Readings from "Poe: 19 New Tales" at the Pratt
It was a dreary, cold, and rainy night, which made it a perfect evening to catch some readings from Poe: 19 New Tales at the Enoch Pratt Library. Editor Ellen Datlow was joined by writers Gregory Frost and John Langan in the Pratt's Poe Room. Frost read a doppelganger-themed story from the anthology (not his own) that was very Twilight-Zone-ish and subtly creepy, while Langan read his college professor lecture-as-story, "Technicolor," a clever and grim tale of Poe's mysterious last days. Datlow ended the evening with a too-brief discussion of the ins-and-outs of anthology editing before the Pratt staff kicked us out into the dark, soggy night. I grabbed a copy of the anthology, and if the two stories I heard that evening are any indication, it looks to be a collection worthy of its inspiration.