I’ve always found Zelazny overrated, after all, and nor am I too fond of the type of whimsical silliness that suffuses A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER.
In HARRY AND THE PIRATES Harry is back in the driver’s seat. The book overall is far from the best of Lumley’s fiction, Necroscope related or otherwise, but is an enjoyable enough bit of old-fashioned cosmic horror.
Jeffrey Thomas is one of the most original authors on the scene, and the Bram Stoker award-nominated MONSTROCITY is one of his key works.
This is the first of Edward M. Erdelac’s MERKABAH RIDER series of weird westerns.
This profusely illustrated limited edition 2010 hardcover (which is already a collector’s item) was promoted as the definitive edition of this “neglected masterpiece,” featuring a newly written introduction by Colin Wilson and 12 short stories and a nonfiction piece by Visiak.
The most famous work by France’s late Maurice Sandoz, a short novel of vaguely Lovecraftian mystery that still holds up–mostly.
Although it wasn’t published in English until 1998 (in an edition now sadly out of print), Jean Ray’s MALPERTUIS is one of the great novels of supernatural horror.
I was indeed expecting far more from the collection THE KING IN YELLOW than what it contains–although I wasn’t entirely disappointed.
As the title indicates, it consists largely of H.P. Lovecraft-inspired dramatizations, together with many of Coulthart’s illustrations for Savoy’s infamous LORD HORROR series. Alan Moore contributes a highly esoteric introduction along with poetic evocations for each of the principal figures of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.
As in the above-mentioned faux-historical novels, the implication is that the adventures detailed in this slight but enjoyable novella inspired G.K. Chesterton’s fiction, and also that of Edgar Rice Burroughs, who co-stars.