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Darrell Schweitzer

(Darrell Charles Schweitzer)
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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.

Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction
   We Are All Legends (1981)
   The Meaning of Life, and Other Awesome Cosmic Revelations (1989)
   Transients (1993)
   Non Compost Mentis (1995)
   Poetica Dementia (1997)
   Refugees from an Imaginary Country (1999)
   Necromancies and Netherworlds (1999) (with Jason van Hollander)
   Nightscapes (2000)
   Groping Toward the Light (poems) (2000)
   The Great World and the Small (2001)
   The Innsmouth Tabernacle Choir Hymnal (poems) (2004)
   The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction (2006) (with Neil Gaiman)
   The Robert E. Howard Reader (2007) (with Robert E Howard)
   Ghosts of Past and Future (poems) (2008)
   Deadly Things / Judgment of the Gods (2010) (with Robert Reginald)
   Echoes of the Goddess (2013)
   The Emperor of the Ancient Word (2013)
   Awaiting Strange Gods (2015)
   Devil's Ways (2020) (with Curtis C Chen, Avram Davidson, Persephone D'Shaun, Andy Duncan, R S A Garcia, Edwina Harvey, Imogen Howson, Nancy Kress, Ben Loory, J M Sidorova and Michael Swanwick)
   Something Wicked This Way Rides (2021) (with Gustavo Bondoni, Marilyn 'Mattie' Brahen, Vonnie Winslow Crist, J B Dane, Jason J McCuiston, Gregory L Norris, John B Rosenman, Bradley H Sinor and Andrea Thomas)
   Penumbra No. 2 (2021) (with Scott Bradfield, Ramsey Campbell, Wade German, James Goho, S T Joshi, Curtis M Lawson, Mark Samuels, Ann K Schwader and John C Tibbetts)
Series contributed to
Black Cat Weekly
   5. Black Cat Weekly #5 (2021) (with Jay Brandon, Hal Charles, Milton Lesser, Richard Matheson, A R Morlan, Frank Lovell Nelson, William O'Farrell and Jane Roth)
   8. Black Cat Weekly #8 (2021) (with John Gregory Betancourt, Robert Camp, Nick Carter, Hal Charles, Edith Dorian, John M Floyd, Stephen Gallagher and Frank Lovell Nelson)
Anthology series
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
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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)
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)

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
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."
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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