About the eBook:
The Cemetery Dance Select series invites some of our favorite authors to spotlight a sampling of their own short fiction: award-winners, stories they consider their best or that had the most impact on their career—or neglected favorites they feel deserve a second look.
Long-time fans will enjoy revisiting some classic tales. New readers will find this series a handy introduction to each author’s best work.
Each Cemetery Dance Select mini-collection includes an exclusive Afterword where the author explains the reasoning behind each selection, and provides insights into the writing of each story.
The stories Michael Marshall Smith has chosen for this collection are:
The Man Who Drew Cats
What Happens When You Wake Up In The Night
Michael Marshall Smith is a novelist and screenwriter, whose work—also written under the name Michael Marshall—has ranged across horror, sf, crime and the supernatural. His first science fiction novel Only Forward won the August Derleth and Philip K. Dick awards, and is now widely-regarded as a modern classic.
The first in his trilogy of serial killer conspiracy novels The Straw Men—described by Stephen King as “A masterpiece”—will come out in a tenth anniversary edition from Cemetery Dance this year. Supernatural suspense novel The Intruders was recently adapted for television on BBC America, starring John Simm and Mira Sorvino. He also writes short stories, and is the only writer ever to have won the British Fantasy Award for Short Fiction four times.
He lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife and son, where he is editing his new novel and working on film and television projects.
The name Michael Marshall has become a firm fixture in the crime genre over the last few years, but what many readers don’t realise is that he has been around for a lot longer than the three Straw Men novels would lead you to believe. And with the publication of BLOOD OF ANGELS, Shots Ezine decided to tell you a little about his real identity – Michael Marshall Smith, the fantasy and horror / SF writer and share some photos of the press launch. The following article formed part of the introduction that I wrote in-conjunction with my editor at January Magazine [Jeff Kingston-Peirce]. The full article and interview is available for reading :-