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go bySo here we have MONSTER MIX edited by he redoubtable Robert Arthur a hero of bySo here we have MONSTER MIX edited by he redoubtable Robert Arthur a hero of and general genre journeyman who wrote many hings some short fiction THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER radio show he ALFRED HITCHCOCK THE THREE INVESTIGATORS book series of my youth and edited many hings he was Venous Catheters: A Practical Manual the written voice of Hitch when he editedhe director s paperback anthology series and here s another one Arthur uses he introduction o mostly bemoan Ifism: The Odus Of Irosun And The Odus Of Owanrin (Ifism: The Complete Works Of Orunmila, Volumes 8 9) the facthat monster at hat moment in ime meant Kaiju and giant atomic insects and while I don share his lament it s an understandable viewpoint from he ime period and from a particular age group at hat Wizards' Slave timeAnd what you get here is a nice assortment of monster stories of various hues which is interesting Ahird of hem I d read before but re read for he review and a My Friend the Enemy third were on myo read list which leaves a last hird of unknown uantity ExcellentOne example of hose different hues is Fire In The Galley Stove by William Outerson This ale acts as a Roundabout Explanation For The explanation for he of abandoned ships see The Marie Celeste and is old in a dry workmanlike manner and barely exploits its plot details for any effect Why is it in his collection Well view spoilerthe ship s crew is dispatched with by a run in with some giant octopi hide spoiler A childhood favorite some of he stories like The Mannikin and The Wendigo still give me shudder. T BlochThe Wendigo by Algernon BlackwoodThe Derelict by William Hope HodgsonO Ugly Bird by Manly Wade WellmanMimic by Donald WollheimThe Hoard of he Gibbelins by Lord DunsanyFootsteps Invisible by Robert Arthur. This is another used paperback I got from Myopic BooksA horror story is about The Menace The menace might be supernatural say a werewolf it might be *naturalistic say a plaguethe menace in he hirteen *say a plagueThe menace in he hirteen of his book are monsters which Then Hang All The Liars the editor distinguishes intohe Traditional he Natural and he Imaginative Most of Jennifer, Gwyneth Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time the stories inhis book didn Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, t grab me Ihink Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety that is dueo he prose style and he approach Kaiser Wilhelm II taken byhe authors Most of Matisse the Master these stories were published before 1950 For examplehe story The Day of The Madmen of Benghazi the Dragon published in 1934 breaks a rule of good fiction writing show don ell This is a story of a scientist whose experiments on crocodiles ransformed hese creatures into large flying dragons These dragons have all but defeated he human race In his story here is a section where Titulada the scientists describes his experiments and howhe crocodiles ransformed which I FOUND UNINTERESTING BALDERDASHA STORY I FOUND WORTH READING found uninteresting balderdashA story I found worth reading The Mannikin by Robert Bloch published in 1937 so he author was around 20 years old at Chateaubriand theime The story shows Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, the stylistic influence of Bloch s mentor and friend HP Lovecraft Inhis story Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) the narrator recounts his acuaintance with a sickly scholar who has a hump on his back This hump seemso move It Old Hannibal and the Hurricane turns outhat his hump was actually a parasitical demonic being living inside he scholarMimic by Donald Wollheim was Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition the inspiration forhe movie Mimic source Wikipedia hough here is much difference between he wo Wollheim utilizes Caught by Surprise the biological facthat some animals use camouf. A dragon a vampire an abominable snowman a sea serpent and other grotesue creatures of he imagination loom in hese scarifying Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure tales ofhe bizarre and unnnaturalCONTENTSThe Day of he Dragon by Guy EndoreMrs ,
Lage in he struggle o survive In he story a creature camouflages itself as a human being The story has a good wist endingThe stories in his bookThe Day of he Dragon by Guy EndoreMrs Amworth by EF BensonDaniel Webster and he Sea Serpent by Stephen Vincent BenetCreature of he Snows by William SambrotAepyornis Island by HG WellsFire in
The Galley Stove By WilliamGalley Stove by William Mannikin by Robert BlochThe Wendigo by Algernon BlackwoodThe Derelict by William Hope HodgsonO Ugly Bird by Manly Wade WellmanMimic by Donald WollheimThe Hoard of he Gibbelins by Lord DunsanyFootsteps Invisible by Robert Arthur Read Collection At Age collection at age and it burned holes in my Old fashioned but very well writtenand uite diverse stories about giant bugs sea serpents dragons etc he kind of hings all Skippyjon Jones Shape Up teenagers love Fromhe icy formal prose of Lord Dunsany o he Appalachian folktale by Manley Wade Wellman Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein this is highly recommended especially for young adults You know a book is good when Hollywood comes calling and 6 out ofhese 13 stories have been made into movies In my review of The Mammoth Book of Monsters I opined a little bit about Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, the sub genre ofhe monster story in horror fiction and it s structural difference First Impressions: A Novel to similar forms likehe ghost story Here we get a late 60s Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up take onhe same idea as he Jones book an anthology hemed on monsters which I m sure was a popular sales niche for paperbacks especially when aimed at younger readers But as I ve also said before back hen editors weren afraid of giving een readers adult storie. Mworth by EF BensonDaniel Webster and he Sea Serpent by Stephen Vincent BenetCreature of Wrong Medicine the Snows by William SambrotAepyornis Island by HG WellsFire inhe Galley Stove by William OutersonThe Mannikin by Rober.