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Stephen Mark Rainey (born Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 2, 1959) is an author of novels, short stories, and various works of non-fiction. From 1987 to 1997, he edited Deathrealm, a magazine of horror and dark fantasy fiction, for which he won several awards for Best Editor.

Rainey's novels include Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (co-written with Elizabeth Massie, HarperCollins, 1999), Balak (Wildside Press, 2000), The Lebo Coven (Gale/Five Star Books, 2004), The Nightmare Frontier (Crossroad Press, 2010), Blue Devil Island (Crossroad Press, 2015), The Monarchs (Crossroad Press, 2013), the novelization of the independent film, Young Blood (The Smith Brothers, 2016), West Virginia: Lair of the Mothman (Crossroad Press, 2019), and Michigan: The Dragon of Lake Superior (Crossroad Press, 2019). His other published works include over 100 short stories and three short-story collections. He has also edited three anthologies, including a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe titled Evermore (Arkham House, 2006). His most recent contribution to Dark Shadows is Blood Dance, one of the Big Finish Audio Dramas

As a teenager, Rainey created Japanese Giants, a fanzine devoted to Godzilla and other daikaiju movies. Today, the magazine is still being produced, under the able editorship of Ed Godziszewski of Chicago, Illinois.

Rainey grew up in Martinsville, Virginia, and has lived in Athens, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois. He currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with a pair of precocious house cats, one of whom runs a interior decorating business.


  • Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie, HarperCollins, 1999)
  • Balak (Wildside Press, 2000; Crossroad Press [audio] 2010)
  • Dark Shadows: The Labyrinth of Souls (Independent, 2002)
  • The Lebo Coven (Gale/Five Star Books, 2004; Crossroad Press, 2010)
  • The Nightmare Frontier (Sarob Press, 2006; Crossroad Press, 2010)
  • Blue Devil Island (Gale/Five Star Books, 2007;Wheeler Publishing, 2007; Marietta Publishing, 2011)
  • The Monarchs (Crossroad Press, 2013)
  • Young Blood (The Smith Brothers, 2016)
  • West Virginia: Lair of the Mothman (Crossroad Press, 2019)
  • Michigan: The Dragon of Lake Superior (Crossroad Press, 2019)


  • The Gods of Moab (Damned Rodan, 2012)

Short Story Collections[]

  • Fugue Devil & Other Weird Horrors (Macabre Inc., 1993)
  • The Last Trumpet (Wildside Press, 2000)
  • Legends of the Night (Wildside Press, 2001)
  • Other Gods (Dark Regions Books, 2008)
  • The Gaki & Other Hungry Spirits (Dark Regions Books, 2011)


  • The Song of Cthulhu (Chaosium, 2001)
  • Deathrealms (Delirium Books, 2006)
  • Evermore (Arkham House, 2006)


  • Air Warrior: Millennium Edition - Manual (EA Games, 1999)

Audio Dramas[]

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