The Vampire Master and Others Tales of Horror

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While primarily known for his adventures of terrestrial doom and interstellar peril, Edmond Hamilton also wrote a number of tales of mystery and horror. The Vampire Master and Other Tales of Horror collects nine stories from pulp magazines such as Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror, Thrilling Mystery, and Weird Tales.

Included are Hamilton's four tales of supernatural terror that appeared in Weird Tales under the nom de plume Hugh Davidson. Two of these stories feature the psychic detective, Dr. John Dale.

An introduction by Hugh B. Cave, recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, provides a personal glimpse at the bygone days of writing for the pulp magazines.

Included as an afterword is an essay by Hamilton reflecting on the halcyon days of writing for Weird Tales.

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About the Author:

Publishing his first story, "The Monster-God of Mamurth," in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales, Edmond Hamilton (1904-1977), along with John W. Campbell, Jr., Jack Williamson, and E.E. (Doc) Smith, was one of the earliest pioneers of that branch of science fiction known as space opera.

Called the "World Wrecker" and "World Saver" for his early tales of "strange terrors from beyond" attacking the Earth, Hamilton also contributed many stories of fantasy or the supernatural to the genre fiction magazines of the 1930's.

After the collapse of the magazine science fiction market in the mid 1950's, Hamilton turned to writing scripts for comic books such as Superman, Batman and The Legion of Superheroes. Hamilton continued writing science fiction for the remainder of his life, publishing some of his best work including The Haunted Stars and stories such as "Day of Judgement" and "Reqieum." His last published work was 1972's "The Iron One."

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