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A Summary and Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

A reading of a classic horror story

‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ is a Gothic novel in miniature. All of the elements of the Gothic novel are here: the subterranean secret, the Gothic space (scaled down from a full-blown castle to a single room), the gruesome crime – even the hovering between the supernatural and the psychological. 1,466 more words


A plague on both your houses ...

‘When ignorant men are overwhelmed by forces totally beyond their control and their understanding it is inevitable that they will search for some explanation within their grasp. 

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Airbnb Listing for the Pit and the Pendulum

We have a spacious one-room apartment available; it comes with a single bed and is conveniently located in a historic building shared with a quaint little monastic organization. 268 more words

Short Stories

Science Fiction in Old San Francisco: Into the Sun & Other Stories

My brief series on Sam Moskowitz’s Science Fiction in Old San Francisco series concludes.

This one takes a look at the work of Robert Duncan Milne. 1,415 more words

Book Review

Science Fiction in Old San Francisco: History of the Movement from 1854 to 1890

Sam Moskowitz showed up in some of my reading lately, so I thought I’d post reviews of a couple of his books I mentioned in passing in my Bitter Bierce series. 423 more words

Book Review


The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1 will be available for purchase on ComiXology APRIL 26TH! 

When the book goes live I’ll post a direct link here and elsewhere around the interverse. 17 more words