Monday, 13 January 2014

Poe and Other Masters Re-Visited

Centipede Press, which specializes in the publication of horror fiction, has issued a collection of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. There has been a resurgence of interest in Poe--possibly due to the series The Following-- and despite the fact that I abhor the use of Poe's image in conjunction with a series about a serial killer and his cult followers, I am happy to see that new generations are discovering Poe's works. To re-visit my post on Poe as a master of horror, please click here.

The series of classic writers published by Centipede Press, designed for collectors, tends to be very pricey. However, if you have an e-reader, you can find many Internet sites that offer free downloads of Poe's work (see iTunes, for example, at

John DeNardo reports that Centipede Press has also issued a collection of H.P. Lovecraft's work. He describes Lovecraft as "an undeniable master of dark horror and weird fiction in the short form". To view the full text of his post and to see what other collections have been released by Centipede Press, please click here.


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