The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes [hardcover] by Tim Lucas
A NOVEL by Tim Lucas
PUBLICATION DATE April 2022
COVER ART Charlie Largent
Jacketed hardcover — ISBN 978-1-78636-839-3
Signed & Numbered JHC limited to 100 copies — ISBN 978-1-78636-840-9
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes is not just a book about Roger Corman and an outstanding cast of familiar and funny supporting characters. It’s a novel about Hollywood when it stood poised between the collapse of the old studio system and the rise of the new independent film movement, a monumental change for which Corman was largely responsible. It’s also a romantic story about finding the courage to reshape your own world and—perhaps most importantly—about the risks and challenges artists must sometimes face if they want to advance to the next plateau.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tim Lucas is the author of two previous novels, Throat Sprockets (1994, included in Jones & Newman’s Horror: Another 100 Best Books) and The Book of Renfield: A Gospel of Dracula (2005), and the Saturn Award-winning critical biography Mario Bava—All the Colors of the Dark (2007)
A leading authority on horror and fantastic cinema, he has been editor and co-publisher of the long-running and influential Video Watchdog (1990-2017); a critic, columnist and contributor for other magazines from Sight & Sound to Fangoria; the man behind Video WatchBlog for 1500+ entries; and the audio commentator on more than 125 international DVDs and Blu-ray releases.
Now in his 50th year as a professional writer and critic, Lucas has published short stories, reviews, monographs, screenplays, poetry, comics scripts—and now music. He is the proud recipient of 20 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards to date, including (with his wife Donna) the Rondo Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement.