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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.


Valentine, Mark. “Against the Abyss: Carnacki the Ghost-Finder”. (nonfiction). Review.

— “A Home on the Borderland: William Hope Hodgson and Borth”. (nonfiction). Review.

— “The ‘Wonder Unlimited’ — The Tales of Captain Gault”. (nonfiction). Review.

Valtat, Jean-Christophe. Aurorarama. Review

van Belkom. “Coming of Age”. Review.

Vance, Jack. “The Kokod Warriors”. Review.

— “Mazirian the Magician”. Review.

VanderMeer, Jeff. “The Cage”. Review.

Van Hollander, Jason. “Susie”. Review.

Van Laerhoven, Bob. “All-Eye”. Raw Feed.

van Vogt, A. E. “Far Centaurus”. Review.

Slan. Raw Feed.

Varlet, Theo. “Telepathy”, trans. Brian Stableford. Review.

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

Varlet, Theo and Octave Joncquel. The Agony of Earth. Review.

The Martian Epic. (omni). Review.

The Titans of the Heavens. Review.

Varley, John. “Press Enter”. Raw Feed.

Vaughn, Carrie. “Amaryllis”. Review.

Vinge, Vernor. “The Whirligig of Time”. Raw Feed.

Volker, Kit. “Another One”. Review.

— “Art Lessons”. Review.

— “Smile”. Review.

— “Smoke People”. Review.

von Rospach, Charles. “‘Til Death Do Us Part”. Raw Feed.


Wacks, Peter J. “Shell Games: A Hummingbird and Inazuma Con”. Review.

Wade, James. “The Deep Ones”. Review.

— “The Silence of Erika Zann”. Raw Feed.

Wagner, Karl Edward. “An Awareness of Angels”. Review.

— “Plan 10 from Inner Space”. Raw Feed.

— “Where the Summer Ends”. Review.

Wagner, Wendy N. “Loyalty of a Thousand Years”. Review.

Wakefield, H. R. “Professor Pownall’s Oversight”. Review.

— “The Red Lodge”. Review.

Waldrop, Howard. “All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past”. Raw Feed.

A Dozen Tough Jobs. Raw Feed.

— “Fair Game”. Raw Feed.

— “Flying Saucer Rock and Roll”. Raw Feed.

— “Helpless, Helpless”. Raw Feed.

— “He-Who-Await”. Raw Feed.

— “The Lions Are Asleep This Night”. Raw Feed.

— “Night of the Cooters”. Raw Feed.

— “Our Mortal Span”. Raw Feed.

— “The Passing of the Western”. Raw Feed.

Strange Monsters of the Recent Past. (collection). Raw Feed.

— Them Bones. Review.

— “What Makes Heironymous Run?”. Raw Feed.

Wakefield, H. R. “The Red Lodge”. Review.

Walker, Deborah. “Low the Ascomycotan Sky”. Review.

Waltz, Jason M. Discovery: A Challenge! Series Anthology of Heroic Tales. (anthology). Review.

Wandrei, Donald, H. P. Lovecraft, and August Derleth. Selected Letters I. 1911-1924. Review.

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

Ward, Cynthia. “Six Guns of the Sierra Nevada”. Review.

Warfield, Gerald. “The Poly Islands”. Review.

Warren, Kaaron. “The Tell”. Review.

Warwick, Patricia S. and Martin H. Greenberg. “Introduction” [Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick]. Raw Feed.

— Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick. (collection). Raw Feed.

Watson, Ian. “The 1000 Year Reich”. Review.

The 1000 Year Reich and Other Stories. (collection). Review.

— “The Arc de Triomphe Code”. Review.

— “The Black Wall of Jerusalem”. Review.

— “Blair’s War”. Review.

— “Breakfast in Bed”. Review.

— “Faith Without Teeth”. Review.

— “Forever Flowing Bubbles”. Review.

— “The Great Atlantic Swimming Race”. Review.

— “Having the Time of His Life”. Review.

— “How We Came Back From Mars: Story That Cannot Be Told”. Review.

— “In Golden Armour”. Review.

— “An Inspector Calls”. (associational). Review.

— “Long Stay”. Review.

— “Me and My Flying Saucer”. Review.

— “The Name of the Lavender”. Review.

— “Red Squirrel”. (associational). Review.

— “Spanish Fly”. Review.

— “The Tale of Trurl and the Great TanGent”. Review.

— “The Traveling Raven Problem”. Review.

— “The Walker in the Cemetery”. Review.

— “The Wild Pig’s Collar”. Review.

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

Watt-Evans, Lawrence. “The Last Bastion”. Review.

— “The Prisoner of Shalott”. Review.

— “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”. Raw Feed.

Watts, Peter. “The Eye of God”. Review.

Waugh, Charles, Isaac Asimov, and Martin H. Greenberg. The Science Fictional Olympics: The Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction #2. Review.

Tin Stars: The Wonderful World of Science Fiction #5. Review.

Waugh, Robert H. “The Woman in the Attic”. Essay.

Webb, Don. “Casting Call”. Review.

— “A Comet Called Ithaqua”. Review.

— “The Megalith Plague”. Review.

— “The Shard”. Review.

— “Sanctuary”. Review.

— “To Mars and Providence”. Raw Feed.

Weekes, Carol and Michael Kelly. “The Ravens of Consequence”. Review.

Weinberg, Robert E. “Wolf Watch”. Raw Feed.

Weiner, Andrew. “Distant Signals”. Raw Feed.

— Distant Signals and Other Stories. (collection). Raw Feed.

— “Empire of the Sun”. Raw Feed.

— “Fake-Out”. Raw Feed.

— “Getting Near the End”. Raw Feed.

— “Going Native”. Raw Feed.

— “Inspiration”. Raw Feed.

— “Klein’s Machine”. Raw Feed.

— “Leaving the Planet”. Raw Feed.

— “The Man Who Was Lucky”. Raw Feed.

— “The News From D Street”. Raw Feed.

— “Rider”. Raw Feed.

— “Waves”. Raw Feed.

Weinberg, Robert and Martin H. Greenberg. Miskatonic University. (anthology). Raw Feed.

Wellen, Edward. “Finger of Fate”. Review.

— “Voiceover”. Review.

Wellman, Manly Wade. “The Letters of Cold Fire”. Review.

— “Oh Ugly Bird!” Review.

— “When It Was Moonlight”. Review.

Wells, H. G. “Aepyornis Island”. Raw Feed.

— “The Argonauts of the Air”. Raw Feed.

— “The Country of the Blind”. Review. Raw Feed.

The Croquet Player. Raw Feed.

— “The Crystal Egg”. Raw Feed.

— “A Dream of Armageddon”. Raw Feed.

— “The Empire of the Ants”. Raw Feed.

— “Filmer”. Raw Feed.

— The First Men in the Moon. Raw Feed.

— “The Flowering of the Strange Orchid”. Raw Feed.

The Food of the Gods. Raw Feed.

— “In the Abyss”. Raw Feed.

— “In the Avu Observatory”. Raw Feed.

In the Days of the Comet. Raw Feed.

The Invisible Man. Raw Feed.

The Island of Dr. Moreau. Raw Feed.

— “The Land Ironclads”. Raw Feed.

— “The Magic Shop”. Raw Feed.

— “The Man Who Could Work Miracles”. Raw Feed.

Men Like Gods. Raw Feed.

A Modern Utopia. Raw Feed.

— “The New Accelerator”. Raw Feed.

— “The Plattner Story”. Raw Feed.

— “The Remarkable Case of Davidson’s Eyes”. Raw Feed.

— “The Sea Raiders”. Raw Feed.

The Sleeper Awakes. Review.

— “The Star”. Review.

Star-Begotten: A Biological Fantasia. Raw Feed.

— “The Stolen Bacillus”. Raw Feed.

— “The Stolen Body”. Raw Feed.

— “A Story of the Days to Come”. Raw Feed.

— “The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham”. Raw Feed.

— “A Story of the Stone Age”. Raw Feed.

The Time Machine. Raw Feed.

— “The Truth About Pyecraft”. Raw Feed.

— “Under the Knife”. Raw Feed.

— “The Valley of the Spiders”. Raw Feed.

— The War of the Worlds. Raw Feed.

The World Set Free: A Story of Mankind. Raw Feed.

Wells, Martha. “The Dark Gates”. Review.

Wentworth, K. D. Writers of the Future, Volume XXVIII. Review.

West, David J. “The Haunter of the Wheel.” Review.

Home on the Strange. Review.

In My Time of Dying. Review.

Let Sleeping Gods Lie. Review.

— “A Manuscript Found in Carcosa”. Review.

Memento Mori. Review.

— “The Serpent’s Root”. Review.

West, Mark. “The Taste of Her”. Review.

Wharton, Edith. “Kerfol”. Review.

Whates, Ian. Dark Currents. (anthology). Review.

— “The Assistant”. Review.

White, James. “Custom Fitting”. Review.

White, Jen. “A Cool, Private Place”. Review.

White, N. E. Wars to End All Wars: Alternate Tales from the Trenches. (anthology). Review.

Whitehall, Haley. “The Sacrifice”. Review.

Whitehead, Henry S. [and H. P. Lovecraft]. “The Trap”. Raw Feed.

Whittemore, Edward. Quinn’s Shanghai Circus. Review.

Wilde, Oscar. “The Nightingale and the Rose”. Review.

Wilhelm, Kate. “Countdown”. Raw Feed.

— “Forget Luck”. Raw Feed.

Williams, Charles. “Et In Sempiternum Pereant”. Review.

Williams, Ralph. “Pax Galactica”. Raw Feed.

Williams, Tad. “Not With a Whimper, Either”. Review.

Williams, Walter Jon. “Foreign Devils”. Raw Feed.

— “No Spot of Ground”. Raw Feed.

— “Red Elvis”. Low Res Scan.

— “Sends Them Flowers”. Review.

Williamson, Chet. “Appointed”. Review.

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

— Darker Than You Think. Raw Feed.

— “Breakdown”. Review.

— “The Cold Green Eye”. Review.

— “Crucible of Power”. Review.

— “Dead Star Station”. Review.

— “Eden Star”. Review.

— “The Equalizer”. Review.

— “The Firefly Tree”. Review.

— “Guinevere for Everybody”. Review.

— “The Happiest Creature”. Review.

— “The Highest Dive”. Review.

The Humanoid Touch. Review.

— “Jamboree”. Review.

— “The Metal Man”. Review.

— “Nonstop to Mars”. Review.

— “Operation Gravity”. Review.

— “The Peddler’s Nose”. Review.

— “Short Stories and Novelettes”. (nonfiction). Raw Feed.

— The Stonehenge Gate. Raw Feed.

— “The Ultimate Earth”. Raw Feed.

— “With Folded Hands”. Review.

Williamson, Neil. “Lost Sheep”. Review.

Willis, Connie. “Nonstop to Portales”. Raw Feed.

— “The Soul Selects Her Own Society: Invasion and Repulsion: A Chronological Reinterpretation of Two of Emily Dickinson’s Poem: A Wellesian Perspective”. Raw Feed.

Wilson, Angus. “Foreword” [Scottish Stories of Fantasy and Horror]. Review.

Wilson, Colin. The Mind Parasites. Raw Feed.

— “The Return of the Lloigor”. Review.

Wilson, David Niall. “Cockroach Suckers”. Review.

— “The Dun WHAT? Horror”. Review.

Wilson, F. Paul. “The Tenth Toe”. Raw Feed.

Wilson, Gahan. “The Sea Was Wet as Wet Can Be”. Review.

Wilson, G. Willow. Alif the Unseen. Review.

Wilson, John Mackay. “The Doom of Soulis”. Review.

Wilson, Robert Anton. The Earth Will Shake: Volume 1 of the Historical Illuminatus Chronicles. (associational). Raw Feed.

— Masks of the Illuminati. (associational). Raw Feed.

The Widow’s Son: Volume 2 of the Historical Illuminatus Chronicles. (associational). Raw Feed.

Wilson, Robert Charles. “The Dryad’s Wedding”. Review.

Wilson, T. D. The Epherium Chronicles: Embrace. Review.

Wise, A. C. “Venice Burning”. Review.

Wismer, Donald. “Safe Harbor”. Review.

Witteveen, David. “Ache”. Review.

— “Perfect Skin”. Review.

Wixon, David W. I Am Crying All Inside and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume One. (collection). Low Res Scan.

Wohleber, Curt. “100 Candles”. Raw Feed.

Wolfe, Gene. “Counting Cats in Zanzibar”. Raw Feed.

— “Detective of Dreams”. Review.

— “Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon”. Raw Feed.

— “How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German Invasion”. Raw Feed.

— “Lord of the Land”. Review.

— “Petting Zoo”. Review.

— “Seven American Nights”. Raw Feed.

— “The Ziggurat”. Raw Feed.

Wollheim, Elizabeth R. and Sheila Gilbert. DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction Anthology. (anthology). Review.

Wolverton, Dan. “After a Lean Winter”. Raw Feed.

Womack, Jack. Terraplane. Review.

Wood, Fenton. Nightland Racer. Review.

Woodworth, Stephen. “Provenance Unknown”. Review.

— “Revival”. Review.

— “Voodoo”. Essay.

Worthy, Peter. “Old Ghost”. Review.

Wright, John C. “Awake in the Night”. Review.

Awake in the Night. (collection). Review.

— “Cry of the Night-Hound”. Review.

— “Guest Law”. Review.

— “The Last of All Suns”. Review.

— “On the Lure of the Night Land”. (nonfiction). Review.

— “Silence of the Night”. Review.

Wright, S. Fowler. “The Rat”. Review.

Wyndham, John. “The Emptiness of Space”. Review.

The Day of the Triffids. Review.

The Midwich Cuckoos. Review.

Out of the Deeps. Review.

Re-Birth. Review.

Wynne, Douglas. “Rattled”. Review.


Yamada Masaki. “The Import of Terrors”. Raw Feed.

Yap, Isabel. “A Cup of Salt Tears”. Low Res Scan.

Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn. “The Gold Bug Conundrum”. Review.

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

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

Yermakov, Nicholas V. “A Glint of Gold”. Review.

Young, Robert F. “The Ogress”. Review.

Youzwa, Monique. “The Rules of Leap Year”. Review.


Zahn, Timothy. “The Big Picture”. Review.

— “Cascade Point”. Raw Feed.

Zárate, Jóse Luis. “Wolves”. Review.

Zebrowski, George. “Lenin in Odessa”. Raw Feed.

— “Let Time Shape”. Raw Feed.

— “The Number of the Sand”. Raw Feed.

Zelazny, Roger. “24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai”. Raw Feed.

— “The Bands of Titan”. Raw Feed.

Creatures of Light and Darkness. Raw Feed.

— Damnation Alley. Review.

— “Dayblood”. Raw Feed.

— “Dreadsong”. Raw Feed.

Frost and Fire. (collection). Raw Feed.

— “Home Is the Hangman”. Raw Feed.

— “Introduction” [The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 1: The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford]. Raw Feed.

— “Itself Surprised”. Raw Feed.

— “LOKI 7281”. Raw Feed.

— Lord of Light. Review.

— “Mana From Heaven”. Raw Feed.

— A Night in the Lonesome October. Review.

— “Night Kings”. Raw Feed.

— “Permafrost”. Raw Feed.

— “Quest’s End”. Raw Feed.

— “The Three Descents of Jeremy Baker”. Raw Feed.

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

Zelazny, Roger and Gerald Hausman. Wilderness. (associational). Review.

Zeldes, Leah A. “A Study in Sussex”. Review.

Zettel, Sarah. “Kinds of Strangers”. Raw Feed.

Zimmerman, Minerva. “Copper”. Review.

Zinos-Amaro, Alvaro. Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg. (nonfiction). Review.

Zumpe, Lee Clark. “The Man from Turkey Creek Canyon”. Review