Avalon Brantley, 1981 – 2017

I think the best way I can pay tribute to her is to link to my real-time reviews of her work over the last few years –

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/aornos-avalon-brantley/ (Aornos)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/descended-suns-resuscitate/ (Descended Suns Resuscitate)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/dreams-of-ourselves/  (One of the pseudonymous stories in ‘Dreams of Ourselves’)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/transcensience-by-avalon-brantley-and-lockett-hollis/ (Transcensience, a collaboration with Lockett Hollis)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/the-gift-of-the-kosmos-cometh/#comment-6384 (NOCTERNITY)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/and-the-whore-is-this-temple/#comment-8271 (CORPUS: A MANDALA OF ANATHOMY & METAPHYSIOLOGY)


“But the books!
Take one up, reverently, and bring it to the table, like a loved-one’s body, like a bride, one who just might still be alive.”
— From her BOOKLORE article.

Rest In Peace

EDIT (8 May 2017) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/the-house-of-silence-avalon-brantley/ (The House of Silence)

EDIT (1 January 2018) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/the-scarlet-soul-stories-for-dorian-gray/ (A Little Chamber Music)

EDIT (23 May 2018) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2018/05/05/drowning-in-beauty-the-neo-decadent-anthology/#comment-12526 (Great Seizers’ Ghosts)

EDIT (19 Nov 2018) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/infra-noir-the-literary-gazette-issue-no-1/#comment-14156 (Exposition to The House of Silence)



Stories by Reggie Oliver, Jonathan Wood, B. Catling, Avalon Brantley, Daniel Mills, Brendan Connell, Andrew Condous, Martin Hayes, Ray Russell, Colin Insole, Mark Valentine, D.P. Watt, Damian Murphy, Michael Siefner, Paul Wallfisch, Ron Weighell, Chris Mikul, Richard Gavin, Thomas Phillips, Carl Abrahamsson, Andrew Liles, Supervert, Charles Schneider, Thomas Stromsholt, Timothy Jarvis, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel.

When I start real-time reviewing this book, probably in November, my comments will appear in the thought stream below….

And the Whore is this Temple

An anthology edited by Damian Murphy & Geticus Polus


All the artwork by David Herrerias

Fiction work by John Howard, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Thomas Strømsholt, Avalon Brantley, Leopold Nacht, Stephan Friedman, Thomas Phillips, Colin Insole, Rhys Hughes, Andrew Condous, Charles Schneider, Jonathan Wood, Adam S. Cantwell, D.P. Watt.

This tome needs to be seen and handled in real life so as to be believed.

My previous reviews of nearly one hundred of this publisher’s books are linked from HERE.

I intend to real-time review this book during October and my comments will appear in the thought stream below…

The Gift of the kos’mos Cometh!

in praise of night and kosmos

edited by damian murphy and geticus polus

l’homme recent bucharest into the indigo abyss mmxv

stories by Andrew Condous, Quentin S. Crisp, John Howard, Thomas Stromsholt, Harold Billings, Alcebiades Diniz, Joseph Dawson, Jonathan Wood, DF Lewis, DP Watt, Stephan Friedman, Avalon Brantley, John Gale, Adam S. Cantwell, Damian Murphy, Colin Insole, Charles Schneider.

My previous reviews of books by this publisher HERE.

When I conduct  a real-time review of this massive and gorgeously produced anthology, my comments will be found in the thought stream below or by clicking on this post’s title above.

Dreams of Ourselves


I have just received my purchased copy of this luxurious, richly artworked book…

288 pages – No. 31 of 110 numbered copies


Stories and novellas from Quentin S. Crisp, Jonathan Wood, Colin Insole, Andrew Condous, Mark Valentine, Damian Murphy, John Howard, Rhys Hughes, Adam S. Cantwell, D.P. Watt, Avalon Brantley.

Les Editions de L’Oubli MMXIV

Zagava / Ex Occidente Press

I am particularly intrigued by the prospect of this book as it seems to be operating a form of Nemonymity (author late-labelling) that was operated in NEMONYMOUS 2001 – 2010.

My previous reviews of this publisher’s books linked from HERE