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My favorite weird fiction of the past 3 years

Happy (belated) blogiversary to me!  August 14th was the 3rd year anniversary of this blog, a milestone that I missed yet again in the hubbub of daily life.  Nevertheless, an anniversary is a good time for reflection, and one thing … Continue reading

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Marie Corelli’s Vendetta

Marie Corelli (1855-1924) is another of those curious set of authors whose work was stunningly successful during their lifetime but is virtually unknown today. This neglect is often independent of the quality of the writing: Richard Marsh, another Victorian/Edwardian era … Continue reading

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Some happenings

I’m in the midst of a few new science blogging posts, though all of them involve me doing a lot of research and learning about things I don’t know as well as I thought I did!  In the meantime, I … Continue reading

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Which Winston Churchill wrote “Man Overboard!”?

Horror fiction is often burdened by the popular impression that it is the refuge of the anti-social, the unliterary, the morbid, and even the perverse.  However, a surprising number of authors of classic literature have dabbled in macabre fiction, such … Continue reading

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Marie Corelli’s Ziska

(I’ve had a backlog of fiction I’ve wanted to blog about, and a lack of energy for physics blogging thanks to heavy work on my book.  I’ll get back to science-y posts in a few days.) 1897 was a very … Continue reading

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Valancourt Books continues its evil plot to free me of my money!

Anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while knows that I’m a big fan of Valancourt Books, especially their excellent reprints of classic works by Richard Marsh.  Well, I’ve been trying to cut back on my book buying recently, … Continue reading

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Dennis Wheatley’s The Haunting of Toby Jugg

Toby Jugg has a major problem. Every evening, during the nights of the full moon, a thing of unspeakable evil and unnatural provenance lurks outside of his window, seeking to claim him. He cannot flee, because he was wounded in … Continue reading

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A shout-out to Valancourt Books!

Have I mentioned how much I like Valancourt Books?  A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed their reprint of a rare Gothic classic, The Animated Skeleton, and even got a nice comment from the publisher/editor of Valancourt.  I vowed to … Continue reading

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Fossil Hunt: FAIL!!!

Well, I’m back from Chicago, and my fossil hunting expedition!  My abilities to find fossils on this trip can be summarized by one word:  FAIL!!! This was a field trip sponsored by the Field Museum of Chicago, a place I … Continue reading

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House of Representatives flushes the 4th Amendment down the toilet

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly … Continue reading

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