On February 2, WordFest will host one of the legends of modern science fiction. William F. Nolan and fellow author and documentary maker, Jason V. Brock, will launch their new anthology of science fiction, horror and dark fantasy, titled The Bleeding Edge.
Nolan, most famous for his science fiction classic, Logan’s Run, has written over 80 books of fiction, essays, biographies, anthologies, and poetry. He wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for the films, The Legend of Machine Gun Kelly (1975), Logan’s Run (1976), and Burnt Offerings (1976), as well as the television adaptation of Henry James’ Turn of the Screw, Terror at London Bridge, and The Kansas City Massacre. Career collections of his writings have been published in Things Beyond Midnight (1984) and William F. Nolan’s Dark Universe (2001).
He has received numerous awards, including twice winning the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America, being voted a “Living Legend in Dark Fantasy” by the International Horror Guild, and receiving the honorary title of “Author Emeritus” by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. He was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers of America,
He talked about the art of writing and read a short story at WordFest last October.
The new anthology features original and never before published works by Ray Bradbury, Earl Hamner, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Lisa Morton, as well as by Nolan and Brock, and others. They will each read a story from the anthology and discuss writing horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy.
Copies will be available for purchase. The deluxe hardcover edition is signed by over 20 contributors. The trade paperback edition is signed by both Nolan and Brock.
An interview with Nolan and Brock can currently be viewed on KLTV’s program, “Book Chat.”
The Brits owner Alice Dietz offers a select menu and desserts for those who wish to enjoy a meal during the presentations. The Brits opens at 5:30 pm.