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Edited By Ronald Hanna, the first book of a showcase series being put out by Wild Cat Books.
This is an anthology that is part of a showcase that Ronald Hanna edited and took the time to carefully put together. I am happy to be part of this with the short story, Life Inheritance. But also be looking for a short story written by Adrian Sheppard as well. His story in there is titled Father Dagon, and the other authors included in this one are Ron Capshaw, Kevin MacAbrey, Paul Melniczek, and Michael Kelly.
This one is a short eighty pages for an anthology but there will be more books in this reading series. Volume two will have a short story written by Jamie Henry titled "Trouble Over The Horizon." If you read my story on here then you would know a little bit of what Wild Cat Books will have to offer -- for a while he's been publishing a lot of hard to find stories written by a lot of the pulp era horror and Science Fiction authors.
This anthology brings the new writers into the spotlight and I am proud to share the spotlight again with Adrian Sheppard. He's fresh off the anthology, Tabloid Purposes, with this one. Then there are a number of authors you haven't heard of yet -- you will soon though the moment you get this book. This anthology series features the a wide array of horror, fantasy, and other genres to be noted in future anthologies. I will let Ronald Hanna himself say something of this anthology series, he is devoted to getting new authors out there. This is my third anthology appearence. I didn't think I would get in with the story I wrote because I just wrote it at the time when Ronald announced that he was getting this showcase going.
If you are looking for a story that is similar to "Bite of the Spider" or what you see of mine on Tabloid Purposes, I apologize if I am going to disappoint you. I was trying something different when I was writing the story that got published in there. It was done out of the advice of Gereld Grimmett, stepping outside of my genre some but this one I didn't step too far outside the genre to write it. I merged elements of gothic horror with literary fiction. I will let the reader decide on which genre it falls better into. The new story though won't have any humor to it, not like I did when I wrote Lake Fossil. I've read Father Dagon when it appeared on Temple of Dagon, so I will say this much of Adrian's work -- he knows what he's doing, so in that I hand picked his story on Tabloid.
The anthology here is one that is written in the traditions of the old Pulp era, so there is going to be a bit of what they call the genre Pulp Adventure. This is one term I started to hear more about when I started to get in correspondence with Ronald Hanna, I will say of him is that he knows what he's doing when it comes to putting these together after reading the collection he compiled of Algernon Blackwood's works titled Dr. Silence, The Psychic Dectective. Then a few rare works by H.G. Wells -- stories of Science Fiction, Horror, and Weird Menance. As he did with the classic fiction, he is going to do the same when it comes to presenting the newer authors of the pulp fiction tradition.
Ron Capshaw went on to become published in TABLOID PURPOSES II and Ethereal Gazette: Issue Two, Adrian Shepard got his US debute in the first TABLOID PURPOSES. Then a few others from the Wild Cat Books roster got published in projects I did but some would ask where they originally came from I would point them in the direction of Wild Cat Books. Kevin's works are found on Wild Cat Books, and he has a site on lulu.com where you can find his Springheeled Jack books.
This anthology is only 80 pages in length but it is one that will be something ot have in your collection if you read Paul Melniczek's work or Ron Capshaw's work. I read Ghost: A Historial Perspective, and this is one of Ron Chapshaw's babies right there so you get to see what story of his in the book too. I will be on another publishing company too alongside with Melniczek coming September. This anthology was my second publishing credit in print as an author, fourth in all because a few of my works will appear in some of my own anthologies.
One thing with the small press is this you get to know all the editors within the different publishing companies, and coming from this you will often see the same author on different anthologies. Meaning eventually if one gets the author, there will be another working with the authors at a later time.