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Ed Gorman
I was the kid in school who always had a science fiction or thriller paperback hidden behind my textbook while class was in session. I was not exactly a gifted student but I did read all the classics (my classics) from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Jack London to Ray Bradbury to Raymond Chandler before... show more



I was the kid in school who always had a science fiction or thriller paperback hidden behind my textbook while class was in session. I was not exactly a gifted student but I did read all the classics (my classics) from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Jack London to Ray Bradbury to Raymond Chandler before I finished high school. I wrote my first story in third grade. I still remember the first paragraph--I wanted to make sure that my vast readership (me) got the idea that this was a science fiction story. "Johnny Mars walked down Mars Street on Mars one day." I don't know about you but I think that should be studied in every writing class ever taught.:) About my stories and books: "Ed Gorman has the same infallible readability as writers like Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Donald E. Westlake, Ed McBain, and John D. MacDonald." Jon Breen, Ellery QueenKirkus called Ed Gorman "One of the most original crime writers around." Gorman's novels The Poker Club and The Haunted have both been filmed. Author of more than thirty novels and ten collections of short stories, The Oxford Book of Short Stories noted that his work "provides fresh ideas, characters and approaches." The Rocky Mountain News called him "The modern master of the lean and mean thriller." Gorman's thrillers include Blood Moon and The Marilyn Tapes both available as part of the Top Suspense Group (TSG). His novel Cage of Night, also available on TSG, is one of Gorman's personal favorites. The sites Gravetapping and Good Reads noted "It is truly a classic of the macabre--part mystery, part suspense, and entirely chilling and haunting." Gorman's westerns have also been lauded by Publisher's Weekly. "Written in a lean hard-boiled style." Rocky Mountain News said "Simply one of the best Western writers of our time." Booklist raved "Intelligent characaters uniuely motivated make for knock-out read." Gorman is now busy on a suspense novel he hopes to finish this year. Gorman can be reached at New Improved Gorman http://www.newimprovedgorman.com/ You can also follow him on Twitter.

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mattries37315 rated it 2 days ago
The short story anthology Legends edited by Margaret Weis, the first collection of the Tales from the Eternal Archives, contains almost twenty stories of near above average quality loosing connected to one another through a mystical library, titular Eternal Archives. Although the majority of the ni...
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it 2 years ago
Cover: BeautifulRating: 5 StarsOverall: Beautifully writtenCharacters: Mysterious and IntriguingPlot: Life in the Great Library isn't as innocent as it might seemPage Turner: YesSeries Cont.? Yes!Recommend: YesSource: LibraryShort Review:Wow, this one caught me off guard! A little slow to start, but...
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
Dark Screams: Volume Four by Clive Barker, Ed Gorman & Heather Graham is a creepy anthology. Some of the stories actually made me cringe. I gave it five stars because it was horrifying & a fast read. It included: The Departed by Clive Barker where a loving young mother yearns to touch her son ...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it 3 years ago
About Dark Screams, Volume 4 Hydra | Aug 04, 2015 | 160 Pages Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman lead readers down a twisted labyrinth of terror, horror, and suspense in Dark Screams: Volume Four, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the revered Cemeter...
Life of a bookworm
Life of a bookworm rated it 3 years ago
A handwritten annotation to the letter, in the hand of Callimachus:His divine wisdom can kiss my common arse. We blind and hobble half of the world through such ignorance, and I will not have it. Women shall study at the Serapeum as they might be inclined. Let him execute me if he wishes, but I have...
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