I'm gonna start doing stand-up again next month. This is the closest I can come to a reason why: https://t.co/ygsT7czFNy
Working on my audition scene now. Just gotta lose some lbs. https://t.co/My475FIyz6
It was so perfectly on-the-nose. Tragic and hilarious. https://t.co/eKknw4Jpcb
"I was on THE GOOD WIFE! I WAS ON THE GOOOOAAAARRRGH!" -- you in three hours as the cops justifiably tase you https://t.co/7mGDu5B9Ky
Wish I could like this more. But it's 8:53 pm PST on a Saturday. We all know you're drunk Tweeting from a Pizza Hut. https://t.co/AkdMiqCeoe

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Mon, Oct 30


31 HORROR STORIES -- "A Defense of Werewolves" (1948)

@ 1:00 PM

Well, we're almost at the end. So here's a moment to reflect.

Fritz Leiber is one of my favorite writers. Because, like Shea and James and Bloch and so few others, he could really WRITE. Didn't matter if it was hard science fiction, Fafhred and The Grey Mouser, chess, history, satire or horror, the dude was a master craftsman.

So I'm not going to even bother, my first time doing a list like this, to pick his best. Or even my favorite. Not yet. There's too many.

I'm picking this essay, which he wrote in 1948, but which was so eerily prescient about which way horror fiction would go in the 50's and beyond, and what would happen to vampires, werewolves, and things that went bump in the night.

It's sad, I know. But, as always with Fritz, expertly written.



 
 
   
   
   
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