Monday, September 14, 2009

INHUMAN is back with a vengeance!

Good things come to those who wait:

Following a three-year hiatus, Allen K's INHUMAN magazine has made an impressive comeback with issue #4 (now available for order at Editor and illustrator Allen Koszowski has loaded this issue with tons of great fiction and cool art. Take a look at the lineup:

New tales by Chad Hensley and W.H. Pugmire, Justin Gustainis, Joseph Nassise, Lois H. Gresh, Bruce Boston, Steven Vernon, Mark McLaughlin, Mary SanGiovanni, Darren Speegle, Kiel Stuart, Darrell Schweitzer, Matt Cardin, C.J. Henderson and R.Allen Leider, Robert Swartwood, and Stephen Mark Rainey.

Vintage Horror stories by Joe R. Lansdale, Chet Williamson, and Robert Silverberg; plus an editorial by Allen K, an interview by John Pelan, and an article on the monsters of Stephen King by Bev Vincent.

Ugh, stop drooling on my blog and make the jump through cyberspace to Allen's website and get a copy!

Writer's Quote:
"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be." --Mark Twain

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My, how those evil books get around!

Here's another Twilight Zone tale about an evil book, adapted from the Manly Wade Wellman short story "The Valley was Still".

Writer's Quote:
"Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull." --Rod Serling

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cat on a Cold Stone Tomb (with apologies to Tennessee Williams)

The feline in this photo probably found this perch particularly fine.

I'm not sure exactly what it was that so captivated this creature, but I do know that my imagination ran wild over what appeared to be a black cat guarding a tomb. Poe would be pleased. I snapped this picture outside Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. I also got a look at the name on the stone. (!) More to come of this.
Writer's Quote:
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." --Ernest Hemingway

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