Sunday, November 01, 2009

Creative Mythographers on the Move

TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN, VOLUME 3: DANSE MACABRE edited by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier. Black Coat Press, 2007.

The third annual merry-go-round of heroes and villains of popular literature, the danse macabre of the Shadowmen. The stories take place in a fictional world where all of the characters and events from adventure literature actually exist in the same universe. ike the previous two volumes, Tales of the Shadowmen 3: Danse Macabre is packed with pulp meta-fiction. Stories feature Doc Ardan (Doc Savage), Adélaïde Lupin (daughter of legendary thief Arsène Lupin), private eye Nestor Burma, Fantômas, Hercule Poirot, Doctor Omega (Doctor Who), Judex (a French version of The Shadow), King Kong, the vampire Countess Elisabeth Bathory, John Devil, the Mahars of Pellucidar, Captain Kronos, Madame Atomos, the Black Coats, Modesty Blaise, the Lovecraftian Mythos, Solomon Kane, Dr. Mystère, OSS 117, and more.

Contributors include Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, Chris Roberson, David A. McIntee, Paul Di Filippo, John Peel, Matthew Baugh, Bill Cunningham, Brad Mangel, Win Scott Ecker, and many more.

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