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World Fantasy Convention. The Fifth World Fantasy Convention - Page 15. October 12, 1979 - October 14, 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1453/show/1424.

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World Fantasy Convention. (October 12, 1979 - October 14, 1979). The Fifth World Fantasy Convention - Page 15. Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1453/show/1424

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Title The Fifth World Fantasy Convention
Creator (LCNAF)
  • World Fantasy Convention
Date October 12, 1979 - October 14, 1979
Description Program book for the Fifth World Fantasy Convention.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
  • World Fantasy Convention
  • King, Stephen
  • Belknap Long, Frank
  • Whelan, Michael
  • Grant, Charles L.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Providence, Rhode Island
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 37
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Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/1984_003
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript WMEBmrnW .' ■■■-';. •::'■.''.:,: P^B* '■' HHBHH 5wBb sis HUSH '-.' '-.'■■■ ■ I '■ v ::■■.;'■ mnHi Charles Grant by Les Daniels Charlie Grant sneaks up on people. It's his job, and he does it well. For the past decade or so, he's been sneaking up through the ranks of fantasy writers, and by now he's very near the top. He started slowly, with a handful of subtle, skillfully crafted short stories that have slowly turned into a hideous horde. They appeared in magazines such as Fantastic, Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Midnight Sun, and they reappeared in anthologies; by now it is difficult to imagine a volume of The Year's Best Horror Stories without a sample of Grant's patented grue. He also sneaks up on people in elevators. That's how I first met him, at a previous World Fantasy Convention, and he proved to be an unassuming gentleman with the same quality of understatement that distinguishes his work. He's at his sneakiest in his stories and novels, where he concocts quiet, carefully conceived situations that build inexorably into a clear, ringing note of unadulterated terror. He's a crusader for the tasteful, low key, indirect approach to dark fantasy, and everything he writes proves the merit ofhis position. Even those of us who are inclined toward the bludgeon rather than the scalpel would never deny the effectiveness ofhis technique. The proof can be found in such fine short stories as "White Wolf Calling," "When All the Children Call My Name," "If Damon Comes," and "Hear Me Now, My Sweet Abbey Rose." Working on a larger canvas, Grant has produced a series of fine novels about a singularly unpleasant New England town called Oxrun Station: The Hour of the Oxrun Dead, The Sound of Midnight, and a new one entitled The Last Call of Mourning. When some of us aren't looking, Grant also excells in the science fiction field, where he has written several novels and a healthy stack of short stories. Along the way, he's earned himself a couple of Nebula Awards. And on the subject of awards, it's worth noting that this year Charles L. Grant has been nominated for World Fantasy Awards in three separate categories. This is quite an achievement in itself; Grant's triple threat is unprecedented. The Sound of Midnight has been nominated as best novel; "Hear Me Now, My Sweet Abbey Rose" has been nominated as best short story; and Shadows, the anthology of new fiction which Grant edited, has been nominated as best collection. If he keeps up this sort of thing, Charlie Grant will be obliged to stop sneaking around in the shadows and get out in the spotlight where everyone will be able to see the bloodstains on his sleeves and the wild look in his eyes.