Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lesser-Known Writers of Weird Fiction

I just want to take this opportunity to call some attention to some recent entries at one of my other blogs, on Lesser-Known Writers.  Most of the entries are illustrated with photographs and dust-wrappers. There should be (I would think) a considerable overlap of interest with readers of Wormwoodiana, in that many of the authors covered wrote supernatural fiction and are today fairly forgotten.  Some of the authors wrote for Weird Tales (e.g., Bassett Morgan, and Lyllian Huntley Harris).  Others wrote supernatural novels (Marion Fox, and C. Bryson Taylor).  Interested in cricket fantasies?  Check out the entry for Alan Miller.  The "Labels" function in the right-hand column I use as a kind of index to the blog itself. But here are direct links to some entries of interest to readers of Wormwoodiana:

Vivian Meik (with newly discovered information), author of Devil's Drums (1933)

C. Bryson Taylor, author of the vampire novel In The Dwellings of the Wilderness (1904)

Marion Fox, author of Ape's Face (1914) and The Mystery Keepers (1919)

Blanche Bloor Schleppey, author of The Soul of a Mummy (1908)

Alan Miller, author of Phantoms of a Physician (1934) and Close of Play (1949)

Lyllian Huntley Harris, author of one known short story in Weird Tales, the subject of a later-day fraud

Bassett Morgan, prolific Weird Tales author

And many others, with more to come.