Author Archives: Bev Vincent

Not Kansas Any More

Last summer it was Styx and Foreigner. Last night it was Toto and Yes. Gradually I’m finally getting the chance to see in concert all the bands who I first discovered in high school or as a university undergrad, many … Continue reading

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Working Class Dog

My review of The Shining: Studies in the Horror Film just went live at Cemetery Dance Online. We watched a couple of documentaries and a couple of films this weekend. First, we saw An Honest Liar, a documentary about James … Continue reading

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Johnny B. Goode

I went to a book signing last night and came home smelling of smoke. No, it didn’t turn into a book burning. I first met Michael Koryta at Necon in 2014. We hit it off quickly and I found myself … Continue reading

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Ride-along with the True Detectives

What’s a person to do when your spouse is out of town for the weekend and the daytime high temperatures are hovering around 102° with a heat index over 110°? I had a plan and a backup plan. Fortunately, everything … Continue reading

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BSP

It’s been nearly two years since we saw the mercury rise past 100°F (37.8°C), but we’re making up for lost time. Triple digits day in and day out, with heat indices in the 108-109° range. Fortunately, I’m not outdoors very … Continue reading

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Living on the Edge

My latest essay at Stephen King Revisited is now online. It’s called A brick heaved through a window, and it’s the history behind Cujo. The title comes from a comment King once made about the way he wanted the book to … Continue reading

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Not so elementary

We saw Mr. Holmes on Friday evening. It stars Sir Ian McKellan as a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes, retired to the coast of England, keeping bees and battling the onset of dementia. Laura Linney is his housekeeper. She has a young … Continue reading

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Himitsu wo shiri tai

I can’t believe that it’s been a week since I set out for NECON. Where does the time go? I had to get up really (really) early for my flight last Thursday, but the good thing about that was that … Continue reading

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Going camping

It’s that time of year again: I head off to NECon tomorrow morning on a flight that seemed like a good idea at the time but now I’m facing the reality of having to get up in time to make … Continue reading

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Four stories: CD Select

I’m happy to announce the publication of my entry in the new Cemetery Dance Select series of eBooks. This mini-collection contains the following stories: A Murder of Vampires Overtoun Bridge Centralia Is Still Burning What David Was Doing When the … Continue reading

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