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Deathrealm, one of the most respected magazines in horror history, makes its return to print in the form of a limited edition hardcover anthology. Deathrealm was a leading quarterly magazine from 1987 to 1997, featuring some of the best fiction in the genre. Editor Stephen Mark Rainey returns, compiling 15 stories from this legendary magazine. Cover artwork by Mike Bohatch. Publisher: Delirium
Format: Hardcover, signed by all contributors 248 pages; Retail Price: $50.00
ISBN-10: 1-92965-362-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-92965-362-1
Release Date: September 30, 2004

*NOTE: Deathrealms is now out of print. Copies may still be found at various online book dealers.


Donald R. Burleson
"Now You Know"

James Robert Smith

Rick Kleffel
"Embarrassment and Revenge"

Jeffrey Thomas
"Foreign Bodies"

D. F. Lewis

Scott Thomas
"Photos of a Leg"

Elizabeth Massie

William R. Trotter
"A Pinch of Snuff"

Jeffrey Osier
"Don't Clean the Aquarium"

Jeff VanderMeer
"Welcome to the Masque"

Hank Parnell
"Bite of Conscience"

David Niall Wilson
"From My Reflection, Darkly"

Wilum H. Pugmire
"Cool Mist"

Ken Wisman
"On the Side of the Road"

Wayne Allen Sallee
"Blind and Blue"


"Not since those early Weird Tales issues has another periodical successfully been a venue for such a massive number of innovative voices. Deathrealm wasn't merely, as its tagline suggested, The Land Where Horror Dwells; it is the place where the future of horror dwells. If you want to know what night-terrors will be haunting you in the next decade, then read this book. It works better than any crystal ball ever could."
—Nick Curtis, The Horror Vault

"If you never read Deathrealm magazine, this will show you what you have missed. If you remember the magazine, it is like a visit from an old friend. Either way, this selection of stories will leave you hoping there is another to come..."
—Chris Welch, Hellnotes

A few years back, when small press horror magazines were flourishing, one of the very best was Deathrealm edited by Stephen Mark Rainey. The magazine is no longer with us, but Rainey has provided this new anthology of stories in the same tradition. The roster of stories is an excellent one, with fine work from Jeffrey Osier, W.H. Pugmire, Wayne Allen Sallee, Elizabeth Massie, Jeff VanderMeer, and others.
—Don D'Ammassa, Critical Mass

Stephen Mark Rainey is author of the novels Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie), Balak, The Lebo Coven, Blue Devil Island, and The Nightmare Frontier; the short story collections Fugue Devil & Other Weird Horrors, The Last Trumpet, Legends of the Night, and Other Gods; and over 80 works of short fiction. He achieved questionable infamy and absolutely no fortune as editor of Deathrealm magazine, and has edited the anthologies Deathrealms, Song of Cthulhu, and Evermore (with James Robert Smith).

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