Thursday, October 22, 2009
Countdown Day 22: FJA's Anthology of the Living Dead
This being the first Halloween without "Uncle Forry" of Famous Monsters of Filmland fame, it is comforting to know that he has one more thing to say to his fans, having contributed a foreword to a new book, Forrest J Ackerman's The Anthology of the Living Dead. It also features stories by writers like Stoker Award-winner Del Howison, Axelle Carolyn, Cassandra Lee, Joe Knetter, Eric Enck, Joe Moe, and others. As an editor and literary agent, FJA assisted with many anthologies, and I'm happy that there is one more for my library.
About Joe Moe's tale, Forry had this to say:
"Joe Moe was raised on my iconic monster magazine and is now raising monsters of his own. In his story, A HICCUP. A REMEDY, Joe gives a fresh (er, rotten?) spin to the Zombie genre. Like Joe's screenwriting, his short story is cinematic, disturbing and wildly creative. In short, Joe Moe's gruesome tale is to (un)die for!"
The Drunken Severed Head recommends this book for your Halloween reading. You can purchase it here from Amazon.