The definitive 10-volume set of Robert E. Howard's weird fiction and poetry (with all texts meticulously restored to the original versions as published in Weird Tales and other magazines) kicks off with Shadow Kingdoms.
This volume begins with "Spear and Fang," Howard's first professional fiction sale, and concludes with "Red Thunder," a poem. Included are:
Two-Gun... [click here for more]
To anyone interested in supernatural fiction, the work of Welsh master Arthur Machen (1863-1947) is a fundamental starting point.
In 2008, Stephen King called Machen's "The Great God Pan (included here) "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language in an interview.
And H.P. Lovecraft wrote: "Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any... [click here for more]
The Summer, 1998 issue of WEIRD TALES presents 9 great fantasy & horror stories, plus the usual features and poems. A strong issue, with the following stories:
FLOWER WATER, by Tanith Lee THE RENFIELDS, by Christopher Lee Walters THE GAME, by Melanie Tem ON THE LAST NIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD, by Darrell Schweitzer BEDDY-BYE, by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre TO FAST IN FIRES, by Charles... [click here for more]
Emil Petaja (1915 - 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer whose career spanned seven decades. He was the author of 13 published novels, nearly 150 short stories, numerous poems, and a handful of books and articles on various subjects.
Though he wrote science fiction, fantasy, horror stories, detective fiction, and poetry, Petaja considered his work part of an older tradition of... [click here for more]