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“…eternity seemed to have set in at late autumn.” (Elizabeth Bowen)

A fearless faith in fiction — We all work towards the same goal. Triangulating teamwork upon literary works — The autonomous passion of the reading moment — Empirical critiques since 2008, based on purchased books as far as possible, and without any easy assumptions as to authorial intentions — A review site with an instinctive, yet hopefully knowledgeable spirit but one that also risks a non-academic pretentiousness! Yes, NON-academic. Not only pretentious, but preternatural?!

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After many satisfying years of gestalt real-time reviewing, it now feels really special to see one of my own old stories showcased in the big book below! —

My detailed review of this Big Book: HERE

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Träumerei: Co-Vivid Dreaming

Reading Aloud

Available DFL books: HERE

The Three Ages of D.F. Lewis

0. 1948-1985 — Poems / Zeroist Group (1960s), The Visitor (Novel) 1973, Agra Aska (novella) 1983.

1. 1986-2000 – Over 1000 fiction publications in magazines and anthologies, some selected for the Prime Books D.F. Lewis collection ‘Weirdmonger’ (2003). Work once in Stand, Iron, Panurge, Orbis, London Magazine….
I was awarded the BFS Karl Edward Wagner Award.

2. 2001-2010 – Publishing multi-authored ‘Nemonymous’.

3. 2008-
Plus one novel NEMONYMOUS NIGHT (Chômu Press), a story collection and two novellas entitled THE LAST BALCONY (InkerMen Press), and a novella entitled Weirdtongue (InkerMen Press), and my reprint of Agra Aska that was originally published in 1998 by Scorpion Press,
Plus three originally created multi-authored anthologies that I published,
Plus two books from Mount Abraxas Press, and an Eibonvale chapbook called The Big Headed People. And a book collection from Eibonvale: DABBLING WITH DIABELLI,
Plus, in July 2020, a past story selected for THE BIG BOOK OF MODERN FANTASY edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.


“Des Lewis obviously needs no presentation to the wayward fantasts. Even if I have enjoyed reading his fine volumes for Dan Watt’s press and the one for Chomu Press two volumes I recommend I feel like there is still space and reasons to discover D.F. Lewis. It is no easy feat to break Mr. Lewis’s Code. His work is constructed like a house, almost like a living mausoleum, according to his particular way of thinking. In other words: astonishing and uncomprehending. There is no key to this house, although there are a lot of doors. Everything is available, everything is waiting to be plucked but few dare knock at the door. Caution is good. Running away is even better. You don t read Des Lewis to understand and enjoy his works. That’s not the point. You read him because you have to believe in something, after all.” (EOP)