I made another trip to scour my local Goodwill’s book section today and am happy to say I had success once again.

FOUNDATIONS OF FEAR: AN EXPLORATION OF HORROR ANTHOLOGY Edited by David G. Hartwell – I really don’t need anymore anthologies or story collections. I have a bookshelf full of them, but it appears I’m addicted and can’t stop myself. Perusing the table of contents of this one sealed the decision for me.

It contains:

“Don’t Look Now” by Daphne Du Maurier
“They” by Robert A. Heinlein
“At the Mountains of Madness” by H.P. Lovecraft
“The Little Room” by Madeline Yale Wynne
“The Shadowy Street” by Jean Ray
“Passengers” by Robert Silverberg
“The Moonstone Mass” by Harriet Prescott Spoffor
“The Blue Rose” by Peter Straub
“Sandkings” by George R. R. Martin
“The Great God Pan” by Arthur Machen
“Aura” by Carlos Fuentes
“Barbara, of the House of Grebe” by Thomas Hardy
“Torturing Mr. Amberwell” by Thomas M. Disch
“The Prayer” by Violet Hunt
“Who Goes There” by John W. Campbell
“… and my fear is great” by Theodore Sturgeon
“When Darkness Loves Us” by Elizabeth Engstrom
“We Purchased People” by Frederik Pohl
“The Striding Place” by Gertrude Atherton
“In the Hills, The Cities” by Clive Barker
“Faith of Our Fathers” by Phillip K. Dick
“The Bell in the Fog” by Gertrude Atherton
“The Sand-man” by E. T. A. Hoffmann
“Bloodchild” by Octavia Butler
“Duel” by Richard Matheson
“Longtooth” byEdgar Pangborn
“Luella Miller” by Mary Wilkins Freeman
“The Entrance” by Gerald Durrell
“The Lurking Duck” Scott Baker
“Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story” by Thomas Ligotti

Some of these I’ve already read, but most I haven’t.

I also picked up ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES by William Gibson. I’ve never read Gibson before, but I loved the episode of the X-Files he helped write (KILL SWITCH) and thought it might be worth a look. Unfortunately, I later learned it’s the third book of a trilogy, so no luck there.


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