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Gerard Houarner fell to Earth in the fifties and is a product of the NYC school system and the City College of New York, where he studied writing under Joseph Heller and Joel Oppenheimer and crashed hallucinogenic William Burroughs seminars back in the day. He’s worked in the mental health field for the past 34 years; his current position might be described as Recovery and Recreation Director at Arkham. He’s had over 280 horror, fantasy, and science fiction stories published in the last 40 years, with some assembled in 6 collections, and 66 receiving Honorable Mentions in various St. Martin’s Press/Night Shade Year’s Best anthologies. He’s also had 5 novels published by both the small and commercial press. He has served as Fiction Editor for Space and Time magazine since 1998. At night, he continues to write, mostly about the dark. For the latest, visit him at or follow him on Facebook —