Monday, January 5, 2009

The Return of Poe

Over the holiday break I enjoyed reading Michael Marshall’s creepy BAD THINGS, which is dedicated to Horror Supremo Steve Jones. Incidentally Jones emailed me about the launch of POE a collection that looks rather interesting -

The British Fantasy Society is pleased to be able to host the UK launch of Poe, a new anthology from Solaris that celebrates two hundred years since the birth of Edgar Allan Poe.

The book features "remixed and re-imagined"versions of Poe’s tales by such talents as: Pat Cadigan, Sharyn McCrumb,Kim Newman, Lucius Shepard, M. Rickert and Nicholas Royle.This free event will be held at the historic Ye Olde Cock Tavern on London’s Fleet Street. Ellen Datlow will be on hand to present readings byPat Cadigan, Kim Newman and Nicholas Royle with copies of the book available for purchase and signature.

POE: UK LAUNCH AND SIGNINGYe Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AA

Date: Saturday 31st January

Time: 2pm.

Nearest Tube: Temple (0.3 miles), Chancery Lane (0.4 miles), Blackfriars(0.4 miles)

British Rail: City Thameslink (0.3 miles), Blackfriars (0.4 miles), Farringdon (0.6 miles)

Incidentally I had the pleasure of dining at Baltimore’s Westminster Hall last year which was the venue for Robert Randisi’s PWA Shamus Awards Banquet. Many of you will know that Westminster Hall is the resting place for Edgar Allan Poe. Randisi managed to stage an appearance of Poe for the Shamus Awards.

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