Category Archives: Adventure fiction

Rosa Praed’s Fugitive Anne (1902)

Since nearly the beginning of my blog, I’ve been a fan of Valancourt Books, which publishes a lot of wonderful and neglected works from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  I’ve blogged about a lot of them, some of which … Continue reading

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A. Merritt’s The Ship of Ishtar

(I’ve been working on a particularly difficult science post for a week now, and the end is still a ways off.  In the meantime, I thought I’d catch up a little on my weird fiction posts.) Author A. Merritt (1884-1943) … Continue reading

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Robert E. Howard’s El Borak

Finally, I’ve gotten to read some new Robert E. Howard!  Well, not new — Robert E. Howard committed suicide in 1936 — but new to me, anyway! For those who are unfamiliar, Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) was a Texas author … Continue reading

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Johnston McCulley’s The Bat Strikes Again and Again!

Name this scene: Yet he was one man working alone against the crooks and the corrupt politicians who went hand in glove with the evil forces of the underworld.  For that reason he must become a figure of sinister import … Continue reading

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The Time Axis by Henry Kuttner

The more I read of Henry Kuttner, the more ashamed I am that I didn’t read all of his works long ago!  Henry Kuttner (1915-1958) was a versatile writer of pretty much every genre of weird fiction imaginable: science fiction, … Continue reading

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Bertram Mitford’s The King’s Assegai

Those who have been reading this blog for a while know that I’ve become a really big fan of Bertram Mitford (1855-1914).  His novels, written in the late 1800s, are on the surface adventure novels which draw on his experiences … Continue reading

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Henry Kuttner’s Thunder Jim Wade

Any time I see a book with Henry Kuttner‘s name on it, I pay attention —  Kuttner was a masterful author who wrote some true classics of science fiction and fantasy, including one of my favorite stories of all time, … Continue reading

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Bertram Mitford’s Renshaw Fanning’s Quest

Bertram Mitford (1855-1914) could be said to have been the darker cousin to H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925).  Both authors wrote adventure novels set in the perilous wilds of Africa, but Mitford seems to have used that setting, and his own … Continue reading

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A. Merritt’s The Face in the Abyss

I’ve been continuing my reading of the works of A. Merritt (1884-1943), which began with his first serial novel The Moon Pool (1919), continued to his masterful The Metal Monster (1920) and most recently visited The Dwellers in the Mirage … Continue reading

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A. Merritt’s Dwellers in the Mirage

Abraham Merritt (1888-1943) was one of the greats of pulp fiction, although up until recently his work was largely forgotten.  Recently, two of his novels were reprinted, The Moon Pool (1919) and The Metal Monster (1920), both of which I’ve … Continue reading

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