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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.
 
Novels
ExcavationDaughtersThe Book of DaysThe Man on the Ceiling
Among The LivingDeadfall HotelBlood Kin
 
Collections
Decoded Mirrors: Three Tales After LovecraftFairytalesCelestial InventoryBeautiful Strangers
City FishingThe Far Side of the LakeThe Hydrocephalic WardCrimewave 10: Now You See Me
InvisibleIn ConcertTales From the Crossroad : Volume 1The Devil's Coattails: More Dispatches From the Dark Frontier
Ugly BehaviorOnion SongsHere with the ShadowsAbsent Company
 
Novellas
TellingTwember: Imaginings 7The Bereavement PhotographerCelestial Inventories
Chain ReactionThe Company You KeepDinosaurThe Disease Artist
Giant KillersHead ExplosionsThe High ChairIn These Final Days of Sales
Last DragonLittle PoucetThe Monster in the FieldThe Mouse's Bedtime Story
Origami BirdThe Secret FleshWhen We Moved OnThe Woodcarver's Son
The World Recalled
 
Series contributed to
To Denver: With Hiram Battling Zombies
 
Anthologies edited
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction PoetryHigh Fantastic: Colorado's Fantasy, Dark Fantasy and Science Fiction
 
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: An Adventure in Terror (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: An Anthology of Urban Fear (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)
Tales of the Wandering Jew (1993)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual Collection (1993)
Deathport (1993)
The Ultimate Witch (1993)
Best New Horror 4 (1993)
In the Fog: The Final Chronicle of Greystone Bay (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)
Tales of the Batman (1995)
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995)
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (1995)
The Best New Horror 5 (1995)
Xanadu 3 (1995)
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
Dark Terrors (1995)
Forbidden Acts (1995)
Sisters of the Night (1995)
Darkside: Horror for the Next Millennium (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)
New Terrors 1Shadows 3Shadows 4Tales by Moonlight
Shadows 5The 18th Fontana Book of Great Ghost StoriesThe 16th Fontana Book of Great Horror StoriesShadows 6
100 Great Fantasy Short Short StoriesNight Visions : In the BloodShadows 8The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 11
HorrorsMasters of DarknessHallowe'en HorrorsCutting Edge
Whispers VIBest of the Horror Show: An Adventure in TerrorBook of the DeadScare Care
Masques 3Best New HorrorThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual CollectionBest New Horror 2
Dead End - City Limits: An Anthology of Urban Fear100 Ghastly Little Ghost StoriesThe Mammoth Book of VampiresThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fifth Annual Collection
Best New Horror 3Borderlands 3Tales of the Wandering JewThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual Collection
DeathportBest New Horror 4In the Fog: The Final Chronicle of Greystone BayMonsters in Our Midst
Betcha Can't Read Just OneThe Best of WhispersThe Giant Book of TerrorThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection
Tales of the Batman100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories100 Wicked Little Witch StoriesThe Best New Horror 5
Xanadu 3Splatterpunks II: Over the EdgeThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual CollectionDark Terrors
Forbidden ActsSisters of the NightDarkside: Horror for the Next MillenniumDante's Disciples
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual CollectionThe Ultimate Super-VillainsThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume SevenDark Terrors 2
David Copperfield's Beyond ImaginationBlack Swan, White RavenDark Terrors 3The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Eight
100 Twisted Little Tales of TormentThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Ten100 Hilarious Little HowlersThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Eleven
 
Short stories
Passing Through
The Rains
Rat Catcher
Skin
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)
Firestorm (1982)World Fantasy (nominee)
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)
Halloween Street (1999)Bram Stoker (nominee)
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)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1983) : Firestorm
Bram Stoker 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 nominee (2001) : The Man on the Ceiling [short story]


Steve Rasnic Tem recommends
Slob
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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