By Stephen King, Charles L. Grant
To do an anthology, to fill it with the categories of reports its premise dictates, there must be ideas. principles for size, for type, for content material. yet one of many nicest issues approximately being an editor is: because you made up the foundations within the first position, you may as well holiday them whilst the get together warrants. hence, I've set myself opposed to the conventional in darkish delusion fiction (vampires, werewolves, and so forth), opposed to together with technology fiction, humor, and poetry, and opposed to settings except the contemporary.
This quantity breaks nearly each of my ideas. And the easiest half approximately that's, so long as you and that i, as readers, benefit from the choices, who cares? and revel in I belief you are going to. might be no longer all, on the grounds that all of us range in tastes, yet adequate in order that the name of this sequence keeps to work—if now not in your mind's eye, then a minimum of in your dreams.
Charles L. Grant
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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