Story Excerpt: "All Will Be Righted on Samhain" by Howie K. Bentley and David C. Smith

“Trees began to change, and before the young woman’s eyes, as she hurried, the very light of the moon came alive around her. The old druid’s mistletoe concoction, which the girl had drunk before entering this heavy forest, was taking effect. Immediately, everything around her burst alive—and Bunduica was walking in two worlds at once.”

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Bejeweled in Weirdness — Michael Shea’s The Pearls of the Vampire Queen

When authors of a certain genre tend to draw inspiration from like sources, it is not surprising that their work might yield similar results. This makes it quite noteworthy when a very different and unique idea emerges. Michael Shea is one of the authors whom I’ve always admired for having a fresh approach to weaving interesting, out-of-the-ordinary plots into his sword and sorcery tales.

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The Macabre Art of Stephen Fabian: The 1970s

We’ve covered a fair amount of Stephen Fabian’s art here on the DMR Blog, but we haven’t spotlighted his horror/weird illustrations…until now. While the 1980s—when Fabian was illustrating everyone from H.P. Lovecraft to Clive Barker to Stephen King—could be considered the highpoint of Stephen’s career as a horror artist, I’ve decided to look at his earlier creepy illos created in the 1970s

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