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🙃 Weird Fiction

Updated at 2016-11-20 21:16

I try keep track of what weird fiction / short stories I've read and what I should read. There might be some small notes about them, he notes don't spoil much, more for my own memory.

Good horror / weird fiction podcasts:

  • https://www.thenosleeppodcast.com
  • http://hppodcraft.com/

Markings

S = short (Short Story, under 7,500 words, under 30 pages)
M = medium (Novellette or Novelella, 7,500 to 40,000 words, 30 to 160 pages)
L = long (Novel or longer, over 40,000 words, over 160 pages)

*** means an exceptional story

HP Lovecraft

Recommended reading order:

  1. Rats in the Walls [S]
  • A man returns to his ancestral home and hears noises through walls.
  1. Cool Air [S]
  • An aid to spanish doctor tells how he tried to prolong his life by freezing his body.
  1. Dagon [S]
  • Traumatized desertee finds himself a reef of rot risen from the bottom of the ocean.
  1. In the Vault [S]
  • Undertaker gets locked in a tomb, includes revenge of the deceived.
  1. The Whisperer in Darkness [M]
  • A researcher who has communicated with beings on Pluto.
  1. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward [L]
  2. The Call of Cthulhu [S]
  3. The Shadow Over Innsmouth [M]
  • Unhelpful locals and a mystery.
  1. The Colour Out of Space [S]
  2. The Music of Erich Zann [S]
  3. The Dreams in the Witch-House [S]
  4. Pickman's Model [S]
  5. The Haunter of the Dark [S]
  6. The Shunned House [S]
  7. At the Mountains of Madness [M] ***
  • An expedition on Antarctica gone wrong. Poor dogs.
  1. The Dunwich Horror [S]
  2. The Shadow Out of Time [M]
  3. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kaddath [S]

Unordered:

  • The Thing on the Doorstep [S]
  • The Horror at Red Hook [S]
  • The Lurking Fear [S]
  • From Beyond [S]
  • The Nameless City [S]
  • The Cats of Ulthar [S]
  • The Doom That Came ot Sarnath [S]
  • The Picture in the House [S]
  • The Best in the Cave [S]
  • The Alchemist [S]
  • The Unnamable [S]
  • The Strange High House in the Mist [S]
  • Through the Gates of the Silver Key [S]
  • Herbert West - Reanimator [L]
    • A medical student tries to bring animals and humans back from the brink of death.
  • The Hound [S]
  • The Statement of Randolph Carter [S]

T.E.D Klein

  • The Events at Poroth Farm [M] ***

Robert E. Howard

  • Worms of the Earth [S]
  • Wolfshead [M]

Robert W. Chambers

The King in Yellow:

  • The Repairer of Reputations [M] *** - because of the experimental storytelling
  • The Mask [M]
  • In the Court of the Dragon [S]
  • The Yellow Sign [M]
  • The Demoiselle d'Ys [S]
  • The Prophets' Paradise [S]
  • The Street of the Four Winds [S]
  • The Street of the First Shell [M]
  • The Street of Our Lady of the Fields [M]
  • Rue Barrée [S]

M.R. James

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary:

  • Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book [S]
  • Lost Hearts [S]
  • The Mezzotint [S]
  • The Ash-tree [S]
  • Number 13 [S] ***
  • Count Magnus [S]
  • Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad [S] ***
  • The Treasure of Abbot Thomas [S]

Clark Ashton Smith

  • The Ghost of Mohammed Din [S]
  • The Mahout [S]
  • Prince Alcouz and the Magician [S]
  • The Raja and the Tiger [S] ***
  • Something New [S]
  • The Double Shadow [S]
  • The Chain of Aforgomon [S]
  • The Black Abbot of Puthuum [M]
  • The Garden of Adompha [M] ***
  • The Memnons of the Night [S]
  • The Flower-Devil [S]
  • The Traveller [S]
  • The Shadows [S]

Ray Bradbury

  • The Kilimanjaro Device [S]
  • The Terrible Conflagration Up at the Place [S]
  • Tomorrow's Child [S] ***
  • The Women [S] ***
  • The Inspired Chicken Motel [S]