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Weird Tales February 1926 by Petterson Marzoni
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An exceptional issue of WT, with even the minor writers turning in decent work. My favorite is "The Kidnaper's Story," by Walter G. Detrick, a truly unsettling doppleganger/werewolf story, much less literal than most of the magazine's tales, genuinely weird. Most of the other contents are extremely readable and entertaining; in spite of the persistent racism of Quinn's "The Isle of Missing Ships," it's classic pulp, complete with a giant devil fish. Dr. Trowbridge is definitely the densest "Watson" in all fiction. Racism is also a problem with "The Other Half," by Edward Sabin, which has the singular bad grace to steal the Native American legend of the great mesa and turn it into an anti-Indian disatribe. I really liked the reprint/classic "The White Dog," by Feodor Sologub, an excellent Slavic folk tale. Truly the only figurative dog in the issue is the concluding chapter of the abysmal "The Waning of a World," the only good thing about it being that there won't be any more. Overall, possibly the best issue yet.
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