“This anthology of [new and/or unpublished] weird stories from Cycatrix Press/Dark Discoveries spans a time period stretching all the way back to Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles days to the present. And aside from the stories, it also includes a few scripts, and one essay dealing with the collection of weird magazines. The varied content in the anthology works to its favor as each contribution is unique and there is no danger of being bored from redundancy. And while it could be argued that almost all dark fiction published is by its nature weird anyway, the majority of these
contributions more than adequately live up to the appellation.
For most readers, anthologies can be hit or miss no matter the theme, but this reviewer found The Bleeding Edge to be exceptional. The most enjoyable contributions in the anthology however came from some unexpected sources, which always makes reading these types books that much more fun… While all of the contributions in The Bleeding Edge are curious reads, they are wonderfully entertaining. Readers of weird fiction and horror should be more than delighted by all of the contributions, and like this reviewer, readers will find themselves seeking out more work by those author’s whose stories they deemed to be highlights in the book. The Bleeding Edge is highly recommended to horror and dark fiction readers who are entertained by darkly humorous, edgy, and unusually plotted fiction.”
–T. T. Zuma
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*The Bleeding Edge Contributors: Ray Bradbury, Norman Corwin, Dan O’Bannon, Richard Matheson, R.C. Matheson, Jason V Brock, William F. Nolan, Gary Braunbeck, Nancy Kilpatrick, James Robert Smith, John Shirley, Cody Goodfellow, Joe R. Lansdale, S.T. Joshi, Earl Hamner, Jr., George Clayton Johnson, Christopher Conlon, Kurt Newton, John Tomerlin, Frank M. Robinson, Lisa Morton, Steve Rasnic Tem, Kris Kuksi (artwork)