Steve Rasnic Tem

Steve Rasnic Tem (born 1950) is an American author. He was born in Jonesville, Virginia.

Rasnic attended college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and also at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned a B.A. in English education. In 1974, he moved to Colorado and studied creative writing at Colorado State University. He married Melanie Kubachko, and the couple took the joint surname "Tem".[1] They had four children and lived in Colorado.

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, World Fantasy[2] and a nomination for the Bram Stoker Awards.

Bibliography

Novels

  • Tem, Steve Rasnic (1986). Excavation.
  • Daughters (2001) (with Melanie Tem)
  • The Book of Days (2002)
  • Deadfall Hotel (2012)
  • Blood Kin (2014)[3][4]
  • Ubo (2017, Solaris, ISBN 1781085110)

Short fiction

Collections
  • Decoded Mirrors: Three Tales After Lovecraft (1978)
  • Fairytales (1985)
  • Absences: Charlie Goode's Ghosts (1991)
  • Celestial Inventory (1991)
  • Beautiful Stranger (1992) (with Melanie Tem)
  • City Fishing (2000)
  • The Far Side of the Lake (2001)
  • The Hydrocephalic Ward (poems) (2003)

Anthologies edited

  • The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982)
  • High Fantastic: Colorado's Fantasy, Dark Fantasy and Science Fiction (1987)

Poetry

List of poems
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
After we're gone 2013 Tem, Steve Rasnic (Sep 2013). "After we're gone". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (9): 83.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Adam Meyer, "Tem, Steve Rasnic", in David Pringle (ed.), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic writers. Detroit, MI: St. James Press, 1998; ISBN 1558622063 (pp. 589-90)
  2. ^ World Fantasy Convention (2010). "Award Winners and Nominees". Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Shearer, Chris. "Book Review: 'Blood Kin' by Steve Rasnic Tem". Fearnet. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  4. ^ Denardo, John. "BEST BETS FOR SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS—FEBRUARY 2014". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 19 February 2014.

External links

Black Static

Black Static, formerly The 3rd Alternative, is a British horror magazine edited by Andy Cox. The magazine has won the British Fantasy Award for "Best Magazine" while individual stories have won other awards. In addition, numerous stories published in Black Static/The 3rd Alternative have been reprinted in collections of the year's best fiction.

Black Static is published by TTA Press alongside sister publications Crimewave, which takes a similarly idiosyncratic approach to crime fiction, and the long-running science fiction magazine Interzone.

Book of the Dead (anthology)

Book of the Dead is an anthology of horror stories first published in 1989, edited by John Skipp and Craig Spector and featuring a foreword written by George A. Romero (erroneously credited as George R. Romero in first print editions of the book). All the stories in the anthology are united by the same premise seen in Romero's apocalyptic films, depicting a worldwide outbreak of zombies and various reactions to it. The first book was followed three years later by a follow-up, Still Dead: Book of the Dead 2, with a new group of writers tackling the same premise, though the second book put the stories in order according to their imagined chronology of the zombie takeover.

The Book of the Dead compilations are regarded as classic anthologies in the horror and splatterpunk genres, featuring a great number of famous names including Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert R. McCammon and foreworded by George A. Romero and Tom Savini. They are likely the first anthologies of zombie-themed tales ever printed, and have been cited as perhaps the first true "zombie literature" as such.According to author Ian McDowell, a third anthology was planned back in 1991. However, bad luck led to it going "through many permutations and publishers over the years. I've been paid for my story by two different publishers and I've proofed two different sets of galleys." Cemetery Dance finally released it under the title Mondo Zombie in 2006.

Bram Stoker Award for Novel

The Bram Stoker Award for Novel is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for novels.

Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction

The Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for short fiction.

Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs! is a themed anthology of science fiction short works edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in June 1990, and as an ebook by Baen Books in November 2014.The book collects fourteen novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, together with a general preface by the editors.

Dragons of Light

Dragons of Light (1980) is an anthology edited by Orson Scott Card. It contains 13 stories by different writers: George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Michael Bishop, Craig Shaw Gardner, Steven Edward McDonald, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Arthur Dembling, Greg Bear, John M. Ford, Jane Yolen, Richard Kearns, and Dave Smeds. Greg Bear illustrates his own story, but 12 other illustrators provide art for the 12 other stories.

Evermore (book)

Evermore is an anthology of short stories about or in honor of Edgar Allan Poe and edited by James Robert Smith and Stephen Mark Rainey. It was released in 2006 by Arkham House in an edition of approximately 2,000 copies.

Exotic Gothic

Exotic Gothic is an anthology series of original short fiction and novel excerpts in the gothic, horror and fantasy genres. A recipient of the World Fantasy Award and Shirley Jackson Awards, it is conceptualized and edited by Danel Olson, a professor of English at Lone Star College in Texas.

Hex Publishers

Hex Publishers is an independent publishing company based in Erie, Colorado that specializes in genre fiction which includes science fiction, horror, and dark fantasy, and publishes the online magazine Words, which features free short fiction, movie reviews and author interviews. Hex was founded by Joshua Viola (owner) and Dean Wyant in 2014 before the company’s first release, Nightmares Unhinged.

Last Summer at Mars Hill

Last Summer At Mars Hill is the first short story collection by American writer Elizabeth Hand. It contains the Nebula Award-winning story of the same name. It also contains her first ever published story, "Prince of Flowers". Many of the stories have themes that prefigure those of her novels. For example, "The Bacchae" is thematically similar to aspects of Waking the Moon and "Prince of Flowers" 'grew into the poisonous bloom of Winterlong'. "In the Month of Athyr" is set in the same universe as Hand's first three novels.

All of the stories were previously published in various magazines.

Melanie Tem

Melanie Tem (née Kubachko; April 11, 1949 – February 9, 2015) was an American horror and dark fantasy author.

Melanie Kubachko grew up in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. She attended Allegheny College as an undergrad, and earned her master's in social work at the University of Denver in Colorado.

She married Steve Rasnic and the couple took the joint surname Tem. She developed breast cancer in 1997. In 2013, it recurred, and metastasized to her bones, bone marrow, and organs. She died at age 65 on February 9, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Steve Rasnic Tem, four children and six grandchildren.

Nightmares Unhinged

Nightmares Unhinged is a horror fiction anthology edited by Joshua Viola, published on September 8, 2015. It is the first anthology from Hex Publishers.

Shadows (anthology)

Shadows was a series of horror anthologies edited by Charles L. Grant, published by Doubleday from 1978 to 1991. Grant, a proponent of "quiet horror", initiated the series in order to offer readers a showcase of this kind of fiction. The short stories appearing in the Shadows largely dispensed with traditional Gothic settings, and had very little physical violence. Instead, they featured slow accumulations of dread through subtle omens, mostly taking place in everyday settings. While Grant himself was very adept at this kind of fiction, he contributed no stories to the anthologies, writing only the introductions and author profiles. The first volume in the series won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.

Vulture (DC Comics)

VULTURE is a fictional international crime cartel in the DC Comics universe. VULTURE first appears in House of Mystery #160 (July 1966), and was created by Jack Miller and Joe Certa.

Weird Tales (anthology series)

Weird Tales was a series of paperback anthologies, a revival of the classic fantasy and horror magazine of the same title, published by Zebra Books from 1980 to 1983 under the editorship of Lin Carter. It was issued more or less annually, though the first two volumes were issued simultaneously and there was a year’s gap between the third and fourth. It was preceded and succeeded by versions of the title in standard magazine form.

Each volume featured thirteen or fourteen novelettes, short stories and poems, including both new works by various fantasy authors and reprints from authors associated with the original Weird Tales, together with an editorial and introductory notes to the individual pieces by the editor. Authors whose works were featured included Robert Aickman, James Anderson, Robert H. Barlow, Robert Bloch, Hannes Bok, Ray Bradbury, Joseph Payne Brennan, Diane and John Brizzolara, Ramsey Campbell, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, August Derleth, Nictzin Dyalhis, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, Robert E. Howard, Carl Jacobi, David H. Keller, Marc Laidlaw, Tanith Lee, Frank Belknap Long, Jr., H. P. Lovecraft, Robert A. W. Lowndes, Brian Lumley, Gary Myers, R. Faraday Nelson, Frank Owen, Gerald W. Page, Seabury Quinn, Anthony M. Rud, Charles Sheffield, Clark Ashton Smith, Stuart H. Stock, Steve Rasnic Tem, Evangeline Walton, Donald Wandrei, and Manly Wade Wellman, as well as Carter himself.

Carter habitually padded out the volumes he edited with a few his own works, whether written singly or in collaboration (the latter generally "posthumous collaborations" with Clark Ashton Smith in which he wrote stories on the basis of unused titles or story ideas from Smith’s notebooks).

Weird Tales 2

Weird Tales #2 is an anthology edited by Lin Carter, the second in his paperback revival of the American fantasy and horror magazine Weird Tales. It is also numbered vol. 48, no. 2 (Spring 1981) in continuation of the numbering of the original magazine. The anthology was first published in paperback by Zebra Books in December 1980, simultaneously with the first volume in the anthology series.

The book collects fourteen novelettes, short stories and poems by various fantasy authors, including both new works by various fantasy authors and reprints from authors associated with the original Weird Tales, together with an editorial and introductory notes to the individual pieces by the editor. The pieces include a "posthumous collaboration" (the story by Smith and Carter).

Weird Tales 3

Weird Tales #3 is an anthology edited by Lin Carter, the third in his paperback revival of the classic fantasy and horror magazine Weird Tales. It was first published in paperback by Zebra Books in 1981.

The book collects fourteen novelettes, short stories and poems by various fantasy authors, including both new works by various fantasy authors and reprints from authors associated with the original Weird Tales, together with an editorial and introductory notes to the individual pieces by the editor.

Weird Tales 4

Weird Tales #4 is an anthology edited by Lin Carter, the fourth and last in his paperback revival of the classic fantasy and horror magazine Weird Tales. It was first published in paperback by Zebra Books in 1983.

The book collects thirteen novelettes, short stories and poems by various fantasy authors, including both new works by various fantasy authors and reprints from authors associated with the original Weird Tales, together with an editorial and introductory notes to the individual pieces by the editor.

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