Teodor Reljic on “The Human Alchemy”

Teodor Relic’s ongoing read-through and story-by-story analysis of Eternal Frankenstein has reached my novelette, “The Human Alchemy.”

He finishes with “An urbane and superbly structured little chiller that is intellectually engaging more than it is viscerally scary, but that is all the more rewarding for it,” and has a lot more to say leading up to that. Read the full review HERE.

My thanks to Teodor for the interesting appraisal and analysis of my story, not to mention all the other stories in the book he’s already covered, as well as those to come.

Eternal Frankenstein read-a-thon #8 | Michael Griffin

6 Bites of Weird Horror in the Wall Street Journal

Check out Michael Calia’s list of 6 horror collections/anthologies for the Halloween season in the Wall Street Journal.



Not only do I love these selections, but it’s great to see small/indie presses represented in the WSJ! I have stories in two of these books (“The Human Alchemy” in Eternal Frankenstein and “The Insomniac Who Slept Forever” in The Madness of Dr. Caligari), and plan to read the rest.

Eternal Frankenstein Reviewed in Rue Morgue

The latest issue of Rue Morgue magazine includes Dejan Ognjanovic’s review of ETERNAL FRANKENSTEIN, the Ross E. Lockhart edited anthology in tribute to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.


I can’t quote the review here, so you’ll have to seek out Rue Morgue for yourself, but I’m pleased to see that Dejan referred used the phrase “The best of the bunch” to refer to my novelette, “The Human Alchemy.”

So far, reaction to ETERNAL FRANKENSTEIN has been very positive, and I look forward to additional feedback as more readers get their hands on a copy. We sold and signed quite a few copies at HPLFF on Saturday!

At Word Horde – http://wordhorde.com/product/frankenstein-bundle/
At Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Frankenstein-Autumn-Christian-ebook/dp/B01KFAZR52

Overview of Recent and Coming, Oct 2016

On Facebook, John Deathginger Goodrich asked me what I had coming next, and I typed out a quick list of what’s just out and what’s coming soon… may be of use as a summary of the current state of things:

So much stuff just out, or coming soon! Eternal Frankenstein is out now (has my novelette “The Human Alchemy”), Nightscript Vol. 2 is just out (leads off with my story “The Carnival Arrives in Darkness”), new Lovecraft eZine issue includes my story “Endure Within a Dying Frame” and next month my novella An Ideal Retreat will be out from Dim Shores. Oh, and The Madness of Dr. Caligari is out this month or next, and includes my story “The Insomniac Who Slept Forever”


Eternal Frankenstein
At Word Horde – http://wordhorde.com/product/frankenstein-bundle/
At Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Frankenstein-Autumn-Christian-ebook/dp/B01KFAZR52

Nightscript 2
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Nightscript-2-Michael-Griffin-ebook/dp/B01LZYG9FI
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Nightscript-2-C-M-Muller/dp/153747216X

Lovecraft eZine 38
Issue 38 – https://lovecraftzine.com/magazine/issues/2016-2/issue-38/
“Endure Within a Dying Frame” – https://lovecraftzine.com/magazine/issues/2016-2/issue-38/endure-within-a-dying-frame-by-michael-griffin/

Dim Shores (no link yet for An Ideal Retreat)
Dim Shores storefront – http://dimshores.storenvy.com

Madness of Dr. Caligari
Publisher page – https://www.fedoganandbremer.com/products/the-madness-of-dr-caligari
Amazon hardcover preorder – https://www.amazon.com/Madness-Dr-Caligari-Joseph-Pulver/dp/1878252704

Eternal Frankenstein Reviewed by Michelle Garza of This Is Horror

This Is Horror has just posted Michelle Garza’s great review of Eternal Frankenstein, the new Frankenstein-themed anthology edited by Ross E. Lockhart. Of my story, Michelle says:

‘The Human Alchemy’ by Michael Griffin a medical school drop-out gets an invitation from an alluring couple. Their secrets are revealed to her once they begin to shed their clothing…a way to live on forever.


Of course, there’s lots more to the review than just that, so I recommend you read the whole review, HERE.

Book Review: Eternal Frankenstein, edited by Ross E. Lockhart

Eternal Frankenstein Book Trailer

The Eternal Frankenstein anthology, edited by Ross E. Lockhart and coming very soon from Word Horde, now has a trailer video.

Eternal Frankenstein can be preordered from Word Horde or Amazon, and will soon be available through many other outlets. I’m about halfway through reading the book myself, and really enjoying the variety of approaches to the subject of Mary Shelley’s incredible creation.


Eternal Frankenstein Will Look Like This

Editor/Publisher Ross E. Lockhart posted this photo of Elinor Phantom with a copy of the Eternal Frankenstein hardcover. This is important for three reasons:

1. Elinor is awesome.

2. This means the book is real and will be out in the world soon.

3. The photo reveals how great the hardcover looks.



If you haven’t preordered yet, maybe this makes you feel an ache of desire?

Eternal Frankenstein hardcover+ebook bundle from Word Horde

Eternal Frankenstein hardcover on Amazon

Eternal Frankenstein Kindle version on Amazon

Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Eternal Frankenstein

Publishers Weekly loved Eternal Frankenstein, the Frankenstein-themed anthology edited by Ross E. Lockhart and coming soon from Word Horde Press. In this starred review, they call out stories by David Templeton, Scott R. Jones, Tiffany Scandal, Damien Angelica Walters, and my own novelette, “The Human Alchemy.”



Preorder the hardcover (with free ebook) from Word Horde

Preorder the Kindle version from Amazon

Eternal Frankenstein Proof

It’s always fun to see an idea for a book turn into an actual, physical book. Here Ross E. Lockhart displays a proof copy of ETERNAL FRANKENSTEIN, the Frankenstein tribute anthology he edited, and which Ross’s Word Horde Press will publish.


For more information, or to preorder, visit Word Horde

Eternal Frankenstein Table of Contents:
Amber-Rose Reed – Torso Heart Head
Siobhan Carroll – Thermidor
Autumn Christian – Sewn Into Her Fingers
Rios de la Luz – Orchids by the Sea
Edward Morris – Frankenstein Triptych
Michael Griffin – The Human Alchemy
Betty Rocksteady – Postpartum
Scott R. Jones – Living
Tiffany Scandal – They Call Me Monster
Damien Angelica Walters – Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Orrin Grey – Baron von Werewolf Presents: Frankenstein Against the Phantom Planet
Nathan Carson – Wither on the Vine, or Strickfadden’s Monster
Anya Martin – The Un-Bride, or No Gods and Marxists
G. D. Falksen – The New Soviet Man
Kristi DeMeester – The Beautiful Thing We Will Become
David Templeton – Mary Shelley’s Body

Recent Happenings, August 2016 Edition

A few things that are happening recently:

My debut collection The Lure of Devouring Light passed the 90 day mark. I’d stay it’s still being well-received, and more people seem to be discovering it every day. Here are links to the two latest reviews of the book:



I just received advance electronic proofs of two books in which my stories will appear:

Eternal Frankenstein, coming from Word Horde and edited by Ross E. Lockhart, will include my novelette “The Human Alchemy.”

Nightscript #2, edited by C.M. Muller, will be led off by my short story “The Carnival Arrives by Night.”

Also, I completed final edits on my story to appear in the next Lovecraft eZine, issue #38. That story is “Endure Within a Dying Frame.”

Most recently, I received word that my submission has just been accepted for a nifty, brag-worthy anthology coming next year, but I don’t yet have the go-head to announce specifics.

Lastly, I will be appearing on the Lovecraft eZine video chat this Sunday, August 14. Read about that HERE.

That’s all for now!