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BOY IN THE BOX

Coming in April From Flame Tree Press

"Fitch spins isolation and paranoia into a frighteningly successful yarn." -- Publisher's Weekly

"This is what true horror is meant to be, quiet and thoughtful, an eerie sense of something lurking just ahead in your path with no way of escape; BOY IN THE BOX by Marc E. Fitch is the haunting guilt that reminds us mistakes from the past can return at any time, and in the worst of ways."

 

—Eric J. Guignard, award-winning author and editor, including That Which Grows Wild and A World of Horror

"Late in Marc Fitch’s book Boy in the Box, the protagonist says, “I don’t think we know what we’re dealing with here,” and so we head fearfully into the final 100 pages or so of a skillful exercise in horror one can’t help but compare to a masterpiece of the genre, Algernon Blackwood’s “The Willows.”

--Alec Cizak, editor, and author of Lake County Incidents, Breaking Glass and Manifesto Destination

 

BOOKS

Best Horror of the Year Vol 10

Paradise Burns

Old Boone Blood

IN THE PRESS

That philosophical dichotomy that leads the lives of so many of us like a lighthouse in a cosmic storm is at the center Marc E. Fitch's lyrical and brooding detective novel Paradise Burns, an inspired but little known hardboiled thriller with horror influences I was lucky enough to stumble upon.

-Dead End Follies

Fitch offers some good suggestions for filtering shmexpert fare. Learn to separate empirical data from ethics and morality, and the hard sciences from the inexact, soft humanities. In many cases, bad science doesn't so much need to be countered as it needs to be exposed to the light of scrutiny and deconstructed, as we have done with the Current Biology mashup on religiousness and altruism.

-Salvo Magazine

Fitch shows a subtle sympathy for religion in his comparisons between the legitimation rituals of old and the present. He’s not, however, condemning the pseudo-experts—his “shmexperts”—for running afoul of some other body of certain truths, though these may well exist. Rather, he is defending agnosticism, or what might better be called by the more old-fashioned word “humility,” against all the blustering pretense that we can calculate our way to confidence about everything from longevity to love to the precisely-numbered secrets of success.

-Splice Online

BIO

Marc E. Fitch is the author of Paranormal Nation: Why America Need Ghosts, UFOs and Bigfoot and Shemexperts: How Power Politics and Ideology are Disguised as Science as well as the novels, Old Boone Blood, Paradise Burns and Dirty Water. He was 2014 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow.

Marc lives and works in Connecticut and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Western Connecticut State University.

 
 
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Dirty Water

Schmexperts

Paranormal Nation

Reviews & Interviews

Publisher's Weekly - Boy in the Box

 

Horror Novel Reviews - Paradise Burns

Dead End Follies - Paradise Burns

 

The Washington Free Beacon - Shmexperts

Splice Online - Shmexperts

Salvo Magazine - Shmexperts

Mav Skye Blog - Dirty Water

Horror Maiden Reviews - Paradise Burns

A. E. Siraki - Horror Library Vol. 6

PUBLISHED FICTION

THE STARRY CROWN - Horror Library vol. 6, 2017

DEATH SENTENCE - Pulp Modern Magazine Vol. 2 Is. 1 2017

THE NAMELESS - The Big Book of Bootleg Horror Vol. 1 2017

CREATURES - Strange Beasties Anthology, Third Flatiron Press, 2017

THE ZBRUCH IDOL - CEA Greatest Anthology Written (for the world record)

TICK-TOCK IN THE HOUSE AMERICA BUILT - Pulp Modern Vol. 2 Issue 2

THE STARRY CROWN - Best Horror of the Year Volume 10, ed. Ellen Datlow, 2018

SOLITUDE - Beneath The Waves, Tales from the Deep. Things in the Well, 2018

DEMIURGE - Weirdbook, Vol. 39, 2018

A QUIET DEATH BY A MILLION BITES - Last Shot Fired Anthology, Midnight Writers Association 2018

THE STARRY CROWN - Audio performance by Jason Hill

SOLITUDE - Audio performance by Jason Hill

 

THE HEAD OF THE MEADOW - The Prick of the Spindle, 2008

 

THE FORGOTTEN EAR OF CORN - Cezanne's Carrot, vol 3, issue 2. 2008 (available online)

THE HIT-MAN - A Twist of Noir, 476. 2010 (available online)

ALTAR BOYS - The Big Click, issue 4. 2012 (available online) Reprinted in Great Jones Street, 2017

MONSTER - Thuglit, issue 2. 2012

JUMP 20$ - Horror Society Stories, vol. 1. 2013

DIRTY WATER - Under The Bed, vol. 1, No. 7. 2013

SAVAGE WORK - Massacre Magazine, issue 1. 2013

CAIMANO-MAN - The Big Click, issue 11. 2013 (available online)

THE MONK - Massacre Magazine, issue 3. 2014

TOMMY, WHO LOVED TO LAUGH - Thuglit, issue 13. 2014 (available online) Reprinted in Great Jones Street, 2017

THESE TWO HANDS - Pulp Metal Magazine 2014 (available online)

THE HERO OF EAST VALE - The Big Click, issue 25. 2015 (available online)

THE TREES ARE TALL HERE - Nightscript, vol 1. 2015

GOD DOES DAMN THE MIND - Whispers From the Abyss, vol 2. 2015

THERE WAS NO ONE THERE - Pulp Metal Magazine, 2015 (available online

ICHTHYS REACHES - Disturbed Digest, #12. 2016

THESE TWO HANDS - Phase 2 Magazine, issue 5. 2016 (reprint)

ON EARTH AS IT IS IN NOTHING - Dark Lane Anthology, vol. 3. 2016

THE IMMORTAL COIL - Illuminati At Your Door Anthology. 2016

THE DREADFUL WIND AND RAIN - DarkFuse Magazine 11/18/16

IN THE VALLEY OF THE HEADLESS CORPSES - Ink Stains: A Literary Anthology, vol 3. January 2017

 

 

 

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