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Burnt Black Suns: A Collection of Weird Tales by [Strantzas, Simon]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hippocampus Press (28 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M8E8DNM
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #306,376 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Simon Strantzas' Burnt Black Suns is a collection of weird stories. It's the author's fourth short story collection (his previous collections are Beneath the Surface, Cold to the Touch and Nightingale Songs).

Burnt Black Suns is an excellent short story collection. It contains weird fiction stories that range from the modern Lovecraftian Thistle's Find to One Last Bloom that's pure scientific horror at its best and most effective.

I can honestly say that it's been a while since I've been this impressed by a weird fiction collection. I've read lots of weird fiction collections and I've enjoyed reading all of them, but collections like this one are rare, because all the stories in it are excellent and worth reading. There are no weak stories in this collection.

Burnt Black Suns contains the following nine stories (it also contains a foreword by Laird Barron):

- On Ice
- Dwelling on the Past
- Strong as a Rock
- By Invisible Hands
- One Last Bloom
- Thistle's Find
- Beyond the Banks of the River Seine
- Emotional Dues
- Burnt Black Suns

Simon Strantzas uses several classic weird fiction elements in a modern way in these stories. He writes creepy, disturbing and unsettling stories that can be categorized as weird fiction, horror and dark fantasy. He easily conjures up nightmarish images and visions that are difficult to forget, and shows his readers how the characters in his stories come face to face with unnatural and supernatural threats.

These stories are just like good old-fashioned weird fiction stories, because they're weird and unsettling stories. Some of them are creepy while others are disturbing - there's originality, creepiness and disturbing elements in them.
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I enjoyed this collection of weird tales quite a lot. I was never really sure which direction most of the stories would take. I often found myself so immersed in the stories and carried along by the rhythm of the prose that on a couple of occasions I had to tell myself to go back over a paragraph, purely because the description or action I just read was really well written (the part that springs to mind is in the second story, and it may resonate more because my daughter shares the name of the daughter of the main character, Harvey, but the description of his daughter is very touching). Overall I found the collection enjoyable and I would definitely read more by this author.
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Found this very derivative (of Lovecraft and not in a good way) and really quite badly written. Too disappointed by the first and last stories (usually where you might put the best stuff) to read much of the rest.
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