David B. Silva, founder and editor of Hellnotes and The Horror Show, has passed away. He was 62.
While I never had a chance to work with him personally his contributions to the horror genre are many.
R.I.P David. You will be greatly missed.
Author Robert Swartwood wrote a nice piece in memory of David, which you can read HERE.
And there's another post worth reading on the Happy Whisk blog HERE.
A little about the man we lost:
David B. Silva has written seven novels, his most recent, All The Lonely People, a story about Chase Hanford, who owns a little bar at the edge of town, with a few regulars and not much else. Until a man shows up one day with a spirit box. When the contents of the box are released, Chase awakens with the realization that bits and pieces of his life are being stolen and he sets out to regain control of his very soul.
He is probably best known as the editor of The Horror Show, which was published quarterly from 1982 to 1991. This small-press horror magazine won a World Fantasy Award in 1988 and went on to publish the first early works of some of today's most talented and influential horror authors, such as Bentley Little, Brian Hodge, and Poppy Z. Brite.
Silva co-edited (with Paul F. Olson) two anthologies published by St. Martins Press: Post Mortem and Dead End: City Limits. In addition, he edited The Definitive Best of The Horror Show, published by CD Publications in 1992.
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