John Halkin is the pseudonym of an unknown British author who wrote several horror novels in the 1980s for Hamlyn, most notably the “slimy” trilogy Slime, Slither, and Squelch. He also wrote Blood Worm, Fangs of the Werewolf, The Unholy, Fatal Odds, Hantu, a literary novel called Kenya, and a handful of short stories before apparently calling it quits.
To view a list of his novels and stories available in print and ebook formats, please click here.
These cover scans are from the library of author Christopher Fulbright.
Christopher Fulbright is the author of short stories, novellas, and full-length novels of fantasy and horror. His short stories have appeared in many venues--webzines, magazines, and anthologies--since 1993. Fulbright received the Richard Laymon President's Award in 2008 from the HWA, and his short stories have received honorable mentions in "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" and "Best Horror of the Year." He is a former journalist turned technical writer, an unrepentant horror fan, and owner/webmaster of Realms of Night.
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2 thoughts on “John Halkin”
geez, those covers look familiar. i bet charlie read them! i wonder who the writer really was …
Hi Kathy, I was pleasantly surprised by Slime — it was a good read and a lot of fun. I saw a post by Ramsey Campbell on the Too Much Horror Fiction blog about “John Halkin.” He said he once heard that the author was a high level executive at the BBC, but I do not believe that was ever confirmed.