Weird Tales

Weird Tales

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by John Gregory Betancourt, Sean Wallace
     
 

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Originally founded in the 1920s with the mission of finding and publishing "the next Edgar Allan Poe," the dark-fantasy magazine Weird Tales has featured such mind-bending authors of unearthly fiction as H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch and Stephen King... and now you could discover the myriad horrors of Weird Tales in a brand-new

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Originally founded in the 1920s with the mission of finding and publishing "the next Edgar Allan Poe," the dark-fantasy magazine Weird Tales has featured such mind-bending authors of unearthly fiction as H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch and Stephen King... and now you could discover the myriad horrors of Weird Tales in a brand-new format!

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Publishers Weekly

Given the middling quality of these 12 stories in this reprint anthology, it would be optimistic to suggest that the next Edgar Allan Poe will emerge from Wildside Press's revival and recent redesign of Weird Tales, whose original goal was finding Poe's successor. The volume as a whole is entertaining but unremarkable, lacking both clunkers and triumphs. The best of the lot is Paul E. Martens's hilarious "What Happened When Tammy Brookmeyer Sold Her House" (to a bear), which may strike some as a humorous take on T.E.D. Klein's "Petey." Carrie Vaughn also manages a few new wrinkles on an old theme in "For Fear of Dragons." Too many of the rest, like Bob Bodey's "Body Parts," are cliché-laden splatterfests. If this is the cream of the crop, Weird Talesmay need more than a makeover to reach new readers and keep current ones happy. (Jan.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809562817
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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