The Last Tales of the Shadowmen 20: Fin de Siecle

edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier

cover by Raphael Del Rosario
stories by Jason Scott Aiken, Tim Newton Anderson, Jean-Michel Archaimbault, Matthew Baugh, Atom Mudman Bezecny, Thom Brannan, Nathan Cabaniss, Bill Cunningham, Matthew Dennion, Paul Di Filippo, Brian Gallagher, John Gallagher, Martin Gately, Lex Gil, Micah S. Harris, Travis Hiltz, Riley Hogan, Matthew Ilseman, Rick Lai, Roman Leary, Sean Lee Levin, Jean-Marc Lofficier, David McDonald, Rod McFadyen, Nigel Malcolm, Xavier Mauméjean, William Patrick Maynard & Anna Victoria Maynard, Jess Nevins, Christofer Nigro, John Peel, Neil Penswick, Anthony Perconti, Dennis E. Power, Pete Rawlik & Sal Ciano, Josh Reynolds, Chris Roberson, Robert L. Robinson, Jr., Frank Schildiner, Artikel Unbekannt, Nathalie Vidalinc and David L. Vineyard.
essays & reminiscences by Stephen R. Bissette, Win Scott Eckert, Neil Gaiman, Stuart Gelzer, Robin Hobb, Stephen Jones, K.A. Laity, Randy Lofficier, Tim Lucas, Frank J. Morlock, Kim Newman, Sharan Newman, Henry Lion Oldie, David J. Schow, Michael Shreve, John Skipp, Brian Stableford, Antifas de Torquemada, Rob Walton, Lance Weiler, Douglas E. Winter and Thomas Yeates.
edited by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier.

US$49.95/GBP 45.99 - 6x9 tpb, 668 p. - ISBN-13: 978-1-64932-265-4

This 20th—and yes, final—tome of Tales of the Shadowmen is, as befits a 20 year-old series, a very special volume, collecting all new stories by many of our past and present collaborators, as well as personal reminiscences by illustrious authors about the role or influence that French fiction might have played in their creative lives.
During its existence, Tales of the Shadowmen is proud to have introduced unknown classics of French popular literature to the English-speaking public, including the nefarious Black Coats, Doc Ardan, Doctor Omega, Felifax, Harry Dickson, Madame Palmyre, the Nyctalope, Sâr Dubnotal, the Vampire City, and many more, in addition to keeping legendary pulp heroes such as Arsène Lupin, Captain Nemo, Fantômas, Judex, the Phantom of the Opera, Robur and Rouletabille, in the limelight.
In this volume, writers from Australia, Canada, England, France, Ukraine and the United States pay homage to all those great detectives and master villains who enchanted our adolescence with a smorgasbord of tasty tales that span all of Earth’s history—and beyond.
“Due primarily to [Black Coat Press], it has become clear to English-language critics and readers that French SF is not a counter-tradition conditional upon the central flow of SF in the UK and America, but an extremely formidable tradition in its own right.” John Clute - Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.


Jason Scott Aiken: The Hunter and the Grubber
Tim Newton Anderson: The Exquisite Corpse.
Jean-Michel Archaimbault: When Worlds Collide.
Matthew Baugh: The Staffel From Yuggoth.
Atom Mudman Bezecny: The Society of the Phantom... 
Thom Brannan: Holy Water 
Nathan Cabaniss: Get Fantômas. 
Bill Cunningham: The Midnight Train to Paris. 
Matthew Dennion: A Greener Future. 
Paul Di Filippo: The Steam House in Innsmouth. 
Brian Gallagher: The Secret Archive of Vienna.
John Gallagher: Shadowmen (illustration) 
Martin Gately: Young Robur and The Masada Pattern. 
Lex Gil: Masters of the World. 
Micah S. Harris: The Secret Alchemy of Very Bad Balloons. 
Travis Hiltz: The Ghosts of Gascony. 
Riley Hogan: The Epicurean Slaughters. 
Matthew Ilseman: The Nyctalope at the Earth’s Core. 
Rick Lai: Executioners Also Die. 
Roman Leary: The Legacy of a Man. 
Sean Lee Levin: The Vampire and the Air Pirate. 
Jean-Marc Lofficier: A Scepter in a Child’s Hand. 
David McDonald: Scarlet Petals, Crimson Flames. 
Rod McFadyen: Shadows of the Past 
Nigel Malcolm: Sow the Wind. 
Xavier Mauméjean: The Recerebration Machine. 
William Patrick Maynard & Anna Victoria Maynard: Malice and Snares. 
Jess Nevins: The Fall of Scientific City. 
Christofer Nigro: Full Circle. 
John Peel: A Singular Haunting. 
Neil Penswick: 115,200 Seconds. 
Anthony Perconti: Judgment Knight 
Dennis Power: The School of Hard Blows. 
Pete Rawlik & Sal Ciano: The Deposition of Randolph Carter 
Josh Reynolds: House of Malice. 
Chris Roberson: The Same Peculiar Tint 
Robert L. Robinson, Jr.: The Hollywood Affair 
Frank Schildiner: No Child of Mine.
Artikel Unbekannt: The Dark Demon. 
Nathalie Vidalinc: The Noose of the Phansigars. 
David L. Vineyard: The Thief of Light and Shadows. 
Last Word by Win Scott Eckert.