The Portable Pierre V. Comtois: Tales of the Outre and Others

Author: Pierre V. Comtois

ISBN 978-160264-505-9 (softcover)

292 pages

"The Portable Comtois" represents a broad sampling of the author's varied literary interests where horror, fantasy, science fiction, and literature intersect. Here, the reader will have a chance not only to delve into the author's thoughts on the literature of the fantastic, but to judge how well he has been able to apply those considerations to his own fiction. Written over a number of decades and culled from hard to find small press publications including the author's own Fungi magazine, the tales gathered here cover everything from the dark side of Oz to computer-age lycanthropy. Other stories will also take the reader on journeys to other worlds, other dimensions, and even other Earths where horror and wonder often walk hand in hand. And in a special bonus section, the reader will have the chance to see what happens when a writer puts literary pretensions aside and lets his hair down in order to tell no holds barred, politically incorrect adventure stories! So while the wait continues for Autumnal Tales, the author's eagerly anticipated collection of weird prose and poetry, long-time followers of his career and new readers alike can delight in this collection representing the "best of the rest"!


Pierre Comtois was born and currently resides in Lowell, Massachusetts. After attending Salem State College and receiving a B.A. in English and Communications, he worked for local newspapers as a reporter. Currently a freelance writer, Comtois has had dozens of articles and short stories appear in such magazines as diverse as "Nocturn" and "The Horror Show," "Military History, America's Civil War, Comic Book Marketplace," and "Comics Source" and in books such as "The Ithaqua Cycle," "Book of the Dead," and "Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth." Recently released has been a collection of science-fiction stories entitled "The Way the Future Was," "Strange Company: A Novel of the American Revolution," "Sometimes A Warm Rain Falls: A Young Adult Novel," and a non-fiction work "Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor: Capsule Portraits of Figures from the American Revolution." A long time comic book collector, Comtois has also written about the history of Marvel Comics in "Marvel Comics in the 1960s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon." Forthcoming is an anthology of Comtois' weird fiction entitled "Autumnal Tales."

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