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Douglas Draa

answers the Usual Questions

Writer and editor Douglas Draa, photograph courtesy D. Draa; 220

Douglas Draa

Douglas Draa is a contributing editor to Weird Tales Magazine and writes for several online publications.

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

Not really, Being in Germany I have no face to face contact with anyone.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

One fellow sent me an unsolicited manuscript. I explained that I have nothing to do with selecting fiction. He then wrote a few days later wanting to know when his story would be published and how much he was going to get paid.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

HPL, REH, CAS, Leigh Brackett, Richard Brautigan, Glen Cook, ERB, Robert Bloch, Cordwainer Smith, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Jack Vance, Joe Lansdale. My list betrays my age! :-)

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

My wife Helga

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?


What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

Good toilet paper. Oreos. A complete set of Jack Vance.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

To help return Weird Tales magazine to its former glory.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

Being part of something so historic and special.

submitted by Douglas Draa


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Just the facts:
Born: Steubenville Ohio. 23 October 1961
Resides: Nuremberg Germany

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