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5 Gothic Novels, By the Numbers
Gothic novels come in many flavors, ranging from the classics, like Matthew Lewis’s The Monk, that helped pave the way to some of my favorites, and...
: The Best Horror Novel Since
Lauren Owen’s The Quick, about aristocratic monsters stalking London’s streets during Victorian England, is pitch-perfect and unputdownable. Like the...
11 Fictional Drugs With Side Effects That Include Creeping Us Out
When I was an unfortunate looking teenager, I took a very powerful acne drug with some very scary side effects, side effects serious enough that the...
8 Classics Rewritten as
For a certain age group, an honest answer to the question “Who were the most influential authors of your childhood?” would have to include R.L....
5 Jack the Ripper–Inspired Romps
Of all the serial killers ever to kill, serially, has there ever been one whose mere mention is more evocative than Jack the Ripper? The name alone brings...
8 Great Books for People Who Love Stephen King
In elementary school, I really wanted to read Stephen King’s The Stand, a contemporary, Tolkienian good ‘n’ evil story with sexual content...
The Scariest Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (And That’s Saying Something)
You can keep your haunted mansions, bloody pickaxes, and phone calls coming from inside the house. When I look for creepy October reading, I turn to the...
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Who Is the Scariest Writer on the Planet?
It’s that time of year again. Classic horror movies starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing are back in heavy rotation on cable, jack-o-lanterns are...
Seven Scary October Reads
The temperature is dropping, the days are darkening, and the calls are coming from inside the house! For thrills and chills are an important part of the...
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Three Signs That Summer is Over (If You’re a Bibliophile)
It’s that time of year again. The kids are going back to school, football season’s starting up once again, and Halloween merch is already...
The Controversial Saga That’s Good for Genre Fiction—and Society
I’ve been in the book business for almost 25 years and I have never run across an author—or a series—more divisive than Laurell K. Hamilton and her...
10 Fantasy Short Stories for the Non-Fantasy Fan
So, you say you don’t read fantasy. Perhaps you’d like to try it, but you just can’t see yourself cracking open those gilded grimoires, hanging out...