CS Thompson is the author of A Season of Strange Dreams, a novel
featuring Noctiviganti, which was described by author John Grant as
"An astonishing tour de force of noir fantasy, characterized by some
of the most beautifully lyrical, atmospheric writing I've come across
in a long while." ASOSD is available from BeWrite
This novel is set in the fictional city of Nottamun, "a place where
black magic and gangsterism go hand in hand," which is also the setting
for the short story collection Games Dead People Play. This collection
was reviewed for infinity plus by John Grant,
who wrote: "The tales themselves are generally of small-time gangsters...
of murderers, of those who live on or beyond the fringes of the law...
Some of the tales draw heavily upon the supernatural, such as the title
story, whose protagonist is murdered but does not die; all give the
impression that, even if the supernatural is not on stage during this
particular segment of Thompson's world-depiction, it is waiting in the
wings, its cold breath audible to the players." (Full
review available elsewhere on this site.)
His second novel, And Then the Night, was published by BeWrite
Books in 2004.
CS Thompson is also the author of a poetry collection (City at the
Edge of Night), a new translation of Baudelaire's classic Flowers
of Evil, and Lannaireachd: Gaelic Swordsmanship, a training
manual on the use of the Highland broadsword. He is the President of
the Cateran Society, an organization devoted to researching and practicing
the historic Gaelic martial arts. He is a board member of the Fellowship
for Celtic Tradition LLC, and a member of the Celtic Martial Arts Research
Society. He is 30 years old, and lives in Portland, Maine.
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