William F. Nolan is one of the living treasures of horror, SF, fantasy, mystery, hell you name it. He has written dozens of novels, numerous screen and teleplays, volumes of poetry, nonfiction books on auto racing, biographies, short story collections, anthologies. The man has led an extraordinary life.

Of course, William F. Nolan is best-known as the co-author of Logan's Run. This SF classic was an international bestseller, it was made into a successful film, has spawned two sequels, was adapted to comic form, and is poised for a big-budget remake.

There aren't many writers like Nolan left. We have Bradbury, Ellison, Matheson, Frederik Pohl, and precious few others. These man are the grandmasters. The ones that paved the way for all the literature of the fantastic that has come since they began their craft.

Kincaid: A Paranormal Casebook is a collection of three novellas that feature a paranormal investigator named David Kincaid. Nolan originally wrote the character as David Norliss as a teleplay for Dan Curtis. The resulting movie was called The Norliss Tapes, and a weekly series was supposed to follow it. Much like The Night Stalker. But a writer's strike killed the project just as surely as a wooden stake in the heart stops a vampire.

Fourteen years later, Nolan exhumed the David Norliss character, and renamed him David Kincaid.

Kincaid's first adventure appeared in 1987, in an anthology called Pirate's Moon. The second is called Hell Hunt, and previously appeared as a small press hardcover from Delirium Books under the title, Demon! The final novella in Kincaid: A Paranormal Casebook is The Winchester Horror. It was published as part of Cemetery Dance's novella series in 1998.

Kincaid: A Paranormal Casebook is a fun blend of horror and noir fiction and any true lover of either genre will wish to have it in their collection.

This cool little book was published by Rocket Ride Books. Rocket Ride appears to be dedicated to bringing back classic books by the masters of horror and science fiction. They previously published a nifty edition of John W. Campbell's Who Goes There? I should not have to tell you that Who Goes There? was filmed twice as The Thing.

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