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Steve Moore

Until his death in 2014, Steve Moore wrote comic books, novels and nonfiction, including his study of the I-Ching, The Trigrams of Han, his critically acclaimed novel, Somnium, and the posthumous collection of short fantasy stories, Tales of Telguuth. He also had a long-standing editorial connection with Fortean Studies and Fortean Times, to which he was a frequent contributor from their inception.

Titles by This Author

Written in the early years of the twenty-first century, when the author was engaged in dream-explorations and mystical practices centered on the Greek Moon goddess Selene, Somnium is an intensely personal fictional tapestry that weaves together numerous historical and stylistic variations on the enduring myth of Selene and Endymion. Ranging through the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries, it combines medieval, Elizabethan, Gothic, and Decadent elements in a fantastic romance of rare imagination.

The Moon Goddess and the Cave Oracle

Waxing and waning and reborn with each new month, the Moon has always been the supreme symbol of cyclical change in the western world.

Metaphorical representations of the Moon’s goddess also seem to undergo similar changes, each new century reinventing her in its own image. For Hesiod, she was a distant figure in the celestial pantheon, to Keats she was an intimate muse; Selene’s recurring role in music, literature, and song is a powerful testament to our continued fascination with her myth.

Strange Attractor are proud to present this unique anthology of the late Steve Moore’s privately-publshed fantasy stories, which combine the dark cosmologies of Clark Ashton Smith, with Charles Baudelaire’s sensual malevolence and Robert E. Howard’s mytho-poetic barbarism.