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Never Seen by Waking Eyes/Dedman, Stephe/Paper/0809511738/S040-B
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 perverse. His stories are disturbing, erotic, or amusing - or any combination of the three.