CBS TV Studios in the very early stages of a new version of the classic series The Twilight Zone. Bryan Singer (X-Men) is attached as executive producer. There is no writer and or network attached at this time. So this project could fade away. But the development wheels are turning. Creator-host Rod Serling’s original 1959-64 edition of The Twilight Zone is considered one of the best shows of all time. Attempts to revive the series have largely struggled — there was a 1985 edition that ran for three seasons (two on CBS, one in syndication), and another in 2002 on UPN that lasted only one season. There’s been a second Twilight Zone movie mired in development for several years, too, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as executive producer. The film is reportedly about a test pilot who returns to Earth after an experimental flight to discover it’s 96 years in the future.
Tim Callahan is saying goodbye to Alan Moore and closing out his epic weekly reread with a bang: after exploring every phase of Moore’s career over the last 15 months, Tim has chosen his Top 10 Picks of All Time. If you’ve been looking for where to start with Moore’s work, or just want to enjoy the culmination of Tim’s careful analyses, this list a great way to look back on the legacy of a master!
George R. R. Martin recently unveiled the table of contents for Dangerous Women, the upcoming anthology edited by him and Gardner Dozois, and revealed that it will include a new novella set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. The novella, titled “The Princess and the Queen,” will reveal the origins of the Targaryen Civil War, otherwise known as “The Dance of the Dragons.” A war that split a then fledgling Westeros in two, pitting Targaryen against Targaryen and dragon against dragon.
In the news this week: there are genre-oriented awards ahoy, and an American author comes to London, meanwhile there was the announcement of a major—and I mean major—new novel. Whether or not we should consider it genre fiction is up in the air as yet… but come on, it’s inspired by Dante’s Inferno! The biggest news of the week has to be the announcement of nominees for not one but two prestigious British genre fiction prizes, so let’s start there. British Genre Fiction Focus: The War of the Awards… and More
Michael McCarty is a former stand-up comedian and musician, and has been a professional writer since 1983. The author of 30 books including Night Of The Scream Queen (with Linnea Quigley), I Kissed A Ghoul and Liquid Diet. He has also penned hundred of articles, short stories, poems, etc. He is a David R. Collins’ Literary Achievement Award winner from the Midwest Writing Center and a 3 times Bram Stoker Finalist. He lives in Rock Island, Illinois with his wife Cindy and pet rabbit Latte. Joe Mckinney Interviews Michael Mccarty About Lost Girl Of The Lake
On Sunday February 10th at 2:00p.m. Dark Delicacies will present a signing for the horror anthology Deep Cuts. Scheduled to be on hand for the signing are Editor E. S. Magill, plus writers Lisa Morton and Stephen Woodworth. Dark Delicacies is located at 3512 West Magnolia Blvd in Burbank, CA and can be reached via telephone at (818)556-6660.
“I am a horror/fantasy writer with a love of the “I didn’t see that coming” ending. My stories are a combination of imagination and real personalities and ticks that I see in everyday people. I enjoyed writing for many years, but gave up on my dream because no one would accept my submissions. Then thanks to the magic of the internet, I have been able to reach an audience that loves my work. (Well at least most of them do) I have recently signed with a publisher and am now working on getting my first novel out there for the world to see.” Interview with Fantasy and Horror Author Lachelle Redd
Joe Pezzula is raising funds for in Sanity, AZ – Horror Comic Book Anthology on Kickstarter! “in SANITY, AZ” is a twisted, 160-page graphic novel anthology featuring tales of a small town along a desert highway in Arizona. The inhabitants of this town are the castaways, looked at sideways by “normal” people that drive by, but here, in Sanity, they run the town. Horror Comic Book Anthology
Matt and Debbie Cowens are a husband and wife team who live near Wellington on the Kapiti Coast. They are keen participants in the horror genre, collaborating on a horror tale set in Wellington named The Event and scenarios for role playing games as well their first book, 2012’s Mansfield with Monsters. Dissecting Nightmares, Part Two: Writing Horror
Welcome contemporary horror author J. L. Petty who took a break from working on her masters degree to fill us in on her first published work. Inspired by a real event, Death And The Journalist (Solstice Publishing) tells the story of a journalist who disappears one night following a plane crash upon meeting some kind of supernatural force. WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: Contemporary Horror Author J.L. Petty