Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer of Sleaze!

A few months back, author Grady Hendrix emailed me to say he was a big fan of TMHF, dug what and how I wrote about horror, and would I be interested in writing a series of articles on vintage paperback horror with him for Tor.com (and maybe make a few bucks doing it)? Naturally I said yes! He called it Summer of Sleaze, and his first piece went up last Friday, on John Christopher's infamous (well, for people into paperback horror) The Little People. We're gonna alternate Fridays every week through August. And so today comes my first piece, titled "In a Dark Country, Red Dreams Stay with You: The Horrors of Dennis Etchison."  I hope you guys check it out, let me know what you think - either in comments here or on Tor's site - and then stay tuned for the rest of the Summer of Sleaze!

5 comments:

Mauro Vargas said...

Great opportunity, Will! Congratulations.

Lincoln Brown said...

Great piece, Will.
Etchison is terrific, especially his 'Hollywood' stories. There are way too many new horror fans that haven't even heard of DE, let alone read him. My favourites would have to be 'The Spot', 'The Blood Kiss', 'White Moon Rising' and 'It Only Comes Out at Night'.
Lincoln.

Will Errickson said...

Thanks guys. Lincoln, you've got it right: we're doing this series in part so horror fans of today can get an idea of great/forgotten/unknown books and writers.

Jonathan Stover said...

What's odd about that JK Potter cover for RED DREAMS is that I'm pretty sure it was also the cover of an issue of the TWILIGHT ZONE MAGAZINE spin-off NIGHT CRY.

Mark West said...

Great post and a great opportunity too. Plus, any excuse to introduce new readers to the masters should always be taken!