By F. Paul Wilson
Aftershock & Others is the 3rd choice of brief fiction by long island Times bestselling writer F. Paul Wilson, hailed through the Rocky Mountain News as “among the best storytellers of our times.”
The identify novelette received the Bram Stoker Award and its partners contact at the prior, current, and future—from the inflationary madness of Weimar Germany (“Aryans and Absinthe”) to disco club–era big apple (“When He was once Fab”), to the rationing of scientific providers in a grim close to destiny (“Offshore”). Wilson’s stylistic range and flexibility are on show in tales that pay tribute to Ray Bradbury (“The November Game”), use a sentient killer virus as a point-of-view personality (“Lysing towards Bethlehem”), and pay unabashed homage to natural pulp fiction in yellow peril tales (“Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong” and “Part of the Game”). and eventually, Wilson treats us to his well known antihero Repairman Jack at his such a lot creative: trapped in a drugstore with 4 killers (“Interlude at Duane’s”).
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He didn’t. But when Pocket Books (publisher of Under the Fang) learned that my story would be technically a reprint by the time Fang was published, they demanded I cancel the special edition or they’d cut the story. Well, I’d already given Kris my word, and a deal is a deal. So that’s why Midnight Mass didn’t appear in Under the Fang. It did go on to become my most reprinted story. Otherwise Reprisal claimed most of my writing time, though editors clamoring for short stories kept interrupting me.
But in my dream I am no longer the weaker sex. I do not hurt Karl. I merely want him to know who I am. I hold up the note from last night and press it against my heart. ” he cries hoarsely. ” I show him the note again, and again I press it to my heart. “What are you saying? That you’re Eva? That’s impossible. Eva’s dead! ” Henry Frankenstein? The baron’s son? I’ve heard of him—one of Dr. Waldman’s former students, supposedly brilliant but highly unorthodox. What has he to do with any of this? I growl and shake my head as I rattle the paper and tighten my grip on his arm.
Howard, Robert Bloch, and other behemoths in the genre wanted to devote an issue to moi? How could I refuse? They needed stories—soon. ” It’s not true horror, just strange…weird. Perfect for Weird Tales. Tom was ticked. So I promised him another for Borderlands 2. It’s hard to say no to Tom; you get the feeling you might end up sleeping with the fishes. ) When He Was Fab Floor drains. Sheesh. Doug hated them. Being super of this old rattrap building wasn’t a bad job. The hours could play hell with you sometimes, but he got a free room, he got his utilities, and he got a salary—if you wanted to call that piddly amount in his weekly check a salary.