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I have a short horror piece in a new anthology called “Eldritch Embraces: Putting the Love Back in Lovecraft.” Dragon’s … Continue reading Ready for some Cowboys and Cthulhu?
If you read enough H.P. Lovecraft, you will bump up against the name of Frank Belknap Long. Long was a … Continue reading Frank Belknap Long: Great imagination, stilted prose
I chose this Brian W. Aldiss story as my Halloween read this year. Yes, I started it before Halloween and … Continue reading “Dracula Unbound” reviewed, or how a book is not always equal to the sum of its parts
I really wanted to like this book. My fiction reading has slowed to a snail’s pace, and I thought this … Continue reading Review: “The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein” by Peter Ackroyd
For the past year, I’ve been writing a newspaper/online column focused on hot-button issues. Most of the topics I wrote … Continue reading The pen is mightier, but the sword is a lot of fun …