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Gippy Adams Henry (Author of Web of Destruction)
David Hartley (Author of Spiderseed)
Justin Bienvenue (Author of Bloody Bloody A Mess In The Wild Wild West)
David Hartley has since got back to me with his answer to this months question (about the inspiration for his book.) If you’re curious about these things (like I am) here is his response.
The stories of Spiderseed were all written over the course of the past four years, so the inspiration is quite wide-spread and general. But I would say I’m inspired by the strangeness of life, both human and animal, and by how storytelling can take those strangenesses and twist them into something haunting. The absolute master of this is a writer called Alan Garner who I idolise, but it also comes through in the works of people like JG Ballard and Jeff Noon. And the inspiration for the ‘Most Haunted’ story came from witnessing a real-life spirit medium manipulating an audience when I used to work as an usher in a theatre. It made me angry and I’ve always had a deep distrust of spirit mediums like Derek Acorah – liars and charlatans the lot of them! So I wanted to write something strange, haunting and utterly demeaning (and quick-stab short) towards the industry… and Most Haunted was the result of that.