Charles L. Grant

Biography

Charles L. Grant (1942 - 2006) was one of the most prolific and respected genre novelists of his generation. He wrote Science Fiction, Fantasy Adventure, Young Adult Horror, movie and television novelizations, Gothic Romances and Historical Romances under a bewildering array of pseudonyms. But he was best known for horror, which he liked to call Dark Fantasy. In that field he wrote thirty novels and collections and edited twenty-five anthologies. He was nominated for awards in all the fields he wrote in including SF (Nebula & Hugo awards), Fantasy (British Fantasy Society & Balrog awards) and horror (Bram Stoker & World Fantasy awards). He was given Lifetime Recognition Awards by the British Fantasy Society, the International Horror Guild, the World Horror Convention and Necon. He was the husband of novelist Kathryn Ptacek and wrote or edited over 100 books.

Books

The Complete Short Fiction of Charles L. Grant, Volume IV: The Black Carousel
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,360. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
"The Oxrun books represent a grand, wildly successful experiment in horror, as Charlie effectively explored dread and disquiet in many forms ... read and reread this excellent example of Charlie’s craft as a way of “holding on” to him, and all the good things he represented. If enough of us do that, the strange but moving music he created will never fade away." —Hank Wagner (from the Introduction)
Jackals
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Roadkill. We've all seen it, drove past it, even probably been responsible for it. But from the pen of the legendary Charles L. Grant, that blood splattered across the asphalt isn't animal ... it's human. After all, "roadkill" takes on a whole new meaning when the dominant species isn't behind the wheel, but rather hunting the back roads and breakdown lanes for vulnerable, easy prey ...
The Universe of Horror Volume 3: The Long Night of the Grave
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,090. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Charles L. Grant's town of Oxrun Station became real to horror fans (much like Lovecraft's Arkham and King's Castle Rock). While most of Grant’s stories were contemporary, he did write a trilogy of “historical” novels placed in an earlier Oxrun.
The Universe of Horror Volume 2: The Dark Cry of the Moon
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,300. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Charles L. Grant's town of Oxrun Station became real to horror fans (much like Lovecraft's Arkham and King's Castle Rock). While most of Grant’s stories were contemporary, he did write a trilogy of “historical” novels placed in an earlier Oxrun.
The Universe of Horror Volume 1: The Soft Whisper of the Dead
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,710. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Charles L. Grant's town of Oxrun Station became real to horror fans (much like Lovecraft's Arkham and King's Castle Rock). While most of Grant’s stories were contemporary, he did write a trilogy of “historical” novels placed in an earlier Oxrun.
The Complete Short Fiction of Charles L. Grant Volume 3: Dialing the Wind
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,980. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
"It’s said that backward masking on albums can subconsciously affect the listener ... what Charlie Grant does with his writing is similar ... he gets inside you, often without you realising. He’ll tell you a tale in his poetic, beautifully descriptive language, and the tale will end, and slowly over the next few days you’ll find yourself thinking about it more and more until... bam!
The Complete Short Fiction of Charles L. Grant Volume 2: The Orchard
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,090. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
"Of everything Charlie wrote, my favorite books of his are those that combine quartets of stories linked by a central motif like this one. It has long been argued that, for horror writers particularly, the novella is the ideal length for a story. It allows character development and plenty of darkness, while negating the need for rambling or filler.
The Complete Short Fiction of Charles L. Grant Volume 1: Nightmare Seasons
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,150. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The first book in our Complete Short Fiction of Charles L. Grant, originally published in 1982, is truly "historic," as it was the first time Grant published four novellas with linking material around a common theme. It is, in effect, a tone poem — almost a symphony. It was so successful that he repeated the format three times.
The Hour of the Oxrun Dead
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,890. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by Bob Booth. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The Hour of the Oxrun Dead was a breakthrough for Charles Grant. It was the first novel dealing with Oxrun Station, an invented, cursed locale that is unsurpassed in the minds of horror fans. Appearing in 1977, it helped usher in the golden age of horror fiction. Character-driven and emotionally wrenching it stands in sharp contrast to the "gore galore" style that dominates the genre today.

Charles L. Grant’s tag cloud