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Blood Spatters Quickly by Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Blood Spatters Quickly by Edward D. Wood, Jr.

At the time that the majority of the stories found in the wonderfully titled Blood Splatters Quickly: The Collected Stories of Edward D. Wood, Jr. were being written, the author—better known as Ed Wood—was deep in the throws of alcoholism, out of work as a film director, married to a woman (despite being a lifelong transvestite), and bouncing from apartment to apartment in the seedier sections of Hollywood. As described by Bob Blackburn, who wrote the incredibly insightful introduction to this book, Wood was cranking out story after story for Bernie Bloom, head of Pendulum Publishing. The stories contained in Blood Splatters Quickly graced the pages of such prestigiously named magazines as Horror Sex TalesBoyplayWeird Sex TalesHellcatsLezo, and Man to Man.

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