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With horror writer Robert Hood reading his short story “Last Remains”

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO “LAST REMAINS” AND ROB’S INTERVIEW HERE

“Daniel Jones hasn’t come to terms with the failure of his relationship with Jeannie; but an angry and embittered drive along a darkened freeway and a swarm of bogon moths may give him reason to look upon his situation in an entirely different light.”

Welcome to day 7 of our 2007 Halloween Ghast Fest featuring members of the Australian Horror Writers Association. Today Robert Hood reads his short story “Last Remains” and then joins us for a talk about writing. “Last Remains” contains a bit of profanity. The story was first published in 1988 in Day-dreaming on Company Time from Five Islands Press.

Robert Hood has been writing stories within the horror/science fiction genres for several decades. Among his books are the short-story collection Immaterial: Ghost Stories (MirrorDanse Books, 2002) and a number of novels. In 2005, he co-edited Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales (with Robin Pen, Agog! Press), a unique collection of original stories from around the world inspired by the Japanese tradition of giant monster films. A sequel, Daikaiju 2: Revenge of the Giant Monsters, came out earlier this year, followed by the just released Daikaiju 3: Giant Monsters vs. the World.

A new collection of his own stories, Creeping in Reptile Flesh, is due for publication early in 2008.

New stories can be found in the upcoming U.S. anthology Monster Noir, the Dr. Who anthology Destination: Prague, Borderlands magazine, and the anthologies Fantastic Wonder Stories and Worker’s Paradise.

Interviewee: Robert Hood
Host: Paula B
Music: “Triste” by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Date: October 29, 2007
Running time: 56:25 minutes
File size: 34 megabytes
Rating: A minuscule amount of profanity
Rob Hood’s Web site: www.roberthood.net
The Australian Horror Writers Web site: www.australianhorror.com/

 

LISTEN TO ROBERT HOOD READ HIS OTHER STORIES ON THE WRITING SHOW HERE:

“Nobody’s Car”
“That Old Black Graffiti
“Peripheral Movement in the Leaves under an Orange Tree