Bill’s first novel, Tamper, begins with school friends who want to be
paranormal investigators and follows them through summer treasure hunts,
dark autumn chills, drug-induced psychosis of one friend, and to the island
of Malta, where, according to an actual 1940 National Geographic article, a field
trip of children and their teacher disappeared without a trace in the ancient
Hypogeum burial chambers. Tamper takes its name from pulp science fiction
writer Richard Shaver's description of underground fiends that used invisible rays
to "tamper" with the minds of humans.
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Right: Sohrab Fracis,
author of Ticket to Minto
and Go Home, with Bill
Ectric at the Jax by Jax
Literary Arts Festival.
Right: Bill appears as a
ectoplasm in Steve
Aylett's satirical film,
LINT, the Movie, starring
Alan Moore. This
"mockumentary" is to
science fiction what This
Is Spinal Tap is to heavy
Left: Writer Steve Aylett
with Bill in Boston.
Bill's interview with Steve
Aylett is here
A book of essays on the
writings of Steve Aylett,
edited by Bill Ectric and D.
Harlan Wilson is here
Left: April 6, 2005 - Bill with Stetson Kennedy in
Tallahassee, Florida, when Kennedy was inducted
into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame by the State
Division of Cultural Affairs. Bill's interview with
Stetson Kennedy is here.
photo by Lou Salome
Bill Ectric wants to erase the line between mysticism and
science, blending the genres of mystery, humor, science
fiction, psychological drama, and metafiction.
He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in English at
the University of North Florida.
On the internet, Bill's work has appeared on Literary Kicks, Empty Mirror Books,
Sein und Werden, Candlelight Stories, Red Fez, Boston Poetry, Spolia, Folio
Weekly, Gin Mill Cowboy, Lit Up Magazine, The Beat, and Perversion Magazine.
Bill has wanted to be a writer as long as he can remember, but got side-tracked
when he impulsively joined the Navy after graduating from high school in 1972.
His duties at the Naval Air Station in Rota, Spain included towing, fueling, and
marshaling jet aircraft. When off duty, Bill ran wild in Spain, Morocco, London,
and Greece. These experiences are sometimes reflected in his writing, with
some blurring between reality and fiction.