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QUESTIONER: Are there any new authors you find particularly promising? And why these authors?
RAMSEY CAMPBELL: Mark Samuels for a genuinely personal vision. Adam Nevill as someone developing the M. R. Jamesian tradition. Glen Hirshberg for the rediscovery of the supernatural novella form. Gary Fry for horror as moral fiction. Joe Hill for considerable range and inventiveness. They are just some.
— from an online chat at THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT

"At their best your stories have real three dimensional, believable characters combined with a deeply disturbing thematic dimension - the gaps you leave unexplained are where my heart misses a beat."
— STEPHEN VOLK

" . . . nasty enough to make Roald Dahl at his most unexpected blanch."
— PETER TENNANT

"Complex, scary, allegorical, and beautifully written."
— GARY MCMAHON

" . . . Fry is a writer whose technique is as accomplished as his intellect and imagination are powerful."
— REGGIE OLIVER

"I am not in the habit of entertaining envy. It's a loathsome thing. But the work of Gary Fry makes me envious. Reading it has left me feeling inadequate to such a degree that punching him in the nose seems the only logical course of action. But I would never do such a thing. Instead I intend to recommend this book to all and sundry, in the hope that they might feel similarly envious, and we can band together and rain blows down upon the suspiciously and fiendishly talented skull of Mr. Fry . . .  Then we can feel secure in our mediocrity while Fry, limping, and a little worse for wear, basks in the respect and critical adoration that is due him."
— KEALAN PATRICK BURKE

" . . . powerful . . . with many effective and imaginative touches."
— RAMSEY CAMPBELL

"This is a writer with important things to say and the talent to make them compelling."
— MELANIE TEM

[on 'Both And'] "Great story!"
— JACK DANN

"Fry's writing is assured . . . effortlessly drawing the reader in to the story and making him care about the characters, while the philosophical concerns it enables him to address . . . carry sufficient weight and interest . . . "
— PETER TENNANT

[on 'Both And'] "Loved it, actually."
— GRAHAM JOYCE

" . . . very impressive . . . "
— MIKE O'DRISCOLL

"The prose is so polished and vivid, and the suspense maintained so powerfully and adroitly, that it seems like the work of a well-established writer."
— RUSSELL BLACKFORD

"Has some powerful ideas that resonate with me."
— ADAM L G NEVILL

" . . . excellent imagery . . . "
— MARK MORRIS

"Psychological horror, the unreliable narrator, the interdependence of the psychological and the supernatural: if Poe didn’t invent them, he certainly brought them so up to date that his use of them remains exemplary today. Gary Fry is a master of all these elements and has developed them in his own strikingly personal way within the rare field of philosophical horror."
— RAMSEY CAMPBELL