Friday, August 14, 2009

Hugo-Winner on the Art of Editing Short Fiction - Ellen Datlow

"ED: I'm very broad in my definition of horror (two minor cuts made). There's a long tradition of science fiction horror like the story "Who Goes There," which became the movie The Thing, or The Fly. Then there's the continuum of which ranges from dark fantasy to horror. [Australian horror writer] Kaaron Warren says horror goes farther than dark fantasy. But what's that extra step that makes it horror? Horror is edgier. Dark fantasy feels mushier to me. Finding the difference - it's an instinct. And they overlap a lot."

4.5 out of 5

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