Brilliant Things

Brilliant Things, by Simon MordenPublisher: Subway Press
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Paperback

About the Book:

A collection of thirteen stories full of hope, heroism and heartache, containing entries from award-winning anthologies (Extremes 2, Hideous Progeny), ones nominated for Bram Stoker Awards and a highly commended in Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror.

All the stories have been previously published (bar one, and the magazine that had bought it folded before publication) – but it was an excellent idea to gather them all together in one place. ‘Bell, Book and Candle’ and ‘Saint Joan’ are part of the Thy Kingdom Come collection.


‘Brilliant Things’
‘Bon Homme’
‘Taiga, Taiga, Burning Bright’
‘A Forgotten Corner of Hell’
‘Are You Ready to Receive?’
‘Empty Head’
‘The Northman’s Shroud’
‘Terra Incognita’
‘Bell, Book and Candle’
‘Saint Joan’
‘Whitebone Street’


“Short story collections can be problematic to review because they often contain misses as well as hits, making an unreserved recommendation difficult. No such problem here! Simon Morden has delivered a collection of skillfully-written, thought-provoking and memorable stories” – Alan Fraser, Vector.

Vector Recommended Read. Chosen as one of Vector’s Books of the Year.


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