I’m buried under a mountain of grading, so there won’t be any post on Robert E. Howard’s horror stories tonight. Tomorrow doesn’t look too promising, but I’ll see what I can do.
I did, however, want to make you aware of a couple of items of seasonal interest. First, I’m reading Paula Guran’s Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre from Prime Books. The review is for Amazing Stories (TM) and will go live on Monday. It’s the sixth installment of a series I’m been running over there I’m calling Six Weeks of Scares. I’ll be sure and post the link here when the review goes live. I’m about halfway through the book at the moment, it’s quite good.
The other item is one from Cemetery Dance. It’s the latest installment in the Shivers anthology series edited by Richard Chizmar. I received a copy of the ARC through Cemetery Dance’s ARC club earlier this year. I’ve read a few of the stories, and the ones so far are top notch. There are a couple of rare stories in this one. One is “Weeds” by Stephen King, which hasn’t been reprinted since 1979. The other is a story by Clive Barker that was originally published in the New York Times on October 30, 1992. I haven’t read those yet. I’d hoped to have this collection finished by Halloween, but I probably won’t make it. I will review it early in November if things go as planned. They rarely do, but I can dream.