“#10 Figers of Fear. This one has it all: lycanthropy, vampirism, family curse, patricide, incest, infanticide, hauntings, the works. Supposedly it was marketed as straight detective fiction. Must have freaked out the Agatha Christie fans.”
“#3 Vampires Overhead. Civilization is destroyed again, this time by a bizarre migration of a life-form from outer space. A strange and effective between-the-wars British thriller.”
-Karl Edward Wagner, “The Thirteen Best Science Fiction Horror Novels (1983, Twilight Zone Magazine)
“#12 Echo of a Curse. Undeservedly forgotten, Ms. Ryan was the best of the British Thriller writers- a group who wrote popular fiction for the lending libraries, roughly parallel to the pulp writers in America between the world wars. This novel of lycanthropy and vampirism rates with Fingers of Fear as one of the best.”
“#6 The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck. Disturbing mystery involving madness and genetic abnormalities.”
Karl Edward Wagner, “The Thirteen Best Science Fiction Horror Novels” (Twilight Zone Magazine, 1983)
“#11 Doctors Wear Scarlet. Is it vampirism of is it a neurotic obsession? Ask the dead. Superb modern vampire novel was filmed as Incense for the Damned (AKA Bloodsuckers)”
-Karl Edward Wagner, “The Thirteen Best Supernatural Horror Novels” (Twilight Zone Magazine, 1983)
“Another lost-race sort of thing. Remnants of Roman civilization exist underground in a rigidly telepathically controlled society. The protagonist seeks them out as destiny and finds nightmare instead.”
-Karl Edward Wagner, “The Thirteen Best Science Fiction Horror Novels” (Twilight Zone Magazine, 1983)
Angel Dare returns in this sequel to Christa Faust’s Money Shot.
Since the early 1970’s Will Murray has been writing about Doc Savage. I can’t imagine another person, save the late Phillip Jose Farmer, who has done as much research into the legendary Man of Bronze.
Time travel stories can be a lot of fun. H. G. Wells changed history forever with his story of a man who goes into the far future to see what’s happened to humanity.
“Because Lydia didn’t have arms or legs, she shelled out three thousand bucks to a washed-up middleweight named Cap to give her ex-husband the beating of his life.”