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Living in the Lands Between Sleep and Wakefulness 

The Speculative Fiction of 

"A magnificent speculative reimagining of classical nautical fiction." 

T.L. Huchu, author of The Library of the Dead

Madness of Pursuit book cover

Carmelo Rafala, a child of Sicilian immigrants, grew up in New England.  He completed his MA in Comparative English Literature at the University of South Africa, as well as his MSC in Student Advice and Guidance at Central Connecticut State University. He earned his teaching qualification from the University of Sussex.

As an editor he has worked with many writers in the field of speculative fiction whose books have gone on to be nominated for several awards.  As a writer he has sold short stories to several anthologies. His stories have been praised by such outlets as The L.A. Review of Books and SF Revu.


His debut novella, The Madness of Pursuit, was released by Guardbridge Books. 

He currently lives on the south coast of England.

My Books

The Madness of Pursuit

Short Story America, Volume VII


 American Monsters, Part 2


Everyone: Worlds Without Walls


Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany


BFS Horizons, Issue 11


BFS Horizons, Issue 14




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