Thomas Ligotti has come up as a subject in threads here once or twice, so I thought I'd send notice that Virgin Books has issued a new collection of his short stories: Teatro Grotesco. I don't think there are any new stories included, but most of the work seems to be from after his last massive, comprehensive collection, The Nightmare Factory. -- Scratch that: This new one includes some stories from TNF; all of there were new to that collection or had never been collected before. Ligotti tends to be a love/hate author: You fall into his work and are completely absorbed by it, or it repulses you. Which is not to say he writes gore'n'guts fiction; he does not. His work often has a philosophical bent and he writes in a somewhat florid style -- think toned-down, rather more controled H.P. Lovecraft. I'm not an expert on Ligotti, but this looks like a good sample of his more recent work. Randy M.