Black Magic by Marjorie Bowen The British publishing firm Sphere Books had a really wonderful thing going for itself back in the 1970s: a series of 45 books, both fiction and nonfiction, curated by the hugely popular English supernatural novelist Dennis Wheatley, and titled Dennis Wheatley’s Library of the Occult. This reader had already experienced […]Read More
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Posted by Sandy Ferber | Feb 22, 2021 | SFF Reviews | 2
The Land of the Lost by Roy Norton A little while back, I had some words to say concerning Roy Norton’s 1919 novel The Glyphs, the Kewanee, Illinois native’s fourth and final novel containing fantastic content, in a career highlighted by numerous Western novels as well. The Glyphs, as I mentioned, was a compact affair, […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Oct 8, 2015 | SFF Reviews | 6
The Lady of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard The Lady of Blossholme was Henry Rider Haggard‘s 34th piece of fiction, out of an eventual 58 titles. It is a novel that he wrote (or, to be technically accurate, dictated) in the year 1907, although it would not see publication until the tail end of 1909, […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Jan 20, 2014 | SFF Reviews | 3
The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson William Hope Hodgson‘s first published novel, The Boats of the Glen Carrig (1907), is a story of survival after a disaster at sea, and of the monstrous plant and animal life-forms that the survivors encountered while trying to reach home. In his second book, the now-classic The House […]Read More
Posted by Marion Deeds | Mar 20, 2013 | SFF Reviews | 2
With the Night Mail: Two Yarns About the Aerial Board of Control by Rudyard Kipling I didn’t know that Rudyard Kipling wrote steampunk, especially since that moniker didn’t exist during his lifetime. Kipling’s novellas “With the Night Mail” and “Easy as A.B.C.” have airships, vaguely defined etheric power sources and more energy weapons than you […]Read More
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