KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.
Like most, there are media images stuck in my head from childhood. But one of the scariest, most hellish, most terrifying for me was THE PRISONER. At the time I had no idea what the show was all about, but I knew it unnerved me on a deeper level that I couldn't understand. Something deep was wrong. Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know, political allegory, individualism vs collectivism and the weird Penny-farthing logo symbolism all that, but at the time...phew. This show and "UFO" and "Space 1999" just freaked me all out on a regular basis, but I couldn't stop watching. Now that Mad Men is over I am very much looking forward to AMC's updated version. Still, Patrick McGoohan's glare at the end credits of the original still gives me the shivers.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 11/14/2009 07:07:00 AM