Wayne Kyle Spitzer (born July 15, 1966) is an American author and low-budget horror filmmaker from Spokane, Washington. He is the writer/director of the short horror film, Shadows in the Garden, as well as the author of Flashback, an SF/horror novel published in 1993. Spitzer's non-genre writing has appeared in subTerrain Magazine: Strong Words for a Polite Nation and Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History. His recent fiction includes The Ferryman Pentalogy, consisting of Comes a Ferryman, The Tempter and the Taker, The Pierced Veil, Black Hole, White Fountain, and To the End of Ursathrax, as well as The X-Ray Rider Trilogy and a screen adaptation of Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows.
One wind is for Ghost, a juvenile tyrannosaur who befriends a boy ... until he develops a taste for human flesh. Another wind is for 'Black Betty,' a road grader possessed by demonic aliens. Still another is for Patrobus, Captain of the Witch Doctors in a war between men and women. Yet one more is for the haunted wind turbines which stand like sentinels outside a town near you ...
It was all too much—the car that had been buried for 52 years yet started right up, the flashback to the 1960s and the ghostly girl, the bugs the size of dogs whose stench filled the cab and caused me to wretch.
One wind is for a Jewish father, who calls up an unspeakable evil to avenge his son. Another is for an intersex hero caught up in a battle between men and women. Still another is for an astronaut thrown into black hole, where he sees the Face of God. Yet one more is for the hooded men who prowl the Kentucky night ...
After breaking their sworn oaths in a fit of forbidden passion, a sacrificial bride (Shekalane) and her fearsome escort (the ferryman Dravidian) find themselves alone and on the run in the subterranean river-world of Ursathrax.
Scary tales to tell around the campfire ... A reluctant assassin, a strange lake dweller, a pathological friend, a sea serpent, a dog creature--all will meet their fate in the game between the hunter and the hunted.
It’s the dawn of the 1970s and everything is changing. The war in Vietnam is winding down. So is the Apollo Space Program. The tiny northwestern city of Spokane is about to host a World’s Fair. But the Watergate Hearings and the re-entry of Skylab and the eruption of Mount Saint Helens are coming…as are killer bees and Ronald Reagan.
After breaking--in a fit of forbidden passion--their sworn oaths to the Lucitor and His Lottery, a prisoner, Shekalane, and her former jailer (the ferryman Dravidian) find themselves alone and on the run in the subterranean world of Ursathrax.