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The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
An award-winning, landmark anthology: contains original, never-before published works by Ray Bradbury, Gary A. Braunbeck, Jason V Brock, Christopher Conlon, Norman Corwin, Cody Goodfellow, Earl Hamner, George Clayton Johnson, Nancy Kilpatrick, Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Matheson, Richard Christian Matheson, Lisa Morton, Kurt Newton, William F. Nolan, Dan O'Bannon, Frank M. R ...more
Hardcover, First, 288 pages
Published February 3rd 2010 by Cycatrix Press (first published 2009)
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Sarah L. Covert
Nov 18, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: she-never-slept
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With a collection of works from legends like: Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Dan O’Bannon, George Clayton Johnson, William F. Nolan, Earl Hamner, Joe R. Lansdale, and more, It is easy to see why people would want to own this book. I was pleasantly surprised when reading this book. I expected the contributions of such giants to be well-written, but what I didn’t see coming was the devilish charm that the “lesser-known” authors lent to this anthology.

“Just a Suggestion” written by John Sh
David Agranoff
Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror-anthology
It only takes a short conversation with this book's editing team Jason V. Brock(of Dark Discoveries magazine) and William F. Nolan (Logan's Run and Dark Universe) to know they put a ton of work into this anthology. It's been a long time since an anthology had such a treasure trove of authors involved. Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson(Both father and son), Joe R. Lansdale, Dan O' Bannon, and Gary Braunbeck to name a few. More importantly for me personal favorites John Shirley, Lisa Morton and Cody ...more
Hunter Johnson
Collection of old and new horror short stories & teleplays, with hits and misses. My favorite was Gary A. Braunbeck's "A Certain Disquieting Darkness". ...more
(Dammit, I didn't make a note of when I started reading this. Probably within the month.)

A solid collection with one weak point and a few very good ones. There was a distinct disunity of style and format (teleplays and scripts) that was actually rather appealing.

The Bradbury story that opened the collection struck me as the weakest of the bunch, and it's pretty hard for me to say that; I love Bradbury. It felt almost absurd, and not much else. Contrast the script/vignette by the Mathesons, "Madr
Jason Brock
Feb 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Not my reviews, but I will post online review links here:

From Publisher's Weekly: Review

From Cemetery Dance (about the mass signing): 'Back from the EDGE'

From Horror Drive-In: BLEEDING EDGE Review

From The Zone: Book Review

There are MANY others, but that's enough for now...

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This is the trade edition signed by William F. Nolan and Jason V. Brock and is one of four hundred printed. There are also 100 copies of the limited edition signed by all contributors.
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“Jason V Brock… A bold new voice in American fiction. Watch this man! You may be in at the birth of a legend.”
--William F. Nolan (co-author of "Logan’s Run"; screenwriter for "Burnt Offerings")

“[Brock] makes the fantastic utterly believable… a fine writer, indeed.”
--George Clayton Johnson (writer for "Star Trek" and "The Twilight Zone"; co-author, "Logan’s Run")

--Ray Bradbury (autho

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