Dennis Etchison





Dennis Etchison


Born
in Stockton, CA, The United States
March 30, 1943

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aka Jack Martin.

Dennis Etchison's short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies since 1961, and in his collections The Dark Country, Red Dreams, The Blood Kiss and The Death Artist. He is also an editor (Cutting Edge, MetaHorror, Masters of Darkness, The Museum of Horrors), novelist (Darkside, California Gothic, Double Edge), screenwriter and the winner of five British Fantasy and World Fantasy Awards. Publishers Weekly has called his writing "the state of the art in modern horror."

Average rating: 3.87 · 13,538 ratings · 836 reviews · 141 distinct works · Similar authors
The Dark Country

3.79 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1982 — 12 editions
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The Museum of Horrors

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3.63 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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The Fog

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3.62 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1980
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Cutting Edge

3.87 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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Masters of Darkness III

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3.88 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1991
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The Death Artist

3.66 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Shadow Man

3.25 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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Red Dreams

3.49 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1984 — 6 editions
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MetaHorror

3.65 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Darkside

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3.76 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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“He pressed bravely ahead with his story, the outlines and preliminary versions of which by now filled two thick notebooks, reorganizing, redrafting, and obsessively re-polishing lines and paragraphs with a jeweler's precision.

But it was not good enough.

He wanted the pages to sing with ideas that had once seemed so important to him, all and everything he knew, and yet they did not, and no amount of diligence was able to bring them to life. The story came to be a burden and weighed more heavily in his hands each time he lifted it out of the drawer. After a few weeks he was reluctant to open the desk at all.

("Talking In The Dark")”
Dennis Etchison, Shadows 7

“Art isn't life, you know. It if were, the world would go up in flames. It's artifice. By definition.

("Talking In The Dark")”
Dennis Etchison, Shadows 7

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