Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Arkham Digest praises UNSEAMING and interviews me

/ September 25th, 2014 / No Comments »

Justin Steele of Arkham Digest reviewed my about-to-be-released horror collection Unseaming last week, and he liked it a lot. A whole lot:   Mike Allen is mostly known as a poet, and an editor for Mythic Delirium and Clockwork Phoenix, and up until now I

Read More »

Shirley Jackson Award nominee Livia Llewellyn endorses UNSEAMING

/ August 7th, 2014 / No Comments »

Not only did I get a starred review of my new horror collection from Publishers Weekly this past weekend, but I received a new blurb for the book from the incredibly talented Livia Llewellyn, which I’m honored to be able to share here:   “Mike

Read More »

Starred review of my debut collection UNSEAMING in Publishers Weekly!

/ August 4th, 2014 / No Comments »

Forgive me for punctuating the slug of this post with an explanation point, but I’m beside myself. The first official review of Unseaming has appeared, from Publishers Weekly no less, and it’s a starred review. Anita and I have just come back from a wonderful,

Read More »

The Paper Boy: new poem in STRANGE HORIZONS

/ February 24th, 2014 / No Comments »

Strange Horizons today released an all-poetry issue, complete with an extensive two part podcast, and I’m honored that my new poem “The Paper Boy” — the only new poem I produced last year — gets to be part of it. (You can read it here.)

Read More »

New poetry sale, new novel review, and a little more

/ October 14th, 2013 / No Comments »

I’m pleased to report that Strange Horizons is buying my new poem “The Paper Boy,” a grim meditation on a crime’s aftermath. Thanks go to Romie Stott for accepting it and to Dominik Parisien for motivating me to write it. #SFWApro   I’m also pleased

Read More »

Just Book Reading reviews THE BLACK FIRE CONCERTO

/ October 3rd, 2013 / No Comments »

The reviewer behind the Just Book Reading blog just came out with a review of The Black Fire Concerto. Not all reviews are like surprise presents, but this one is.   I listened to the first part of this book when it was featured on

Read More »

Locus reviews SOLARIS RISING 2

/ October 2nd, 2013 / No Comments »

Locus Magazine short fiction review Rich Horton has some really cool things to say about my short story “Still Life With Skull” in his just-published review of Solaris Rising 2.   Mike Allen’s “Still Life With Skull”, set in the same very strange world as

Read More »

Little Red Reviewer on THE BLACK FIRE CONCERTO

/ August 14th, 2013 / No Comments »

  The snarky redhead behind the Little Red Reviewer blog takes on my first novel, The Black Fire Concerto, and has some really kind and downright awesome things to say about it:   Exploding with magic, music, and violence, this short novel has the magical

Read More »

The jewelry pins for the Mythic Delirium Kickstarter in progress

/ July 8th, 2013 / 1 Comment »

So a year ago today, more or less, I launched my first Kickstarter, to make Clockwork Phoenix 4. And thanks to amazing support from this community, that ended up going really, really well. Today, my second and much smaller Kickstarter is less than $300 away

Read More »

I am speechless

/ July 3rd, 2013 / No Comments »

This review of Clockwork Phoenix 4 at Strange Horizons pulls no punches. But here’s how it ends: … this anthology, and this anthology series, are serious about working on the edge of commercially viable fiction. There is room here for the confusing, intentionally or otherwise;

Read More »
Page 1 of 41234»

About my novel

About my story collection

Blog @ Livejournal

Blog archives