A definitive look at the life and work of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, by a leading scholar of the fantasy and horror field.
INTRODUCTION, by Darrell Schweitzer
NOTES ON AN ENTITY, by Robert Bloch
A LITERARY COPERNICUS, by Fritz Leiber, Jr.
THE FOUR FACES OF THE OUTSIDER, by Dirk W. Mosig
THE FIRST LEWIS THEOBALD, by R. Boerem
STORY-WRITING: A Letter from H. P. Lovecraft
CHARACTER GULLIBILITY... [click here for more]
Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a major writer of fantasy and science fiction during the first half of the twentieth century. Together with H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, Smith was one of the "Three Musketeers" of legendary Weird Tales magazine, and contributed some of the most distinctive (and controversial) fantastic fiction to ever appear in Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories.
His... [click here for more]
The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy.
Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding... [click here for more]
In Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle, David Stevens examines the fantasy of American writer Peter S. Beagle.
He finds a consistent view of the world and an almost overpowering sense of humor, leading him to conclude that Beagle believes that love is the best thing we have and the only reason for living. His work will be read and enjoyed for generations to come, and Stevens... [click here for more]