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Nightmare Flower

(Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Hardcover 1992, Tor; Audio 1995, Books in Motion)

An eclectic collection of short fiction, some original, most previously published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Horror Show, American Fantasy Magazine, etc. Eighteen short stories, a novella and a short novel. Some horror, some science fiction, most psychologically twisted, all strange.

Unfortunately, Nightmare Flower is currently out of print. Search online or local used bookstores.

Available in Hardcover

Critics have said:

"Indirection and subtle evocations of terror and evil are the hallmarks of this well-crafted collection of horror and fantasy stories. This is a genuinely imaginative and diverse collection; if one story doesn't seduce and horrify the reader, the next one surely will."—Publisher's Weekly

"Most of the stories are concerned with the deadly fog of intent that slowly creeps into the obsessing human brain. Often inventive and fanciful, pat and pulpy, goose-bump yarns."—Kirkus Reviews

Cover art by Liz's estranged conjoined twin brother Alan M. Clark