Weird Tales: The Magazine That Never Dies

Weird Tales The Magazine That Never Dies Since its first issue in March Weird Tales The Unique Magazine has provided countless readers with the most innovative and offbeat fantasy suspense and horror stories Almost every important wri

  • Title: Weird Tales: The Magazine That Never Dies
  • Author: Marvin Kaye Ray Bradbury L. Sprague de Camp Fletcher Pratt Rex Dolphin Fredric Brown W.J. Stamper Fritz Leiber, Jr.
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since its first issue in March 1923, Weird Tales The Unique Magazine has provided countless readers with the most innovative and offbeat fantasy, suspense and horror stories Almost every important writer of fantastic fiction in the first half of this century including H.P Lovecraft, Robert E Howard, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Fritz Lieber and countless otherSince its first issue in March 1923, Weird Tales The Unique Magazine has provided countless readers with the most innovative and offbeat fantasy, suspense and horror stories Almost every important writer of fantastic fiction in the first half of this century including H.P Lovecraft, Robert E Howard, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Fritz Lieber and countless other notables have had their works showcased in its pages.Now, in this special volume compiled by popular anthologist Marvin Kaye, some of the most memorable horrific, bizarre tales ever published are assembled, all of which have appeared in various incarnations of Weird Tales over the years.Skulls in the Stars by Robert E HowardThe Terror of the Water Tank by William Hope HodgsonThe Lost Club by Arthur MachenThe Hoax of the Spirit Lover by Harry HoudiniMasked Ball by Seabury QuinnWhy Weird Tales by Otis Adelbert KlineThe Weird of Avoosl Wuthoqquan by Clark Ashton SmithThe House of Ecstasy by Ralph Milne FarleyThe Woman with the Velvet Collar by Gaston LerouxThe Judge s House by Bram StokerMistress Sary by William TennGhost Hunt by H.R WakefieldHe by author H.P LovecraftThe Sorcerer s Apprentice by Robert BlochThe Dead Smile by F Marion CrawfordThe Brotherhood of Blood by Hugh B CaveMen Who walk Upon the Air by Frank Belknap LongThe Stolen Body by H.G WellsThe Scrawny One by Anthony BoucherInterim by Ray BradburyEena by Manly BanisterThe Look by Maurice LevelMethought I Heard A Voice by L Sprague de Camp and Fletcher PrattOff the Map by Rex DolphinThe Last Train by Fredric BrownTi Michel by W.J StamperIn the X Ray by Fritz LeiberSpeak by Henry SlesarThe Pale Criminal by C Hall ThompsonThe Sombrus Tower by Tanith LeeMr George by August DerlethThe Legend of St Julian the Hospitaller by Gustave FlaubertSeed by Jack SnowThe Bagheeta by Val LewtonFuneral in the Fog by Edward D HochThe Damp Man by Allison V HardingWet Straw by Richard MathesonMysteries of the Faceless King by Darrell SchweitzerMore Than Shadow by Dorothy QuickChicken Soup by Katherine MacLean and Mary KornbluthThe Haunted Burglar by W.C MorrowNever Bet the Devil Your Head by Edgar Allan PoeA Child s Dream of a Star by Charles DickensThe Perfect Host by Theodore SturgeonThe Sorcerer s Apprentice by Lucian translated by Sir Thomas MoreDust jacket illustration by Richard Kriegler, based on Howard s Skulls in the Stars Weird Tales has always been the most popular and sought after of all pulp magazines A mix of exotic fantasy, horror, science fiction, suspense, and the just plain indescribable.

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    1. This may be the best Weird Tales collection I've read yet. It contains a great selection of the best authors of the era and some of the best stories I've read yet. The only other collection I've loved quite this much was "Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors". I'm only being extra-hard on my story ratings because I expect so much of Weird Tales. Anthologies in general can be of spotty quality, and the fact that I enjoyed reading all but 2 stories in this giant tome really speaks for the greatness o [...]

    2. Marvin Kaye's "Weird Tales: The Magazine That Never Dies" anthology from 1988 takes a slightly different tack than its earlier sister volume, "Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors." Whereas the editors of that earlier collection chose to select one story from each year of the magazine's celebrated 32-year run (1923-54), Kaye has decided here to not just limit himself to the periodical's classic era of 279 issues, but to also include tales from each of the four latter-day incarnations of "The Unique [...]

    3. Admittedly a mixed bag, but an amazing mixed bag filled with the most bizarre stories I can think of. There's a kind of poetry and consistency to how demented the writing in each of these is. In no way perfect, and the quality of the writing varies widely, but that is sort of the fun of it. Besides, one of the authors is named Rex Dolphin. As a bonus, each of the stories has a paragraph describing the author/story. As a grad student, I primarily fiction read at night to help myself sleep, as I f [...]

    4. As with any anthology, this particular collection of Weird Tales stories is a mixed bag, depending on the tastes of the reader. There reside, between these two cardboard covers, tales that are brilliant, others that are dreadful, and the rest just OK. This particular collection gets bumped up an additional star from 3 to 4 because of the introductions to each story and the useful lists and other historical apparatus added by anthologist Kaye.

    5. Whew! Two months and 570 pages laterI went into this because of my love for Lovecraft, the most prolific Weird Tales contributor of them all, and what I found was an interesting mishmash of good and bad stories. The editor chose stories not based on whether they were good but rather whether they had an interesting backstorywhich sometimes backfires. This was NOT a "best of" collection.

    6. This is a bit of an odd one, by virtue of it's source material. Weird Tales first started publication in the early 1920s, predating our modern perceptions of genre fiction. As a result this anthology, which draws from the original Weird Tales magazine run as well as it's subsequent revivals, presents an eclectic assortment of fantasy stories, tales of supernatural horror, and stories of grotesque -although mundane- murder and crime. While one might initially think that this broad focus would be [...]

    7. Weird Tales is a 582 page book, Short stories from some of the greats such as, Ray Bradbury, L. Sprague Decamp, H.G. Wells, Bram Stroker, Edgar Allen Poe. is just a few of the great writers that you will find in this book.There is 44 Stories in the book they all appeared in the Weird Tales Magazine from days gone past.My favorite story in this book is HE by H.P. Lovecraft which I will agree with the snip that was in the book which read, The old man knew secrets about Greenwich village in that ea [...]

    8. I read this over the course of 11 months, so I cant really write a coherent review. The spread of the stories is really wide. Some are great, some are unreadable. Surprisingly, the Lovecraft and Poe stories they included were both awful. But hey, I imagine this is a representative sample of Weird Tales stories. Classic experience.

    9. This book made me interested to read more science fiction and fantasy (I'm more of a "literary" fiction/nonfiction kind of girl) but it also made me want to read more Flaubert because it includes some of the supernatural stories of literary folks like that. And it's all great stuff. Great writing, really. Makes you wonder why "imaginative" fiction gets such a bum rap.

    10. Old fashioned, but reasonably good. Worth it just for the Poe story "Never Bet The Devil Your Head", but the rest are mostly just OK. It's odd, I think, that the New Weird writers claim to have been inspired by Weird Tales magazine, when most of what's here is ghost stories and mysteries. I suppose it's all "supernatural horror", but the flavor is very different

    11. What a fun book of stories.I've always liked Marvin Kaye as an editor and this book does not disappoint.It is chock full of the authors we love like Bradbury,Wells,Howard and Quinn.Very worth the money this used book costs me and I am glad to add it to my library of good old fashioned tales.

    12. A massive collection of reprints from the magazine Weird Tales, including stories by Howard, Lovecraft, Bloch, and Bradbury.

    13. An excellent collection of stories that graced the pages of Weird Tales over the decades. A great read for the weird fiction enthusiast.

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