Be Afraid, Readers
Just when you thought you were safe from any new Fowler-related products coming your way…
‘Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood’ US edition (mauvey!) and the UK paperback (lush!) are here. And my first e-story for Transworld outsold John Grisham (blimey!) Also, there’s renewed interest in my mad-as-an-old-man’s-trousers novel ‘Plastic’. Older readers may recall that this book was ‘re-edited’ by certain interested parties – the only time I have ever allowed this to happen – and it was emasculated in the process. I kept the publishers’ readers’ comments at the time, and when (not if) we get it published, I’m going to name and shame them. ‘Plastic’ will be rewritten and restored to its gory glory.
Also incoming is The Mammoth Book of Body Horror: Twenty-Five Stories of Transformation, Mutation and Contagion, edited by Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan.
This unique anthology examines the sub-genre of ‘Body Horror’, tracing its origins up to the most modern exponents of the form. Featuring a ‘who’s who’ of horror literature, and including the stories those classic Body Horror movies – The Thing, The Fly and Re-Animator – were based on. Full Table of Contents below:
TRANSFORMATION by Mary Shelley; THE TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe; HERBERT WEST: RE-ANIMATOR by H.P. Lovecraft; WHO GOES THERE? John W. Campbell; THE FLY by George Langelaan; TIS THE SEASON TO BE JELLY by Richard Matheson; SURVIVOR TYPE by Stephen King; THE BODY POLITIC by Clive Barker; THE CHANEY LEGACY by Robert Bloch; THE OTHER SIDE by Ramsey Campbell; FRUITING BODIES by Brian Lumley; FREAKTENT by Nancy A. Collins; REGION OF THE FLESH by Richard Christian Matheson; WALKING WOUNDED by Michael Marshall Smith; CHANGES by Neil Gaiman; OTHERS by James Herbert; THE LOOK by Christopher Fowler; RESIDUE by Alice Henderson; DOG DAYS by Graham Masterton; BLACK BOX by Gemma Files; THE SOARING DEAD by Simon Clark; POLYP by Barbie Wilde; ALMOST FOREVER by David Moody; BUTTERFLY by Axelle Carolyn; STICKY EYE by Conrad Williams. Introduction by Stuart Gordon (Director of Re-Animator and From Beyond)