Welcome to Horror Reanimated, the voice of Bloody Books.
We’ve only gone and bought ourselves a URL haven’t we? A Universal Resource Locator, no less.
Or a web address.
So please go to www.horrorreanimated.com from now on, and don’t forget to update your bookmarks and feeds.
This URL will live on for a few weeks only; then it’s the knacker’s yard…
Well, Joseph, we’ve discussed The Idea. The germ is in place. After a bit of story development next comes research. How do you approach research?
I usually approach it with a very long, sharp object and give it a quick poke to make sure it’s safe to proceed. It usually isn’t – I’m not very keen on research, I’m afraid. Reminds me too much of being at school. That said, there are some subjects you have to look into if you want to avoid producing badly informed fiction. I usually do most of my research online. How about you? (more…)
An extremely early mini-review of ‘The Absence’ has appeared online! With a little under five months to go until publication I was really surprised to find this review appearing on the Waterstones website. Steve Birt reviewed ‘Through A Glass, Darkly’ earlier this year (‘a great debut novel’) and was kind enough to give it 4 stars. He’s now boosted ‘The Absence’ with a 5 star review saying ‘Bill Hussey just gets better and is in my new all time favourite horror authors list.’
Check out the full review at the website.
Joseph and I have agreed that we will rarely, if ever, write book reviews for Horror Reanimated. We’ll leave such back breaking labour to Mathew. From my point of view, the decision is because I would feel uncomfortable writing reviews of books whose authors I might meet up with at a convention or on a panel in the not too distant future. I’m just cowardly that way! That said, I have felt compelled to tap out a little piece about a book I have just finished. Put simply, it is possibly the best children’s ghost story I have ever read. Actually, let’s not be mealy-mouthed: it is one of the best children’s stories I have ever read full stop.
I’m finally able to reveal the cover you’ll see on the shelves when The Garbage Man is released in May ‘09!
Once again, like Bill, I’d like to talk about ‘mood’ and ‘subtlety’ as key aspects of my latest cover.
I’d like to but I can’t.
Here’s why: (more…)
As previous posts attest, there’s some good, (or potentially good), viewing around for us genre folks thesedays. Not sci-fi, (or is it sf?), or fantasy, but good old horror… or a sub-genre thereof.
Sunday night sees the first Survivors, an updated version of Terry Nation’s post-apocalyptic serial that ran from 1975 to 1978 over three series on the BBC. Here’s an article in The Independent. A poll on the above linked BBC website shows that 24% of respondents are ‘sure they’ll like it’; 51% including myself are ‘cautiously optimistic’; 7% are ‘undecided’; 16% are worried it ‘might not be that great’, and 2% are ‘sure they won’t like it’. If it’s anything as convincing as Apparitions, it’ll be another Sky Plus series linker. Here’s a rather nice fan site concerning original said series from which I purloined the truly terrifying image of mid-seventies crockery.
This is a very swift entry about the realities of working part time, writing the other part of the time and being a parent…
Today I’m at home with mini me while her mum is out at work. Tomorrow, the role-reversal reverses and I’m out at work. (more…)