LOUISIANA
SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR AUTHOR M.F.KORN

 

From Louisiana, Michael Frederick Korn (MF Korn)writes sort-of-surreal dark fantasy, mostly 'quiet' horror and strange science fiction. He has written thirteen novels, two screenplays and 245 short story sales.

Three of Michael Korn's books, CONFESSIONS OF A GHOUL AND OTHER STORIES, and ALIENS, MINIBIKES AND OTHER STAPLES OF SUBURBIA, and SKIMMING THE GUMBO NUCLEAR were mentioned in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Fifteenth Annual Edition.

CONFESSIONS OF A GHOUL AND OTHER STORIES and RACHMANINOFF'S GHOST and SWAMP WITCH PIQUANTE AND SCREAM QUEEN BISQUE were mentioned in The Mammoth Book of New Horror.

A story "The Strange Case of the Lovecraft Cafe" cowritten with D.F. Lewis and Jeff VanderMeer was mentioned in the Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Twenty First Annual Edition.

Here is his Facebook page.

Here are all of his books (7 out-of-print books now back in print, this author website under construction to reflect titles back in print)--See them all on Amazon.

Here is his Literary Blog page.

Here he is playing impromptu piano (he used to know a couple of piano concertos and this is what's left of his playing) :

Piano recording1. and here:

Piano recording 2. and here:

Piano recording 3 and here:

Piano recording 4 and here..

Piano recording 5. and here:

Piano recording 6

NOVELS AND COLLECTIONS:





REQUIEM FOR A SCIENCE FICTION HACK





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:REQUIEM FOR A SCIENCE FICTION HACK

Graham Hodner was known as the Poor Man's Philip K. Dick as an author because of his far out plot twists and great sense of Cosmic wonder in his novels. His cult status as an author took a nose dive when he had a massive nervous breakdown ten years ago due to the excesses of Alcohol and other stimuli. Since then his backlist of writing went slowly out of print but he is now ten years sober in Alcoholics Anonymous. Unfortunately, for the last ten years a massive writer's block garnered him only thirty pages of a manuscript. What should he do to get a manuscript draft of a new novel now that a publisher is offering a large advance out of nowhere. How does he go about getting around his writer's block? The publisher is willing to go surreptiously to any lengths to get Hodner paranoid and off-center to get the best, most sublime far out science fiction out of him. But at what cost to Graham Hodner, the unbeknownst target of freaky subterfuge?



MOVIETONE MARS / TROUBLE WITH XENODES





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MOVIETONE MARS:

Cinema is illegal, either by crudely projecting an image, video, or post-post digital -- all movie stars and celebrities were purged long ago-- Every citizen has their own television show daily. If a citizen's show gets too popular on the realm, a massive enclave of gov censors cancel that citizen's show for a while. It is the New Age of Equality - Everyone is their own recursive celebrity. Paul Roberts, a gov archivist, with a masters in the history of game shows, discovers a moldy document about the Great Purge that turns him into a fugitive, a vid outlaw hiding out near the architrave of seedy leaking Theme Parks on Mars among the worn simulacra of W C Fields, Bob Hope that are indentured to entertain the Terran tourists on vacation. Introduction by Jeffrey Thomas.

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TILTING PLANET (THE TROUBLE WITH XENODES):

Droves of Terran shrinks are shuttled in far space to treat a species of dying schizophrenic alien. Brister is one of thousands of psychiatrists sent to Xenode from Earth to study the melancholy metacognitive species. Huxley Pharmaceuticals has a miracle drug that may stave off the illness. Word has it that a monolithic company has spawned the pandemic by dumping massive amounts of hallucinogenics in the planet's system. Introduction by Sherry Decker of an early novel.

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SWAMP WITCH PIQUANTE AND SCREAM QUEEN BISQUE

OUT NOW BY ARTEMA PRESS

On Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

From the backwoods of a rural Louisiana parish to the decadent French Quarter of New Orleans, this novel details the journeys of two young men through the mysterious, frightening, and unpredictable world of the occult.

One becomes embroiled in a seemingly whimsical world of Southern witchcraft and whammys while the other pursues a legend: the retired and elusive Queen of cult B-horror movies living in uptown New Orleans.

The two stories diverge when life becomes a nightmare for one and the fulfillment of a dream for the other.









RACHMANINOFF'S GHOST





Available in paperback at Amazon. Available in Nook at Barnes and Noble for 2.99. On Kindle at Amazon


Product Details:

Format: Paperback, 160pp.
ISBN:978-1492762706
Publisher: Artema Press
Pub. Date: October 2013

Korn's first horror novel, Rachmaninoff's Ghost, (51,000 words). In this eerie and frightening story of a young man who fulfills his greatest dream by turning to the occult, becoming a brilliant pianist brings more than recognition and far less than benevolence.

Even before he is invited to Julliard, Mark begins a slow slide into malevolence that makes him unrecognizable both to himself and those who care for him. He is warned, repeatedly, that he must relinquish the gift he stole before the spirit possessing him composes his last opus. Little does Mark know that he contributes to this process each time he uses the gift. His life is not destined to end in tears but something unspeakably horrifying.
History: Sold to Papercapers, resold to Silverlake Publishing:   Silverlake under new mgt, resold again to Silverlake publishing.

A blandishment about Korn's first horror novel written in the 1980's:

"...Michael 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







SKIMMING THE GUMBO NUCLEAR


(Available in Paperback, Kindle, Ebook)

Available at Amazon.

Format: Paperback, 292pp.
ISBN: 0971357269
Original Publisher: Eraserhead Press
Pub. Date: November  2001

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", a paradisio 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?

ISBN: 0-9713572-6-9 292 PAGES . At Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


 

Aliens, Minibikes and Other Staples of Suburbia

(OUT IN PAPERBACK, AVAILABLE IN KINDLE, EBOOK)


Format: Paperback, 114pp.
ISBN: 1931095272
Publisher:former publisher: Silver Lake Publishing
Pub. Date: January  2001

Out at Amazon
"While reading, you'll be picked up and dropped straight into your own history while visiting various, imaginary neighborhoods...It's nostalgia at its finest."
--Sherry Decker, from the Introduction 

"M. F. Korn's richly detailed, highly idiosyncratic portraits of America call to mind a Bradbury on magic mushrooms...he's a Norman Rockwell speaking in tongues with a voodoo doll in one hand and a flaming paintbrush in the other."        --Jeffrey Thomas, author of Punktown 

Speculative Fiction Collection 114 pages 47,000 words

 


DIE EARTHMAN DIE: TALES OF HORROR AND SF -- 34 STORIES OF HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION

by Cosmic Eyeball Press

(AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK AND KINDLE)

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Horror and Science Fiction Collection
ISBN 1-4116-4129-9
Cosmic Eyeball Press
270 pages
80,451 words


Thirty Four Stories by Four Talents in the Horror / Science Fiction Field
* DF Lewis - Winner of the British Fantasy Award and 1500 stories, editor, Nemonymous
* Mike Philbin - author of 100 stories and several novels
* David Mathew - former reviewer, Interzone; author, several novels, 400 stories
* MF Korn - Louisiana author of twelve novels and 245 short stories





CHTHONIC RELICS OF THE LACHRYMOSE



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Table of Contents:
Letters from Skitzo
A Ferolito on the Shores of Hells Concave
Catch of the Century
The Spectral Carnival Show
The Old Man and the Cyborg-bot
Jimbob Goes to Mars
Fairground Mermaids
Shades and Vespers
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
Pixel Vox (w/ Dr. David Mathew)
Eternal Questions Posed At the International House of Pancakes
They Speak Creole French At Those Places
An Offworld Tragedy and Mozart
What Once was Great








BARRY DESCENDING






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Product Details:

Format: Paperback, 100 pg.



Korn's second screenplay. An homage to Cocteau set in New Orleans.

The Less Fashionable Side of the Galaxy
by M. F. Korn, D. F. Lewis, and H
Chimera $2.25, 24 pages

NO ISBN

From Eraserhead Press.
Three masters of bizarre speculation combine
talents to create five experimental tales of insane fiction. Featuring M. F. Korn, author of Skimming the Gumbo Nuclear, H Chimera, author of SZMONHFU, and the king of the weirdmongers, D. F. Lewis.

 

 

 

The White Trash Witches' Coven

 Tanjen Ltd, Paperback, April, 99: CANCELED. Sold to Gargadillo, CANCELED. SOLD. Even Shakespeare had his "Pericles"...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movietone Mars: Hartwick Electronic Press, 1994
Translated into Russian after was sold to Baziat Literary Agency in 1993, Russia CANCELED. 

The Trouble with Xenodes (Tilting Planet), serialized, Weird Stories

The Man Who Loved in Light Years: first sf novel, written in 1982

Galactic Smut Merchants, Tanjen, Ltd. paperback, 2000
CANCELED. 

 

Alone Against a Revolution

Golden Meteorite Press,
hardback, 1997, Library Binding - 89 pages (August 1, 1996) Golden Meteorite Press Limited; ISBN: 1895385539

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stygian Relics of the Lachrymose

Golden Meteorite Press, limited edition. 1998 Hardback collection of short stories:  Library Binding - 178 pages (January 1, 1998) Golden Meteorite Press Limited; ISBN: 1895385636

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spectral Carnival Show and Other Stories

Golden Meteorite Press, 1998, limited edition,  Library Binding - 140 pages (January 1, 1998) Golden Meteorite Press Limited; ISBN: 189538561X

 

 

 

 

 


Pavane for a Scream Queen, SOLD.


SHORT STORY ACCEPTANCES:

  • Two to Vision Magazine
  • Tome
  • Dark Tome
  • FEAR magazine
  • Forty stories in P L
  • Potent Aphrodisiac
  • Sweet Dreams Baby
  • Left-Footed Wombat
  • a mag named "V-Pulp"
  • A forgotten small mag out of New York City
  • 2 to Premonitions
  • Zero Hour
  • Killer Frog Anthology
  • Spider Eyes
  • Fast Lizard
  • Lost
  • Genrere
  • Cacophony
  • Cacophony Hardback Anthology
  • Project Mars
  • Two to Razor
  • Two to Blue Lady
  • Seven to Silver Shadows
  • Two to Taler's Tale
  • The Ultimate Unknown
  • Hundredth Anniversary Lovecrafter
  • Louisiana State University magazine Delta
  • Sixteen stories to Fading Shadows Pulps
  • Weird Stories
  • Startling Science Stories
  • Forbidden Lines
  • a few to House of Pain
  • Cosmic Visions
  • Midnight Gallery
  • Classic Pulp Stories
  • DREAD
  • Artstar Journal
  • Northern Fusion
  • Sinister
  • Dark Corridors (can't confirm)
  • Australian paperback AntipodeanSF
  • LC-39
  • A few to Brazilian magazine Megalon
  • Iconoclastia (wordhunger)
  • Words (mag whose charity is London's St. Mary's Hospital)
  • 3AM Publishing (wordhunger)
  • Winedark Sea paperback (Vol 3) w/ DF Lewis and H Chimera
  • The Dream People Chapbook
  • Five stories to Gathering Darkness w/ DF Lewis and H Chimera
  • Grail paperback anthology w/ DF Lewis and H Chimera
  • The Ministry of Whimsy
  • EOTU
  • 21st Century Bitch Goddess
  • Imaginary Worlds (wordhunger)
  • SteelCaves
  • Spooky's F.O.D. w/ DF Lewis
  • Ministry of Whimsy (also a review of GHOUL Collection)
  • Driver's Side Airbag w/ H himera
  • Three stories with H Chimera to REDSINE paperback anthologies
  • Alternate Species (w/ Dave Mathew and H Chimera)
  • E-GENRE
  • Planetmag
  • Apocalypse Fiction Magazine w/ H Chimera
  • Thomas Deja's Underworlds Anthology w/ H Chimera and Dave Mathew
  • Three to UNDERWORLDS w/ H Chimera
  • another to The Dream People w/ H Chimera
  • another to UNDERWORLDS w/ DF Lewis and H Chimera
  • sale to German May-2002 anthology SPLATTERPUNK:A NEW GENERATION w/ H Chimera
  • The Dream Zone w/ Dave Mathew
  • another to Apocalypse Fiction magazine w/ H Chimera
  • HORRORFIND
  • The Storyville Anthology
  • Eleven story run of "Eli" series to Apocalypse Fiction w/ H Chimera
  • Frightwriters, w/ DF Lewis and H Chimera
  • story w/ Dave Mathew to "Flesh and Hunger" anthology
  • Five stories at Tland horror site
  • sale to Muse Apprentice Guild
  • sale to Thomas Deja's Amicus paperback anthology
  • wrote dozens of stories w/ DF Lewis, a collective called WORDHUNGER (collection now w/ Double Dragon Books)
  • sale to anthology GHOSTBREAKERS: Sinister Sleuths (w/ Dave Mathew and H Chimera)
  • sale to Thomas Deja's anthology about Warren Zevon
  • sale to Cpulp Halloween paperback anthology
  • article for Wicked Writers Carnival
  • sale to "Trip the Light Horrific" anthology(w/ H Chimera)
  • sale to "Travel a Time Historic" anthology
  • sale to "Grave Tappings" anthology
  • sale to "Mind Scraps" anthology
  • sale to "Vintage Wine: Werewolves and Vampires" anthology
  • sale to Scattered, Smothered, Covered anthology, collab w/ Jeff VanderMeer and DF Lewis
  • sale to RED SCREAM (w/ David Mathew)
  • sale to "NEW WRITINGS IN THE FANTASTIC" anthology(w/ H Chimera RIP)
  • sale of "Weird Western" story collab w/ DF Lewis to DEVIL'S GULCH paperback anthology
  • sale to DEAD ENDS Anthology by Screaming Dreams Publ
  • reprint of collab w/ Jeff VanderMeer and DF Lewis in German collection by J VanderMeer
  • reprint of collaboration "The Strange Case of the Lovecraft Cafe" (mentioned in Year's Best Horror: 21st Annual Edition) w/ Jeff VanderMeer and DF Lewis in THE SURGEON'S TALE
  • Twisted Twins
  • German: Masters of Unreality anthology
  • Two stories at Haunted America
  • Appearance on WAFB Channel Nine
  • Three appearances on the Around Town Show
  • Story Podcast on No Sleep Audio


MARGINALIA:

  • Eleven volumes of Epistolary Discourse

  • A screenplay, "The Revival Theatre"

  • A screenplay, "Orpheus Descending"

  • Best Stories of the Year by P L Mag, 1998

  • Honorable Mention by the Soft Science Fiction Writers Association
    for story "The Old Man and the Cyborg" , 1996

  • Won a category of Killer Frog Contest, approx. 1992

  • Best Stories of the Year by P L Mag, 1990

  • During College, wrote Science Fiction novella, now lost mss

  • Wrote numerous stories for High School Literary Magazine, now lost

  • Wrote novelettes as a teen, now all mss lost





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