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From 1923 – ’54, over the course of 279 issues, the pulp publication known as "Weird Tales" helped to popularize macabre fantasy and outré horror fiction, ultimately becoming one of the most influential and anthologized magazines of the century, and introducing readers to a "Who's Who" of American authors. I had previously read and reviewed no fewer than six large collections of tales culled from the pages of "the Unique Magazine," and had loved them all. But "Weird Tales," of course, was far fr ...more
Jul 25, 2014 Shawn rated it it was ok
Since I had recently finished Williamson's classic Darker Than You Think, I figured I'd check my list of "stories to be read" and polish off anything short by him. There was only one tale and though "short" it was not (really, it's a novella), I got it off the web and read it. I'm putting the review here because "why not?" but please note "Wolves Of Darkness" is the only thing I read in this no doubt fine anthology (well, technically that's not true, I've also read 5 other stories here, but not ...more
Having read an awful lot of pulp fiction in the past year for a project I'm working on, I'm quite aware that most of it is irredeemable crap. It was produced for a penny a word at an extraordinary pace, and there was little time for artistry. That's why finding such a well-edited, well-chosen anthology of first rate pulp horror fiction is such a pleasure. Reading Norvell W. Page's extraordinary novella "But Without Horns" in this collection is worth the cover price alone. Among the pulp giants i ...more
Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel.More about Martin H. Greenberg...