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Adam-Troy Castro
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 11:03 am:   

Horrific Novella of estranged parents pitting the kids against one another, SOLD, to Creeping Hemlock Press. They will be using it as the anchor of a new anthology, as yet untitled. Details will be provided when available.
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Adam-Troy Castro
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2005 - 06:15 am:   

The title of the anthology, suggested by myself, will be BLOOD RELATIONS. It will be entirely composed of novellas about horrifically dysfunctional families. There may be four or five, depending on respective length.

"The Shallow End of the Pool" was too long for a previous Creeping Hemlock antho, but they liked it so much they created this new antho to accomodate it.

I'm not sure I'm authorized, yet, to establish the names of the two other authors solicited for the project so far, except to say that they're wildly talented folks, whose prose has always impressed me, and that one of them has already created one of the most twisted dysfunctional families of recent years.

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Adam-Troy Castro
Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2007 - 07:00 pm:   

"Reminiscent of Fredric Brown's "Arena" taken to the nth degree fused with a
kind of hyper-Fight Club for a new millennium, Adam-Troy Castro's 'The
Shallow End of the Pool' is a blistering, bizarre, fury-packed bit of
familial ultra-violence. Sure to twist your head to the snapping
point!"--Tom Piccirilli, author of THE MIDNIGHT ROAD and THE FEVER KILL
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Adam-Troy Castro
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 07:31 am:   

Scheduled Release in March.
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Adam-Troy Castro
Posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 05:12 am:   

Now accepting orders, at this catalogue page:

http://www.creepinghemlock.com/shalst.html
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Adam-Troy Castro
Posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 12:39 pm:   

I should note that this is now a stand-alone book, not the anthology noted earlier in this newsgroup. And some nasty stuff, too.
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Adam-Troy Castro
Posted on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 01:16 pm:   

Another early review, this one from "Blu Gilliand" (?):

"Castro's storytelling is so tight that readers have just enough time to form
two or three possible scenarios before he hits you full in the face with what's
about to happen. And just as soon as you process where the story is going, you're
smack-dab in the middle of an event too horrifying to comprehend - as are the
characters themselves...(Castro's) vivid prose will bruise you, bloody you,
and burn you like a hot Vegas day. Castro, whose body of work covers an amazing
variety of subjects (everything from guides to The
Amazing Race television series to Spider-Man novels, science fiction,
fantasy and horror), has honed this piece so that every word wounds you,
while at the same time compelling you to come back for more."

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