Sunday, December 2, 2018

Simon R. Green

Simon R. Green was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, where he still lives. He is the author of more than fifty science fiction and fantasy novels.

His new novel is Murder in the Dark.

Recently I asked Green about what he was reading. His reply:
I’ve been enjoying the hell out of Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero. The book has a great high concept, which is what if the Scooby Gang encountered actual H P Lovecraft style monsters on one of their adventures? And then suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder? And then had to get back together again as adults when they discover the case isn’t quite as over as they thought it was? Great fun.

Then there’s Peter S Beagle’s new collection of short stories, The Overneath. Beagle writes marvellous stories where the magical intersects with the real world and real people. He matches a poetic sensibility with perfectly observed characters. Prose that’s a pleasure to read.

And finally, I’ve been working my way through the complete collection of ghost stories by M R James, A Pleasing Terror. James wrote the best ghost stories ever. Still scary, and often disturbing, even after all these years.
Visit Simon R. Green's website.

My Book, The Movie: Murder in the Dark.

--Marshal Zeringue