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Fantastic fiction includes fantasy, science fiction, weird stories and some pulp fiction like Doc Savage. It also includes related critical and biographical works.

“Low Res Scan” links to you to reviews which may not cover the entire contents of a book.

“Raw Feed” links take you to what are essentially my lightly edited notes on a work.

“Essay” links are to long review pieces with spoilers.

A title index to fantastic fiction reviews exists.

Bacigalupi, Paolo. “Pump Six”. Review.

Baily, David and Nathan Ballingrud. “The Crevasse”. Review.

Bailey, Hilary. “The Fall of Frenchy Steiner”. Review.

Bailey, Robin Wayne. “Angel on the Outward Side”. Review.

Baker, Kage. “The Books”. Review.

— “Maelstrom”. Review.

Ballard, J. G. “The Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D”. Raw Feed.

Concrete Island. (associational). Review.

— Crash. (associational). Raw Feed.

— “Cry Hope, Cry Fury!”. Raw FeedRaw Feed.

The Crystal World. Raw Feed.

— “The Drowned Giant”. Review.

— “Prima Belladonna”. Raw Feed.

— “Say Goodbye to the Wind”. Raw Feed.

— “The Screen Game”. Raw Feed.

— “The Singing Statues”. Raw Feed.

— “Studio 5, The Stars”. Raw Feed.

— “The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista”. Raw Feed.

— “Venus Smiles”. Raw Feed.

Vermilion Sands. (collection). Raw Feed.

— “The Voices of Time”. Review.

Ballingrud, Nathan. “The Atlas of Hell”. Low Res Scan.

Ballingrud, Nathan and David Bailey. “The Crevasse”. Review.

Banks, Raymond E. “Walter Perkins Is Here!”. Review.

Barbet, Pierre. Baphomet’s Meteor. Raw Feed.

Bark, Jasper. “And Light Is His Garment”. Review.

Barlow, R. H. [and H. P. Lovecraft]. “The Night Ocean”. Raw Feed.

— “‘Till A’ the Seas'”. Raw Feed.

Barnes, Scott T. “Insect Sculptor”. Review.

Barnes, Steven and Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. The Legacy of Heorot. Raw Feed.

Barnett, Barbara A. “Swan Maidens”. Review.

Barr, Robert. “The Doom of London”. Review.

Barrett, Jr., Neal. “Grubber”. Review.

Barron, Laird. “The Broadsword”. Review.

— “Catch Hell”. Review.

— “Strappado”. Review.

— “The Vastation”. Review.

— “We Smoke the Northern Lights”. Review.

X’s for Eyes. Low Res.

Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. Review.

— “In Saturn Time”. Raw Feed.

A Plague of All Cowards. Review.

When We Were Real. Review.

Barton, William and Michael Capobianco. “The Adventure of the Russian Grave”. Review.

Bass, T. J. The Godwhale. Raw Feed.

— Half Past Human. Raw Feed.

Baudelaire, Charles, trans. Brian Stableford. “The Double Room”. Review.

Baugh, Matthew. “Decently and Quietly Dead”. Review.

— “Trail of the Brujo”. Review.

Baxter, Stephen. Anti-Ice. Review.

— “Artifacts”. Review.

— “Columbiad”. Raw Feed.

— “Gossamer”. Raw Feed.

— “Huddle”. Raw Feed.

— The Martian in the Wood. Review.

— The Massacre of Mankind. Review.

— Navigator: Time’s Tapestry Book Three. Review.

— “Remembrance”. Review.

The Time Ships. Raw Feed.

— “The Twelfth Album”. Raw Feed.

Weaver: Time’s Tapestry Book Four. Review.

Beardsley, Aubrey. “The Court of Venus”. Review.

Bear, Elizabeth and Sarah Monette. “Mongoose”. Review.

Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. Raw Feed

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

— “Blood Music”. Raw Feed.

— “Characters Great and Small in SF: ‘Sisters’”. (nonfiction). Review.

— City at the End of Time. Review.

— “Dead Run”. Raw Feed.

— Eon. Review.

— Eternity. Review.

— “The Fall of the House of Escher”. Review.

— The Forge of God. Raw Feed.

— “Hardfought”. Raw Feed. Review.

Heads, Greg Bear. Raw Feed.

— “Introduction” [The Wind From a Burning Woman]. Review.

— “Judgment Engine”. Review.

— Legacy. Review.

— “Mandala”. Review.

— “A Martian Ricorso”. Raw Feed.

— “MDIO Ecosystems Increase Knowledge of DNA Languages (2215 C.E.)”. Review.

— “On Losing the Taint of Being a Cannibal”. (nonfiction). Review.

— “Perihesperon”. Review.

— “Petra”. Review.

Queen of Angels. Raw Feed.

— “Scattershot”. Review.

— “Schrodinger’s Plague”. Raw Feed.

— “Sisters”. Raw Feed.

— “Sleepside Story”. Raw Feed.

— “Tangents”. Raw Feed.

Tangents. (collection). Raw Feed.

— “Through No Road Whither”. Review. Raw Feed.

— “The Venging”. Review.

— “The Way of All Ghosts”. Review.

— “Webster”. Raw Feed.

— “The White Horse Child”. Review.

— “The Wind From a Burning Woman”. Review.

— The Wind From a Burning Woman. (collection). Review.

Beason, Doug. “Determinism and the Martian War, with Relativistic Corrections”. Raw Feed.

Beck, Peter J. The War of the Worlds: From H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg & Beyond. (nonfiction). Review.

Beckett, Chris. “The Marriage of Sky and Sea”. Raw Feed.

— “Valour”. Raw Feed.

Bell, Dana. “The Bells”. Review.

Bell, M. Shayne. “The Thing About Benny”. Raw Feed.

— “To See the World End”. Raw Feed.

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

— Deep Black Beyond. (collection). Review.

— “The Light of the Earth as Seen from Tartarus”. Review.

— “The Memory of Bone”. Review.

— “No Spaceships Go”. Review.

— “Pele’s Bee-Keeper”. Review.

Benedict, A. K. “Departures”. Review.

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

— “A Dance to Strange Musics”. Raw Feed.

— “Doing Lennon”. Raw Feed.

— “The Eagle and the Cross”. Review.

— “Exposures”. Raw Feed.

— “In Alien Flesh”. Raw Feed.

— In Alien Flesh. (collection). Raw Feed.

— “Manassas, Again”. Raw Feed.

— “Me/Days”. Raw Feed.

— “Nooncoming”. Raw Feed.

— “Of Space/Time and the River”. Raw Feed.

— “Redeemer”. Raw Feed.

— “Relativistic Effects”. Raw Feed.

— “The Rose and the Scalpel”. Review.

— “Snatching the Bot”. Raw Feed.

— “Time Shards”. Raw Feed.

— “Time’s Rub”. Raw Feed.

— “To the Storming Gulf”. Raw Feed.

— “Valhalla”. Review.

— “The Voice”. Review.

— “We Could Do Worse”. Raw Feed. Raw Feed.

— “White Creatures”. Raw Feed.

— “A Worm in the Well”. Raw Feed.

— “The Worm Turns”. Review.

— “Zoomers”. Raw Feed.

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

Benford, Gregory and David Brin. “Paris Conquers All”. Raw Feed.

— “Afterword: Retrospective”. Raw Feed.

Benford, Gregory and Martin H. Greenberg. Hitler Victorious. (anthology). Review.

What Might Have Been, Volume 1: Alternate Empires. (anthology). Raw Feed.

What Might Have Been, Volume 2: Alternate Heroes. (anthology). Raw Feed.

What Might Have Been, Volume 3: Alternate Wars. (anthology). Raw Feed.

What Might Have Been, Volume 4: Alternate Americas. (anthology). Raw Feed.

Bennett, Renee. “The Song of the Star”. Review.

Benson, E. F. “The Horror-Horn”. Review.

— “The Man Who Went Too Far”. Review.

— “The Room in the Tower”. Review.

Benson, Stella. Living Alone. Review. Essay.

Beresford, J. D. “A Negligible Experiment”. Review.

Berger, Lou J. “Nikki Dark and the Black Rust”. Review.

Berglund, E. P. “A Dangerous High”. Review.

— “Editor’s Foreword” [The Disciples of Cthulhu]. Raw Feed.

Berkeley, Elizabeth and Lewis Theobald, Jun. “The Crawling Chaos”. Raw Feed.

Berkeley, Elizabeth Neville and Lewis Theobald, Jun. “The Green Meadow”. Raw Feed.

Berliner, Janet. “The True Tale of the Final Battle of Umslopogaas the Zulu”. Raw Feed.

Berrigan, Richard. “Fire Eye Gem”. Review.

Berthoud, Henry. “A Heavenward Voyage”. Review.

Bertin, Eddy C. “Darkness, My Name Is”. Raw Feed.

Bertrand, Adrien. “The Rain that surpised Candide in his Garden”. Review. Essay.

Besant, Walter. “The Memory Cell”. Review.

bes Shahar, eluki. “Read Only Memory”. Review.

Bester, Alfred. “5,271,009”. Raw Feed.

— “Adam and No Eve”. Raw Feed.

— The Computer Connection. Raw Feed.

The Demolished Man. Raw Feed.

The Deceivers. Raw Feed.

— “Disappearing Act”. Raw Feed.

— “Fondly Fahrenheit”. Raw Feed.

— “The Four-Hour Fugue”. Raw Feed.

Golem 100. Raw Feed.

— “Hell Is Forever”. Raw Feed.

— “Hobson’s Choice”. Raw Feed.

— “Isaac Asimov”. Raw Feed.

— “The Men Who Murdered Mohammed”. Raw Feed.

— “Ms. Found in a Champagne Bottle”. Raw Feed.

— “My Affair With Science Fiction”. Raw Feed.

— “Oddy and Id”. Raw Feed.

— “Of Time and Third Avenue”. Raw Feed.

— “The Pi Man”. Raw Feed.

— “The Roller Coaster”. Raw Feed.

— “Somebody Up There Likes Me”. Raw Feed.

Starburst. (collection). Raw Feed.

— “Star Light, Star Bright”. Raw Feed.

Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester. (collection). Raw Feed.

The Stars My Destination. Raw Feed.

— “They Don’t Make Life Like They Used To”. Raw Feed.

— “Time Is the Traitor”. Raw Feed.

— “Travel Diary”. Raw Feed.

Betancourt, John, Byron Preiss, Megan Miller, and David Keller. The Ultimate Werewolf. (anthology). Raw Feed.

Beukes, Lauren. “Chislehurst Messiah”. Review.

Bieger, Dan. “On the Cheap”. Review.

Bierce, Ambrose. “An Adventure at Brownville.” Review.

— “The Annals of the Future Historian”. Review.

— “Ashes of the Beacon”. Review.

— “A Baby Tramp”. Review.

— “A Baffled Ambuscade”. Review.

— “Beyond the Wall”. Review.

— “The Boarded Window”. Review.

— “A Chronicle of the Time to Be”. Review.

— “The Damned Thing”. Review.

— “The Death of Halpin Frayser”. Review.

— “The Decay of the Nose”. Review.

— “A Diagnosis of Death”. Review.

— “The Eyes of the Panther”. Review.

— “The Fall of Christian Civilization.” Review.

The Fall of the Republic and Other Political Satires. (collection). Review.

— “The Famous Gilson Bequest”. Review.

— “For the Ahkoond”. Review. Review.

— “Haita the Shephard”. Review.

— “The Haunted Valley”. Review.

— “A Holy Terror”. Review.

— “Infumiferous Tacitite”. Review.

— “An Inhabitant of Carcosa”. Review. Review.

— “John Bartine’s Watch”. Review.

— “A Jug of Sirrup”. Review.

— “The Land Beyond the Blow”. Review.

— “The Man and the Snake”. Review.

— “The Middle Toe of the Right Foot”. Review. Review.

— “The Moonlit Road”. Review.

— “Moxon’s Master”. Review.

— “The Night-Doings at ‘Deadman’s'”. Review.

— “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”. Review.

— “One of the Missing”. Review.

— “One of Twins”. Review.

— “One Summer Night”. Review.

— “The Other Lodgers”. Review.

— “A Psychological Shipwreck”. Review.

— “The Realm of the Unreal”. Review.

— “A Resumed Identity”. Review.

— “A Scientific Dream”. Review.

— “The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch”. Review.

— “Staley Fleming’s Hallucination”. Review.

— “The Suitable Surroundings”. Review.

— “Three and One Are One”. Review.

— “A Tough Tussle”. Review.

— “Two Military Executions”. Review.

— “A Watcher by the Dead”. Review.

— “The Ways of Ghosts”. Review.

— “Will the Coming Man Sleep?”. Review.

Bilgrey, Marc. “Home World”. Review.

Bing, Stanley. Immortal Life. Review.

Birchby, Sid. “Sexual Symbolism in W. H. Hodgson”. (nonfiction). Review.

Bishop, Zealia [and H. P. Lovecraft. “The Curse of Yig”. Raw Feed.

— “Medusa’s Coil”. Raw Feed.

— “The Mound”. Raw Feed.

Bisson, Terry. “In the Upper Room”. Raw Feed.

— “Macs”. Raw Feed.

— “An Office Romance”. Review.

Bittner, Aaron. “Teshtigo Creek”. Review.

Blackmore, Keith C. Cauldron Gristle. (collection). Low Res Scan.

— “Eat”. Review.

— “Expansion”. Review.

Hellifax. Review.

— “The Hospital”. Review.

The Majestic 311. Review.

Make Me King. Review.

Mountain Man. Review.

Mountain Man: Prequel. Review.

Safari. Review.

Well Fed. Review.

— “Ye Olde Fishing Hole”. Review.

Blackmore, Leigh. “Things Invisible: Human and Ab-Human in Two of Hodgson’s Carnacki Stories”. (nonfiction). Review.

— “‘Ye Hogge’: Liminality and the Motif of the Monstrous Pig in Hodgson’s ‘The Hog” and ‘The House on the Borderland‘”. (nonfiction). Review.

Blackwood, Algernon. “A Touch of Pan”. Review.

— “A Victim of Higher Space”. Review.

— “The Wolves of God”. Review.

Blandin, Andre and Theo Varlet. Timeslip Troopers, trans. Brian Stableford. Review.

Blaylock, James P. “The Devil in the Details”. Review.

Homunculus. Raw Feed.

— “William Ashbless: A Clarification”. Raw Feed.

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

— The Devil in the Details. (collection) Review.

— “Fifty Cents”. Review.

— “We Traverse Afar”. Raw Feed.

Blish, James. Jack of Eagles. Review.

Bloch, Robert. “Black Bargain”. Review.

— “Introduction” [The Disciples of Cthulhu]. Raw Feed.

— “The Man Who Collected Poe”. Review.

— “Notebook Found in a Deserted House”. Review.

— “The Shadow from the Steeple”. Review.

— “The Shambler from the Stars”. Review.

— “That Hell-Bound Train”. Review.

— “A Toy for Juliette”. Review.

— “Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper”. Review.

Bloch, Robert and Edgar Allan Poe. “The Lighthouse”. Review.

Blum, Liliana V. “Pink Lemonade”. Review.

Bojaciuk, James. “Carnacki Pastiche: A Bibliography”. (nonfiction). Review.

— “A Concluding Oink: An Abnormal Flight of Fancy”. (nonfiction). Review.

Bok, Hannes. “Miranda’s Tree”. Review.

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

— “Black Celebration”. Raw Feed.

Bond, Charlotte. “The Lies We Tell”. Review.

Boop, David. “The (Almost) Entirely Untrue Legend of John Henry”. Review.

— “Bleeding the Bank Dry”. Review.

— “The Edge of the Grave”. Review.

— “The Tale of Uji the Griot”. Review.

— “The Temptation of Darcy Morgan”. Review.

Booth, Roy C. and Axel Kohagen. “Screamin’ Siren”. Low Res Scan.

Borders, Robb. “The Shop on the Borderland”. Review.

Borges, Jorge Luis, trans. Andrew Hurley. “The Aleph”. Review.

Bose, Robert. “Atargatis”. Review.

Boucher, Anthony. “A Shape in Time”. Review.

— “Snulbug”. Review

— “They Bite”. Review.

Boulanger, Anthony. “A Day and Night in Providence”. Review.

Bourne, Mark. “The Case of the Detective’s Smile”. Review.

Bova, Ben. “2042: A Cautiously Pessimistic View”. Raw Feed.

— “The Kingdom Come”. Raw Feed.

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

Bova, Ben and Frederik Pohl and Jerry Pournelle and Charles Sheffield. Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2014: A Four-Part-Invention. (anthology). Raw Feed.

Bowen, Marjorie. “Kecksies”. Review.

— “The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes”. Review.

Bowes, Richard. “The Officer of Doom”. Review.

Boyd, Jacob A. “Lost Pine”. Review.

Boyle, Tanner F. The Fortean Influence on Science Fiction: Charles Fort and the Evolution of the Genre. (nonfiction). Review.

Brackett, Leigh and Ray Bradbury. “Lorelei of the Red Mist”. Review.

Bradbury, Ray. “Homecoming”. Review.

— “The Lake”. Review.

— “Mr. Pale”. Review.

Bradbury, Ray and Leigh Brackett. “Lorelei of the Red Mist”. Review.

Bradshaw, Duncan P. “Mutant Building 101”. Review.

Brawner, Jessica. “Bad Altitude”. Review.

Bray, Michael. “Letters”. Review.

Brennan, Joseph Payne. “The Feaster From Afar”. Raw Feed. Review.

Bretnor, Reginald. The Craft of Science Fiction: A Symposium on Writing Science Fiction and Science Fantasy. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

— “SF:  The Challenge to the Writer”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

— “To a Different Drum”. Raw Feed.

de la Brettone, Restif. Posthumous Correspondence. (excerpt). Review.

Brin, David. “Life in the Extreme”. Raw Feed.

— “A Need for Heroes”. [excerpt from Earth]. Review.

— “Reality Check”. Raw Feed.

— “Thor Meets Captain America”. Review.

Brin, David and Gregory Benford. “Paris Conquers All”. Raw Feed.

— “Afterword: Retrospective”. Raw Feed.

Broadbeard, Raymond. “Total Count: A Story of Enumeration and Numbers”. Review.

Brock, Jason V. “The Dark Sea Within”. Review.

— “The History of a Letter”. Review.

— “The Man with the Horn”. Review.

— “Persistence of Memory”. Review.

— “Satiety”. Review.

— “The Shadow of Heaven”. Review.

Brock, Sunni K. “Fire Breeders”. Essay.

Brock, Jason V., William F. Nolan, and Sunni K. Brock. “Afterlife”. Review.

Brock, Sunni K., William F. Nolan, and Jason V. Brock. “Afterlife”. Review.

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

Brown, Chris N. and Eduardo Jiménez Mayo. Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Stories of the Fantastic. (anthology) Review.

Brown, Dakota. “The Life”. Review.

Brown, Dani. “Drip”. Review.

Brown, Eric. “Sunworld”. Review.

Brown, Nigel. “Catharsis”.Review.

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

Brunner, John. “The Science Fiction Novel”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

Stand  on Zanzibar. Review.

— “Thinkertoy”. Raw Feed.

— “The Totally Rich”. Review.

Bryant, Edward. “Talkin’ Trailer Trash”. Raw Feed.

Brzeski, Dave and John Linwood Grant. Occult Detective Quarterly Presents. (anthology). Low Res Scan.

Buchan, John. “At the Article of Death”. Review.

— “Basilissa”. Review.

— “Dr. Lartius”. Review.

— “The Far Islands”. Review.

— “Fountainblue”. Review.

— “The Green Glen”. Review.

— “The Green Wildebeest”. Review.

— “The Groves of Ashtaroth”. Review.

— “The Herd of Standlan”. Review.

— “Ho! The Merry Masons”. Review.

— “A Journey of Little Profit”. Review.

— “The Knees of God”. Review.

— “The Magic Walking Stick”. Review.

— “The Moor-Song aka the Rime of True Thomas”. Review.

— “No-Man’s Land”. Review.

— “The Oasis in the Snow”. Review.

— “The Outgoing of the Tide”. Review.

— “The Shut Door”. Review.

— “Skul Skerry”. Review.

— “Space”. Review.

— “The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn”. Review.

— “Streams of Water in the South”. Review.

— “Tendebant Manus“. Review.

— “The Watcher by the Threshold”. Review.

— “Watches of the Night”. Review.

— “The Wind in the Portico”. Review.

Buchanan, Ginjer. “The End of the Summer by the Great Sea”. Raw Feed.

Bucher-Jones, Simon. “Some Thoughts on the Problem of Order”. Review.

Budrys, Algis. “In Clouds of Glory”. Raw Feed.

— “Introduction” [Final Blackout]. Raw Feed.

— “Never Meet Again”. Review.

Rogue Moon. Raw Feed.

Bullington, Jesse. “The Door from Earth”. Review.

Bulwer-Lytton, Sir Edward. “The Haunted and the Haunters: Or the House and the Brain”. Review.

Burfield, Jane Petersen. “The Inheritance”. Review.

Burgess, Anthony. “The Muse”. Review.

— The Wanting Seed. Review.

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

— “The Mind Master”. Review.

Burleson, Donald R. “Desert Dreams”. Review.

— “Dimply Dolly Doofey”. Review.

— “Seed of the Gods”. Essay.

— “Worlds Apart”. Review.

Burleson, Mollie L. “The Dome”. Review.

— “Hotel Del Laco”. Review.

— “The Quest”. Essay.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. The Land That Time Forgot. Review. Essay.

Out of Time’s Abyss. Review.

The People That Time Forgot. Review.

Burrowes, Jon. “The Elephant-Ass Thing.” Raw Feed.

— “The Uprising”. Raw Feed.

Burrows, Matthew. “The Exception That Proves the Rule”. Review.

Busby, F. M. “Tundra Moss”. Raw Feed.

Butler, Blake. “The Disappeared”. Review.

Butts, Mary. “With and Without Buttons”. Review.