November Publications

The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association, by Stoker-winner Thomas F. Monteleone (The Blood of the Lamb), collects the "MAFIA" columns this outspoken commentator on the horror field has published over 27 years in a range of genre publications, most recently Cemetery Dance. As his friend Richard Chizmar says in the introduction, "Tom tells it like it is." This provocative and amusing chronicle is a must-read for anyone interested in the ups and downs of a professional horror writer. (Borderlands [], $50 488p ISBN 1-880325-20-9)

Brian Stableford's Complications and Other Stories, the distinguished British SF author's first collection in almost seven years, includes 10 stories that testify to his versatility at shorter length. (Cosmos [], $29.95 172p ISBN 1-58715-412-9)

Fans of World Fantasy Award—winner Jeff VanderMeer (City of Saints & Madmen) won't want to miss The Day Dali Died: Poetry and Flash Fiction, which for the most part exhibits a lighter side of his dark talent. (Prime [], $21.95 118p ISBN 1-894815-93-9; $9.99 paper -92-0)

The same publisher also offers an anthology, Darkness Rising 2003, edited by Brits L.H. Maynard and M.P.N. Sims, showcasing the work of such rising horror stars as Paul Finch and Iain Rowan. ($17.95 paper 228p -71-8)