Never Seen By Waking Eyes

by Stephen Dedman
Release date: 2005
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, short stories

Two dozen dark tales from one of Australia's finest genre writers.

Drawing on inspiration from such diverse sources as Japanese mythology, European folklore, modern urban legends, and ancient native Australian and American traditions, as well as the literature of Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe – the author tells stories of humanity's deepest desires and most dreadful nightmares. Dedman journeys into the past, present, and future... to the jungles of Malaysia, outback ghost towns, and modern metropolises... to places both too familiar and unfamiliar to give comfort.

An accomplished storyteller, Dedman re-imagines supernatural entities like vampires, succubi, and ghosts and combines them with modern terrors such as ecological and scientific horrors and the eternal evils of the political and the rperverse. His stories are disturbing, erotic, or amusing – or any combination of the three.

With one original story and several never published in the United States or the United Kingdom, Never Seen by Waking Eyes will serve as an apt introduction for many to the darker short works of Stephen Dedman.

(updated 2017-01-18)

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