Eric S Brown


What first attracted you to horror writing?

I have always loved horror.  I was a freak kid who was carrying Fangoria to school with him by age five.  I grew up reading comics too like Weird War Tales and The Doom Patrol.   Horror was always the most fun genre to write even before I was getting published and my very first sale was a zombie story.

What is your most notable work?

That’s a matter of debate. War of the Worlds Plus Blood Guts and Zombies is my first mass market book via Simon and Schuster but a lot of fans still say Season of Rot is my best Z book to date. For me and a growing number of readers though, I would say Bigfoot War is my best and most notable work to date. It’s the best reviewed book of my career.  Almost everyone who reads it, critic or fan, agrees. I know I put my heart and soul into it more than anything I have done and it’s the first book in a trilogy that centers around turning the Bigfoot Mythos (B movie style) into a more survival horror/end of the world type story.

What are you working on now?

I am working on Bigfoot War III: Food Chain. The last book in the Bigfoot War trilogy as well as a novella entitled Into the Light which is being co-authored by James Melzer.

Who do you admire in the horror world?

My hero in a literary sense actually hasn’t written horror in a long time.  He’s best known for writing military SF such as the Hammer’s Slammers series. Hands down, the author I read growing up who turned me into a writer myself was David Drake.

Do you prefer all out gore or psychological chills?

I prefer more gore and action like say the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead or 28 Days Later. Lots of blazing guns and the end of the world. That’s me as both a fan and writer.

Why should people read your work?

I am lifelong horror fan whose goal in life is to give back to the genre I love. My work is fast paced, easy to read and relate to, and often the kind of stuff that gets overlooked by the mainstream sadly.

Recommend a book.

How about three? The Complete Hammer’s Slammers by David Drake Volumes I- III. Or if you’re into comics like I am, Teenage Revolution by Mark Waid.

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