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Walking the Dusk is a wonderfully skin-crawling, page-turning blend of Stephen King’s IT and Dante’s Inferno. Robinson taps into childhood fear and adult understanding for a fantastic descent into madness, loss, and identity.”

—Peter Clines, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Room

“Not just dark fantasy, but evocative thriller, Walking the Dusk takes readers into psychosomatic realms of terror and of beauty, of events and shadowed ways that slip between our dreams to our waking days and spread into the cosmos of infinite consciousness. A wild ride for lovers of reflective supernatural journeys.”

—Eric J. Guignard, multiple award-winning author and editor, including That Which Grows Wild and Doorways to the Deadeye


WALKING THE DUSK (Journalstone Publishing)

On Amazon


With that one word, uttered in the dead of night, young Charlie's life veers down a dark and unbelievable road. 

Now, 30 years later, Dr. Charles Barry teaches physics at a small California college. Only in dreams do those childhood events reach him: the strange presence in the house, 
and the shadow over his beloved older sister Megan, whose troubled inward life he could only glimpse.

That is, until his father dies, and Megan, now an artistic wanderer, comes back into his life. With her come memories of unearthly creatures, a predatory entity and a harrowing trek behind the walls of the known cosmos, in order to save the very essence of his sister.

Now, caught once more by the same forces, Charles returns to those places in the hopes of setting certain things right—and to keep Megan from slipping away forever.

With Walking the Dusk, Mike Robinson delivers a contemporary Dantean vision, one of both sweepingly surreal vistas and intimate bonds, a mind-and-genre-warping journey into the twin infinities of the universe within, and the universe without.



"One of the best voices in speculative fiction today."

-- Leslie Ann Moore, bestselling author of the Griffin's Daughter trilogy

"A fine writer, with an enviable gift for the poetic turn of phrase."

-- Kitty Burns Florey, author of Solos and The Writing Master

"Put Mike Robinson on your list of authors to watch!"

-- Guy Anthony de Marco, Bram Stoker Award Finalist

"Any praise I offer Mike Robinson should be qualified with the simple fact that I'm a fan. He comes by that admiration honestly: by crafting damn good stories and serving them up with ruthless efficiency."

-- Justin Robinson (no relation), author of Everyman

"Mike Robinson does not write casual books. His words are intentional and layered and ... there is something so beautiful about them. These are stories that draw you in and make you think. Force you to think."

-- Vicki Trask, Goodreads book blogger

Who Is This Guy?

It was at the tender age of 7 that an interconnection of cells and organs called Mike Robinson (then Mikey) penned, or pencilled, his first story, The Aliens That Invaded My Backyard!. A runaway international bestseller, it went on to win the World Fantasy Award, Hugo Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Or maybe those things were also just products of his imagination. 




In weathering the pressure of following such an unlikely debut, he later became the author of multiple books: the trilogy The Enigma of Twilight Falls, The Prince of Earth, Dreamshores, Skunk Ape Semester, The Atheist, Dishonor Thy Father (with M.J. Richards), one collection of short fiction, Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray, and more. Most tack toward the weird, the darkly fantastic, the metaphysical, the odd residue scraped from the bottom of our "souls" (he was a PhD in puns). And there's plenty more where that came from.
But the story buck doesn't stop there. A native of Los Angeles, his blood is half-celluloid, so it was inevitable that he also became a screenwriter and producer, not to mention co-editor of the magazine Literary Landscapes for the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, or GLAWS, from 2011 to 2018. A short film he cro-wrote, Chrysaline, debuted at the Louisiana International Film Festival in 2016, and his feature film, Corral, a psychological, supernatural thriller, is tumbling through post-production. 

He is represented by Jennifer Azantian, of the Azantian Literary Agency.

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