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You don't have to be Jewish or Christian to understand She Nailed a Stake via His Head: stories of Biblical Terror. nonetheless, you could end up groping for a non secular icon for defense given the unholy areas those bizarre stories will take you. The anthology opens with Gerri Leen's eerie reversal of the story of Ruth and Naomi, in which Ruth's devotion to her spouse's mother isn't a blessing yet a sizeable curse. now not all of those tales are set within the historical heart East, although, as Daniel Kaysen's "Babylon's Burning" proves. Meandering among desolate tract sands and skyscrapers, among earlier, current and trade timelines, She Nailed a Stake via His Head is a gallery of horrors encouraged via the main nightmarish photos of close to jap cultures. There are wild-eyed, drug-crazed prophets, witches drawing the useless from the depths of the Underworld, sacred prostitutes with one soul in our bodies, an English Delilah trapped in a home falling down round her, epic beheadings, and a residing tomb within the foul and slimy physique of a whale using the prophet deeper into madness. the gathering is bookended with a story encouraged by means of the hot testomony: a vampire's tackle the physique and blood of the Christian savior. despite faith (or lack thereof), fans of speculative fiction will swallow up those provocative tales. -- Erin O'Riordan, writer of Beltane and Midsummer evening Pagan Spirits =======================================================================----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This booklet takes the Bible again from these right-wing fascists who are looking to rewrite it as a tedious publication of loving and worrying. those are tales as bawdy and lustful and scary because the unique strong ebook -- wild intercourse, savage violence, terrible curses...and, after all, vampires. -- Matthue Roth, writer. functionality poet. torah badass

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Robert Nathan, with whom I became friends for the last twenty-odd years of his life, said to me once, "I read Dunsany and Machen when I was young, and I met Cabell once or twice, in the twenties, but I never considered them a literary school or generation of any sort. " When I asked if he thought of himself as a fantasy writer, he answered, "No I work around the edges, if you like, but in the end I write what I like to read, like the rest of us. " Maybe what I'm getting at - and what Robert meant - is that the division between fantasy writers and writers who wrote fantasy wasn't nearly as distinct during most of his publishing career as it has become in recent decades.

She got out. " he said cheerfully and jumped back in and took off, leaving the smell of exhaust. She was standing in an alley barely wider than the taxi. Both sides of the alley were long red walls, punctuated by wide doors, all closed. A man jogged past her with a long stick over his shoulders with baskets on both ends. The stick was bowed with the weight and flexed with each step. Directly in front of her was a red door set with studs. If she tilted her head back, above the wall she could see a building with curved eaves, rising tier upon tier like some exotic wedding cake.

Rachel," Speed said from her door. She stopped with her hand on the gate. " he asked. " she asked. He shrugged. The geese were gathered in a soft gray cluster by the garden at the side of the little clapboard cabin where they had been picking among the tomato plants. All their heads were turned towards her. She went out the gate. The road was full of pale dust like talcum powder, already warmed by the sun. It felt so good she was glad that she hadn't worn shoes. As she walked, she seemed to walk forward in time.

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