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Famous Fantastic Mysteries [Hardcover]

Martin H. Greenberg


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing; First Edition edition (Aug. 18 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517055775
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517055779
  • Product Dimensions: 37.6 x 23.1 x 4.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,135,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Table of Contents... April 17 2008
By Theseus - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
"Step into the weird and unpredictable world of classic fantasy and horror in this spine-tingling anthology of stories and novellas from the incomparable pulp magazines Famous Fantastic Mysteries and Fantastic Novels." 1. Behind the Curtain by Francis Stevens. 2. Pegasus by Henry Kuttner. 3.The Face in the Abyss by A. Merritt. 4. Fungus Isle by Philip M. Fisher. 5. John Ovington Returns by Max Brand. 6. Fishhead by Irvin S. Cobb. 7. The Outcast by E.F. Benson. 8. The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers. 9.The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson. 10. The Novel of the White Powder by Arthur Machen. 11. The Highwayman by Lord Dunsany. 12. Daemon by C. L Moore. 13. The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker. 14.The Day of the Deepies by Murray Leinster. 15. The Horror of the Heights by Arthur Conan Doyle. 16. The Lonesome Place by August Derleth. 17. The Shadow and the Flash by Jack London. 18. That Low by Theodore Sturgeon. 19. The Human Angle by William Tenn. 20. The Toys of Fate by Tod Robbins. 21. The Counter Charm by Margaret St. Clair. 22. Guardian Angel by Authur C. Clarke. 23. Mimic Donald A. Wollheim. 24. The Music of Erich Zann by H. P. Lovecraft. 25. The Dancing Partner by Jerome Lucas White. 26. Lukundoo by Edward Lucas White. 27. The Man Who Collected Poe by Robert Bloch. 28. Thus I Refute Beelzy by John Collier. 29. Homecoming by Ray Bradbury. 30. Worms of the Earth by Robert E. Howard.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed this. Oct. 3 2011
By William Bultas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The stories in this nice tome were originally published from the 1900s-1940s, and tend to fit more into the horror genre than not, although 1 or 2 might be better classified as fantasy or science fiction. Overall the tales are very good, and you can see why they were chosen for this collection. I have now added other works by some of the authors (most of which I had never heard) to my "wish list" on Amazon, and have already purchased a collection of works by one of them. Great for any fan of the more haunting aspects of pulp fiction, and an excellent introduction for those who are curious.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of stories Dec 1 2012
By scifibuff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Fantasy and horror fans will find this tome very entertaining.Takes you back to the old days when pulp fiction ruled.Lots of fun.
4.0 out of 5 stars Famous Fantastic Mysteries: 30 Great Tales of Fantasy and Horror Jan. 16 2014
By Spanky Classic - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This tome has some really good stories and some mediocre stories. For the most part I do enjoy them! Some stories I know, but for the most part if you like old... Your In LUCK!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Addition to Weird Fiction Collection Jan. 13 2014
By Charles O. Parshley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
"Famous Fantastic Mysteries" offers thirty fantasy and horror tales that appeared in the pulp magazines 'Famous Fantastic Mysteries' and 'Fantastic Novels' published by the Frank A. Munsey Company from the late 1930's through the early 1950's. For fans of stories from publications such as these this tome, weighing in at a healthy four hundred forty nine pages, it will be time well spent exploring the intriguing offerings. For those readers who, like myself, this is the first introduction to either of the two magazines in which these stories appeared, the reading will all that much more exceptional. A great blend of fantasy and horror are represented in the selections thanks to the discerning talent of editors Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg; given that they have expertly edited other pulp magazine anthologies the enjoyable results of this work should come as no suprise.

Other contributions by the same editors are "Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors", "100 Wild Little Weird Tales", "Weird Vampire Tales: 30 Blood-Chilling Stories From the Weird Fiction Pulps" and "Rivals of Weird Tales". Other related recommended reading include "Best of Weird Tales" edited by John Betancourt, "Weird Tales: Seven Decades of Terror" edited by Betancourt and Weinberg, "Unknown Worlds: Tales From Beyond" edited by Stanley Schmidt and Greenberg, "Weir Tales: A Facsimile Selection From the World's Greatest Fantasy Magazine" edited by Peter Haining and "Weird Tales The Magazine That Never Dies" edited by Marvin Kaye.
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