Bizarro author reviews THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE

Etienne DeForest, author of TEXAS BIKER ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE (Rooster Republic Press) has written a bizarro, four-star review of THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE, which features my short story, “The Talent’s in the Bones”:

THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE, now available at

THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE, now available at

First of all, this is not an all steampunk/horror anthology. It starts off in the Victorian Age but quickly moves into the present day and then onto the future. Although, one of the future tales does take place in a post-apocalyptic setting, where people are reverting back to steam technology.

My favorite story by FAR was “The Ghost of Ozzie Hobbs”. Remember back in the day when you had a beeper and would say cheesy stuff like, “Hit me on my hip.”? (Just me then, huh….) Anyways, this story takes place in that brief age of technology. TI calculators were a must have for your Economics Class, and you would enter “80085” into your graphing device and show it to your friend. Nudging him in the ribs and saying, “Look, it totally says BOOBS!” (Just me again, huh…)

Recommended for dudes who think the # 3 is cool because if you look at it sideways it totally looks like a pair of 80085.

I’m not sure what I just read there, but if you haven’t read THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE yet, you’re missing out on fifteen creepy tales, including one from Bram Stoker Award®-winner Joe Hill:

Order THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE, edited by Patrick Scalisi, in paperback or ebook from and when you’re done reading it, it’d be awesome if you let your reader friends know what you thought.

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