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Darrell Schweitzer (born August 27, 1952) is an American writer, editor, and essayist in the field of speculative fiction. Much of his focus has been on dark fantasy and horror, although he does also work in science fiction and fantasy. August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound for presentation through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications. ... An essayist is an author who writes compositions which can be about any particular subject. ... ... Dark fantasy has yet to be solidly connected to its own particular subgenre of Fantasy. ... Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the reader. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ...




  • The Shattered Goddess (1982)
  • The White Isle (1990)
  • The Mask of the Sorcerer (1995)


  • SF Voices (1976)
  • We Are All Legends (1981)
  • Tom O'Bedlam's Night Out, and Other Strange Excursions (1985)
  • Transients and Other Disquieting Stories (1993)
  • Non Compost Mentis (1995)
  • Poetica Dementia (1997)
  • Refugees from an Imaginary Country (1999)
  • Necromancies and Netherworlds (1999) with Jason Van Hollander
  • Nightscapes: Tales of the Ominous and Magical (2000)
  • The Great World and the Small: More Tales of the Ominous and Magical (2001) with Jason Van Hollander


George H. Scithers (born 1929) is a science fiction author and editor. ... George H. Scithers (born 1929) is a science fiction author and editor. ...


  • On Writing Science Fiction (The Editors Strike Back!) (1981) with John M. Ford and George H. Scithers
  • Discovering Modern Horror Fiction I (1985)
  • Discovering Stephen King (1985)
  • Exploring Fantasy Worlds (edited by) (1985)
  • Discovering H. P. Lovecraft (1987)
  • Discovering Modern Horror Fiction II (1988)
  • Pathways to Elfland: The Writings of Lord Dunsany (1989)
  • Discovering Classic Horror Fiction I (1992)
  • Lord Dunsany: A Bibliography (1993) with S. T. Joshi
  • Speaking of Horror: Interviews with Writers of the Supernatural (1994)
  • Discovering Classic Fantasy Fiction (1997)
  • Windows of the Imagination: Essays on Fantastic Literature (1998)
  • Speaking of the Fantastic (2002)
  • The Thomas Ligotti Reader (2003)
  • Speaking of the Fantastic II (2004)
  • The Neil Gaiman Reader (2006, forthcoming, publication date November 15 2006, Wildside Press)

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Black Gate: An Interview with Darrell Schweitzer (6844 words)
Darrell Schweitzer is a sorcerer, and his knowledge of magic is awesome.”
Upon completing Mask, Schweitzer continued to explore the immortal existence of Sekenre in a series of twelve stories that grew in mystical complexity, surreal depictions of sorcery, and celestial scope.
Another of Schweitzer’s most important major works is not quite a novel, but a collection of Arthurian-style stories chronicling the bizarre quest of the knight known as Sir Julian the Apostate.
Fictionwise eBooks: Darrell Schweitzer (238 words)
Bio: Darrell Schweitzer is the author of nearly 30 books in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fields, including a number of well received novels such as The Mask of the Sorcerer and The Shattered Goddess.
Darrell Schweitzer's first novel is a powerful tale of Prince Evnos of Iankoros, who seeks to reclaim his bride from the God of Death.
Rich with strange sorceries, grim mythologies, and hostile gods, this is a tale of heroism and horror, seeming triumph and subsequent tragedy, and strange turns of fate which none of the characters could possible foresee.
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