Peter Darbyshire

Peter Darbyshire is the author of the novels The Warhol Gang and Please, which won Canada’s national ReLit award for best novel. He has published short stories in numerous journals and anthologies, including previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and his last weird western received On Spec‘s Best Story of the Year award. He currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, where he is working on a collection of stories about the end of the world. Visit him at

Stories by Peter Darbyshire:
“The Angel Azrael Delivers Justice to the People of the Dust”Issue #154, August 21, 2014
“The Angel Azrael Delivers Small Mercies”Issue #102, August 23, 2012

"Strong stuff here in this dark dark fantasy... (Azrael) raises the bar for the iconic image of the lone gunslinger with a past" —Lois Tilton, Locus online

“The Angel Azrael Rode into the Town of Burnt Church on a Dead Horse”Issue #76, August 25, 2011

"A title like that had better deliver. The prose does." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

Podcasts by Peter Darbyshire:
BCS 087: The Angel Azrael Delivers Small MerciesIssue #102, August 23, 2012