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The Revenant by Hugh Zachary
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old-fashioned haunted house tale, through an 80s scrim. Confederate soldiers and German nannies and Yankee villains, back from the dead. a beautifully restored mansion, complete with hidden rooms. a nuclear family unit, in danger. the little lady is ...more
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Love Object by Jere Cunningham
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such an odd book.

synopsis: wayward artist spends her time assembling parts to build her perfect man. surprising things occur.

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hard to classify. bizarre fantasy... postmodern romance... portrait of erotic fixation... story of an artist luxuri
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SuperNOIRtural Tales by Ian Rogers
SuperNOIRtural Tales
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if you like the lightly hard-boiled UF horror of Sandman Slim, then this is probably a 4 star book for you. the subgenre is just not my jam, which is not a reflection on the author's skills or the book itself.

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Deathchain by Ken Greenhall
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This amusing, barbed, surprisingly empathetic death-farce is my first real find of the Halloween season, despite being a murder mystery rather than a horror novel. Still, the foolishness of myopic humans can always be considered horrible. Chain chain ...more
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The Witching Hour by James E. Gunn
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Grandfather lit his pipe and had us all take a seat around him; he was in a tale-telling mood. We've heard a lot of his stories over the years - mainly ones about his time in space. But it being Halloween season, we knew this time we were in store fo ...more
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The Door to Saturn by Clark Ashton Smith
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a bit less quality than the prior volume. still fairly entertaining, with a handful of excellent stories and only one that was laughable drek.

with this second stage in his career, story-wise it appears that CAS became less interested in yearning tal
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Cyrion by Tanith Lee
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a number of stories and one novella starring Cyrion the smug, angel-faced do-gooder, master swordsman and master of disguise, righter of wrongs, deliverer of women and children and chubby noblemen (as long as they have their hearts in the right place ...more
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N by Arthur Machen
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Old Men, sitting by a fire with cups in hand, telling tales of Old Days, before the changes. London is a mysterious town, full of strange places, and Northern England even more so. Machen encapsulates his entire raison d'être as a writer: sometimes w ...more
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Silver On The Tree by Susan Cooper
Silver On The Tree
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an excellent finale for a smashing series. I particularly appreciated how the chapters alternated between magical duo Will & Bran and the resolutely "normal" Drew children, showing their differing reactions to the Rising. everything comes togethe ...more
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Last Letters From Hav by Jan Morris
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- and the impression is given of a monumental but neglected folly, built by a sequence of playful potentates for their own amusement down the centuries.

travel writer Jan Morris composes a requiem for all of her favorite places and cultures, casting t
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Lucius Shepard
“When the tragedies of others become for us diversions, sad stories with which to enthrall our friends, interesting bits of data to toss out at cocktail parties, a means of presenting a pose of political concern, or whatever…when this happens we commit the gravest of sins, condemn ourselves to ignominy, and consign the world to a dangerous course. We begin to justify our casual overview of pain and suffering by portraying ourselves as do-gooders incapacitated by the inexorable forces of poverty, famine, and war. “What can I do?” we say, “I’m only one person, and these things are beyond my control. I care about the world’s trouble, but there are no solutions.” Yet no matter how accurate this assessment, most of us are relying on it to be true, using it to mask our indulgence, our deep-seated lack of concern, our pathological self-involvement.”
Lucius Shepard, The Best of Lucius Shepard

Jack Vance
“Notice this rent in my garment; I am at a loss to explain its presence! I am even more puzzled by the existence of the universe.”
Jack Vance, Tales of the Dying Earth

Philip Pullman
“I'm for open-mindedness and tolerance. I'm against any form of fanaticism, fundamentalism or zealotry, and this certainty of 'We have the truth.' The truth is far too large and complex. Nobody has the truth.”
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Edmund White
“I'm sorry," Billy says, "but I felt it was too organized. I like ellipses and teeny jottings and spontaneous poems and particularly all those devices like long lists of melancholy things.”
Edmund White, Forgetting Elena

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