Author Jon McGoran interviews me in conjunction with my story “Ellende” in the latest issue of Weird Tales (“The Magazine that Never Dies”), in a discussion about the history of the ‘zine, my relationship to it, and why I decided to set a Lovecraftian tale in the wilds of northern Minnesota.
’Tis the season, it seems, for the return of Jack the Ripper, that figure cloaked in fog and mystery that never seems to stray far from our imaginations. A lot of writers of every stripe have written stories about him, including Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, my pal Tim Sullivan, and me for that matter (“From Hell Again,” a story originally penned for an earlier Ripper anthology edited by Gardner Dozois and Susan Casper). We are all in among other good company in the just-released BIG BOOK of JACK THE RIPPER, edited by Otto Penzler, and reviewed a bit on the International Thriller Writers’ The Big Thrill site. (And when Mr. Penzler says “big” he means 1000+ pages—this is the definitive gathering of stories and non-fiction pieces).
It’s been Grand Guignol ya.
…in which I answer some of the most burning questions on the topic of writing science fiction rather than sci-fi. Or Syfy. Or skiffy.
KnippKnopp interviews Gregory Frost