Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Death to the Dealers of Death!

I had a nice surprise this week.

A Spider fan named Jack Maxwell picked up a few extra replica Spider "premium" rings (issued as a promotional item by Baen Books for their new Spider pulp reprints) in San Diego and kindly sent me one. Apparently, he thought I handled the Master of Men with some degree of competence in my short story, "The Spider and the Monster Makers," which appeared in Moonstone Books' Spider Chronicles anthology.

I've had very little feedback on that particular tale, so receiving this neat gift and Jack's gracious letter was very gratifying. I tried very hard to capture the flavor of the original pulps and do justice to the character with that story. It's nice to know that someone thought I succeeded.

Thanks, Jack!


Charles Gramlich said...

I didn't realize you'd written a Spider story. I'm a big fan of that character so will have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,
Imagine my surprise when I was looking up 'The Spider' online and noticed your blog had an entry or two. And I realized I hadn't checked your blog in a while. I popped over...needless to say I was shocked when the blog was regarding yours truly. I'm glad that you liked the ring. And know that I loved the story. Can't wait to see more from you.

~Jack Maxwell