Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Five You Can't Miss

Today kicks off Five You Can't Miss -- where writers and editors pick five excellent stories from 2011. First up is Christopher Grant, editor extraordinaire of A Twist of Noir and Eaten Alive (and a new project -- you'll have to read on to find out about that one). Grant is also a tremendous writer who I'm sure will be popping up on several people's lists.

Richard is always worth your time. In addition to be a hell of a friend, he's a hell of a writer, too. And who can't love a story that stars (numerous times) The Most Interesting Man In The World?

Just as with Richard, AJ's a hell of a friend and a hell of a writer. And this story, just fucking hilarious. Butch and Sundance in drag? Classic!

I pride myself on publishing some of the best noir/crime stories on the web. This one simply seared my eyebrows off. From top to bottom, and for my money, one of the best of the year. If Christopher Black continues to write like this, he's going to be a legend in no time.

If Christopher Black seared my eyebrows off, Katherine Tomlinson bashed my brains in with this one. I have no words for this other than Go Read Now!

5) And now for something completely different...
There are two versions of this story at Alternate Endings, my new site where nothing happens the same way twice. While I love the first version, I love the wordplay of the second even more. A nuclear holocaust and the last two sentences being: As Max left hospital he heard a screaming overhead. To him the burning buildings looked like Baked Alaskas.

Plus there's lots and lots of cake and who doesn't like cake?


  1. I've read three of the five stories listed and can only say--I'm honored to be listed among them and can't wait to read Richard's alternate ending one and Dirty Beaches. Looking forward to some GREAT reading as the lists come in.

  2. I can only echo Katherine's sentiments, Christopher. I've read 'em all with a great deal of pleasure. Top level choices from one of the best in the biz.

  3. This series is a great idea, and Christopher is the ideal person to kick it off. I'm flattered he put me in with 3 highly skilled writers.

  4. Christopher thank you for the nominations and your kind words, and you're a great friend too, I'm honoured to be in this good company.