Category Archives: Weird fiction

Emmie Mears’ Storm in a Teacup

It’s a new year, and time to get back on the blogging train! (It is a train, right?  I am so bad with metaphors these days.)  Some time back, I realized that I was definitely not reading enough fiction by … Continue reading

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Christine Campbell Thomson’s Not At Night (1925)

When I started to think about it recently, it occurred to me that I didn’t know much about horror fiction between the time of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) and H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937).  There are a  number of obvious standouts — … Continue reading

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Jennifer Foehner Wells’ Fluency

Been away from blogging for a while due to work and stress — going to start catching up on my book blogging! A massive, mysterious alien craft is spotted in solar system, seemingly dormant.  A team of scientists and astronauts … Continue reading

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Robert R. McCammon’s The Border

It’s nice to see Robert McCammon return to writing weird horror novels!  From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, McCammon was one of the best writers of the dark and weird out there; some time ago I blogged about … Continue reading

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Ghosts Know, by Ramsey Campbell

The British author Ramsey Campbell has long been my favorite writer of horror, and one of his novellas — Needing Ghosts — has the unusual distinction of being the only story I’ve ever read that made me doubt my sanity when … Continue reading

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The Sea of Ash, by Scott Thomas

A short break from my China posts to catch up on some weird fiction blogging! In 1870, a spiritualist named Simon Brinklow disappears as he is pulled into a barrel full of leaves at a farm in Vermont.  In 1920, … Continue reading

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John Blackburn’s Dead Man’s Handle

This post marks a minor personal milestone: with the book featured in it, I have now read all of John Blackburn‘s published works.  I put off reading this one for quite some time for a reason that I’ll explain at the … Continue reading

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