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The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/145 ... lp_Fiction

It was a pretty good book. Not a lot in this book is memorable to me, but I enjoyed it regardless. I read it many years ago, after all. This book's stories are mostly detective and crime stuff.

Recommendation: If you like crime stuff, you'd probably like it.



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The Stone Ship

by William Hope Hodgson

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Stone_Ship

This is one among many maritime tales that Hodgson wrote. This is roughly the same in style and content as his other maritime stuff. It's less monster-y than his other stuff though.

You can hear a version of it from the Canadian radio show Nightfall here:

https://archive.org/details/Nightfall-c ... e_Ship.mp3

Recommendation: Read it if you like horror.



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He Walked Around the Horses
by H. Beam Piper

I found this story on my phone. I downloaded it one or more years ago. I don't remember doing any such thing and I don't remember ever hearing of this story or its author. So I read it. I was surprised at how enjoyable it was. It's a great little sci fi story. The story is about 99 pages as an ebook on my phone, which means if it was in a paperback book, it would be around 1/3 or 1/4 that length.

This story is about a British diplomat during the time of the Napoleanic wars finding himself in an alternate Earth.

Read it online at Gutenberg.

Recommendation: Read it if you like older sci fi.



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The Isle of the Torturers
Clark Ashton Smith

This is a superbly written tragic story. The version that I read had a lot of errors in it, but I could understand everything except for the word "elllong". The two online dictionaries I used didn't have that word. It looks like Mr Smith liked adjectives more than Lovecraft did, because, holy moley, everything had an adjective.

Read it online

Recommendation: Read it if you feel like reading a depressing fantasy/horror story.



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