Joe R. Lansdale. Yep, he’s the next author in the spotlight for our series focusing on contributors to A Darke Phantastique. He sets up his story: We were at the club’s Christmas Eve party. In the past, the organization had been all male, but though we had changed with the times, few women […]
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Editor Jason V. Brock compares his 700-page collection Dark Phantastique: Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things with other towering works — Dangerous Visions in sf and Dark Forces in horror. William F. Nolan, a Bram Stoker Lifetime Achivement Award winner agrees: “The excellence of this important contribution to […]
Appropriately enough, the anthology opens with “The Red-Headed Dead” by Joe R. Lansdale, an eerie tale of a cemetery battle between the Reverend Jebediah Mercer (the main protagonist in Dead In the West) and a vicious vampire. It’s a chilling yarn that serves as a good introduction to the character of Mercer, a Western version of Robert E. Howard’s supernatural pilgrim crusader Solomon Kane.