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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.


Pack, Janet. “The Cutting Edge”. Review.

Page, Michael R. Saving the World Through Science Fiction: James Gunn, Writer, Teacher and Scholar. (nonfiction). Review.

Pain, Barry. “The Undying Thing”. Review.

Paisley, Yarrow. “Reinformation Theory”. Review.

Palmer, Dexter. The Dream of Perpetual Motion. Review.

Palmquist, Grant. “Aphelion”. Review.

— Azure. Review.

— “Burn Victims”. Review.

— “Cemeteries of the Heart”. Review.

Cemeteries of the Heart and Other Stories. (collection). Review.

— “Flaming Butterfly”. Review.

— “Lullaby”. Review.

— “Parting Sorrows”. Review.

— “Stanley”. Review.

— “Taenia Solium”. Review.

Paradias, Konstantine. “Thousand-Yard Zoom”. Review.

Parent, Jason. “Violet”. Review.

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

— “Screams in the Night”. Review.

Park, Paul. “Ragnarok”. Review.

Parnov, Eremei and Mikhail Yemstev. “Everything But Love”. Raw Feed.

Partridge, Norman. “’59 Frankenstein”. Raw Feed.

— “Lesser Demons”. Review.

Partridge, Norman and Martin H. Greenberg. It Came from the Drive-In. (anthology). Raw Feed.

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

Paxson, Diana L. “Shadow of the Wolf”. Review.

Payne, Rebecca J. “A Change in the Weather”. Review.

Peake, Mervyn. “Same Time, Same Place”. Review.

Pearson, Rudolph. “Covenant of Darkness”. Review.

John, Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey. “Contact”. Review.

Pelland, Jennifer. “Minya’s Astral Angels”. Review.

Pellegrino, Charles. Dust. Raw Feed.

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

Perkins, Katherine and Jeffrey Cook. “Opening Night”. Review.

Person, Lawrence. “Huddled Masses”. Raw Feed.

Petaja, Emil. Lord of the Green Planet. Review.

Pennington, Nathan. Bacterium. Review.

Penrose, Roger and Brian W. Aldiss. White Mars. Review.

Perez, Dan. “Die, Baby, Die, Die, Die!”. Raw Feed.

Perochon, Ernest. The Frenetic People, trans. Brian Stableford. Essay.

Peters. R. A. For Us the Living: Judgment Day. Review.

Peters, R. A. Operation Enduring Unity Trilogy. Review.

— Power Games: Operation Enduring Unity I. Review.

Shock & Awe: Operation Enduring Unity II. Review.

The Surge: Operation Enduring Unity 3. Review.

Petitt, Robert. “Razored Saddles”. Raw Feed.

Phillips, Forbes and R. Thurston Hopkins. War and the Weird. (collection). Review. Essay.

Phillips, Holly. “Cold Water Survival”. Review.

Phillips, Peter. “Dreams Are Sacred”. Review.

Phipps, C. T. “The Final Gate”. Review.

— “The Last Page”. Review.

— “The Laughing Skull”. Review.

— “The Skull on the Desk”. Review.

Tales of Yog-Sothoth. (anthology). Review.

— “The True Name of God”. Review.

Phipps, C.T. and Matthew Davenport. Tales of the Al-Azif: A Cthulhu Mythos Anthology. (anthology). Review.

Piccirilli, Tom. “I Am a Graveyard Hated by the Moon”. Review.

Pierce, Hayford. “Mail Supremacy”. Raw Feed.

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

— “The Dean of Science Fiction”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

Pinsker, Sarah. “A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide”. Low Res Scan.

Piper, H. Beam. “The Answer”. Review.

The Cosmic Computer. Review.

— “Crossroads of Destiny”. Review.

— “Day of the Moron”. Review.

— “Dearest”. Review.

— “The Edge of the Knife”. Review.

Federation, ed. John Carr. (collection). Review.

— “Flight from Tomorrow”. Review.

Four-Day Planet. Review.

Fuzzies and Other People. Review.

Fuzzy Sapiens. Review.

— “Genesis”. Review.

— “Graveyard of Dreams”. Review.

— “He Walked Around the Horses”. Raw Feed.

— “The Keeper”. Review.

— “Last Enemy”. Raw Feed.

Little Fuzzy. Review.

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. Raw Feed.

— “The Mercenaries”. Review.

— “Ministry of Disturbance”. Review.

Murder in the Gunroom. (associational). Review.

— “Naudsconce”. Review.

— “Omnilingual”. Review.

— “Oomphel in the Sky”. Review.

— “Operation R.S.V.P.”. Review.

Paratime, ed. John Carr. (collection). Raw Feed.

— “Police Operation”. Raw Feed.

— “Rebel Raider”. (nonfiction, associational). Review.

— “A Slave Is a Slave”. Review.

Space Viking. Review.

— “Temple Trouble”. Raw Feed.

— “Time and Time Again”. Review.

— “Time Crime”. Raw Feed.

Uller Uprising. Review.

— “When in the Course – “. Review.

Piper, H. Beam and Michael Kurland. First Cycle. Review.

Piper, H. Beam and John J. McGuire. “Hunter Patrol”. Review.

— “Lone Star Planet”. Review.

Null-ABC. Review.

— “The Return”. Review.

Platt, Charles. The Silicon Man. Raw Feed.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Black Cat”. Review.

— “The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion”. Review.

— “A Descent into the Maelstrom”. Review.

— “Eleonora”. Review.

— “The Masque of the Red Death”. Review.

— “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. Review.

— “Some Words with a Mummy”. Review.

— “The Tell-Tale Heart”. Review.

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

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

— “The Census Takers”. Review.

— “Children of the Night”. Review.

— “Day Million”. Review.

— “The Day the Icicle Works Closed”. Review.

— “The Day the Martians Came”. Review.

— “Father to the Stars”. Review.

— “Grandy Devil”. Review.

— “The Hated”. Review.

— “A Home for the Old Ones”. Review.

— “The Martian in the Attic”. Review.

— “The Midas Plague”. Review.

— “Punch”. Review.

— “The Science Fiction Professional”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

— “The Snowmen”. Review.

— “Speed Trap”. Review.

— “Three Portraits and a Prayer”. Review.

— “The Tunnel Under the World”. Review.

— “A Visit to Belindia”, Raw Feed.

— “Waiting for the Olympians”. Raw Feed.

— “We Never Mention Aunt Nora”. Review.

— “What Dreams Remain”. Raw Feed.

Pohl, Frederik and Ben Bova and Jerry Pournelle and Charles Sheffield. Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042: A Four-Part Invention. (anthology). Raw Feed.

Pond, Simone. The City Center. Review.

Popkes, Steven. “The Egg”. Raw Feed.

— “Not for Broadcast”. Raw Feed.

— “The Parade”. Raw Feed.

— Slow Lightning. Raw Feed.

— “So You Want to Meet the Bishop?”. Raw Feed.

— “The Test”. Raw Feed.

Popkes, Steven and David Alexander Smith. “Playing Chess with the Bishop”. Raw Feed.

Pournelle, J. E. “The Proper Study of Mankind”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

— “The Stars at War”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

Pournelle, Jerry. “Consort”. Raw Feed.

— “The Construction of Believable Societies”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

— “Democracy in America in the Year 2042”. Raw Feed.

— “Enforcer”. Raw Feed.

— Exiles to Glory. Raw Feed.

— “Extreme Prejudice”. Raw Feed.

— “High Justice”. Raw Feed.

— High Justice. (collection). Raw Feed.

— “Introduction: Empire”. Raw Feed.

— King David’s Spaceship. Raw Feed.

— “A Matter of Sovereignty”. Raw Feed.

The Mercenary. Raw Feed.

— “Power to the People”. Raw Feed.

Prince of Mercenaries. Raw Feed.

— “Tinker”. Raw Feed.

— “The Voodoo Sciences”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

West of Honor. Raw Feed.

Pournelle, Jerry and Ben Bova and Frederik Pohl and Charles Sheffield. Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042: A Four-Part Invention. (anthology). Raw Feed.

Pournelle, Jerry and Charles Sheffield. “Higher Education”. Raw Feed.

— Higher Education. Raw Feed.

Pournelle, Jerry and John F. Carr. Imperial Stars, Vol. 1: The Stars at War. (anthology). Raw Feed.

Pournelle, Jerry and Larry Niven. Footfall. Raw Feed.

The Gripping Hand. Raw Feed.

The Mote in God’s Eye. Raw Feed.

Oath of Fealty. Raw Feed.

Pournelle, Jerry and Larry Niven and Michael Flynn. Fallen Angels. Raw Feed.

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

Pournelle, Jerry and S. M. Stirling. Go Tell the Spartans. Raw Feed.

Prince of Sparta. Raw Feed.

Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. Raw Feed.

— The Bible Repairman. Review.

Declare. Raw Feed.

Dinner at Deviant’s Palace. Raw Feed.

The Drawing of the Dark. Raw Feed.

Earthquake Weather. Raw Feed.

Expiration Date. Raw Feed.

— “Introduction”. Raw Feed.

— “Itinerary”. Raw Feed.

Last Call. Raw Feed.

— “Night Moves”. Raw Feed.

Night Moves and Other Stories. (collection). Raw Feed.

On Stranger Tides. Raw Feed.

The Stress of Her Regard. Raw Feed.

— “Through and Through”. Review.

— “The Way Down the Hill”. Raw Feed.

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

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

— “Fifty Cents”. Review.

— “We Traverse Afar”. Raw Feed.

Powers, Timothy. Epitaph in Rust. Raw Feed.

The Skies Discrowned. Raw Feed.

Poyer, D. C. Stepfather Bank. Raw Feed.

Poyton, R. “The Queen and the Stranger”. Review.

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

Preston Jr., Richard Ellis. Romulus Buckle & The City of the Founders. Review.

Romulus Buckle & The Engines of War. Review.

Preuss, Paul. Human Error. Raw Feed.

Price, E. Hoffman and H. P. Lovecraft. “Through the Gates of the Silver Key”. Raw Feed.

Price, E. Hoffman Price [and Clark Ashton Smith]. “Dawn of Discord”. Review.

— “House of Monoceros”. Review.

Price, Robert M. “The Prying Investigations of Edwin M. Lillibridge”. Review.

Priest, Christopher. “An Infinite Summer”. Review.

Prill, David. “The Heaven and Hell of Robert Flud”. Review.

Probert, John Llewellyn. “The Men with Paper Faces”. Review.

Pronzini, Bill. “Ancient Evil”. Raw Feed.

Pronzini, Bill and Barry N. Malzberg. “Prose Bowl”. Review.

Prospero, Peter. “The Atlantis”. Review.

Pugmire, W. H. “An Element of NIghtmare”. Review.

— “The Fungal Strain”. Review.

— “A Gentleman of Darkness”. Review.

— “Half Lost in Shadow”. Review.

— “In Darkness Etched, My Name”. Essay.

— “Inhabitants of Wraithwood”. Review.

— “To Kiss Your Canvas”. Review.

— “To Move Beneath Autumnal Oaks”. Review.

Pugmire, W. H. and Jessica Amanda Salmonson. “Underneath an Arkham Moon”. Review.

Pujol, Rene. “The Black Sun”, trans. Brian Stableford. Essay.

Pulver, Joseph S. “Down Black Staircases”. Review.

— “Engravings”. Review.

— “Stone Cold Fever”. Review.

Purdom, Tom. “Bank Run”. Raw Feed.

— “Bogdavi’s Dream”. Review.

— “Bonding with Morry”. Review.

— “Canary Land”. Review. Review.

— “Dragon Drill”. Review.

Five Against Arlane. Review.

— “Fossil Games”. Review. Raw Feed.

— “Grieve for a Man”. Review.

— “Haggle Chips”. Review.

— “Legacies”. Review.

— Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons. Review.

— “The Mists of Time”. Review.

— “The Noise of Their Joye”. Raw Feed.

— “The Path of the Transgressor”. Review.

— “Research Project”. Review.

— “A Response from EST17”. Review.

— “Romance for an Augmented Trio”. Review.

— “Romance in Extended Time”. Review.

— “Romance in Lunar G”. Review.

Romance on Four Worlds: A Casanova Quartet. (collection). Review.

— “Romance with Phobic Variations”. Review.

— “Sepoy”. Review.

— “Sheltering”. Review.

— “A War of Passion”. Review.