Thursday, January 3, 2019

DAY 7 OF ANNOUNCING! Table of Contents for: POP THE CLUTCH: THRILLING TALES OF ROCKABILLY, MONSTERS, AND HOT ROD HORROR

I’ll be posting all contributors here, one-a-day, to reveal the table of contents for the latest anthology that I’ve created: Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror, to be published by Dark Moon Books on January 14, 2019!

DAY 7 of 18: Duane Swierczynski

1.
Seanan McGuire presents “The Golden Girls of Fall”
2.
Weston Ochse presents “Sea Lords of the Columbia”
3.
Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale present “Tremble”
4.
Gary Phillips presents “The Demon of the Track”
5.
Jason Starr presents “Outlawed Ink”
6. Nancy Holder presents “We Might Be Giants”
7. Duane Swierczynski presents “Universal Monster”

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EXCERPT:

      . . . Bobby hired him because he needed another monster picture. He always needs monsters. The studio hasn’t had a bona fide hit since the green guy with the gills. When you’re desperate, you turn to desperate people. People like Marvel Whitehead. Goddamn weirdo.”
      We were headed up into the mountains by this point, on our way to the desert. I wondered if I should put the top up. It was already oven-hot.
       “I was in the office when Bobby brought him in to pitch. He tried a bunch of bullshit on us. Rampaging insects made of human body parts. A country full of witches. Ghosts who weren’t really dead, and so on. Nothing clicked with Bobby. And then Marvel pulled the old, ‘Well, I do have one more thing, but I don’t know if it would interest you, people have never seen anything like it, I don’t know if audiences could stand it, blah blah blah.’ We both realized all that other bullshit had been a set-up for this big idea he obviously wanted to pitch. So Bobby says, ‘Come on, let’s hear it, already.’”
      I side-eyed new girl to see if the warm air had made her drift off to sleep. But no. She was paying close attention to me, hanging on my every word.
       “Marvel had an idea for a new kind of monster. One that people in the audience can’t escape, he says. That’s because it actually comes to life and crawls off the screen, he says. . .

Universal Monster by Duane Swierczynski
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ABOUT:
DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI is the Edgar-nominated author of ten novels including Revolver, Canary, and the Shamus Award-winning Charlie Hardie series, many of which are in development for film/TV. Duane has also written over 250 comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, and Archie, and collaborated with James Patterson on The House Husband, The Shut-In, and Stingrays, as well as CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker on the bestselling Level 26 series. Earlier in his career, Duane worked as an editor and writer for Details, Men’s Health, and Philadelphia magazines, and was the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

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PREORDER NOW FOR THIS AND 17 OTHER TALES OF THRILLING FUN AND IMAGINATION!!

Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror


Releasing: January 14, 2019

“A fitting
tribute to the 1950s with this 18-story compendium of hot rods, rock ’n’ roll, and creature features come to life.” —Publishers Weekly




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