Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Going Mammoth

Yeahhhh...

Writing that Karl Edward Wagner post probably wasn't the best idea for me. I'm hankering to acquire more Mammoth books, now.  Heck, not hankering - have been.

I also wanted to try some noir/pulp in the short form, and The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction caught my eye. It's my first used purchase from Amazon (I usually go with eBay or ABEBooks) but I was able to use Amazon credit and get it free.


That started the ball rolling, all right.

The Zombies! book is really The Mammoth Book of Zombies reissued.

I also grabbed a digital version of The Mammoth Book of Vampires (with the class action lawsuit credit that Amazon issued a few weeks ago.)

But, I've also been reevaluating which books I want digital (because, it's really a lease, not a purchase) and which ones I want physically. After a long time, I'm swinging back toward the print side of the needle for more titles - not all certainly, but more than before.

So, eventually I might end up with a print copy of The Mammoth Book of Vampires.

Like Zombies!, some of the Mammoth books have under gone name changes. In addition to the above, I already owned The Mammoth Book of Monsters, The Mammoth Book of Wolfmen(/The Mammoth Book of Werewolves,) The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, The Mammoth Book of Vampires Stories by Women, and - branching out from horror - The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers Tales(/The Mammoth Book of Dark Magic.)

And yeah - I have more on order as we speak. I'll share when I get my hands on them!

I'm really in the mood for short stories lately - both as a reader, and as a writer with a few ideas bubbling for upcoming anthologies.  I'm getting motivated, being entertained and analyzing what makes a story work.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds good Paul, I'll have to hunt for that Mammoth Book of Sorcerer's.

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  2. I've got the Mammoth book of Pulp Fiction somewhere. Maybe under this stack? Yeah, here it...uh-oh. [sound of many books falling]

    [dust settles]

    [crickets]

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    1. Trying not to get to that point, but...- yup.

      We need inter-dimensional engineering so we can just put our books in a room that's "bigger on the inside."

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  3. so far I've never had a story in any of these mammoth collections. Almost at one point. I kind of wish I could say I had

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    1. Charles, that would be exciting, indeed!

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