Weird fiction is a subgenre of fiction from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that combines the supernatural, mystical and scientific to often macabre effect. Practitioners of the weird tale, such as H. P. Lovecraft, serve as the bridge between the classic horror of Poe and modern writers like Stephen King. In this blog, I will attempt to explore the origins and history of weird fiction and how the genre has influenced later writers.


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