Derek Raymond on Words and Writing

"If you go down into the darkness, you must expect it to leave traces on you coming up — if you do come up. It’s like working in a mine; you hope that hands you can’t see know what they’re doing and will pull you through. I know I wondered half way through [I Was Dora] Suarez if I would get through — I mean, if my reason would get through. For the trouble with an experience like [I Was Dora] Suarez is that you become what you’re writing, passing like Alice through the language into the situation."

-Derek Raymond (Robin Cook), The Hidden Files


  1. He was a degenerate drunk, but, man, could he write

  2. With what he wrote, I'm unsuprised that he was a degenerate drunk. (we're doing a big project on DR over at TRS in the coming weeks, I've been spending a lot of time with this stuff of late.)

    Allan Guthrie lent me his copy of 'The Hidden Files'!

  3. Paul! I take it you're back 'home' now?


"Test Tube Baby" by Sam Fuller (1936)

Test Tube Baby is the second novel from Samuel Fuller (here credited as “Sam Fuller”). Published in 1936 by Godwin, Publishers, it is among...