Monday, January 31, 2011

New Pulp Master: Garnett Elliott

Garnett Elliott amazes me with the ease at which he can dance between genres and continue to deliver top-shelf material. Though he makes it look easy, we all know it stems from hard work and meticulous attention to honing his craft. If this was 1935, he would be writing for Black Mask and Weird Tales.

Vox Staccato and the Eight-Bit Mafia, Thuglit, issue #38, July/Aug 2010

Harvest of Horns, Plots With Guns, #11 "New Slashers"

Disability, Inc., All Due Respect, issue #5, November 2010

The Redemption of Tom Chatham, BEAT to a PULP, #64

First Man Falling, BEAT to a PULP, #101

15 comments:

Garnett Elliott said...

Well, you can tell I'm not taking myself too seriously in this picture . . .

Thanks for the exposure, David. Wait till I tell everyone at work I'm a New Pulp Master. I like the sound of that.

David Cranmer said...

Sharp photo, G. I wish I could pull off a boxing stance like that but I would look ridiculous.

Chris Rhatigan said...

He does rock. Disability, Inc., was one of my favorites. Need to check out that PWG story.

I, too, could not pull off that boxing pose.

AC said...

Garnett proves, at least in my opinion, that there is no line between genre and 'literary' fiction when it comes to great writing.

David Barber said...

Thanks for the intro, David. Looks like I've got a few good stories to read throughout the day!

Paul D. Brazill said...

Aye, a fantastic writer. Good call.

David Cranmer said...

Go for it, Chris! (I haven't used that phrase since the eighties.)

AC, Agreed. There are gears turning in his stories that place them on another plateau.

Enjoy, David.

Paul, He was an easy first choice for this series.

Charles Gramlich said...

You only have to take the work seriously. Sounds like Garnett does.

AC said...

That's an interesting comment, Mr. Gramlich. Have you encountered many writers who don't take their work seriously?

David Cranmer said...

Charles, That he does. The third Rip is something else.

AC, In an abstract way, many writers who just fling their work out there without thought to editing or polishing probably are not taking their work very seriously.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I'd like to dance between genres myself.

David Cranmer said...

Life would be dull to just stay in one.

Jimmy Callaway said...

Garn's one of those guys that simultaneously inspires me to greater heights while making me want to quit writing altogether, as it seems he's got a handle on things.

David Cranmer said...

Jimmy, My sentiments exactly.

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