I just learned that Charles. L. Grant has passed away after an extended illness.
I never met the man, but I was always inspired by his writing and his editing.
He was a proponent of quiet horror, though he could get down and nasty and funny in his writing. Just read either of his X-Files novels.
The first book of his I read was The Hour of the Oxrun Dead, a volume I checked out of the Flatwoods Public Library when I still had all my hair.
But it was his wonderful anthologies that blew me away. The Shadows series introduced me to many writers who have become masters of the horror genre. I also have a fondness for those great single word anthos like Fears, Terrors , Horrors and Nightmares.
It's a terrible loss for the genre and the world of books. My condolences go out to his family.