Gifts for the Geek: Day 10: ‘Bad Glass’ by Richard E. Gropp


Richard Gropp’s Bad Glass has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the season: a surrealistic fantasy-horror classic from not only a first-time author, but one who was plucked out of relative obscurity via our own Unbound Worlds writing contest. It’s like some kind of modern day fairy tale, really.

When you begin to read Bad Glass, you’ll know exactly why Gropp’s book made it to publication. This is urban horror unlike anything you’ve encountered. I’m not the only person who thinks so, either: So does Caitlin R. Kiernan (one of my favorite dark fantasy authors, by the way), who described Bad Glass as “Chilling, surreal and terrifying”. What do you have to do to as an author to terrify Caitlin R. Kiernan? A whole heck of a lot.

Bad Glass would be a great book for any fan of dark fiction generally, and especially so for an aspiring writer. The book is as creepy as the story behind its publication inspiring. Grab a copy now! Stuff your stocking with Bad Glass!