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Windows of the Imagination

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These 29 essays on fantasy, skepticism, writing, and related topics--spanning nearly two decades--are filled with the insightful observations of a literary master. Schweitzer is one of the best critics in the field.--John Gregory Betancourt. (Criticism)
Paperback, 212 pages
Published December 19th 1998 by Wildside Press (first published January 1st 1998)
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Fans of Darrell Schweitzer will enjoy his compilation of essays. Full of his self-depreciating wit and love of weird things (i.e., the Lovecraftian Mythos), it yields insights into his creative process and history in the writing profession.

For instance, he discusses the history of "Conan the Deliverer" (not the wid-mife or doula) which has yet to see print, but did inspire his Mask of the Sorcerer books.

It inspired me to interview him on the topic of "Beauty in Weird Fiction" at:
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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.