My interview with Stephen Jones in Cemetery Dance #59
My interview with horror editor/anthologist extraordinaire Stephen Jones has finally been given a definite publication date in the venerable horror industry magazine Cemetery Dance. I first mentioned this interview nearly a year ago, in May of 2007, in a post titled “Stephen Jones on the death of reading” that contained a substantial excerpt detailing Steve’s views on the likely cataclysmic decline of imaginative reading habits among the general population of modern entertainment-drunk societies (like Great Britain and the United States) in the foreseeable future.
CD has had a rough year, what with one of its editors suffering some family crises. They’ve fallen behind schedule but are now back on track. Just today I discovered that they’ve posted the contents of Issue #59, and that my conversation with Steve is included. Elsewhere at their site (in the April 13 update on their Breaking News page) they mention that the previous issue, #58, is shipping right now, and that #59 is “already deep in production” and should go to the printers soon.
So it’s cold beers all around!
I’m pleased to see that I’ll be keeping company between the covers of the mag with such worthy folks as Sarah Langan, Nick Mamatas, Brian Keene, Stephen Mark Rainey, Darren Speegle, Michael McBride, Steve Vernon, Paul Finch, and a few others. Very nice.