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[from the back cover] "Don't expect a dozen roses this Valentine's Day--just fourteen tales of crime and horror that will make February 14 memorable for lovers ... of chills and thrills. So beware of the deadly admirer who knows that sweets are the way to a lover's heart in "Fine Chocolates': Read at your own risk the bloodcurdling tale of the mad professor who asks the devil to play cupid in "Colt .24:" Discover the bizarre passion that drives a retired detective to solve a horrifying crime in "From Parts Unknown" ... and watch out for a date with a modern-day Dracula who's some kisser in "Valentine from a Vampire': Dip into these deliciously scary Valentine treats... and find out why love is simply a scream!" There is an introduction and fact-filled mini history of Valentines day by Isaac Asimov.
This terrifying anthology contains some of the best in American ghost stories, from some of the best American short fiction writers. Contents: Double Vision (Mary Higgins Clark); This Is Death (Donald E. Westlake); Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes (Harlan Ellison); Little Jimmy (Lester del Rey); Poor Little Saturday (Madeleine L'Engle); On 202 (Jeff Hecht); Ransom Cowl Walks the Road (Nancy Varian Berberick); School for the Unspeakable (Manly Wade Wellman); The Stormsong Runner (Jack L. Chalker); Harry's Ghost (Talmage Powell); Herbert West--Reanimator (H. P. Lovecraft); Caller in the Night (Burton Kline); Professor Kate (Margaret St. Clair); The Guns of William Longley (Donald Hamilton); Clay-Shuttered Doors (Helen R. Hull); The Stranger (Ambrose Bierce); Night-Side (Joyce Carol Oates); Drawer 14 (Talmage Powell); The Jest of Warburg Tantavul (Seabury Quinn); One of the Dead (William Wood); Emmett (Dahlov Ipcar); Night Court (Mary Elizabeth Counselman); The Boarded Window (Ambrose Bierce); The Ghosts of Steamboat Coulee (Arthur J. Burks); He Walked By Day (Julius Long); The Phantom Farmhouse (Seabury Quinn); Stillwater, 1896 (Michael Cassutt); Ride the Thunder (Jack Cady); The Resting Place (Oliver LaFarge).
Short Novels of the 1940's. Collects ten science fiction novels written during the 1940s, a great era of development of the genre, including Asimov's "The Mule," Sturgeon's "Killdozer," and Chandler's "Giant Killer."
Stories by Bailey, Cleary, Estes, Field, Konigsburg, L'Engle, Lenski, Lofting, Paterson, Sawyer, Willard, and Yates.
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