Misplaced Writers: C.L.Moore

First, you have to read a great deal of the works you enjoy most. Much of it will be useless. But the trusty unconscious can be relied on to make lots of unseen notes, just in case. Mine did not fail me.  Afterword: Footnote to Shambleau by C.L. Moore Okay, I'm beginning to realise that there are …

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Appendix N Challenge: Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague De Camp.

The first time travel tale I remember reading was Mark Twains' 'A Connecticut Yankee at the court of King Arthur. I'd just finished reading Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn and honestly thought I was getting more of the same. Yeah, I was wrong. My grandparents were keen on the classics, at least the ones that they thought …

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Appendix N Challenge: The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft.

I had no idea that Lovecraft had an impact on AD&D, but on reflection, it shouldn't really have come as a surprise. How could his tales of men versus monsters, gods, and their own sanity not have played their part in its creation? Looking back, it makes perfect sense. Now, I came across Call of …

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Appendix N Challenge: John the Balladeer by Manly Wade Wellman.

I wasn't originally going to write about Wellman today. My initial plan had been to write about Almeric by R.E Howard, but after reading a great post over at Castalia House by HP (You can find it here) I changed my mind. There probably isn't another author who has affected me on as deep a level …

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Appendix N Challenge: The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany

Okay, I'll start with an apology. I realized a little too late this weekend that I really should have read The King of Elfland's Daughter rather than this collection of short stories as an example of Lord Dunsanys work. That being said, I'm going to circle back and read that one later, so there'll definitely be a second …

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Appendix N Challenge: The Sword of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett.

  There are moments in my reading life that are etched into my memory, the emotions that I felt while reading them still clear as a bell even after many, many years have gone past. I remember as a kid, eight years old, living with his dad in Australia, a copy of a book of …

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