Settle in for a long sleepless night at the hands of a master storyteller.
The Horned Man
A Guilty Mind
The Restless Dead
Walk the Last Mile
Errant Dreams Reviews:”The Horned Man is so magical that it made my hair stand on end. A man and his wife are making their way through a forest in Sweden during a snowstorm when they hit a moose, incapacitating the car. Events are set in motion that tear the two apart, altering them both forever. I feel that I can’t do justice to this one, so I’ll have to let you read it yourself.”
Matthew Tait: “It seems just when you think the best story has shown itself, along comes Guilty Mind by Steven Savile. What started out as seamy cop London story – perhaps a very gruesome take on TV’s The Bill – suddenly goes ape into dark regions involving experimental brain surgery, hoodlum thugs with telekinetic gifts – and an ending that just begs for some kind of universe to be explored. Steven takes to the theme beautifully, imbuing Mens Rea with a vigorous, complex and ultimately uplifting tale.”
Bibliogramma ““Guilty Mind” by Steven Savile – I have a particular, personal horror of being accused, hunted, punished, unjustly, of being innocent and yet trapped in the fate of the guilty. This store pushed those buttons, hard. And it doesn’t come out all right in the end, which is why this is a personal horror, because you know, the cavalry doesn’t usually come riding over the hill at the very last moment.”
Tangent: “In “A Guilty Mind,” Steven Savile takes superhero tropes to gloriously seamy new depths when Jack Nolan, a cop infiltrating a prison, gains new powers, thanks to the sick ministrations of a prison gang leader. Gritty and pulpy, the explicit details of this story make you feel every blow to the guts received by our protagonist. The story spends so long describing the hell of prison in lurid, luscious detail that you fully expect this to be a fall-of-man story. But wait for the ending. It’s cinematic and very satisfying.”
Publisher’s Weekly: standout stories: “In a creepier vein, Steven Savile’s “Dear Prudence” finds a conflicted man repeatedly revising a note where he details gory plans for his significant other.”
“One of the most seriously creepy pieces it has been my pleasure to read in a long time.” — Charles de Lint, on Remember Me Yesterday.
“A modern fantasist of the first order. Watch as Savile carves a niche for himself in the literature of the new millennium.” — Tim Lebbon