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Fantastic fiction includes fantasy, science fiction, weird fiction, and some pulp fiction like Doc Savage. Related critical and biographical works are also indexed here. I have erred on the side of including borderline cases like contes cruels.

“Raw Feed” links take you to what are essentially my lightly edited notes on the work. They may include spoilers.

“Low Res Scan” links take you to capsule reviews.

“Baby”, Kathe Koja. Review.

“Baby Is Three”, Theodore Sturgeon. Review.

“A Baby Tramp”, Ambrose Bierce. Review.

“Backbone Isn’t Always Enough”, Lynne Campbell. Review.

Bacterium, Nathan Pennington. Review.

“Bad Altitude”, Jessica Brawner. Review.

Bad Brains, Kathe Koja. Essay.

“The Bad Lands”, John Metcalfe. Review.

“Bad Medicine”, David J. West. Review.

“A Bad Un to Beat vs. The Highgate Waterman: It’s All About the Benjamins”, Brendall Connell and Quentin S. Crisp. Review.

“A Baffled Ambuscade”, Ambrose Bierce. Review.

“Bait and Switch”, William Meikle. Review.

“Ballad of the Spanish Civil Guard”, Kathe Koja. (associational). Essay.

“The Bands of Titan”, Roger Zelazny. Raw Feed.

“Bank Run”, Tom Purdom. Raw Feed.

“The Banshee”, William Meikle. Review.

Baphomet’s Meteor, Pierre Barbet, trans. Bernard Kay. Raw Feed.

“The Barbecue, the Movie, and Other Unfortunately not so Relevant Material”, Harry Turtledove. Raw Feed.

“The Barricade”, Nina Allan. Review.

Bartleby and James, Second Edition, Michael Coorlim. (collection). Review.

“A Base-Ball Mystery”, Robert Duncan Milne. Raw Feed.

“Basileus”, Robert Silverberg. Raw Feed.

“The Basilisk”, R. Murray Gilchrist. Review.

“The Basilisk”, David Hambling. Review.

“Basilissa”, John Buchan. Review.

“Batboy”, Harry Turtledove. Raw Feed.

The Battle for the Throne, William Meikle. Review.

The Battle of Dorking, Lt. Col. Sir George Tomkyns Chesney. (excerpt). Review.

“The Bear That Walks Like a Man: Ursinaid Stereotype in Early Interbeing Era Popular Culture”. Sandra Miesel. Raw Feed.

“The Beast in the Cave”, H. P. Lovecraft. Raw Feed.

“The Beast of Averoigne”, Clark Ashton Smith. Review.

“The Beast of Glamis”, William Meikle. Review.

“Beat Me Daddy (Eight to the Bar)”, Cory Doctorow. Review.

“The Beautiful Fog Ascending”, Simon Strantzas. Review.

“The Beautiful Gelreesh”, Jeffrey Ford. Review.

“Beauty in the Night”, Robert Silverberg. Review.

“Becalmed in Hell”, Larry Niven. Review.

“Because Thou Lovest the Burning Ground”, Michael P. Kube-McDowell. Low Res Scan.

“Bedlam in Yellow”, William Meikle. Review.

“Bedside Conversations”, Brian Stableford. Review.

“The Bee’s Kiss”, Charles Sheffield. Raw Feed.

Before … 12:01 PM … and After, Richard A. Lupoff. (collection). Raw Feed.

“Before All Else”, Shannon Allen. Review.

“Before All This Modern Stuff”, Lyn McConchie. Review.

“Before I Wake”, Kim Stanley Robinson. Raw Feed.

“Belfrey’s in Your Bats!”, Aaron B. Larson. Review.

“Belles Lettres, 2272”, Norman Corwin. Review.

“Bells of Horror”, Henry Kuttner. Review.

“Bells of Oceana”, Arthur J. Burks. Review.

“The Bells of the Laughing Sally“, William Hope Hodgson. (associational). Review.

“Bells Ringing Under the Sea”, Sophia McDougall. Review.

“Beloved Pig-Brother of the Daughter of the Pregnant Baby”, Ian Watson and Robert Quaglia. Review.

Beloved Son, George Turner. Raw Feed.

“Belsen Express”, Fritz Leiber. Review.

“Beneath the Ice and Still”, Annie Bellet. Review.

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation, Anonymous, trans. Seamus Heaney. Review.

“The Best and Brightest”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Raw Feed.

Best British Horror 2018, ed. Johnny Mains. (anthology). Review.

The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories, eds. John L. Apostolou and Martin H. Greenberg. (anthology). Raw Feed.

“The Best Monkey”, Daniel Abraham. Review.

The Best of C. M. Kornbluth, ed. Frederik Pohl. (collection). Raw Feed.

The Best of Frederik Pohl, ed. Lester del Rey. (collection). Review.

The Best of Fritz Leiber, ed. Fritz Leiber. (collection). Review.

The Best of Jack Williamson, ed. Jack Williamson. (collection). Review.

The Best of Murray Leinster, ed. John J. Pierce. (collection). Raw Feed.

“Bethmoora”, Lord Dunsany. Review.

“The Better Boy”, James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers. Raw Feed.

“The Better Love”, Auguste Villiers de L’Isle-Adam. Raw Feed.

“A Better Place to Die”, Sam Knight. Review.

“Beyond Lies the Wub”, Philip K. Dick. Raw Feed.

“Beyond Porch and Portal”, E. Catherine Tobler. Review.

“Beyond the Door”, Philip K. Dick. Raw Feed.

Beyond the Doors of Death, Robert Silverberg and Damien Broderick. Review.

“Beyond the Fall of Night”, Gregory Benford. Raw Feed.

Beyond the Fall of Night, Arthur C. Clarke and Gregory Benford. (collection). Raw Feed.

“Beyond the Golden Road”, Charles Sheffield. Raw Feed.

“Beyond the Reef”, Basil Copper. Raw Feed.

Beyond the Farthest Suns: The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear, Volume Three, Greg Bear. (collection). Review.

“Beyond the Threshold”, August Derleth. Review.

“Beyond the Wall”, Ambrose Bierce. Review.

“Beyond the Wall of Sleep”, H. P. Lovecraft. Raw Feed.

The Bible Repairman, Tim Powers. Review.

“Bible Stories for Adults, No. 31: The Covenant”, James Morrow. Raw Feed.

“Bicycle Repairman”, Bruce Sterling. Raw Feed. Raw Feed.

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper, ed. Otto Penzler. (anthology). Review.

“Big Bust at Herbert Hoover High”, Jay R. Bonansinga. Raw Feed.

“Big Fish”, Caitlin R. Kiernan. Review.

“The Big Fish”, Jack Yeovil. Raw Feed.

“The Big Green Orb”, David B. Riley. Review. Review.

“The Big-Headed People”, DF Lewis. Review.

“The Big Holiday”, Fritz Leiber. Review.

“Big Jelly”, Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker. Raw Feed

“The Big One”, James Gunn. (associational). Review.

“The Big Picture”, Timothy Zahn. Review.

The Big Time, Fritz Leiber. Review.

“The Big Trek”, Fritz Leiber. Review.

“The Big Flash”, Norman Spinrad. Raw Feed.

“The Birthday of the World“, Ursula K. Le Guin. Raw Feed.

“The Bitey Cat”, Kij Johnson. Review.

“A Bit of the Dark World”, Fritz Leiber. Review.

“Bitterblooms”, George R. R. Martin. Raw Feed.

“The Black Abbess”, John Reppion. Essay.

“The Black Abbott of Puthuum”, Clark Ashton Smith. Raw Feed.

“Black Air”, Kim Stanley Robinson. Raw Feed.

“Black as Darkness”, Mark Samuels. Review.

“Black Bargain”, Robert Bloch. Review.

“The Black Blade’s Summoning”, Michael Moorcock. Raw Feed.

“Black Celebration”, Jay Bonansinga. Raw Feed.

The Black Corridor, Michael Moorcock. Raw Feed.

“The Black Dog”, Stephen Crane. Review.

“Black Earth and Destiny”, Thomas A. Easton. Raw Feed.

“The Black Ferry”, John Galt. Review.

“Black God’s Kiss”, C. L. Moore. Review.

The Black Hand Gang, Pat Kelleher. Low Res Scan.

Black Hills, Dan Simmons. Review.

“Black Jack’s Last Ride”, David J. West. Review.

“The Black Marble”, James Gunn. Review.

“The Black Mass”, Justin Isis. Review.

“The Black Mould”, Mark Samuels. Review.

“The Black Nightgown”, Catulle Mendes, trans. Brian Stableford. Review.

The Black Room Manuscripts, Volume Two, ed. JR Park. (anthology). Review.

“Black Ships Seen South of Heaven”, Caitlin R. Kiernan. Review.

“The Black Statue”, Mary Elizabeth Counselman. Review.

“The Black Stone”, Robert E. Howard. Review.

“The Black Swan”, William Meikle. Review.

The Black Throne, Roger Zelazny and Fred Saberhagen. Review.

“The Black Wall of Jerusalem”, Ian Watson. Review.

“Black Wings in the Moonlight”, David J. West. Review.

Black Wings of Cthulhu, S. T. Joshi. (anthology). Low Res Scan.

Black Wings II: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, S. T. Joshi. (anthology). Review.

Black Wings of Cthulhu 3: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, S. T. Joshi. (anthology). Review.

Black Wings of Cthulhu 4: Seventeen New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, S. T. Joshi. (anthology). Review.

Black Wings of Cthulhu 5: Twenty New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, S. T. Joshi. (anthology). Essay.

Black Wings of Cthulhu 6: Twenty-One New Tales of Lovecraftian Terror, S. T. Joshi. (anthology). Review.

“The Black Ziggurat”, William Meikle. Review.

Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human, K. W. Jeter. Raw Feed.

Blade Runner: Replicant Night, K. W. Jeter. Raw Feed.

“Blades of the Brotherhood”, Robert E. Howard. Raw Feed.

“Blair’s War”, Ian Watson. Review.

“Blaze of Glory”, Robert Silverberg. Raw Feed.

“Bleeding the Bank Dry”, David Boop. Review.

“The Bleeding Man’, Aliette de Bodard. Review.

“Blessed by an Angel”, Peter F. Hamilton. Review. Review.

“Blindsight”, Robert Silverberg. Review.

“Blood Bonds”, Brenda Cooper. Review.

“Blood Brothers”, Joe Haldeman. Review.

“Blood Disease”, Patrick McGrath. Review.

“The Blooded Ikwla”, William Meikle. Review.

“Blood for the Jaguar”, Joel Jenkins. Review.

“Blood Music”, Greg Bear. Raw Feed.

“The Blood on Satan’s Harley”, Gary Jonas. Raw Feed.

Bloodshift, Garfield Reeves-Stevens. Raw Feed.

“Blood Sisters”, Joe Haldeman. Review.

Blood: A Southern Fantasy, Michael Moorcock. Raw Feed.

“Bloom”, John Langan. Review.

Bloom, Wil McCarthy. Review.

“Blowups Happen”, Robert A. Heinlein. Review.

“Blue Period”, Daniel Marcus. Raw Feed.

“The Blue Planet”, Robert J. Sawyer. Raw Feed.

“Bluff”, Harry Turtledove. Raw Feed.

“The Boarded Window”, Ambrose Bierce. Review.

The Boathouse, William Meikle. Review.

The Boats of the “Glen Carrig”, William Hope Hodgson. Review.

“Bobbygate”, Rick Katze. Raw Feed.

“The Bodyguard and the Client Who Wouldn’t Die”, William C. Deitz. Review.

“Bogdavi’s Dream”, Tom Purdom. Review.

The Bohr Maker, Linda Nagata. Review.

“The Boid Hunt”, Allen Steele. Review.

“Bokko-chan”, Shinichi Hoshi. Raw Feed.

“BOOM!”, Richard A. Lupoff. Raw Feed.

“Bondage”, Kathe Koja. Essay.

Bone Wars, Brett Davis. Raw Feed.

“Bonding with Morry”, Tom Purdom. Review.

“The Book”, Margie Irwin. Review.

“The Book of Dreems”, Georgina Bruce. Review.

A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones. (collection). Review.

“The Book of Insects”, David Hambling. Review.

The Book of the Black Sun, G. W. Thomas. (collection) Review.

The Book of Yig: Revelations of the Serpent, eds. David Hambling and Peter Rawlik. (anthology). Review.

“The Books”, Kage Baker. Review.

“Book, Theatre, and Wheel”, Karl Schroeder. Review.

“Bordeaux Mixture“, Charles Dexter Ward. Raw Feed.

“Border Guards”, Greg Egan. Raw Feed.

Borderlands of Science, Charles Sheffield. (associational). Review.

“The Borderland of Sol”, Larry Niven. Review.

“The Boring Beast”, Harry Turtledove. Raw Feed.

“Born of Ether”, William Meikle. Review.

“Born with the Dead”, Robert Silverberg. Review.

“Boston Will Sink Claims MIT Prof”, David Alexander Smith. Raw Feed.

“Bounty Hunter”, Jack Hillman. Review.

“The Bowmen”, Arthur Machen. Review. Essay.

The Bowmen and Other Legends of the War, Arthur Machen. (collection). Review. Essay.

Brain Child, George Turner. Raw Feed.

“Brannon and the Raven”, Fiona Patton. Review.

“A Braver Thing”, Charles Sheffield. Raw Feed.

“Breakaway, Backdown”, James Patrick Kelly. Raw Feed.

“Breakdown”, Jack Williamson. Review.

“Breakfast at Twilight”, Philip K. Dick. Raw Feed.

“Breakfast in Bed”, Ian Watson. Review.

“The Breath of Suspension”, Alexander Jablokov. Raw Feed.

“Breckenridge and the Continuum”, Robert Silverberg. Review.

“Bride 91”, Robert Silverberg. Review.

“The Bride of Elvis”, Kathleen Ann Goonan. Raw Feed.

“A Brief History of Hodgson Studies”, Sam Gafford. (nonfiction). Review.

“Brillo”, Harlan Ellison and Ben Bova. Review.

Bring the Jubilee, Ward Moore. Raw Feed.

“The Brink of Eternity”, Barbara Roden. Review.

“Broadsword”, Laird Barron. Review.

“Broken Dreams”, Cody Goodfellow. Review.

Broken Meats, David Hambling. Review.

“Broken Record”, James Gunn. Review.

Broken Sigil, William Meikle. Review.

“The Bronze Door”, Raymond Chandler. Review.

“The Brood”, Ramsey Campbell. Review.

“Brotherhood”, David D. Levine. Review.

“The Brotherhood of the Thorn”, William Meikle. Review.

Brother to Dragons, Charles Sheffield. Review.

“Brown and the Lost Dutchman Mine”, J. A. Campbell. Review.

“The Brownie of the Black Haggs”, James Hogg. Review.

“Bryan Talbot’s The Adventures of Luther Arkwright”, Michael Moorcock. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

“The Builder”, Philip K. Dick. Raw Feed.

“Built Upon the Sands of Time“, Michael Flynn. Raw Feed.

The Bull and the Spear, Michael Moorcock. Raw Feed.

“Bullets Can’t Stop It”, Wayne Allen Sallee. Raw Feed.

“Bullion”, William Hope Hodgson. (associational). Review.

“The Bull Moose at Bay”, Mike Resnick. Raw Feed.

“The Bungalow Horror”, Thomas Ligotti. Review.

“The Burial Mound”, Joel Jenkins. Review.

Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution, P. W. Singer and August Cole. Review.

The Burning, James Gunn. Raw Feed.

“Burning Bridge”, Charles Ingrid. Review.

“Burn Victims”, Grant Palmquist. Review.

“Bury Me Deep”, David J. West. Review.

“Bus Fare”, Caitlin R. Kiernan. Low Res Scan.

Butcher Bird, Dean Ing. Raw Feed.

“By His Bootstraps”, Robert A. Heinlein. Review.

“By the Lee”, William Hope Hodgson. (associational). Review.

By the Light of Camelot, eds. J. R. Campbell and Shannon Allen. (anthology). Review.