|Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 07:27 pm: |
The first two stories Richard Calder's ever written, "Toxine" and "Mosquito", are now up at Fantastic Metropolis. Check them out, they're brilliant!
|Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 01:18 am: |
Loved Toxine, but couldn't get through Mosquito. Still, I find Mr. Calder's writing style breathtakingly beautiful, although sometimes somewhat lengthy.
John Oakes/Four Walls Eight Windows
|Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 02:12 pm: |
Calderians, do check out FRENZETTA: it deserves a wider readership. I write this not only because I am its U.S. publisher, but as a mitzvah, self-serving though it may be, to all intellectual adventurers. And it's fun, a "laugh riot," as one early reviewer wrote of "Waiting for Godot." Extreme violence and sex, interconnected as they must be, are among the topics under scrutiny.... And this winter Calder will continue his uniquely convoluted, intoxicating chronicles with THE TWIST -- mixing the Old West with the New Decadence. Out this fall from Four Walls Eight Windows (excuse me for this, Night Shade!). John Wayne would have been befuddled.
|Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 02:25 pm: |
I've read The Twist in the UK edition, and thought it was brilliant. Not to mention, I believe Frenzetta is the one from which we published the first part in Leviathan 2.
I'm glad you're bringing Richard's work out in the U.S.
|Posted on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 06:43 pm: |
Richard: Fascinating interview at Fantastic Metropolis. This, in addition to your Album Zutique story and the other fictions at FM, has sent me on-line to get a few of your books. I never realized you had so much out there to choose from.
|Posted on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 08:04 am: |
I agree with Jeff Ford. That's a fine new interview on the FM site... The best one I've read so far, from those you have linked to your web site... Still waiting for that slow boat from the UK to make it to China with your books!
|Posted on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 03:02 pm: |
I was going to announce it now, but you beat me to it!
Glad you all liked it, it's one of my favourites too. Kudos to Andrew Hedgecock and Richard Calder for the fantastic piece.
PS: Direct URL is http://www.fantasticmetropolis.com/show.html?iw.calder
|Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 04:38 am: |
Jeff, Rich, Luís --
Yes, I was pleased with the way the interview went -- Andy Hedgecock asked, I thought, some very interesting and intelligent questions. It was a pleasure to respond.