Local Author: Mike Allen

Mike Allen is a writer, editor and publisher, local to the Roanoke area. He and his wife, Anita Allen, run Mythic Delirium Books, an imprint that’s home to the Clockwork Phoenix anthology series, as well as books like Bone Swans by C.S.E. Cooney (World Fantasy Award winner for best story collection), Latchkey by Nicole Kornher-Stace (named one of the best young adult books of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews), Snow White Learns Witchcraft by Theodora Goss (starred review, Publishers Weekly) and The History of Soul 2065 by Barbara Krasnoff (starred review, Publishers Weekly).

A Nebula, Shirley Jackson and two-time World Fantasy Award finalist, Mike has written several poetry collections, including Strange Wisdoms of the Dead (a Philadephia Inquirer editor’s choice selection), The Journey to Kailash and Hungry Constellations; a twisted dark fantasy novel, The Black Fire Concerto; and three collections of strange and scary short fictions, Unseaming, The Spider Tapestries: Seven Strange Stories and Aftermath of an Industrial Accident. His latest personal project is a dark fantasy and horror anthology, A Sinister Quartet, produced in collaboration with C.S.E. Cooney, Amanda J. McGee and Jessica P. Wick.

His poems and stories have appeared in The Best Horror of the Year, Nebula Award Showcase, Beneath Ceaseless SkiesAsimov’s Science FictionApex MagazineStrange HorizonsWeird TalesH.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Cthulhu’s Reign, Solaris Rising 2, Tomorrow’s Cthulhu, Transmissions from Punktown, The Bible of Hell, Tales to Terrify, Podcastle, Pseudopod, The Drabblecast, Kaleidocast, Santa Clara Review, Artemis, Not One of Us, Lackington’s and many more publications.

Unseaming Cover Image
By Mike Allen, Laird Barron (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780988912410
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Published: Antimatter Press - October 7th, 2014

Aftermath of an Industrial Accident: Stories Cover Image
By Mike Allen, Jeffrey Thomas (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781732644021
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - July 7th, 2020

A Sinister Quartet Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781732644038
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - June 9th, 2020

The Spider Tapestries: Seven Strange Stories Cover Image
By Mike Allen, Nicole Kornher-Stace (Introduction by)
$17.34
ISBN: 9780988912465
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - March 1st, 2016

The Black Fire Concerto Cover Image
$16.89
ISBN: 9780615838205
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Published: Haunted Stars - June 21st, 2013

The Journey to Kailash Cover Image
$11.54
ISBN: 9781934648452
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - June 15th, 2008

Clockwork Phoenix 5 Cover Image
By Mike Allen (Editor)
$18.50
ISBN: 9780988912472
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - April 5th, 2016

Fantastique Unfettered #4 (Ralewing) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780983170969
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Published: M-Brane SF - December 25th, 2011

Mythic Delirium Cover Image
By Anita Allen (Editor), Mike Allen
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ISBN: 9780988912434
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - October 1st, 2014

Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness Cover Image
By Mike Allen (Editor)
$13.86
ISBN: 9781607620273
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - July 1st, 2009

Mythic 2 Cover Image
By Mike Allen (Editor)
$11.60
ISBN: 9780809557561
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Published: Wildside Press - September 1st, 2006

Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness Cover Image
By Mike Allen (Editor)
$12.70
ISBN: 9781934169988
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - July 1st, 2008

Clockwork Phoenix 5 Cover Image
By Mike Allen (Editor)
$18.50
ISBN: 9780988912472
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Published: Mythic Delirium Books - April 5th, 2016