Ray Russell


Born
in Chicago, The United States
September 04, 1924

Died
March 15, 1999

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Ray Russell (September 4, 1924 – March 15, 1999) was an American editor and writer of short stories, novels, and screenplays. Russell is best known for his horror fiction, although he also wrote mystery and science fiction stories.

His most famous short fiction is "Sardonicus", which appeared in the January 1961 issue of Playboy magazine, and was subsequently adapted by Russell into a screenplay for William Castle's film version, titled Mr. Sardonicus. American writer Stephen King called "Sardonicus" "perhaps the finest example of the modern gothic ever written"."Sardonicus" was part of a trio of stories with "Sanguinarius" and "Sagittarius".

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Russell and http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ent...

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Incubus

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Sardonicus and Other Stories

4.12 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1955 — 2 editions
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The Playboy Book of Horror ...

3.71 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1967 — 3 editions
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Princess Pamela (Summerfiel...

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Unholy Trinity

4.22 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1967 — 3 editions
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Sagittarius

3.50 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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Sanguinarius

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Prince of Darkness

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“To paraphrase the late Christopher Hitchens, religion was mankind’s first and therefore worst tool for understanding the world. Yet for all that,”
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“Was this humanity? Was this nobility? Was this the Christian glory that presumed to hold itself above the heathen Turk? To suffer innocents be sacrificed on an altar of corruption, merely that a lofty family be spared discomfiture? Oh, this was tenfold more abominable than the crime itself, that high authority should wink at it!”
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