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Dead authors, live horrors: anthologies by Aickman and Matheson

Of the two men, an American is more likely to recognize the works, if not the name, of Richard Matheson (1926 – 2013), because so many have been adapted to the screen. For example, there is that classic Twilight Zone episode, … Continue reading

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Review: The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley

So I’m at my local bookstore and I see a new paperback with the line at the top, “ON HER MAJESTY’S SUPERNATURAL SECRET SERVICE.” Given some of the stories at the heart of the Sillyverse, which feature a magical organization … Continue reading

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Review: the supernatural stories of Gertrude Atherton

After reading an anthology of Victorian-Era ghost stories by women writers, I decided I would read through a volume of supernatural stories by one of the authors with whom I was less familiar. As it turns out, I’ll be reading three … Continue reading

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Review: Tim Powers unleashes the Nephilim on 19th century poetry

With my own interest in history and sci-fi/fantasy, it was probably inevitable I’d get around to reading some of novels by Tim Powers. Recently, I bought Hide Me Among the Graves (2012) at a bookstore warehouse sale, and had to … Continue reading

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The magic of Owen Davies

Owen Davies is a U.K.-based scholar who has been writing scholarly and popular books on magic and witchcraft for more than a decade now. I’d only learned about him by reading his Grimoires: A History of Magic Books (2009), which I … Continue reading

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