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Rick Hudson

Rick Hudson was born in Derbyshire, England in 1966 and has lived in Manchester most of his life. He has been writing professionally since 1984 and his fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and collections as well as being broadcast by the BBC. He is the author of two novels: Dr Twelve (2010) and Shrapnel (2012). 

While working in horror fiction, his literary ability and talent as a writer have been praised by the wider literary community: Punk Globe described his writing as “Nothing short of brilliant and inspiring” and invited its readers to “marvel at Hudson’s mastery of language and literary technique.” Academic writer Catherine Pattern (University of Winchester) claims that his fiction is marked by “remarkable writing skill, phenomenal ability to use language and the lyrical, striking and often beautiful style he employs.” 

Rick cites his influences as Martin Amis, William Faulkner, Ted Hughes, Thomas Ligotti, Monty Python, Alice Cooper, and H.P. Lovecraft. Rick is also an English Literature academic—specializing in the study of horror, sf and fantasy fiction—and lectures at a number of universities in the North West of England. He welcomes the opportunity of contributing work to US magazines and publishers, and very much invites visitors to his Facebook page—although he does warn you that this can be “anarchic at best.”

His story, "The Affair of the Jade Dragon," was published in Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad.

Rick's story, "The Adventure of the Asinine Assassin," appeared in Asinine Assassins.