Darrell Schweitzer


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August 27, 1952

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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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The Mask of the Sorcerer

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The Neil Gaiman Reader

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The Thomas Ligotti Reader

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The Secret History of Vampires

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The Shattered Goddess

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We Are All Legends

4.07 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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Weird Tales 299 (Winter 199...

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Living with the Dead

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3.38 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Weird Tales 290 (Spring 1988) Weird Tales 291 Weird Tales #292: Fall 1988 Weird Tales 294 Weird Tales 295 Weird Tales 297 Weird Tales 299
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“If you don't know it, don't write it.”
Darrell Schweitzer

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Sept-Oct Groupreads: a poll to confirm that a Egyptian Sword & Sorcery theme will work. A few non-Egyptian topics are included. Voting will steer if we have one broad theme vs. two specific books.

 
  17 votes, 43.6%

 
  7 votes, 17.9%

 
  5 votes, 12.8%

 
  4 votes, 10.3%

 
  3 votes, 7.7%

Gonji: Red Blade from the East: The Deathwind Trilogy, Book of the Gonji series by T.C. Rypel (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 5.1%

Nagash the Sorcerer or any of the Nagash Warhammer series by Mike Lee or Joshua Reynolds
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

 
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