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Walter de la Mare wrote poetry, eerie stories and the ad­ven­ture tale “The Three Mulla-Mulgars.”

  • Sep 19, 2018

Walter Besant’s 1882 novel “The Revolt of Man” imagined a society in which gender roles were reversed.

  • Sep 12, 2018

“Presto and Zesto in Limboland” is reminiscent of “Where the Wild Things Are” and others.

  • Sep 5, 2018

Julia Boyd’s “Travelers in the Third Reich” looks at how tourism flourished despite it all.

  • Aug 29, 2018

To many, “Irene Iddesleigh” has long held that title. But perhaps there’s been a lesser book written since.

  • Aug 22, 2018

From ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the works of H.P. Lovecraft, works that could be called fantastika!

  • Aug 15, 2018

“King Con,” by Paul Willetts, is a biography of an audacious grifter named Edgar Laplante.

  • Aug 8, 2018

A.E.W. Mason’s early 20th-century classic asks, “What is the right thing to do?”

  • Aug 1, 2018

Tom Shippey’s “Laughing Shall I Die” explores the Viking mind-set.

  • Jul 25, 2018

Not only was he one of the greatest of all writers of science fiction and fantasy, he also was one of the most beloved.

  • Jun 6, 2012
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