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Wells , whose mixture of optimism and pessimism for the future he believes poignantly captures the dilemma of human existence. He was also greatly influenced by the writings of English romantic poet William Blake and feels that Blake's ideas and images have affected his world view and are often reflected in his writing.
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He cites film as a major influence, in particular the late night horror films of his youth which led him to read classics such as Frankenstein , Dracula and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He feels that these works and their film versions, together with classic Universal and Hammer Horror films had left him with an enduring gothic sensibility in his outlook. Press with his partner Cat Sparks. The anthology blurs the traditional boundaries of genre expectations by commissioning twelve crime stories from Australian writers, in each case challenging the writer to produce a story that also worked with the conventions of another genre; examples include the western, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Many of the tales have a bizarre or horror leaning giving the collection a dark fantasy sensibility. Co-edited with Bill Congreve , the anthology was the first Australian annual collection of horror stories, showcasing ten horror tales published during , together with a history of Australian horror and a recommended reading list. The collection includes horror tales by Australian writers typically known for their genre fiction such as Stephen Dedman and Leanne Frahm , and those known for their literary fiction, such as Carmel Bird and Garry Disher.
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A series of three anthologies of stories about giant monsters, known as ' Daikaiju ' in Japanese and familiar through cinematic examples such as Godzilla and King Kong. The volumes are co-edited with Robin Pen and comprise Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales , Daikaiju!
All three are published by Agog! The first of the three anthologies was awarded the Ditmar for Best Collection in While the Daikaiju genre had previously been well represented in film and comics, it was not well-established as a literary genre and there had been few examples published prior to Hood's anthologies. A call for stories on the theme brought a surprising number and range of tales from around the world and tapped a vein of enthusiasm among writers who had been waiting for such an opportunity. Submissions included stories that invoked the essence of the genre but also those that envisioned new and original ideas drawn from its sensibilities.
A number of short-listed stories were unable to be included in the first volume due to size constraints. Hood had originally intended to publish these in an e-publication, as anthologies on daikaiju are infrequently published and the stories might find difficulty finding a market elsewhere. However a relationship between Agog!
Additionally, Hood has been nominated for awards in the speculative fiction field on numerous occasions. Paul Guran. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the writer. For the musician, see Robert Hood. Robert Hood left with Peter Straub in Retrieved 27 May Aurealis Retrieved 1 August The Writing Show: Information and inspiration for writers.
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Archived from the original PDF on 27 June Retrieved 5 August Archived from the original on 4 March Locus Magazine Online. Retrieved 19 February Comment by undeadhood - October 1, pm. I bought a copy shortly after writing this review, but your offer is most generous. I will shop it around to our generally slothful reviewers, and see if any of them are interested and up to the task.