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John Pelan (1957–2021)

Autor(a) de Shadows Over Baker Street: New Tales of Terror!

41+ Works 1,572 Membros 36 Reviews

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Séries

Obras de John Pelan

Shadows Over Baker Street: New Tales of Terror! (2003) — Editor — 725 cópias, 21 resenhas
The Children of Cthulhu (2002) — Editor; Contribuinte — 260 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (2002) — Editor; Contribuinte — 75 cópias, 1 resenha
Goon (1996) 52 cópias, 1 resenha
The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume 1 (2011) — Editor — 51 cópias, 1 resenha
A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror (2004) — Editor; Contribuinte — 49 cópias, 1 resenha
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Editor — 46 cópias, 1 resenha
Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror (2005) — Editor; Contribuinte — 43 cópias, 2 resenhas
Darkside : horror for the next millennium (1624) — Editor — 42 cópias
Family Tradition (2002) 38 cópias, 1 resenha
Shifters (2016) 38 cópias, 1 resenha
The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique (1999) — Editor; Contribuinte — 18 cópias, 1 resenha
The Colour Out of Darkness (Novella Series) (2006) 18 cópias, 1 resenha
Dark Arts (2006) 17 cópias
Weird Fiction Review #11 12 cópias, 1 resenha
Weird Fiction Review #10 (2020) 12 cópias
Axolotl Special (1989) 6 cópias
Bad News (Anthology) (2000) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
An Outsider 3 cópias
Darkness, My Old Friend (2016) 3 cópias
TWO FROM ZOTHIQUE: A CHAPBOOK (1998) — Editor & Introduction — 2 cópias
Out West 1 exemplar(es)
Weird Fiction Review #12 1 exemplar(es)
PROSPECT: ISSUE 75 1 exemplar(es)
PROSPECT: ISSUE 69 1 exemplar(es)
Painted in Blood 1 exemplar(es)
AN ANTIQUE VINTAGE - SIGNED (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
The Scarlet Succubus 1 exemplar(es)
Armies Of The Night 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Black Wings of Cthulhu 4 (2016) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias, 1 resenha
No Place Like Earth [collection] (1951) — Introdução — 44 cópias, 1 resenha
Powers: Secret Histories: A Bibliography (2009) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias, 1 resenha
Shivers (2002) 29 cópias, 1 resenha
The Garden at 19 (1910) — Introdução, algumas edições28 cópias
Weird Fiction Review #5 (2015) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias, 1 resenha
Tales of the Uneasy (2004) — Editor, algumas edições16 cópias
What Shadows We Pursue: Ghost Stories Volume Two (2003) — Editor, algumas edições15 cópias
Off the Sand Road: Ghost Stories (2002) — Editor, algumas edições15 cópias
The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction (2009) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Acquainted with the Night (2004) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Shadows and Silence (2000) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Shadow on the Blind (2001) — Introdução, algumas edições11 cópias
Imagination Fully Dilated (Anthology) (1998) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Broken Fang and Other Experiences of a Specialist in Spooks (2015) — Introdução, algumas edições9 cópias
Fritz Leiber: Critical Essays (2007) — Prefácio — 8 cópias
The border line (1937) — Introdução, algumas edições5 cópias
The House That Time Forgot and Other Stories (2011) — Introdução — 3 cópias
The Man Who Was Secrett and Other Stories (2013) — Introdução — 3 cópias
A Niche in Time and Other Stories (2011) — Introdução — 3 cópias
The Story Writer and Other Stories (2011) — Introdução — 3 cópias
The Two Suns of Morcali and Other Stories (2012) — Introdução — 2 cópias
The Cloudbuilders and Other Marvels (2013) — Introdução — 2 cópias
The Alien Envoy and Other Stories (2012) — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)
Chariots of San Fernando and Other Stories (2011) — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)
Old Faithful and Other Stories (2012) — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)
The Man Without a Planet and Other Stories (2012) — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Pelan, John
Nome de batismo
Pelan, John C.
Data de nascimento
1957-07-19
Data de falecimento
2021-04-12
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Seattle, Washington, USA
Causa da morte
heart attack
Locais de residência
Seattle, Washington, USA
Ocupação
writer
editor
publisher
Organizações
Axolotl Press
Darkside Press
Silver Salamander Press
Midnight House

Membros

Resenhas

This collection of Holmes or Holmesian characters meeting the Lovecraftian-themed horror was interesting. The stories were uneven though, with some lacking the feel of Lovecraftian horror and others barely linked to Sherlock Holmes or Watson. Still, I enjoyed the book overall.

Try this book if you enjoy both Sherlock Holmes and H. P. Lovecraft.
 
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Jean_Sexton | outras 20 resenhas | Mar 17, 2024 |
Pretty average, except for A Study in Emerald, which works as an affectionate tribute to Sherlock Holmes with a decent twist. It plays a bit loose with Lovecraft but in a good way - some of the stories don't seem to get Lovecraftian horror at all.

The big problem is that the Holmes format and Lovecraft format are totally at odds with each other. Lovecraft stories end with a horror ending where people lose their sanity, nothing is understandable and there's no hope for the future. In a Holmes story the ending is (usually) happy, everything is resolved and everything is explained as being entirely logical, while clues throughout the story make the ending satisfying. These stories typically follow a pretty unhappy medium. Even attempts to portray some permanent effect on Holmes' or Watson's mind falls flat when the next story has them yet again baffled and confused about the idea of Lovecraftian cults existing, despite them having just confronted them. Obviously that's somewhat unavoidable in a short story collection like this but it is a little silly. Most of the stories have unpleasant things happen to the characters yet Holmes and Watson escape mostly unscathed. Multiple stories seem to have a very loose handle on Holmes' character and speaking style, which is pretty jarring. One story dedicates pages to a lovingly described firefight in the London sewers, which is neither very Lovecraftian or Sherlockian. One story is based on Moriarty recording his plans to control the world on a wax cylinder, live, while he's doing them. There's a story that featured something from Jewish folklore that almost felt anti-semitic because of the weird way it was handled.

I feel like more stories could have done with trying to break away from some of the Lovecraft mythology while still keeping some of the spirit. Some of them quote Lovecraft stuff but make it incredibly mundane.

I guess I feel most of the stories failed to work as either a Lovecraft story or a Holmes story and ended up not making much of an impact. It was alright enough but just not exciting and too much repetition of basic story premises.
… (mais)
 
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tombomp | outras 20 resenhas | Oct 31, 2023 |
This large collection of stories that try to combine Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft is consistently entertaining, but other than Neil Gaiman's opening tale, which manages to surprise, nothing else rises above the ordinary. Even the few stories narrated by Dr. Watson lack the feel of Doyle's original tales, and in these and the other stories I can't help but feel that these are not the Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes I have come to know. As for the Lovecraftian elements in these stories, there are some grim things to be sure, but none of the writers writes like Lovecraft, so the effect of the horrors is less immediate. Even the appearance of H.G. Wells and (the fictional) Dr. Nikola don't liven things up that much. This one is more of a miss than a hit, for sure.… (mais)
 
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datrappert | outras 20 resenhas | Feb 7, 2023 |
Not his best work.
 
Marcado
IreneCole | Jul 27, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
41
Also by
29
Membros
1,572
Popularidade
#16,427
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
36
ISBNs
46
Idiomas
4

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