The Taint of the Deep Ones in 13 Tales
The decadent, smugly rotting, secret-filled town of Innsmouth is a supreme creation of Howard Philips Lovecraft. It so finely mixes the carnal and the metaphysical that writers continue to take inspiration from it. New readers squirm in encountering Lovecraft's horrifying vision, then return to revel in the tale's grim wit and careful invention.... [click here for more]
All the Tales Pertaining to the Fabulous Realm of Pegana, by Lord Dunsany"... Dunsany has influenced me more than anyone else except Poe—his rich language, his cosmic point of view, his remote dream-world, & his exquisite sense of the fantastic, all appeal to me more than anything else in mordern literature. My first encounter with him ... gave an immense impetus... [click here for more]
If you have never read Lord Dunsany's work, you are in for one great experience. His classic, wonder-drenched short fiction has inspired generations of fantasy writers, from H.P. Lovecraft to Ursula K. LeGuin, from George R.R. Martin to L. Sprague de Camp. H.P. Lovecraft wrote: "[Dunsany's] rich language, his cosmic point of view, his remote dream-worlds, and his exquisite sense of the fantastic,... [click here for more]
In my collection The New Death and others, I published several poems which were based on public domain fantasy stories.
I thought some people might be interested in reading the original stories. This free ebook brings them together in a single document. ... [click here for more]