Crying “Werewolf”: Looking Back on Folklore

When asked what comes to mind at the word “werewolf,” a person might give a variety of answers, ranging from “full moon” to “silver bullets” to “Twilight.” While we assume that these qualities (with the exception of Stephanie Meyer’s series) have been passed down from ancient legends, most of them are surprisingly sparse in ages … More Crying “Werewolf”: Looking Back on Folklore

Turn the Page Thursday: Good Attempt, Troubled Technique

Richard III: England’s Black Legend, by Desmond Seward Desmond Seward tackles an ambitious task by trying to prove that Richard III of England was a true villain. With this book, he enters the heated debate over whether Richard was a slandered, misunderstood king or the vile murderer portrayed by later writers (Shakespeare, More, and others). … More Turn the Page Thursday: Good Attempt, Troubled Technique

Short Story Spotlight: “The Chaser,” by John Collier

John Collier’s piece isn’t a horror story in the genre’s traditional fashion, but it still taps into a feeling of horror. Rather than try to terrify its reader with grotesque creatures or unseen forces, “The Chaser” reveals the potential monstrosity behind humanity’s most passionate desires. The story begins as a man named Alan Austen enters … More Short Story Spotlight: “The Chaser,” by John Collier

Turn the Page Thursday: Montezuma’s Treasure

The Emerald Storm, by William Dietrich It’s 1803, and Napoleon’s armies stand poised for another European war. Thus begins William Dietrich’s The Emerald Storm, the fifth part of his Ethan Gage Adventures series. Although the novel suffers from its share of problems, it’s still an absorbing tale packed with tension and history. As the rest … More Turn the Page Thursday: Montezuma’s Treasure