughes, Gabino Iglesias, Max Booth III, Chris Kelso, Sean Leonard, Thomas Logan, John Palisano, Dustin Reade, Carter Rydyr, Daniel Vlasaty, Andrew Way and Wol-vriey)

Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Anthologies containing stories by Steve Rasnic Tem
New Terrors 1 (1980)
Shadows 3 (1980)
Shadows 4 (1981)
Tales by Moonlight (1982)
Shadows 5 (1982)
The 18th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1982)
The 16th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1983)
Shadows 6 (1983)
The 19th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1983)
100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories (1984)
Night Visions : In the Blood (1984)
Shadows 8 (1985)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 11 (1985)
Horrors (1986)
Masters of Darkness (1986)
Hallowe'en Horrors (1986)
Cutting Edge (1986)
Masques 2 (1987)
Whispers VI (1987)
Best of the Horror Show (1987)
Book of the Dead (1989)
Scare Care (1989)
Masques 3 (1989)
Best New Horror (1990)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection (1991)
Best New Horror 2 (1991)
Dead End - City Limits (1991)
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1992)
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fifth Annual Collection (1992)
Best New Horror 3 (1992)
Borderlands 3 (1992)
Nursery Crimes (1993)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual Collection (1993)
Deathport (1993)
Tales of the Wandering Jew (1993)
The Ultimate Witch (1993)
Best New Horror 4 (1993)
In the Fog (1993)
Monsters in Our Midst (1993)
Betcha Can't Read Just One (1993)
The Best of Whispers (1994)
The Giant Book of Terror (1994)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection (1994)
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995)
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (1995)
The Best New Horror 5 (1995)
Xanadu 3 (1995)
Splatterpunks II (1995)
Tales of the Batman (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
Dark Terrors (1995)
Forbidden Acts (1995)
Sisters of the Night (1995)
Darkside (1996)
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996)
Dante's Disciples (1996)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1996)
The Ultimate Super-Villains (1996)
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Seven (1996)
Dark Terrors 2 (1996)
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
Dark Terrors 3 (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Eight (1997)
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Ten (1999)
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Eleven (2000)
Short stories
Passing Through
The Rains
Rat Catcher
The Painters Are Coming Today (1979)
At The Bureau (1980)
City Fishing (1980)
The Giveaway (1981)
Interlude in a Laboratory (1981)
Morning Talk (1981)
Alan's Mother (1982)
Housewarming (1982)
The Poor (1982)
Preparations for the Game (1982)
Sleep (1982)
Stone Head (1982)
Crutches (1983)
The Farmer (1983)
Shadows on the Grass (1983)
The Sky Came Down to Earth (1983)
Dark Shapes in the Road (1984)
Harvest Child (1984)
The Men and Women of Rivendale (1984)
The Overcoat (1984)
Punishment (1984)
Rider (1984)
Spidertalk (1984)
Worms (1984)
The Battering (1985)
In a Guest House (1985)
Piano Moon (1985)
Daddy (1986)
Little Cruelties (1986)
Trickster (1986)
Fogwell (1987)
Hidey Hole (1987)
Leaks (1987)
Boxer (1988)
Her New Parents (1988)
Bodies and Heads (1989)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Carnal House (1989)
Hooks (1989)
Motherson (1989)
Resettling (1989) (with Melanie Tem)
The Strangers (1989)
Aquarium (1990)
Back Windows (1990)Bram Stoker (nominee)
In the Trees (1990)
At the End of the Day (1991)
Taking Down the Tree (1991)
The Tenth Scholar (1991) (with Melanie Tem)
Wanderlust (1991)
Mirror Man (1992)
Vintage Domestic (1992)
Vulture: A Tale of the Penguin (1992)
Brooms Welcome the Dust (1993)
The Child Killer (1993)
Doodles (1993)
The Final Apprentice (1993)
Hungry (1993)
Ice House Pond (1993)
Safe at Home (1993) (with Melanie Tem)
Angel Combs (1994)
A Hundred Wicked Little Witches (1994)
The Marriage (1994) (with Melanie Tem)
Release of Flesh (1994)
Blood Knot (1995)
Mama (1995) (with Melanie Tem)
Mouths (1995)
Nvumbi (1995) (with Melanie Tem)
Sampled (1995)
The Burdens (1996)
A Cascade of Lies (1996)
Elena (1996)
Ghost in the Machine (1996)
Jason's Nightmare (1996)
The Little Match Girl (1997)
Sharp Edges (1997)
What Slips Away (1998)
Heat (1999)
Tricks And Treats: One Night On Halloween Street (1999)
The Man on the Ceiling [short story] (2000) (with Melanie Tem)Bram Stoker (nominee)

Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1982) : The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1983) : Firestorm
Bram Stoker Best First Novel nominee (1988) : Excavation
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (1990) : Bodies and Heads
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (1991) : Back Windows
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (2000) : Halloween Street
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (2001) : The Man on the Ceiling [short story]

Steve Rasnic Tem recommends
Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"We need these periodic trips into the human heart of darkness. In Slob Rex Miller undertakes this journey with uncompromising language and story."

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