Gregory Nicoll

Gregory Nicoll is an author and journalist whose award-winning fiction glistens with an intense fever-dream sense of detail, best exemplified by his WWII horror novel Dracula’s  Cat and his steampunk Pied Piper redux for the anthology Clockwork Fairy Tales. Greg’s short stories have appeared in dozens of books since the 1980s, including Ripper!, Confederacy of the Dead, Cthulhu’s Heirs, 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories, Freak Show, It Came from the Drive-In, and Mondo Zombie.  Three of his tales were selected for DAW Books’ Year’s Best Horror series, another was chosen for John Betancourt’s New Masterpieces of Horror, and most recently his Haitian voodoo tale from Zombiesque was reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25. Greg proudly points out that his story “Beer Run” (from 1992’s Still Dead: Book of the Dead 2) features the first depiction of zombies being slain with a Mare’s Leg, a custom cut-down lever rifle which has since entered popular culture as a standard tool of the zombie hunter.