Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes

Twenty-five dark stories that span a daring breadth of genres. In these noir tales that unfold at the edge of realism, mythic nocturnes from impossible pasts, and disquietingly intimate stories of speculative fiction, Claude Lalumière explores our collective and intertwined obsessions with sex and death.

Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes

“His stories are always sad and melancholy, but they hit you deep, and their effect remains long after you finish the last page. Highly recommended.” – Fábio Fernandes

Serbian-language edition

Serbian edition

Spanish edition


Shades of Noir

  • Ted’s Collection
  • Secretly Wishing for Rain
  • She Watches Him Swim
  • Diptych
  • Dead


  • The Beginning of Time
  • What to Do with the Dead
  • The Four Elements: Earth (Nephesh)
  • The Secret Seduction of the Subtle Serpent
  • Someone to Watch
  • The Four Elements: Water (Scars)
  • The Triumph of the Autosomes
  • Anew Day
  • The Four Elements: Air (Hiding)
  • The Return of the Low Bunnies
  • The Family Portrait
  • The Four Elements: Fire (Metamorphosis)
  • Manit and the Nightmares

Strange Tales of Sex and Death

  • Different Flesh
  • The Flowers of Katrina
  • Being Here
  • Scenes from the Skoobie Revolution
  • Sexes in the City
  • All You Can Eat, All the Time
  • Our Love