Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rediscovered: Wouk, A Name Checked for Over Half a Century

You know how it is, you just sit around and try to mind your own business, and things start impinging on you. The other day I was watching Jeopardy! when a clew asked for the author of the 2012 novel The … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Those Literary Streets

When we hoof up to Dashiell Hammett Street on the tour, I usually provide a thumbnail history of how it got named in honor of the author of The Maltese Falcon — alongside eleven other streets renamed in honor of various authors … Continue reading

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John D. Haefele’s “A Further Look Behind S.T. Joshi’s Review”

“I now see that John Haefele,” S.T. Joshi observes on his blog for August 31, “has written an angry response to my review of his Look at the Derleth Mythos [sic, since Joshi gets the title wrong].” Really? Angry? Anyone who … Continue reading

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Smackdown: Haefele’s Back, with the Eldritch Truth

A new article by John D. Haefele on Lovecraft’s last story sale to Weird Tales, in his lifetime, just got picked up for inclusion in Lovecraft Annual no. 7 — I haven’t read any of the other contents, but the Haefele … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Complete Dyson

When I did the post about doing yet another reread of the Dyson stories by Arthur Machen, I had the nagging thought that I was missing one or more — one, as it turns out. “The Inmost Light” — which … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: More R.I.P.D.

Just surfed across an article doing some more dumping on the movie R.I.P.D. — in the headline, quoting star Jeff Bridges as declaring that the movie is “Underwhelming.”  In the text I see that he said it was “a little … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: An Untidy Mountain of Earth and Other Madnesses

Over on the Two-Gun Raconteur blog our good pal Brian Leno — henceforth to be known as Brian Leno, the Famous Masochist — just posted a review of the new Cthulhu Mythos novel by S.T. Joshi. Pretty much all of … Continue reading

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Tour: Sunday October 13 and Sunday November 10

Someone else flying in from  Australia gave me more than a month’s advance notice, asking for a walk on Sunday October 13 — one where anyone with twenty bucks and four hours to burn can join in on. The usual. … Continue reading

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Hammett: “The Barber and His Wife”

How about we kick off the month with The Return of Tenderloin Terry Zobeck? It’s always swell when Terry climbs back on deck after a hiatus. Terry’s still got one Hammett story he needs to check for editorial meddling by … Continue reading

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