While I was writing my thesis I’d get hooked on different TV series and watch episodes at night while my partner was at work. I managed to turn my Simpsons marathons into a chapter in my exegesis, and it was while watching the original series of The Twilight Zone that the book The Great Unknown was born. We can also thank social media.
I tweeted one night about entering the Zone and Bronwyn Mehan, the publisher at Spineless Wonders, told me she’d always wanted to put together an anthology based on the show. I wrote straight back to let her know I would be so keen to edit such an anthology. It’s only in the past few years that I’ve really fallen in love with Rod Serling’s spooky – and often overtly political – masterpiece of a show, but I remember clearly my first introduction to it, on the ‘Tower of Terror’ ride at Disney MGM Studios when I was 10 years old.