Necro Files

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Spanning over twenty years, 20 masters and modern authors that have broken down the barriers of traditional horror share their most unrestrained, edgiest works in this special edition from Comet Press. Many hard to find and out of print, some that were banned, Necro Files is a collection that covers every ...
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Overview

Spanning over twenty years, 20 masters and modern authors that have broken down the barriers of traditional horror share their most unrestrained, edgiest works in this special edition from Comet Press. Many hard to find and out of print, some that were banned, Necro Files is a collection that covers every imaginable mode of mayhem and delves into the dark side of human nature.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

George R.R. Martin - "Meathouse Man"
Joe R. Lansdale - "Night They Missed the Horror Show"
Ronald Kelly - "Diary"
Elizabeth Massie - "Abed"
Randy Chandler & t. Winter-Damon - "I am He that Liveth and was Dead ... & Have the Keys of Hell & Death"
Edward Lee - "Xipe"
Ray Garton - "Bait"
Gerard Houarner - "Painfreak"
Wayne Allen Sallee - "Lover Doll"
Charlee Jacob - "The Spirit Wolves"
Brian Hodge - "Godflesh"
John Everson - "Every Last Drop"
Mehitobel Wilson - "Blind in the House of the Headsman"
Monica J. O'Rourke - "An Experiment in Human Nature"
Graham Masterton - "The Burgers of Calais"
Nancy Kilpatrick - "Ecstasy"
Bentley Little - "Pop Star in the Ugly Bar"
Wrath James White - "The Sooner They Learn"
J.F. Gonzalez - "Addict"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936964529
  • Publisher: Comet Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 382,695
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin
An iconic American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, George R.R. Martin is best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.

Biography

As a child growing up in New Jersey, George R.R. Martin displayed an early interest in "the writing life" by selling monster stories of his own invention to the children in his Bayonne neighborhood. In high school he became an avid comic book collector and began to write for comic fanzines. He sold his first story to Galaxy in 1970 when he was 21 years old.

Martin received his bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University. After graduation he served two years in VISTA, then worked as a teacher and chess tournament director in the Midwest, while continuing to craft award-winning short fiction. His first full-length novel, Dying of the Light, was published in 1977. A dark, lyrical sci-fi tone poem set on a doomed world without a sun, the book was nominated for a Hugo Award.

Throughout the 1980s, Martin worked in television, writing for science fiction- and fantasy-themed shows like The Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast. At this time he became involved with Wild Cards, a long-running anthology series composed of "mosaic stories" written by multiple authors and set in a shared universe. In addition to editing the series, Martin has contributed stories to the Wild Card books.

In 1996, Martin published A Game of Thrones, the first installment of his magnum opus, the epic fantasy series A Song of Fire and Ice. Set in the Seven Kingdoms, a realm resembling medieval Europe, the internationally bestselling series has provided the ultimate showcase for Martin's formidable world-building and characterization skills.

During the course of his long, prolific career, Martin has accrued every major literary prize for science fiction or fantasy writing, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Daedelus, and Locus awards. But what endears him especially to his readers is his extraordinary accessibility. A tireless participant in genre conventions and festivals, he maintains a cordial relationship with his fans through his website and blog. He is also a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Good To Know

Christened George Raymond Martin, the author has this to say about his unusual name: "I arrived short one 'R' but fixed that at my confirmation 13 years later."

As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service from 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation.

Martin was class valedictorian of his high school. In 1970, he graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University.

In the mid-1970s, Martin supplemented his income by directing tournaments for the Continental Chess Association.

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Fe, NM
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 20, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bayonne, NJ
    1. Education:
      B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971
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  • Posted November 16, 2011

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    Horrible Horror

    Necro Files is a collection of ¿horror¿ stories, written by twenty authors over a period of 20 years. Many of the authors have won or were nominated for awards, such as the Bram Stoker Award. I was thrilled when I found out I won a copy on Goodreads (as a first read giveaway), especially since Halloween was just around the corner and I was in a mood to be scared. The book ended up being a total disappointment. Some of the stories had a twist at the end that was reminiscent of the TV series The Twilight Zone, except the twists in Necro Files were so telegraphed and poorly done that I could see what was coming in most of the stories, and in a few, in the first paragraphs. Only one story had an ending that caught me off guard and that is because the protagonist lived, and in the situation he was in it was totally unbelievable that he wasn¿t killed. This ruined the story. There are some ¿Extreme¿, violent ¿sex¿ and graphic passages in the book, making this an ADULT ONLY book. Gore and violence doesn¿t equal horror no matter how ¿extreme¿ or detailed it is. In a few of the stories it felt that the writer was just trying too hard. Example: What is worse that having sex with a dead person? Having the dead person rotting and full of maggots! (Guess this type of writing is what justified the use of ¿Extreme¿ in the title of the book). One of the stories had a torture passage that was hard to read, but the character development was so poor that there was no real emotional investment to make a true impact. The two scariest parts of the book, for me, was when in one of the stories had a character describe the process of making hamburger (wasn¿t scary enough for me not to want a meatloaf for dinner). The other was when a character was described as wearing what looked like a plaid fur coat. I was wanting a book that left me wanting to leave the lights on and maybe give me a shiver or two. What I ended up with was a book that felt as if it was always over reaching and trying to shock the reader instead of trying to scare the reader. Sometimes less is more. The worse thing about this book is that it took away my desire to read. Hope I get it back soon. If only horror and horrible meant the same thing¿ I wouldn¿t recommend this book to anyone!

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