In Concert collects the collaborative short fiction of Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem, who have worked at the cutting edge of imaginative fiction for over a quarter century. In the twenty-one tales herein, the reader will find fear, joy, and mystery.
       In Concert showcases the wide range of their collaborative work. The title story tells of a lonely elderly woman who achieves rapport with a lost astronaut through the power of music. In The Icy Region My Heart Encircles, an aging Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein, keeps the heart of her late husband on the mantel and is haunted by her dead children and the living incarnation of her Monster. And in The Man on the Ceiling, the authors take turns telling of the fears and darkness common to all families, while reminding the reader that everything I tell you is true. The publication of In Concert is an event well worth celebrating.
       This book is heavily illustrated, with a wraparound cover by Salvador Dalí, endpapers by Max Ernst, with original wood engravings by Howie Michels and color plates by Marc Chagall. All copies are signed by Steve and Melanie Tem. Limited to just 300 copies for sale. We are down to about 15 copies.

edition information

  • Limited to 300 copies, each signed by Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem.
  • Wood engravings by Howie Michels.
  • Color dustjacket and endpaper art by Salvador Dalí and Max Ernst.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.
  • Original book price: $100.
  • Published August 2010.
  • ISBN 978-1-933618-56-2.