Post by cauldronbrewer on Apr 5, 2013 11:57:58 GMT
Sad to hear this. His horror fiction has a wonderful old-school feel to it; many of his stories could have fit comfortably in Weird Tales. AndAfterward, The Dark and From Evil's Pillow are excellent collections. I recently read The House of the Wolf and enjoyed it a lot.
Will fondly remember Mr. Copper for many wonderful reading experiences - Here Be Daemons, From Evils Pillow, When Footsteps Echo and his bizarre 'Vampire and Werewolf 'non-fiction' in particular - and a never-to-be-forgotten night at The Old Cock Tavern in Fleet Street. Am glad he lived to see his great 'lost' Gothic novel, The Curse Of The Fleers, finally published in its full glory. A Life In Books - such an appropriate title. My sincere condolences to his lovely wife.
R. I. P.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
Post by Craig Herbertson on Apr 8, 2013 4:00:54 GMT
I had the pleasure of meeting the great man and his lovely wife at the WHC in Brighton largely as I understand it because of the sterling efforts of our Mr Mains in producing his tribute to Pan and his relentless researches in the cause of horror. To sit on the same panel with someone who has contributed so much and to see the genuine pleasure in his eyes at the very deserved recognition was quite something. It was a good innings but he'll still be missed.