James Sallis’s full review from F&SF of my collection Figures Unseen: Selected Stories is now available online at the SF Site. To say I’m pleased would be an understatement. It’s one of the best reviews I’ve ever received. “It’s a masterful collection. Story after story grabs you from the first sentence or image, shoehorns you effortlessly into familiar places you’ve never been, allows you into another life as it’s coming apart or, perhaps, just coming to rest. These are sensuous tales, with gorgeously worked language and cadences. They breathe. Their hearts beat soundly beneath your own…The stories of Figures Unseen shimmer with beauty, with felt reality, and with the mysteries forever at the heart of all our lives.” Link: Review of Figures Unseen
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 400 plus published stories, twelve collections, and seven novels have garnered him the British Fantasy Award, the World Fantasy Award, two International Horror Guild Awards, and four Bram Stoker Awards.
Sources for UBO
- The area around Flower and Dean Street was described as "perhaps the foulest and most dangerous street in the whole metropolis.The area around Flower and Dean Street was described as "perhaps the foulest and most dangerous street in the whole metropolis.
- Flower and Dean Street, Christ Church, Spitalfields, LondonFlower and Dean Street, Christ Church, Spitalfields, London
- Bucks Row, now Darward Street, east London, where the body of Mary Ann Nicholls, victim of Jack the RipperBucks Row, now Darward Street, east London, where the body of Mary Ann Nicholls, victim of Jack the Ripper