BOOM! Funded. Same day. You guys RULE. Let's keep it going? https://t.co/IG57FqEpx3
I Tweeted this out 2 HOURS ago & you guys have already raised 11K! I have the best followers. NOW BRING IT HOME: https://t.co/b8nBEqXXuB
This -- and 21 other stories like it EVERY DAY -- is the reason for my previous @kickstarter Tweet. Please donate. https://t.co/ab0MgSCOAB
I just pledged $2,000 for a Warrior Distress APP on @Kickstarter. If each of you pledge a BUCK? We make it! Please? https://t.co/f9OVgkHKFH
Too much of the rainforest would be pulped making the paper. https://t.co/HcyCCKAJxU

Join the List!

SPEW

Page 41 of 89 posts   |  View Archive   
   
   
   
Jump to:
 

Mon, Oct 30


31 HORROR STORIES -- "A Defense of Werewolves" (1948)

@ 1:00 PM

Well, we're almost at the end. So here's a moment to reflect.

Fritz Leiber is one of my favorite writers. Because, like Shea and James and Bloch and so few others, he could really WRITE. Didn't matter if it was hard science fiction, Fafhred and The Grey Mouser, chess, history, satire or horror, the dude was a master craftsman.

So I'm not going to even bother, my first time doing a list like this, to pick his best. Or even my favorite. Not yet. There's too many.

I'm picking this essay, which he wrote in 1948, but which was so eerily prescient about which way horror fiction would go in the 50's and beyond, and what would happen to vampires, werewolves, and things that went bump in the night.

It's sad, I know. But, as always with Fritz, expertly written.



 
 
   
   
   
Jump to: