For the past week or so, I’ve been working with the copy-edited manuscript of my forthcoming book, The Dark Tower Companion (NAL, April 2013). I’ve often said that turning in a manuscript to your publisher is like sending your kid off to college. It will be back, usually bearing dirty laundry.
The copy-editor’s report is usually [...]
In genre fiction, many stories don’t end happily ever after.
Some stories don’t end at all.
A couple of weeks ago, while cleaning up the mess of papers on the pull-out shelf on my desk, I discovered the submission guidelines for an anthology that had slipped my mind. The deadline was only a week hence, so I [...]
In his introduction to Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle, Ray Bradbury discusses Edgar Allan Poe as his literary father. He remembers receiving a copy of Tales of Mystery and Imagination and how influential those stories were to him as a boy.
Thanks to the unusual [...]