These stories from "Mr. Magical Realism" represent a wide variety of style and content, but most of them are explorations of self-expression that fit the definition of surrealism, and later, magic realism and then a blending of magic realist writing techniques and perspective with the three main branches of Imaginative Literature, science fiction, horror and fantasy. That being said, not all these stories in this collection are of magic realist persuasion; several are science fiction, or stories with unusual perspectives on the craft of writing.
But, no matter what Bruce writes, there is a theme that runs through much of his work: We don't see reality as bizarre, because we've all come to agree that the bizarre is "normal reality." Of course it isn't. What reality is—is incomprehensible, never mind life itself. But let's not let that get in the way of loving it, loving our fellow creatures who inhabit this world with us, loving the planet from whence we come and love being the mortal mammals that we are on this third planet—around a star.
"Works that are fascinating, insightful and downright fun to read"
"A writer of imagination and insight."
"As rich and poetic as Bradbury at his finest."
—William F. Nolan, author, Logan's Run
"A very gifted, short fiction writer."
— Jeff VanderMeer, author, The Southern Reach Trilogy