Bruce Taylor, aka “Mr. Magic Realism,” writes magic realism (think Twilight Zone, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kafka) and surrealism. He has a new book, Industrial Carpet Drag published by Bizarro Pulp Press (November, 2014), and a story, “Charles Out of La La Land” in Darke Fantastique, edited by Jason Brock (with introduction by Ray Bradbury and published Novenber, 2014.
He co-edited, with Elton Elliott (former editor of the Science Fiction Review), the anthology Like Water for Quarks: The Intersection of Magic Realism and Science Fiction with work by 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. (Available as an e-book from baenebooks.com.)
A novella, Stormworld, co-authored with Brian Herbert. (First edition, with cover art and design, like Mountains of the Night and Magic of Wild Places, was done by Vladimir Verano on the Espresso Book Machine.) It has been rereleased with cover art by Kevin J. Anderson and published on wordfirepress.com.
A magic realist novella 13 Miles to Paradise came out in the collection Alembical. The collection also contains work by Jay Lake, James Van Pelt and Ray Vukcevich. The book received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.
Edward: Dancing on the Edge of Infinity, (introduction by Jay Lake, now out of print) was based in structure on the work by Karl Capek, War With the Newts, published in Czechoslovakia, 1933.
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 the two others in the series (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), are now under editorial consideration (as one book, Kafka's Uncle: Bucket Rider Blues).
In addition, one spiritual book, Mountains of the Night, has been published on the Espresso Book Machine at Third Place Books, (North of Seattle, Lake Forest Park) which was published under the imprint of The Landis Review Press. (On The Landis Review site, 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--meeting for 20 years--and read some of the writing of the members). There is also a link for the Espresso Book Machine as well as the blogsite of Vladimir Verano, 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). The book is now available as an NOOK ebook at Barnesandnoble.com.
Another spiritual book, Magic of Wild Places, with an introduction by Brian Herbert, is currently out of print. The final book of the trilogy, Majesty of the World, is outlined and is presently being written and the first draft should be ready mid to late 2014.
When not writing, Bruce tries to find time to sleep, backpack, play with his most intelligent Tuxedo Cat, Roo 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 (see link below).