Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic.
What do you get when you mix a nutty professor, Egyptian mythology, time-travel, past life regression, a mysterious sarcophagus, and specters from another dimension? The Mummy and Miss Nitocris, of course! A tale of a misplaced mummy coming back to life in present day, this 1906 story was one of the foundational works of Egyptian themed horror and mysteries during the early part of the 20th century, when the excavation of Ancient Egypt was headline news.
The author, George Chetwnyd Griffith, was a highly regarded Science Fiction and fantasy writer of the late Victorian and early Edwardian era whose illustrated short story A Honeymoon in Space was the first to create the archetype of Greys--space aliens with wide bald heads, dark almond eyes, and hyper intelligence. He died in 1906 of cirrhosis of the liver.
About the Author
George Chetwynd Griffith (1857 – 1906) was a Science Fiction and fantasy writer whose early works helped to define the genre. He was a lover of the strange, the ancient, the fantastic, and the possible. He was also a lover of the drink, and, sadly, he died at the age of 49 of cirrhosis of the liver.
Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at the Blog of the Bizarre: varlaventura.wordpress.com/