THE MONSTER MAKERS: Creators and Creations of Fantasy and Horror by Peter -- Ed. Haining

THE MONSTER MAKERS: Creators and Creations of Fantasy and Horror

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A melange of monsters and their creators, starting with an obligatory snippet from Frankenstein and moving through venerable chillers by Poe, Bierce and others into a contemporary realm where the beasties range from Sturgeon's horrific moldering ""It"" to various mechanical creatures, some of whom, like Asimov's Robot AL-76, are more endearing than monstrous. There are other fine robot tales by Bradbury and Carol Emshwiller, as well as Avram Davidson's classic about a golem's housebreaking. Plus Lovecraft, Wells and others less known, including a splendid grim comedy called ""The Vivisector Vivisected"" by Sir Ronald Ross.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1974
Publisher: Taplinger