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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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Some Thoughts on Women Writers and Lovecraft

In Which I Ramble About Indirect Influences and the Pernicious Power of Sexism The following isn’t going to be an academic article on the subject of How And Which Women Horror Writers Directly Influenced Lovecraft. I’m not literary critic enough … Continue reading

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A short history of 20th century African-American horror literature

As I may have mentioned here before, I’m writing A Chilling Age of Horror: How 20th Century Horror Fiction Changed The Genre for Praeger (due out late spring 2020). A Chilling Age of Horror is, as the title says, a look (as panoptical as … Continue reading

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Table of Contents for the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana

So in case you haven’t heard, I’m writing a second edition of the Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana. In all likelihood self-published, this time, because the second edition will have around 150,000 new words–new entries, added scholarly apparatus, corrections and additions–and that … Continue reading

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“The King Waits,” by Clemence Dane (1918).

“Clemence Dane” was the pseudonym of Winifred Ashton, who started adult life as an artist and actress before deteriorating health during World War One led her to begin writing. “The King Waits” was one of her first published stories, following … Continue reading

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Horror Needs No Passport Table of Contents & Index

Hi– Some of y’all are curious about what countries and which authors I included in Horror Needs No Passport, so I made a .pdf out of the Table of Contents and the Index. You can download the .pdf here.

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My new book is available!

I’ve self-published a guide to international horror fiction–that is, horror fiction published outside the United States and the United Kingdom–published during the twentieth century. It’s called Horror Needs No Passport, and it’s available now as a paperback and for pre-order as … Continue reading

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Annotations to League: Tempest are up!

Updated annotations to League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Tempest #1 are available here.

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My Readercon presentation is up!

At Readercon 29 I did a presentation on African horror literature of the twentieth century. There were requests for the presentation to be made available, so I’ve put them up as a website and as a .pdf. Enjoy!

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Books I’m going to order

This one’s for my homies over on Twitter. At the college library I work at, we (quite unexpectedly) have some extra money to spend on books. We (the college) also have classes on horror fiction and film. So I decided … Continue reading

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