William R. Eakin (Bill)
...author, and his various fictions, including Redgunk, Mississippi, and its environs
"Bill Eakin is one of the more inventive writers making a name for himself today..."
Kurt Roth, reviewing for Tangent
"...eloquent and witty, thoughtful and even heart-rending.... Every time I've read a Redgunk story recently, I've come away thinking the most recent was better than what I had seen before. I'm coming to realize that it's not a question of better; each one has been good on its own..."
Kim Mohan, Amazing Stories
Bill Eakinís short story collection, Redgunk Tales: Tales from the Kudzu, volume one of a 5-6 volume series, is now available at Genre Mall.
If youíve never read Redgunk, if you did not get to see the original publications, itís a great way to get introduced to some award-winning fantasy for less than 10 dollars (plus shipping)!!!!
Out of Print
"Faulkneresque... creating images and feelings that cannot be conveyed
with mere prose fiction... Even readers who normally avoid science
fiction and fantasy may enjoy the beauty of Eakin's imagery, his
understanding of human nature and his attention to detail. The author
is able to take the ordinary and give it a polish that makes it shine
University of Southern
Mississippi, Mississippi Libraries
"There is something magical happening in this small, archetypical Southern town..." [continued]
at Tangent Online
"Redgunk is simultaneously a place of prosaic horror and impossible beauty...." [continued]
Sci Fi Weekly
"Welcome to Redgunk, Mississippi. It's a town with a couple of hundred residents, several of whom have been abducted by aliens and many of whom are dating them...." [continued]
The Green Man Review
Science Fiction Chronicle
Recommended Reading 2001
"She was a soft-spoken Mozart minuet in
old bones; afternoons with her now had
the inward silence of a tea ceremony...." continued...
"The Lion and the Lamb": Reviewed at SFReader.com
Annotated Redgunk, a Bibliography
Family & Friends
What the Critics are Saying
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