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About the AUTHOR of twelve novels and 240 published stories:
Three of MF Korn’s books, CONFESSIONS OF A GHOUL AND OTHER STORIES, and ALIENS, MINIBIKES AND OTHER STAPLES OF SUBURBIA, and also SKIMMING THE GUMBO NUCLEAR were mentioned in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection. CONFESSIONS OF A GHOUL AND OTHER STORIES was mentioned in The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror edited by Stephen Jones. RACHMANINOFF’S GHOST was also mentioned in The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror edited the following year.
A grand epic wasteland of surreal pandemic plague. Pollution quotient in the southern delta nether regions of the state of Louisiana, the dustbin of the Mississippi river and the nation, whose motto is the "Sportsman's Paradise" but is a paradise of colorful denizens all grappling for a slice of lassez bon temps roule, "let the good times roll", but now all are grappling for their very lives. Nature had to fight back sooner or later, and now what will happen to this tourist state gone amuck with middle-ages plague?
In a time where a gov-drug addicted citizenry on Terra and the rest of closer known space are fascinated by infinite partitions of teen angst holo-sitcom pablum, a burned out man decides to stalk an odd phenomenon through known space, a person with massive traces of mutant pheromones. Hudson follows her until he ends up on a series of gossip -stalker networks filmed by small drone probes, good entertainment for billions of bored Terran viewers throughout the system. A juvenile effort, this very early first SF novel was written as soft (SF) surreal techno-fantasy.
Welcome to the America of your childhood fantasies. When traveling carnivals came and left seemingly overnight, when the fish your father caught was related to dinosaurs, and when that strange animal you found in the ditch obviously was a space alien.
In this collection of stories, return to the land of innocence and imagination. Prepare to laugh, to be scared senseless, and above all, to remember what it was like when a simple towel around your neck made you the greatest superhero of them all.
Mark Conner wants to be a pianist, but when he transfers to Southeastern Louisiana University, he is told he doesn?t have the talent. Mark’s obsession with Sergei Rachmaninoff, the great Russian composer, and his fascination with the Occult lead to a horrific tale of desire, fame, and revenge.
"...Korn has fed upon Poe, Lovecraft and Richly Sinewed Music, but above all upon himself! I thought the first two-thirds of Rachmaninoff’s Ghost splendid, but its last third of Jungian nightmare literally took my head off. If Korn’s photo is not on the front of Time magazine, as a result, injustice will sure be done..." -- D.F. Lewis
"Michael Korn is a protean talent, slouching roughly toward Bethlehem." --Jeff VanderMeer
"I am recording: Tim Meadows here doing his thesis: The matrix of grave markers are neatly trimmed in the evanescent moonlight. Helixes of crickets surround the paddock of mist. Silent screams bob up from cavernous graves of the recent dead. The banks of mausoleums stand on the north end flanking a thatch of dark woods. That is where the man lies who is forever alone. For a change he is sleeping both day and night. Then perhaps he will trap himself in the brick walls for two days in a row, mouthing Gregorian chant. Yes, he is a religious man. He scribbles astral charts and makes little Christian fishes like the symbol from 1000 A.D. It is almost the millennium again. Does that mark suffice again? Or will it be replaced by something else, something more arcane to fit these strange times?
A collection of six short stories and one novella. Contents:
"Eternal Questions Posed at the International House of Pancakes"
"And Now, the Wizard of Gore, May I Present the President"
"The Great Find of the Nontraditional Computer Cowboys"
"Rags to Riches to Hell"
"The Unwelcome Guest"
"Letters from Skitzo"
"Confessions of a Ghoul"