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Tagged with “horror” (6)

  1. 42: The Southern Reach Trilogy

    How many forms of uncanny weirdness can you cram into one trilogy? Can the Netflix model of binge consumption work for novels as well as TV shows? And should you settle for a mystery when you could have a mythos?

    The Sometime Seminar discusses Jeff VanderMeer’s just-completed Southern Reach Trilogy of short weird/horror novels: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance (all 2014).

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  2. The Terrifying Dream That Inspired Jeff VanderMeer’s New Novel | WIRED

    In the latest installment of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Jeff VanderMeer talks about the weirdness in his work.

    Jeff VanderMeer knows weirdness. His 2009 novel Finch is a detective story set in a city ruled by evil mushroom-men, and along with his wife Ann he edited the 2012 anthology The Weird, a massive book that catalogs a century’s worth of peculiar fiction. As you might imagine, spending all that time exploring weirdness can lead to some pretty strange dreams, like the one that inspired his latest novel, Annihilation. VanderMeer dreamed he was descending into a subterranean tower, following along behind a monster that was writing eerie sermons on the wall in bioluminescent fungus. He used the monster’s words in his novel.

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  3. To The Best of Our Knowledge: True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto (extnded interview)

    HBO’s hit series "True Detective" is an uncanny blend of police procedural and metaphysical inquiry, set in the Louisiani bayous. In this exclusive interview, creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto tells Steve Paulson the backstory to the show, and provides a glimpse at what’s in store for season 2 (hint: it won’t take place in Louisiana).

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  4. Guardian Books podcast: Lauren Beukes and Joe Hill on horror writing

    We ask the award-winning SF writer Lauren Beukes why she’s added a twist of horror to her latest novel, The Shining Girls, while Joe Hill talks about following in the footsteps of his father, Stephen King.

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  5. Joe Hill On His New Book ‘NOS4A2’

    Horror writer Joe Hill’s new novel, "NOS4A2," came out April 30. He came to San Diego last Tuesday for a book signing at Mysterious Galaxy that went late into the evening as nearly 100 fans waited to meet the author.

    In a sense, Joe Hill was born into horror. His dad is famed horror novelist Stephen King, and at age 9, Hill appeared in the 1982 film "Creepshow," which was written by his father and directed by horror icon George A. Romero. When Hill decided to pursue a writing career, he changed his name to distance himself from his famous father and to see if he could succeed on his own. His break came writing a Spider-Man story for Marvel Comics.

    Hill is the author of two novels, "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Horns," a collection of short stories called "20th Century Ghosts" and the comic book series, "Locke & Key" for the San Diego-based company IDW Publishing. His new novel is "NOS4A2" or "Nosferatu."

    It’s a story about Charles Manx, a man who has a way with children. He picks them up and takes them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate of NOS4A2. Hill describes it as being about "a wicked man whose car runs on human souls instead of gasoline." Once Manx has sucked the life force of his victims, he leaves them at a bizarre amusement park called Christmasland. Exclusive to the print editions of "NOS4A2" are illustrations by award-winning "Locke & Key" artist Gabriel Rodríguez.

    The feedback and reviews have been favorable.

    “Quite simply the best horror writer of our generation, Joe Hill’s masterful storytelling is on full display in ‘NOS4A2.’ It is by turns terrifying and hilarious, horrifying and full of heart, and relentlessly compelling," from Michael Koryta, "New York Times" bestselling author.

    “’NOS4A2’ is a brilliant exploration of classic and modern monsters and dark fantasies, all cut up, restitched and retooled … With this novel, riveting from beginning to end, Joe Hill has become a master of his craft," from "Publishers Weekly."

    Hill’s second novel, "Horns," is currently being adapted to the screen by Alexander Aja, and stars Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple.

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  6. The Call of Cthulhu

    Slide greasily into Halloween with our all-new, feature-length reading of Lovecraft’s masterpiece, The Call of Cthulhu, starring the incomparable Andrew Leman!

    Featuring music written and performed by Reber Clark! Most selections are available for purchase here on the Lovecraft Paragraphs and At the Mountains of Madness soundtracks.

    Reading recorded at Rocketwerks in Santa Monica, CA. Produced by Chad Fifer.

    Thanks to everybody who contributed to make this production possible! Please continue to support us by asking your local comic book shops, game stores and creepy destinations of all kinds to throw this baby on in celebration of the holiday.

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