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George Salis is a Swiss-American writer. He received a B.A. in English and psychology from Stetson University and is the recipient of the Sullivan Award for Fiction, the Ann Morris Prize for Fiction, and the Davidson Award for Integrity in Journalism. His fiction is featured or forthcoming in The Dark, Black Dandy, The Missing SlateCultureCult MagazineNILVX: A Book of MagicQuail Bell MagazineCrab Fat Magazine, and elsewhere. His criticism has appeared in Atticus Review and The Tishman Review, and his science article on the mechanics of evil will appear in Skeptic. He is the author of the unpublished novel Sea Above, Sun Below. He has taught in Bulgaria and China.


“‘The Second Skein’ is at times hilarious and shocking, a beautifully dense celebration of the senses, history, and obsession. It evokes fond memories of the intoxicating cadence of Pynchon in his prime.” – H. Andrew Lynch, author of A Flower Fell and editor of Black Dandy

“It’s a very accomplished work, compelling, tightly written and constantly intriguing.” – Egaeus Press on the unpublished novel Sea Above, Sun Below

“I really liked what I read. It’s very well-written and feels very much lived in. Reminded me a little of Nic Pizzolatto’s fiction – he has a story about a basejumper.” -Leland Cheuk, author of The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong and founder of 7.13 Books, on the unpublished novel Sea Above, Sun Below 

“Salis writes beautifully for such a dark subject. There’s color in his language, but it’s all maintained with a stern sense of control. The theological angle layers in another level of apprehension (due to the practitioners’ fanaticism), and contrasts nicely with the gruesome whole. Speaking of, the details of sickly, rotted, and festering bodies—while disturbing—are expertly illustrated. […] Gross! And yet engrossing. The end is a real treat, a total culmination of the foreboding dread that is resurrection.” – Derek Thomas Conrad of Out of that World: Science Fiction & Fantasy Reviews on “The Thinker” (starred review)

“The story looks at what this faith has done to this man’s children, how it has shaped them and warped them. And how, when all is revealed, there are some things that do not transubstantiate. That belief alone is not always enough, especially when that belief is selfishly motivated and ignorantly maintained. It’s an interesting and ponderous story that manages to maintain a mood of rot and faith, and is certainly worth checking out.” – Charles Payseur of Quick Sip Reviews on “The Thinker”

“‘Womb’ was a conversation piece among our editors, and we all loved the story.” – The Mage’s Lantern

“George’s writing is mature, analytical, thorough. What I appreciated the most is the author’s ability to talk about complex topics in a manner that is comprehensible to the wide audience.” – One of the judges of the Davidson Award for Integrity in Journalism