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THE ZOMBIE BIBLE

“Heartbreaking and wonderful.” – Conflictium

“I find myself riveted to Stant’s prose, not only because I’m eager to find out the characters’ fate but because his words are so beautiful. The story has stayed with me days after reading it. I highly recommend.” – Denise Grover Swank, author of The Curse Keepers

“Stant Litore has been doing fascinating phantasmagorical things with zombies in biblical times.” – Jeff Vandermeer, author of Annihilation

“Beautifully composed and frighteningly well-researched… Well worth the read… Beyond the rich historical background and the desperate fight for survival, Strangers in the Land is a story about otherness, what it means to be a ‘stranger’… Far from being ‘just another zombie book’, it is a remarkably clear look at what it means to impose a system of inequality among a culture.” – Examiner.com

“To say I loved this book would be an understatement. I could not put it down.” – The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The Zombie Bible is philosophy played out in bleak landscapes. It’s psychology set to the harsh strains of Prokofiev. Litore’s prose is lean and hungry; his characters are faceted all-round like various colored stones; his scenes pulse with blood and life, ring with metal or reek of sweat and undeath.” – Marc McDermott

“Like Cormac McCarthy’s novels, I Will Hold My Death Close does not pull its punches. A beautiful, brilliant tale, it offers a pretty bleak picture of the human condition and the human struggle against the terrors of this world.” – Andrew Hallam, Ph.D., Metropolitan State University of Denver

“Litore’s vibrant writing . . . rips the lid off of the King James version and reveals to us a world of intense human hopes, dreams and pathos, with a liberal dose of horror seething in the shadows. You’ve never seen anything like this before.” – Richard Ellis Preston, Jr., author of Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders

“Intensely troubling and sharply beautiful. I highly anticipate the opportunity to reread it.” – Timothy Widman, Wandering Paths

“Gruesome and human and lyrical and horrible, The Zombie Bible is like nothing you have ever read. Once you’re in, you’ll stay.” –  S.G. Redling, author of Flowertown and Damocles

“Stant rebuilds the zombie mythology from the ground up.” – Rob Kroese, author of Mercury Falls and Schrodinger’s Gat

“What Litore has done … I call it the de-sanitisation of the gospel: a visceral, messy, human take on a message of a visceral and tangible hope.” – Siku, creator of The Manga Bible and Drink It!

“A good novel should go for the throat; Death Has Come up into Our Windows goes for your heart, rips it out and eats it before your eyes.” – Lucinda Rose, Rose Reads

Find The Zombie Bible here.


ANSIBLE

“Stant Litore may be SF’s premiere poet of loneliness. With the first stories in the Ansible series, he has pulled off an incredible feat, rendering individual tales that sing the ache of desolation in a register entirely their own while simultaneously building a central premise and an accompanying world that’s utterly original, gorgeously pained, and potentially inexhaustible. Before Ansible 15715, I can’t remember ever having read a story and immediately started reading it again, but after devouring it twice in rapid succession, I then read it aloud to the first person I could find.” – Jason Kirk, author of Reverb and The Other Whites in South Africa

“I’m a thug. I read Stephen King all day. Nothing can scare me. This book, however, kind of freaked me out.” – Keyoka Kinzy, SciFi Bloggers

“Litore’s elegant prose seeps into the soul, stoking our fears of dark labyrinths and the loss of self, of having our direst warnings passed off as madness in a cruel and ignorant world. A chilling and masterful tale.” – Allison M. Dickson, author of Strings

“Stant Litore truly weaves a spellbinding story that leaves the reader feeling vulnerable. It is impossible not to become drawn into the world that Stant created…” – Heather Maloney, examiner.com

“Stant Litore’s writing is so good and yet so hard to describe. He can be both an angel and a devil all in one. He’s an angel for writing such wonderful and thought-provoking stories, and a devil for using those stories to make you want to curl up into a ball and hide.” – Must Read Faster

“Litore’s stories aren’t only entertaining. They are stories invading our lives, unexpectedly. You encounter them, as you might encounter people. They are those random elements in life that happen to you, like a mugging, like childbirth, like falling in love and marriage, like death and the funeral that follows. They are moments that leave a mark, and leave you changed.” – Andrew Hallam, Ph.D., Metropolitan State University of Denver

“Stant eloquently writes passages that are so moving, full of passion, fury, loneliness, blind drive … He takes us to places of amazing beauty, awe-inspiring, as well as places where the implications in the story can leave you almost in despair for the human race.” – Nikki Ebright, Director, Myths & Legends Con

Find Ansible here.


THE RUNNING OF THE TYRANNOSAURS

“Wielding elegant prose and tightly-focused characters, Stant Litore cuts deep into the science-fiction realm of bio-engineered dinosaurs and high-tech bread and circuses with a physically enhanced female gladiator whose personal tragedy is as powerful as her victories in the arena. Her story echoes in the heart long after it is told.” – Richard Ellis Preston, Jr., author of Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders

“Like all of Stant Litore’s first-in-series stories, The Running of the Tyrannosaurs hints at a vast and unique world roiling behind the setting of the story itself, which nevertheless stands alone as a complete, wholly satisfying, and blisteringly original tale. I finished it with same sense of vertiginous anticipation that accompanied my first reading of Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows (The Zombie Bible) and Ansible 15715.” – Jason Kirk, author of Reverb and The Other Whites in South Africa

Find The Running of the Tyrannosaurs here.


DANTE’S HEART

Dante’s Heart is like Clive Barker, Octavio Paz, and Dante Alighieri are playing D&D together. Lush stuff and more imaginative than most fantasy fare.” – Marc McDermott

Dante’s Heart isn’t as much a story as it is an epic poem. Visually and emotionally evocative, it seems to be this gifted author’s heartfelt rumination on pain, loss and the human propensity toward violence. To read it is to step through an oil painting into another world. But beware: Once there, you may have trouble finding your way back out. Not that you’ll necessarily want to, because Dante’s Heart is both terrifyingly and achingly beautiful.” – Michael Whiteman Jones

Find Dante’s Heart here.