Shapes in the Fire

by M. P. Shiel
Release date: 1896
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, horror, short stories

August Derleth said M.P. Shiel was "...the Grand Viscount of the Grotesque... [with a] refulgently fanciful imagination and magical command of the English language."

Arthur Machen said, "Here is a wilder wonderland than Poe ever dreamt of... It is Poe, perhaps, but Poe with an unearthly radiance."

Shapes in the Fire is an extraordinary collection of Shiel's work: don't miss it.


  • Xélucha
  • Maria in the Rose-Bush
  • Vaila
  • Premier and Maker
  • Tulsah
  • The Serpent-Ship
  • Phorfor
updated 2010-09-07

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