Friday, March 12, 2004

Brett Alexander Savory-edited West Memphis Three anthology coming in October

Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson's West Memphis Three anthology will be published in early October by Arsenal Pulp Press .

The anthology is called Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three. Sales of the book will raise money for the defense of the "West Memphis Three," young men tried and found guilty of a murder through what many people see as a disturbing pattern of public hysterics, official misconduct, and completely illogical judicial conclusions, not because of evidence, but because they wore black, listened to heavy metal music, and liked horror fiction. This site has been created to raise awareness of the case. Two films about the case are also coming out later this year--a feature film, West Memphis Three, and Devil's Knot, based on Mara Leveritt's book.

Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three will be made up of 13 works of fiction and eight works of non-fiction, plus one set of lyrics, some black-and-white photos, and several black-and-white illustrations. Contributors are (in alphabetical order): Peg Aloi, Clive Barker, Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, Gary A. Braunbeck, Poppy Z. Brite & Caitlin R. Kiernan, Stephen Dedman, Adam Greene & David Niall Wilson, James Hetfield, Brian Hodge, Gerard Houarner, Philip Jenkins, Mara Leveritt, Bentley Little, Simon Logan, Michael Marano, Elizabeth Massie, James Morrow, Scott Nicholson, Mike Oliveri, Grove Pashley, John Pelan, Adam Roberts, Burk Sauls, Peter Straub, and Paul G. Tremblay.

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