'Each story in the Scenes from the Second Storey anthology was inspired by a track from The God Machine's album. Quirky, dark, insightful and sometimes downright disturbing, these tales reflect the emotions and images our authors experienced when they heard "their" song from Scenes from the Second Storey.
'In Scenes, you will meet a girl struggling to find cleanliness in a world full of corruption with Kaaron Warren; follow the twisted mental pathways of the egocentric with Robert Hood; watch two men search for enlightenment down a dark path with Paul Haines; and dance with a girl struggling to find her role within society with Cat Sparks.
'These snippets are a mere taste of what you will discover between the covers of this anthology. If you love The God Machine or are looking for a collection that boasts a stable of talented Australian writers, you must grab a copy of Scenes.' (From the publisher's website.)
Thirty-three tales ranging through fantasy, dark fantasy, horror and paranormal romance by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers, the anthology also includes a review of 2010 and a list of recommended stories.
'Nominated for the 2012 Aurealis, Australian Shadows, and Tin Duck awards, receiving an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow, and winning the 2012 Australian Shadows Award for Short Fiction (Birthday Suit), the collection Living with the Dead is a masterpiece of dark fiction. To mark the twenty year anniversary of his first publication, Dark Prints Press is honoured to collect and present a lifetime of work by author Martin Livings, one of Australia's very best dark fiction writers. Featuring a foreword by Kaaron Warren and 23 works of short fiction, including the best of Martin's dark fiction, rarities, and three new tales' (Amazon).