Author Archives: jess

A bibliography.

So I’ve been busy during the quarantine, writing writing writing. And one of the things I’ve been writing is (working title) The English Campaign: The Viking Great Army vs. the Four Kingdoms of England, 865-871, a Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition-compatible game which I’m … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, Second Edition, now available!

I know I’ve been promising this since last summer, but it’s here at last: The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, Second Edition. Isn’t that a lovely cover? My wife spent many, many hours laboring over it, and the end result is fantastic, … Continue reading

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Horror Fiction in the 20th Century on sale now, and one of my favorite Victorian sequences #3: the ending of Westward Ho!

So! Big day, today. My book, Horror Fiction in the 20th Century, is now officially shipping from Amazon.com today! Publisher’s description here: Horror Fiction in the 20th Century encompasses the world of 20th-century horror literature and explores it in a … Continue reading

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One of my favorite Victorian sequences, #2: the ending of Hereward the Wake.

Well. That was an eventful week. My book on twentieth century horror fiction is now available from my publisher. (Amazon’s publishing date is incorrect). I got to do a Big Idea piece for John Scalzi’s blog. And I got a … Continue reading

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One of my favorite Victorian sequences, #1: the true climax of Lorna Doone

Hi. So. This blog has gone for long periods with no new posts, for which I apologize, but the new year and new decade are here, and there’s a movement afoot to bring back blogs as a thing, and almost … Continue reading

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An excerpt from my forthcoming book.

Happy New Year! My new book, Horror Fiction in the 20th Century, is out on January 31st. (Amazon; Barnes and Noble; Powell’s). It turned out pretty well, I think, and even those of you who’ve read a lot of horror fiction … Continue reading

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It’s Halloween: have some public domain horror stories!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve got a book coming out on January 31st: Horror Fiction in the 20th Century, a guide to horror fiction published around the world (i.e., both inside the US & UK and outside). It’s a combination … Continue reading

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My forthcoming book

 I have a new book coming out this January. Entitled Horror Fiction in the 20th Century: Exploring Literature’s Most Chilling Genre, and will be published by Praeger. The book runs 258 pages and will list for $50.00. To quote from Praeger’s … Continue reading

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A teaser for the Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, Second Edition

I see I haven’t announced this here yet. A second edition to my Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana is forthcoming. The second edition will have a number of new entries and a huge amount of new material added to the entries from the … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day 2019…

…some female horror writers from around the world whose work is worth searching out. (The following are excerpts from my Horror Needs No Passport, a guide to international horror fiction from the 20th century). — Jorge Luis Borges was the head … Continue reading

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