Bruce Taylor, aka “Mr. Magic Realism”, writes magic realism (think Twilight Zone) as well as bizarro and surrealism. He has a new book out from Eraserhead Press: Metamorphosis Blues, Also, at the end of August, Industrial Carpet Drag was turned over to the same press and will be published this autumn.
He has currently co-edited, along with Elton Elliott (former editor of the Science Fiction Review), the anthology Like Water for Quarks: The Intersection of Magic Realism and Science Fiction. It features such writers as Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. LeGuin, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Greg Bear, and Connie Willis, among many other fine writers offering the best in magic realism/science fiction today. (To reserve a copy, go to MVPPublishing@live.com)
Bruce has also recently published a novella, Stormworld, co-authored with Brian Herbert; the cover art and design (like Mountains of the Night) was done by Vladimir Verano.
A Magic Realist novella ”13 Miles to Paradise” came out in the collection Alembical. The book received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.
Bruce had his first of the Kafka’s Uncle series published by Afterbirth Books (nominated for the &NOW AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE WRITING (SUNY, NY, 2009) and with introduction by Brian Herbert) and has the other two (Kafka’s Uncle: the Unfortunate Sequel and Other Insults to the Morally Perfect and Kafka’s Uncle: The Ghastly Prequel and Other Tales of Love and Pathos from the World’s Most Powerful, Third-World Banana Republic out to various editors.
In addition, one spiritual book, The Mountains of the Night, has been published on the Espresso Book Machine at Third Place Books, (in the North-end of Seattle, Lake Forest Park) which was published under the imprint of The Landis Review Press. On The Landis Review you can not only read about the book, but some of Bruce's magic realism stories as well. You can also read about The Landis Review Press, The Landis Review writers group, the members which have been meeting for 20 years, writing advice, and see the writing of our members. There is also a link for the Espresso Book Machine and the fine gentleman, Vladimir Verano, the lead publisher and graphic designer for the EBM. Bruce was the first publishing author to have a book come out on the EBM (10 minutes to produce the book) and he is totally delighted by the results.
Another spiritual book, The Magic of Wild Places, with an introduction by Brian Herbert, has just been published on the EBM and is now available. Likely the third book in the series, In the Majesty of the World - already outlined and to be written at the end of the year - will be published on the EBM as well.
When not writing, Bruce tries to find time to sleep, backpack, pet his cat Purrzac, and admire the smashing view of Mt. Rainier from his writing loft.
Artwork for the Bruce B. Taylor web site banner and navigation icons provided by Carl and Lida Sloan of www.electricvoodoo-art.com.