your favorite weird tales?

  1. Richard--W

    Richard--W writer-director-editor

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    Your favorite or the best-written or the most-influential on you, it's all the same. What are they?

    At first thought, my list includes three by Lovecraft. I'll post my list shortly. Meanwhile, what are yours'?

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  2. Extollager

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    See my second posting to the thread on "The Colour Out of Space" as the finest 20th-century weird tale by an American.

    What I post there is not my "definitive" list but a list of outstanding and/or favorite stories.

    I will be interested in seeing others' lists.
     
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  3. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    The Death of Malygris Clark Ashton Smith
    The Color of Space H P LoveCraft
    A Voice In the Night by William Hope Hodgson
    Pigeons From Hell Robert E Howard
    FishHead by Irving Cobb
    Shambleau C L Moore
     
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  4. Randy M.

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    I'm surprised there were so few answers to this when originally posted. Nice lists so far, though.

    I can't propose a definitive list, but off the top of my head I'd be choosing from,
    William Hope Hodgson: "The Voice in the Night"
    Fritz Lieber: "Smoke Ghost"; "The Sunken Land"
    Karl Edward Wagner: "Undertow"; "River of Night's Dreaming"
    Poppy Z. Brite: "His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood"
    Caitlin Kiernan: "Le Peau Verte"
    C. A. Smith: "The Empire of the Necromancers"; "Xeethra"
    Thomas Ligotti: "The Frolic"; "Les Fleurs"; "Teattro Grotesco"
    Fred Chappell: "Lineus Forgets"
    Walter de la Mare: "Seaton's Aunt"
    Guy de Maupassant: "The Horla"
    Ambrose Bierce: "The Damned Thing"
    Kathe Koja: "The Neglected Garden"; "Angels in Love"
    John Langan: "On Skua Island"
    Jonathan Carroll: "The Panic Hand"; "The Sadness of Detail"
    Robert Aickman: "The Inner Room"; "The Hospice"; "Ringing the Changes"
    Algernon Blackwood: "The Willows"; "The Wendigo"; "Ancient Sorceries"
    Arthur Machen: "The Great God Pan"; "The White People"
    M. John Harrison: "The Great God Pan"

    I'm pretty sure I could add as many more if I consulted my books at home -- I think I'd find something by Gerald Kersh, for instance.

    Afterthought: Sheesh. A Lovecraft forum and I forgot to add Lovecraft:
    "The Colour Out of Space"
    "The Rats in the Walls"
    "The Dreams in the Witch-House"


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  7. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    The Vaults of Yor Vombus Clark Aston Smith

    Richard Corben did a pretty good Graphic novel adaptation of this story.:)
     
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  8. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    Sing a Song of Lost Valdis by Karl Edward Wagner
     
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    Can't help it but I'm going to have to say "The Horror At Martin's Beach" by H.P. Lovecraft and Sonia H. Greene. I know it's not highly regarded in weird fiction circles but it stayed with me in a creepy way long after I read it.
     
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    Bats Belfry August Derleth
     
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  11. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    The Vaults of Yoh Vombus Clark Ashton Smith .One of the inspiration for the movie Alien. :)
     
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