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Sympathetic Monsters [Kindle Edition]

Sam Costello

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Book Description

Sympathetic Monsters features interviews with six writers, artists, and musicians discussing their thoughts on fear—that oldest and strongest emotion of mankind, according to H.P. Lovecraft.

The interviews in the book include: comics legend Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Frankenstein), writers Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Sean T. Collins, writer/artists Eric Powell (The Goon) and Queenie Chan (The Dreaming), and musician John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.

Product Details

  • File Size: 588 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tent City (August 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005H8B6XA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,746,607 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Sam Costello is a writer of fiction, comics, and journalism living in Providence, RI. His writing has appeared on 5 continents and he has appears on CNNfn, the BBC, and multiple radio programs as a technology expert.

He has been writing about technology since 2000, covering digital copyright, the rise and fall of Napster, mobile devices, and computer and network security. He has written about PDAs, monitors, and printers for Samsung's consumer websites. Since 2007, he has been the Guide to iPhone and iPod.

He strives to bring insightful, fair, and fun coverage to technology, not just approaching the subject from the perspective of the how of things, but more from the why.

Bibliography - Books
He is the author of My iPad for Kids, from Que Publishing (

Bibliography - Short Works
His fiction has appeared in Punk Planet, Eschatology Journal, Misfit Magazine, and After the End (an anthology from Static Movement), and Cemetery Moon.

My short comics have appeared in Cthulhu Tales (Boom Studios), Negative Burn (Image Comics), and Split Lip (, his web-based anthology of short horror comics.

His journalism on technology and film, books and food, culture and business has appeared in, PC World,, InfoWorld, Computeworld, Cape Code Magazine, The Hungover Gourmet, Bitch, and others. He contributed The Paris Review Perspective essay to Critical Insights: Harlan Ellison (

Fiction/Comics Influences
As a writer of dark, weird fiction, Sam's influences are diverse. Some of his favorite authors include Joyce Carol Oates, Dan Chaon, Brian Evenson, AM Homes, Stuart O'Nan, Jim Crace, Clive Barker, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Josh Simmons, Charles Burns, Naoki Urasawa, and Junji Ito.

Among his favorite genre films are Audition, Lake Mungo, Session 9, May, and Martyrs.


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