Compiled by: Pierre Comtois
ISBN 978-1-951985-57-8 (softcover)
By popular demand! Fungi magazine is back with a super special 23rd issue! That's right! Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction, the magazine that never says die, is back with a lineup of talent and special features that its fans have come to expect! Weird, horror, fantasy, science fiction, Fungi has it all in stories told by past masters of fantasy fiction, favorites of the fanzine world, mainstream authors, and talented amateurs. Special spotlight on Lin Carter, Edwin Hoey, and tributes to past masters. So if you have a hankering to get away from the hundrum, there's no better place to start than with Fungi #23!
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Pierre V. Comtois is a former newspaper reporter writing from Lowell, MA who has been editing and publishing Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction intermittently since 1984. Comtois' book Goat Mother and Others was released in 2015 by Chaosium Fiction. Marvel Comics in the 1980s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon was published in 2015 by Twomorrows Pubs. Earlier volumes include Marvel Comics in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition, Comtois has contributed fiction to many small press magazines over the years including Haunts, The Horror Show, Thrilling Tales, and e magazines such as Planetary Stories. Comtois' fiction has also appeared in various magazines for Cryptic Publications and Rainfall Books as well as such collections as Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth, Eldritch Blue, and various Chaosium Books anthologies. The author has also written a number of books including novels such as Strange Company and Sometimes a Warm Rain Falls; non-fiction such as Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor; and short story collections such as The Way the Future Was, The Portable Pierre V. Comtois, Different Futures,and Autumnal Tales. Novels include Scheduled for Extinction, Desert Breeze Press (2018), and from Rogue Phoenix Press Talismanic (2018), Extra Galaxia (2019), and Novus Intelligens (2019).
Comtois has also found the time to contribute non-fiction articles to such magazines as World War II, America's Civil War, Wild West, and Military History which have been collected in Hazardous History. Sons of Liberty Press released River Muse: Stories of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley in 2011 to which Comtois has contributed a personal recollection entitled "I Was a Teenaged Bibliophile."
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