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John Blackburn’s A Book of the Dead

If you’ve read my blog enough, you know that I occasionally write introductions for volumes released by the excellent Valancourt Books, in particular a lot of introductions to the work of the late John Blackburn (1923-1993), master of horror and … 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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Our Lady of Pain, by John Blackburn

(Over the next couple of days, I’m going to catch up on a few book posts.  More detailed science posts in the works!) I’m happy to report that one of John Blackburn’s best books, Our Lady of Pain (1974), is … Continue reading

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John Blackburn’s The Cyclops Goblet

Another new Valancourt Books edition of a classic John Blackburn book has been released, and it includes another masterful* introduction by me!  This time, the book is John Blackburn’s 1977 novel The Cyclops Goblet. John Blackburn (1923-1993) was a prolific … Continue reading

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John Blackburn’s “A Scent of New-Mown Hay” and “The Flame and the Wind”

Valancourt Books has been releasing new editions of classic John Blackburn books faster than I can blog about them!  I’ve spent a fair amount of time talking about Blackburn on this blog, and with good reason: he was an amazing … Continue reading

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John Blackburn’s The Face of the Lion

I won’t have many more of these to announce in the future (I swear!), but I wanted to point out that another book by John Blackburn has been released recently that contains an introduction by me — The Face of … Continue reading

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John Blackburn’s “Nothing but the Night”

I’m happy to announce that another of John Blackburn’s classic horror novels has been reprinted by Valancourt Books, and again it features an introduction by me — Nothing but the Night!   When a bus crashes that is carrying orphans … Continue reading

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John Blackburn’s “Bury Him Darkly” and “Broken Boy”

Part of why I love writing this blog is rediscovering classic weird fiction that has been lost through misadventure and misfortune.  Happily, others share this interest, and some of them are in an even better position to do something about … Continue reading

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The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories

I’ve been following Valancourt Books almost since they started publishing books back in 2005 (and of course I’ve written a number of book intros for them).  It has been really exciting to see them expand from their origins in reprinting … Continue reading

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A few intriguing Valancourt Books releases!

Been very busy with work lately, trying to meet some deadlines before the start of the Fall semester.  In the meantime, I thought I’d say a few words about a few recent Valancourt Books releases that I read on my … Continue reading

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