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I don't know if this is already posted:
Crichton said:About atmosphere, I've recently finished a great book you've surely read, Vincent. Mythago Wood, by Robert Holdstock, which is a fantasy and mythology book with a lot of Lovecraftian atmosphere. Yes, it seems there's people who still know the trade.
Crichton said:Vincent, have you written fiction, or published anything we can read? I'm sure many people here (me included) would be interested in reading you r material. After all, we have purchased your Conan RPG books...
I can't discuss anything that hasn't been announced somewhere.
Damien said:Hey Vincent, after reading that interview I became curious, and this seems to be your area so: What 'horror' stories would you recommend to someone that loves Conan, but isn't so much a fan of the more dreary Lovecraftian horror?
VincentDarlage said:Old ghost stories (short stories) are also good. The classics (Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Picture of Dorien Grey, The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Invisible Man) serve me well, as do the many horror stories written by Clark Ashton Smith, Edgar Allan Poe or REH.
My horror needs are mostly met by buying short story collections (The Mammoth book of Vampires, The Horror at Oakdeene, Weird Vampire Tales, Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New, Dracula's Brood, for example).
The Other, by Thomas Tryon was pretty good.
Of course, Bob Howard wrote adventure stories and weird fiction, before the modern categories of 'horror', 'fantasy' and 'science fiction' congealed.I think some overlook the importance of horror on the field of sword-and-sorcery.