The Phantom Fighter

“Tomorrow is another day, and who knows what new task lies before us?”- Jules de Grandin ‘He was...rather under medium height, but with military erectness of carriage that made him seem several inches taller than he actually was. His light blue eyes were small and exceedingly deep set and would have been humorous had it … Continue reading The Phantom Fighter

The Ghost Seer

Does a night like this fill you with vague longings? Do you yearn to discover the secret of the universe-to know more than is good for man to know-perhaps to peer into the future?- Aylmer Vance Aylmer Vance made his first appearance on the nightmare stage in 1914. The creation of husband-and-wife writing team Alice … Continue reading The Ghost Seer

The Last Wolf

Recently, I watched The Last Wolf: Karl Edward Wagner, a documentary about - well - Karl Edward Wagner. It was a fascinating and somewhat sobering 'warts and all' look at one of the most accomplished dark fantasy and horror writers of the late Twentieth Century. Wagner has always been one of my literary touchstones. Like … Continue reading The Last Wolf