Reading List: 2007-2011

Here’s what I’ve been reading…


  1. Michael Cox & R.A. Gilbert (eds): The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories
  2. Herbert van Thal (ed): The Pan Book of Horror Stories
  3. Hans Heinz Ewers: Alraune
  4. Algernon Blackwood: Best Ghost Stories of […]
  5. John Fowles: The Collector
  6. Robert Aickman: Dark Entries
  7. Basil Copper: Here Be Daemons
  8. Daphne du Maurier: Don’t Look Now
  9. Joseph Conrad & Ford Madox Ford: The Inheritors
  10. Tove Jansson:  The Moomins and the Freat Flood
  11. Robert Aickman: Powers of Darkness
  12. Bruce Sterling (ed): Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology
  13. David Pinnar: Ritual
  14. William Gibson: Virtual Light
  15. Robert Aickman: The Attempted Rescue
  16. Peter C. Brown: Smallcreep’s Day
  17. William Hope Hodgeson: The Dream of X
  18. Kurt Vonnegut: Welcome to the Monkey House
  19. MP Shiel: The Purple Cloud
  20. Maeve Gilmore Peake: Titus Awakes
  21. Luigi Pirandello: One, No One & One Hundred Thousand
  22. Charles Burns: Black hole
  23. Kirsten Lodge (ed): The Dedalus Book of Russian Decadence: Perversity, Despair and Collapse
  24. Cormac McCarthy: Child of God
  25. P.G. Wodehouse: Right Ho, Jeeves
  26. Phil Baker: Austin Osman Spare: The Life and Legend of London’s lost Artist
  27. Fedor Sologub: The Kiss of the Unborn and Other Stories
  28. Geoff Cox, Martin Rebelski (music) & Rohan Eason (illustration): Anna & the Juniper Dog
  29. John Wyndham: The Midwich Cuckoos
  30. Arthur Machen: Tales of Horror and the Supernatural
  31. Stig Sæterbakken: Siamese
  32. D.F. Lewis: Nemonymous Two
  33. Thomas Ligotti: Grimscribe: His Life and Work
  34. Daphne du Maurie: My Cousin Rachel
  35. Robert Aikman & Elizabeth Jane Howard: We Are For The Dark
  36. Aidan Reynolds & William Chalton: Arthur Machen
  37. Thomas Ligotti: The Agonising Resurrection of Victor Frankenstein and Other Gothic tales
  38. Arthur Machen: The Hill of Dreams
  39. Clark Ashton smith: The Miscellaneous Writings of […]
  40. Ronald Fraser: Flower Phantoms
  41. Henry Treece: Red Queen, White Queen
  42. M.R. James: Collected Ghost Stories
  43. Robert Aickman: the Model
  44. Hergé: The Calculus Affair
  45. John Evangelist Walsh: Unravelling Piltdown


  1. Nicholas Murry: Kafka
  2. Robert Aickman: Painted Devils (shorts)
  3. Hermann Hesse: Demian
  4. Lynd Ward: Mad Man’s Drum
  5. Sarah Kane: Complete Plays
  6. Thomas Ligotti: My Work is Not Yet Done
  7. James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  8. Lawrence Sutin: Divine Invasions: A Life of PKD
  9. Kurt Vonnegut: Timequake
  10. Cormac McCarthy: No Country for Old Men
  11. Philip K Dick: Martian Time-Slip
  12. Stefan Aust: The Baader-Meinhof Complex
  13. Joseph Conrad: The Secret Agent
  14. Richard Parry: The Bonnot Gang
  15. Roberto Bolano: The Savage Detectives
  16. Colin Wilson: The Mind Parasites
  17. Norman Collins: London Belongs to Me
  18. Juli Zeh: Dark Matter
  19. Albert Sanchez Pinol: Cold Skin
  20. Clark Ashton Smith: The Maze of the Enchanter (Collected Fantasies vol 4)
  21. Kurt Vonnegut: Player Piano
  22. Alexander Baron: The Lowlife
  23. William Hope Hodgeson: The Night Land
  24. Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion
  25. Horace Walpole, William Beckford & Thomas Love Peacock: The Castle of Otranto, Vathek & Nightmare Abbey (respectively)
  26. Thomas Ligotti: The Conspiracy Against the Human Race
  27. China Mieville: The City and the City
  28. Ted Chiang: The Life Cycle of Software Objects
  29. Franz Kafka: Amerika or The Missing Person
  30. Philippa Pearce: Tom’s Midnight Garden
  31. Richard Marsh: The Beetle
  32. Max Stirner: The Ego and its Own
  33. Robert Aickman: Sub Rosa
  34. Ramsey Campbell (ed): Uncanny Banquet
  35. Hanns Heinz Ewers: Nacht-Mahr
  36. Roland Topor: The Tenant
  37. Clark Ashton Smith: The Last Heiroglyph (Collected Fantasies vol 5)
  38. Ray Bradbury: Something Wicked This Way Comes
  39. Gertrude Atherton: The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories
  40. Ray Bradbury: The Small Assassin


  1. James Joyce: Dubliners (shorts)
  2. Graham Greene: The End of the Affair
  3. Philip K. Dick: Ubik
  4. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations (audio)
  5. Michel Houellebecq: Atomised
  6. Tom Muir: The Mermaid Bride and Other Orkney Folk Tales
  7. Christopher Priest: Fugue for a Darkening World
  8. Roberto Bolaño: 2666
  9. Bram Stoker: Dracula (audio)
  10. Jack Trevor Story: Live Now, Pay Later
  11. Werner Herzog: Screenplays (Aguirre, Caspar Houser & Lessons of Darkness)
  12. Kurt Vonnegut: Slapstick or Lonesome or More!
  13. Mervyn Peake: Mr Pye
  14. Franz Kafka: The Trial
  15. Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist (audio)
  16. Philip K. Dick: Time Out of Joint
  17. John Christopher: The Death of Grass
  18. Terry Nation: Survivors
  19. Fredrich Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  20. Christopher Priest: Inverted World
  21. Herman Hesse: Steppenwolf
  22. P.D. James: The Children of Men
  23. Mervyn Peake: Boy in Darkness and Other Stories
  24. J.G. Ballard: The Drought
  25. Nicolas Dickner: Nikolski
  26. Kurt Vonnegut: Cat’s Cradle
  27. S.T. Joshi: Primal Sources
  28. Ambrose Bierce: Terror by Night (shorts)
  29. David E. Schultz & S.T. Joshi (eds): The Shadow of the Unattained: The Letters of George Sterling & Clark Ashton Smith
  30. Graham Joyce: House of Lost Dreams
  31. John Buchan: The 39 Steps
  32. Ramsey Campbell: The Nameless
  33. Clark Ashton Smith: A Vintage from Atlantis (Collected Fantasies vol 3)
  34. Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory
  35. Mervyn Peake: Letters from a Lost Uncle
  36. Daphne du Maurier: The Birds and Other Stories (shorts)
  37. John Fowles: The Magus
  38. Ramsey Campbell: Demons by Daylight (shorts)
  39. Daphne du Maurier: The House on the Strand
  40. Keith Johnstone: Impro
  41. Ted Chiang: The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate
  42. Ted Chiang: Story of Your Life and Others (shorts)
  43. Ken Hollings: Welcome to Mars
  44. Philip K. Dick: The Penultimate Truth
  45. Philip K. Dick: The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick
  46. John Brunner: The Sheep Look Up
  47. Philip K. Dick: The Simulacra
  48. Jason Colavito: The Cult of Alien Gods
  49. G.K. Chesterton: The Man Who Was Thursday
  50. Katharine Burdekin: Swastika Night
  51. Gustav Meyrink: The Golem
  52. Franz Kafka: America
  53. Mink Mole & Dr. Adder (KW Jeter): Alligator Alley
  54. Kurt Vonnegut: God Bless You, Mr Rosewater
  55. Daphne du Maurier: Rule Britannia
  56. F. Scot Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
  57. Olaf Stapledon: Last and First Men
  58. William Golding: The Lord of the Flies
  59. Philip K. Dick: Dr Bloodmoney
  60. R.D. Laing: The Divided Self
  61. William Gibson: Neuromancer
  62. Susan Hill: The Woman in Black
  63. Paul Davis: How to Build a Time Machine
  64. Philip K. Dick: We Can Build You
  65. William Gibson: Count Zero
  66. Cormac McCarthy: The Road
  67. Christopher Priest: The Space Machine
  68. Robert Sheckley: Mindswap
  69. William Gibson: Mona Lisa Overdrive
  70. Franz Kafka: The Castle
  71. Robert Sheckley: The Status Civilization
  72. Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Poetry of EAP
  73. Gerald Kersh: Men Without Bones (shorts)
  74. Philip K. Dick: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
  75. William Gibson: Burning Chrome (shorts)
  76. Flann O’Brien: The Third Policeman
  77. Thomas Disch: The Genocides
  78. Robert Aickman: Cold Hand in Mine (shorts)
  79. Philip K. Dick: Confessions of a Crap Artist
  80. Edmund Crispin: The Moving Toyshop
  81. Gerald Kersh: Fowler’s End


  1. Clark Ashton Smith: The Door to Saturn (Collected Fantasies vol. 2)
  2. Patrick Hamilton: The Gorse Trilogy
  3. Jean Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea
  4. Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five
  5. John Banville: Kepler
  6. Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness (again)
  7. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre
  8. Marjane Satrapi: Persepolis
  9. Art Spiegelman: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (vol 1 & 2)
  10. Graham Greene: Brighton Rock
  11. Lewis Carol: Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass
  12. H.P. Lovecraft: The Haunter of the Dark (Omnibus 3)
  13. Ansis Nin: The Spy in the House of Love
  14. Alfred Bester: The Light Fantastic (shorts)
  15. Michael Moorcock: A Cure for Cancer
  16. Fredrich Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy
  17. Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Tales (shorts)
  18. James Tiptree Jr.: Tales of Quintana Roo (shorts)
  19. Michael Moorcock: The Condition of Musack
  20. Patrick Hamilton: Hangover Square
  21. Jean Baudrillard: Simulacra and Simulation
  22. Ferenc Karinthy: Metropole
  23. Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun: Sword and Citadel (vol 2)
  24. Michael Moorcock: The Entropy Tango
  25. Gerald Keresh: The Night and the City
  26. James Tiptree, Jr.: Star Songs of an Old Primate (shorts)
  27. Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber (shorts)
  28. Michael Moorcock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle
  29. Patrick Hamilton: Craven House
  30. Jean-Paul Sartre: No Exit
  31. Misha: Red Spider White Web
  32. Fritz Lieber: Conjure Wife
  33. Walter M. Miller, Jr.: A Canticle for Leibowitz
  34. William Burroughs: Naked Lunch
  35. K.W. Jeter: Morlock Night
  36. John Ajvide Lindqvist: Let the Right One In
  37. Walter M. Miller, Jr.: The Drafsteller and Other Stories
  38. Patrick Hamilton: The Slaves of Solitude
  39. Michael Chabon: Gentlemen of the Road
  40. Henry Treece: The Road to Miklagard
  41. Henry Treece: Viking’s Sunset
  42. Henry Treece: The Dark Island
  43. Mervyn Peake: The Gormenghast Trilogy
  44. Kurt Vonnegut: Breakfast of Champions
  45. Patrick Hamilton: Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky Trilogy
  46. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Notes from the Underground
  47. Kurt Vonnegut: A Man Without a Country
  48. Arthur Byron Cover: The Platypus of Doom and Other Nihilists (shorts)
  49. George Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London
  50. M.R. James: Ghost Stories of M.R. James (shorts)
  51. Kurt Vonnegut: Mother Night


  1. H.P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness (Omnibus 1)
  2. Clark Ashton Smith: Zothique
  3. Nigel Kneale: Quatermass Experiment (script)
  4. Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  5. Ray Bradbury: The Silver Locusts (aka. The Martian Chronicles)
  6. Peter Saxon: The Curse of Rathlaw
  7. Thomas Ligotti: In a Foreign Town, In a Foreign Land (with background music by Current93)
  8. Fritz Leiber: Swords and Deviltry (book one of the swords series)
  9. Brian Aldiss: A Chinese Perspective
  10. Edgar Rice Burroughs: A Princess of Mars
  11. Philip K. Dick: We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (collected stories – vol 5)
  12. Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan
  13. Jack Vance: The Dying Earth
  14. Fritz Leiber: Our Lady of Darkness
  15. Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness
  16. Clark Ashton Smith: The End of the Story (Collected Fantasies vol. 1)
  17. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
  18. Steven Hall: The Raw Shark Texts
  19. Fritz Leiber: Swords Against Death
  20. James Tiptree Jr: Warm Worlds and Otherwise (shorts)
  21. Stanislaw Lem: The Cyberiad
  22. Michael Moorcock: The Chinese Agent
  23. Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
  24. J.G. Ballard: The Terminal Beach
  25. Ray Bradbury: Dandelion Wine
  26. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper
  27. Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw (vol 1)
  28. Philip Jose Farmer: The Green Odyssey (audio book) >>CLICKY<
  29. John Brunner: Stand on Zanzibar
  30. Philip K. Dick: The Man in the High Castle (audio)
  31. Philip José Farmer: Flesh
  32. Robert Silverberg: The World Inside
  33. Thomas M. Disch: Camp Concentration
  34. Ursula K. Le Guin: The Word for the World is Forest
  35. Henry Kuttner: Fury
  36. Harry Harrison: Make Room! Make Room!
  37. Charles Beaumont: The Hunger and Other Stories (shorts)
  38. Michael Moorcock: Breakfast in the Ruins
  39. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment
  40. Stanislaw Lem: The Futurological Congress
  41. Thomas Ligotti: The Nightmare Factory – Songs of a Dead Dreamer (shorts)
  42. Ray Bradbury: The Illistrated Man (shorts)
  43. Brian Aldiss: The Hand-reared Boy
  44. Stanislaw Lem: The Star Diaries
  45. Robert E. Howard: Shadow Kingdoms (The Weird Works of…) (shorts)
  46. Henry Kuttner: Mutant
  47. Philip K. Dick: A Scanner Darkly
  48. Alfred Bester: The Dark Side of the Earth (shorts)
  49. Ernest Hemingway: To Have and Have Not
  50. Michael Moorcock: The English Assassin
  51. S.T. Joshi: H.P. Lovecraft: A Life

3 responses to “Reading List: 2007-2011

  • Blue Tyson

    The Playtpus of Doom? Is that a story title? 🙂

  • Simon

    Indeed it is. It’s a novella length story in this four story collection and pretty good in a Vonnegut kind of way.

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