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Stephen Leigh

Stephen W. Leigh is an American science fiction and fantasy writer, artist, and musician. He also works as a lecturer at Northern Kentucky University, teaching creative writing. He has published speculative fiction as Stephen Leigh, as S. L. Farrell, and once as Matthew Farrell. Steve Leigh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and lives there. He plays guitar and sings in a band named Toast.

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Trope-ing The Light Fantastic

The Shape of Silence (originally published as Thunder Rift)

Stephen Leigh

First contact was never supposed to be like this.

A sudden rift appears in near-earth space, causing electronic components to permanently fail and cause total chaos. As Earth's fragile technological society disintegrates, no one can answer the obvious question: What is the rift, and who or what has...

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The Woods

Stephen Leigh

There is a certain magic growing up with life-long friends. The charmed existence became almost dream-like with two young boys growing up in a small neighborhood surrounded by an old, dense forest.

But what happens when fantasies start becoming all too real? Grotesque and bloody rites give rise to ...

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The Abraxas Marvel Circus

Stephen Leigh

Carlos Theopelli had been dead for years, and no one cared about his life’s work: the so-called “Destiny Matrices.” As far as most people were concerned, Theopelli was just another crackpot scientist and pretty much a jerk to boot.

But not to Angela. And not to the mage-dwarf Caleb Mundo and his pe...

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Speaking Stones (sequel to Dark Water's Embrace)

Stephen Leigh

The descendants of humans marooned on the strange planet known as Mictlan have survived against almost impossible odds and have reached a tentative peace with themselves and the native inhabitants.

Perhaps the most terrifying change has been the development of a third human gender—the mid-male “Sa”...

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Barking Dogs—A Mitch Helwig Book

Terence M. Green

Is your boss lying to you? Your wife? Husband? Is everybody? Suppose you could tell. Absolutely. Suppose you had a Barking Dog. Mitch Helwig is a cop who has gone over the edge. He’s got a Barking Dog—an infallible, illegal lie-detector, worn under street clothes—and he’s tired of being lied to. He’...

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Blue Limbo—A Mitch Helwig Book

Terence M. Green

Mitch Helwig is a cop on the edge, “a man who’s gone through the valley of the shadow and hasn’t quite made it out the other side” (Toronto Globe &amp Mail). Vengeance and heroism, the subtleties of family woven into the metaphysics of life and death, all come together here in a page-turner, “a near...

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Dark Water’s Embrace

Stephen Leigh

Often compared to Ursula K. Le Guin’s ground-breaking The Left Hand of Darkness, Dark Water’s Embrace is a fascinating look at issues of human (and alien) sexuality. Stephen Leigh creates a rich world with elaborate care and uses this alien backdrop to delve into issues of survival, sexuality, and t...

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