- The Ocean and All Its Devices
Spencer includes an insightful introduction on the importance of fiction that the contents of his book bear out magnificently.
- The Unorthodox Dr. Draper and Other Stories
Lovecraft aficionado Spencer collects nine reprints and a poem that will appeal to those who like their horror with a literary flair.
- The Return of Count Electric, and Other Stories
Spencer likes to give a nod to other writers: ``Snow'' is a modern version of Somerset Maugham's ``Rain;'' the eerie ``A Child's Christmas in Florida'' is like nothing Dylan Thomas would have imagined.
- Resume with Monsters
Although this oddball work is often appealing, Spencer (The Return of Count Electric) ultimately fails to unite satisfactorily the workplace comedy and Philip's deranged imagination.
- Zod Wallop
Sly humor and eccentric characters raise Spencer's third novel (following Resume, with Monsters) far above run-of-the-mill fantasy fare.
- Maybe I'll Call Anna
Spencer's discerning first novel draws the reader into a whirlpool of mad romantic obsession that spans 20 years.
- Irrational Fears
As in his previous novels (Zod Wallop; Resume with Monsters), Spencer follows characters already beleaguered by the mundane world as they reluctantly make a stand against vast supernatural forces.
- BEA 2012: Little, Brown—175 Years Young
And it will appear on the fall list—including Tom Wolfe’s first novel with the press, Back to Blood; Scott Spencer’s pseudonymous horror novel, Breed; Michael Koryta’s thriller The Prophet; and the final volume of William Manchester’s Winston Churchill biography, The Last Lion, completed by
- Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy
Tim Powers’s “The Hour of Babel,” a contemporary time-travel tragedy with metaphysical underpinnings, and William Browning Spencer’s “Penguins of the Apocalypse,” a modern fable that excels at tense misdirection, rub shoulders with Rachel Swirsky’s “Monstrous Embrace” and Patrick Rothfuss’s “The Road
- Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror
High points include Laird Barron's “The Broadsword” and William Browning Spencer's “Usurped,” cumulatively creepy studies of Lovecraft-style locales where inexplicable supernatural phenomena suggest an otherworldly dimension intersecting our own.
- New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird
Comic riffs on Lovecraftian themes include "The Essayist in the Wilderness," William Browning Spencer's hilarious account of a navel-gazing writer oblivious to his wife's transformation.
- Deals: Week of 5/3/2010
Agent William Clark, of William Clark Associates, brokered the deal.
- Deals: Week of 2/14/11
Spencer Tries Horror Scott Spencer, twice nominated for the National Book Award, sold his horror debut, Breed, to John Schoenfelder at Little, Brown's new suspense imprint, Mulholland Books.
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Agent, Marie Brown. 5-city author tour.
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