Every so often my friend and mentor G. Warlock Vance sends me a bunch of old books he doesn’t want or need anymore. Today the latest batch of goodies arrived and I’m excited about all of them. A few of these were requested, such as T. E. D. Klein’s The Ceremonies (which will definitely be reviewed at some point this year) and Dan Simmons’ Carrion Comfort. Most, however, were not. The first edition of Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box was a pleasant surprise, as was Italo Calvino’s The Baron In The Trees, but I literally squealed in delight when I made it to Stalking The Nightmare (as, inexplicably, I had no Harlan Ellison in my collection). I’m looking forward to reading all of these. Thanks a lot, Warlock!
I should also note that Warlock is an excellent writer himself. His tales can be found in such anthologies as Rehearsals For Oblivion (Elder Signs Press), Demonology: Grammaticus Daemonium (Double Dragon Publishing), Lost Worlds Of Space & Time, Vol. 2 (Rainfall Books), The Conspiracy Files (Daw Books), The Ithaqua Cycle (Chaosium Books), When The Black Lotus Blooms (Unnameable Press), and several others. I highly encourage all my readers to check him out.
Meanwhile, my review of “The White People” will be up in the next few weeks. See you all then!