Claude Lalumière (claudepages.info) was born and raised in Montreal. He’s the author of Objects of Worship (2009), The Door to Lost Pages (2011), and Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes (2013). His fourth book, Venera Dreams, is forthcoming in 2017. His first fiction, “Bestial Acts,” appeared in Interzone in 2002, and he has since published more than one hundred stories; his work has been translated into French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and Serbian and adapted for stage, screen, audio, and comics. In summer 2016, he was one of 21 international short-fiction writers showcased at Serbia’s Kikinda Short 11: The New Deal.