Re: RARA-AVIS: Sallis: Converting story to novel

From: Bill Crider (
Date: 11 Feb 2004

I've never turned a story into a novel, or even tried, but the SF writers used to do it all the time (and maybe they still do). Many a story that turned up in the digests in the 1950s would eventually show up as half of an Ace Double or in some other novel form. In the mystery field recently, Joe Lansdale's Edgar Winner THE BOTTOMS started out as a novella in Al Sarrantonio's collection 999.

Bill Crider

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