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Darrell Schweitzer


(Darrell Charles Schweitzer)
USA flag (1952 - )

Darrell Schweitzer (born August 27, 1952) is an American writer, editor, and essayist in the field of speculative fiction. Much of his focus has been on dark fantasy and horror, although he does also work in science fiction and fantasy. Schweitzer is also a prolific writer of literary criticism and editor of collections of essays on various writers within his preferred genres.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Darrell Schweitzer
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Short stories
The Story of Obbok (1973)
The Lady of the Fountain (1977)
Divers Hands (1979)
Into the Dark Land (1979)
Jungle Eyes (1985)
Jason, Come Home (1986)
Leaving (1986)
The Children of Lommos (1987) (with John Gregory Betancourt)
Pennies from Hell (1987)
Transients [short story] (1987)
The Man Who wasn't Nice to Pumpkin Head Dolls (1988)
A Vision of Rembathene (1988)
Clocks (1989)
Malevendra's Pool (1989)
The Man Who Found the Heart of the Forest (1989)
Seeing Them (1989)
The Sorcerer to His Long-Lost Love (1989)
Angry Man (1990)
The Paloverde Lodge (1990) (with Jason van Hollander)
Peeling It Off (1990)
Soft (1990)
The Throwing Suit (1990) (with Jason van Hollander)
Short and Nasty (1991)
The Spirit of the Back Stairs (1991)
To Become a Sorcerer (1991)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Outside Man (1992)
The Sorcerer Evoragdou (1993)
He Unwraps Himself (1994)
One of the Secret Masters (1994)
The Witch of the World's End (1994)
The Epilogue of the Sword (1995)
The Knight of Pale Countenance (1995)
Runaway (1995)
Believing in the Twentieth Century (1996)
Sherlock Holmes, Dragon-slayer (the Singular Adventures of the Grice Pattersons in the Island of Uffa) (1996)
Smart Guy (1996)
I Told You So (1997)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1992) : To Become a Sorcerer
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1994) : Transients: And Other Disquieting Stories
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Mask of the Sorcerer
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2000) : Necromancies and Netherworlds: Uncanny Stories


Darrell Schweitzer recommends
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The Devil's Own Dear Son (1949)
James Branch Cabell
"One of the all-time greats of fantasy, whose cynical yet romantic view of the human comedy is simultaneously hilarious, beautiful, and melancholy. A writer you must read."
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Satan's Daughter and Other Tales from the Pulps (2004)
E Hoffmann Price
"Pulp stories at their pulpiest from a master of the form. Enjoy!"

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