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Frank Belknap Long

Frank Belknap Long was born in Harlem, NYC, in 1901. An author who specialized in science fiction, horror and fantasy, Long was a close friend of H.P. Lovecraft and would go on to win the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement AND the Bram Stoker Award. He passed away in 1994.

The Black Druid: Part 2 of a classic collection

The Black Druid by Frank Belknap Long

In my recent review of Frank Belknap Long’s short-story collection The Hounds of Tindalos, I mentioned that when this hardcover volume was initially released by Arkham House in 1946, it contained 21 tales, encompassing the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. I also mentioned that most later reprintings of this now classic collection contained only half of those 21 stories, including the 1975 edition that I recently wrote about; the one from the British publishing firm Panther. But later that same year, Panther released the other half of the 1946 classic in a collection entitled The Black Druid, a paperback that I eagerly sought out after enjoying Part 1 so very much. As would be... Read More