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Exploring Dark Short Fiction #4: A Primer to Jeffrey Ford

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Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to his work, the fourth in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover—or learn more of—the vibrant voice of Jeffrey Ford, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

Included within these pages are:

  • Six short stories, one written exclusively for this book
  • Author interview
  • Complete bibliography
  • Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)
  • . . . and more!

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Jeffrey Ford.

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Available in hardback
ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-11-1

Available in paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-9989383-8-7

Available in e-book
ISBN-13: 978-0-9989383-9-4

First edition published May, 2019




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Jeffrey Ford

Author, Jeffrey Ford


Jeffrey Ford is an American writer in the fantastic genre tradition, although his works have spanned genres including fantasy, science fiction and mystery. His work is characterized by a sweeping imaginative power, humor, literary allusion, and a fascination with tales told within tales. He is a graduate of Binghamton University, where he studied with the novelist John Gardner.

He lives in Ohio and teaches writing part-time at Ohio Wesleyan University. He has also taught as a guest lecturer at the Clarion Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers (2004 and 2012), The Antioch University Summer Writing Workshop (2013), LitReactor – 4 Week Online Horror Writing Course (2012), University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing (2011), The Richard Hugo House in Seattle, Washington, (2010).

Ford has contributed over 130 original short stories to numerous print and online magazines and anthologies: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, MAD Magazine, Weird Tales, Clarkesworld Magazine, Tor.com, Lightspeed, Subterranean, Fantasy Magazine, The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, New Jersey Noir, Stories, The Living Dead, The Faery Reel, After, The Dark, The Doll Collection, etc. His fiction has been translated into over fifteen languages and published around the world.


Jeffrey's bibliography (through March, 2019) is listed here: A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Jeffrey Ford


Full Contents Include:

Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
Fiction Stories by Jeffrey Ford
   •   A Natural History of Autumn
   •   Malthusian’s Zombie
   •   Boatman’s Holiday
   •   The Night Whiskey
   •   A Night in the Tropics
   •   Incorruptible



About Jeffrey Ford (A Biography)
Essay: Why Jeffrey Ford Matters
In Conversation with Jeffrey Ford
Scratching the Surface: An Essay by Jeffrey Ford
A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Jeffrey Ford
Academic Commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD
Illustrations by Michelle Prebich

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