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your favorite weird tales?

Richard--W

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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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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.
 

BAYLOR

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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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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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BAYLOR

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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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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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