Tag Archives: Robert Aickman

The Teardrop Method: Simon Avery

Today, Mr Simon Avery takes over the blog to talk about writing in general and his TTA novella, The Teardrop Method.

1. How did you start out?

I worked at Andromeda bookshop in Birmingham from 1988 for ten years. For the genre fan
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The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Sean Logan

LoganPhotoSean Logan’s stories have appeared in more than thirty publications, including Black Static, Supernatural Tales, The New Gothic, Eulogies II and Dark Visions. He lives in northern California, where he often spends his nights writing horror stories and his
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The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Gary Fry

gary-fryGary Fry lives in Dracula’s Whitby, literally around the corner from where Bram Stoker was staying when he was thinking about that character. Gary has a PhD in psychology, but his first love is literature. He is the author of many short story collections,
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World Fantasy 2014!

WFC2014On Monday I head off to the US for WFC in Washington DC! My first time on the east coast.

I’ve not been to the US since 2006 when I did the Tin House Summer Workshop and spent a couple of weeks in
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Alison Moore’s Eastmouth

alisonmooreThe fact that Alison Moore’s The Lighthouse was shortlisted for the Man Booker should tell you all you need to know about the quality of her work – but I just can’t resist adding a quote from Black Static’s Peter Tennant about
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Reggie Oliver’s The Book and the Ring

r4eggieLeading off this week’s Spectral Book of Horror Stories posts is the superbly talented Mr Reggie Oliver, playwright, author, biographer, actor and director. His Tartarus collection Mrs Midnight won the Dracula Society’s Children of the Night Award, and was a finalist for
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Tom Fletcher’s Slape

TomTom Fletcher is the author of the novels  The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore, and The Ravenclass (all from the lovely Jo Fletcher Books), as well as a host of short stories, including “Slape” from the Mark Morris edited Spectral Book
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Checking-in to Apartment 16: Adam Nevill

adam nevillBritish writer Adam LG Nevill has garnered praise for his visceral yet nuanced horror stories, as well as comments such as “The next Stephen King”.

So, not too shabby.

I recently read The Ritual, which not only reinforced all my prejudices against
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The New Strange

We-Are-For-The-Dark_custom-81084369acf8eaf9b454a9b2380fa176ae184b09-s2Great article from Rick Kleffel over at the NPR Books site about “The New Strange” and Robert Aickman, specifically with regards to We Are for the Dark, the latest Aickman and Howard collection from Tartarus Press.

If you want a chilly comedown
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The Cold Drive-by: Simon Strantzas

Spoiler alert: Simon Strantzas prefers apple fritters *shakes head*. But as he is a fellow Tartarus Press author, and a damned awesome one at that, he is forgiven. Cold to the Touch has received critical acclaim and Strantzas
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