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Transients and Other Disqueting Stories

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Here is another collection of stories from Schweitzer ( Tom O'Bedlam's Night Out and Other Strange Excursions , Ganley, 1985). These horror tales aim for disquiet rather than terror, but they evoke neither subtle unease nor even a grosser case of the shivers. Many of the stories open promisingly, and with an interesting premise, but the carry-through just is
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Hardcover, 191 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Ganley Publisher
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K. Wood
Aug 02, 2011 K. Wood rated it it was amazing
I first met Darrell Schweitzer a few years ago at Necon 29, where he was selling books in the dealer room. I bought a few things from him, including his book Living with the Dead, a collection of interconnected short stories set in the bizarre world of Old Corpsenberg. It's a short little thing, presented as sort of a novella, but its impact on me was immense.

I have numerous old fantasy anthologies and magazines with Schweitzer tales in them, but I became a fan after reading Living with the Dea
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Jan 22, 2016 Aaron Meyer rated it liked it
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I would give this book more like three and a half stars. Somewhere along the line I must of read some of this book and just don't remember it but half of the stories are very familiar. The first half of the book has many stories which have the concept of facelessness at its core. The author must of been going through a kick at the time and I certainly understand how that can be, but for short stories read one after the other it can make for some rather repetitive reading. Of the earlier stories ...more
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Darrell Schweitzer is an American writer, editor, and essayist in the field of speculative fiction. Much of his focus has been on dark fantasy and horror, although he does also work in science fiction and fantasy.

Schweitzer is also a prolific writer of literary criticism and editor of collections of essays on various writers within his preferred genres.
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