31 Days of Halloween: Day 9 “Dan Simmons”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ~post by Joe T. Dan Simmons is a man who has made a strong name for himself in both the worlds of horror and speculative fiction. His Hyperion Cantos series has won numerous Locus awards, a Hugo, and has been nominated multiple times for the Nebula awards. His horror fiction career has spanned from … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: Day 9 “Dan Simmons”

31 Days of Halloween: Day 8 “Richard Matheson”

~post by Joe T. On June 23rd of this year, Richard Matheson died. He probably ranks up there with H.P. Lovecraft as being one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. On his death, Stephen King wrote:  “He fired my imagination by placing his horrors not in European castles and Lovecraftian universes, … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: Day 8 “Richard Matheson”

31 Days of Halloween: Day 2 “The Nightmare Factory”

~post by Joe T. Ahhhhh, Day 2 of our 31 Days of Halloween continues our exploration of The Nightmare Factory Bookclub. Meeting the third Tuesday of every month, we journey into the heart of terror. Yesterday we gave you the books we read from January through June and now we close out the list with … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: Day 2 “The Nightmare Factory”

31 Days of Halloween: Day One “The Nightmare Factory”

~post by Joe T. "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."   - H. P. Lovecraft The Nightmare Factory is a horror-centric book club I started back in 2011 with my pal Steven Warren. Named after the collection of stories by … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: Day One “The Nightmare Factory”

An Apple a Day Keeps the Nightmares Away

~Post by Steven Does your skin recoil from the dread crispness that has invaded the atmosphere this Autumn? Can you feel the intermittent raindrops mocking your petty existence? Has the stinking crush of humanity in Zilker Park sent you fleeing in a blind panic to the nearest bookstore for a calming tincture of familiarity? As … Continue reading An Apple a Day Keeps the Nightmares Away