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]
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]
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]
Acclaimed author and scholar Brian Stableford turns his penetrating mind to matters of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in this collection of essays. He covers such diverse topics as:
SLAVES OF THE DEATH SPIDERS: Colin Wilson and Existentialist Science Fiction
IS THERE NO BALM IN GILEAD?: The Woeful Prophecies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
A FEW MORE CROCODILE TEARS?: Gwyneth... [click here for more]
"Although the problems of writing fantasy and science fiction include all those pertaining to the writing of any kind of fiction, particular problems arise in stories in which unprecedented things can and do happen, as well as stories that often involve unhuman characters of various sorts, and that might require the elaborate design of entire imaginary worlds. This book provides an elementary introduction... [click here for more]