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Karl Edward Wagner's Best Horror Novels[edit]

Since this list gets referenced a lot online, I thought it would be useful to reprint the lists of Wagner's best horror novels in the Twilight Zone magazine issues of July and August 1983.

I. The Thirteen Best Supernatural Horror Novels:

Hell! Said the Duchess by Michael Arlen

The Burning Court by John Dickson Carr

Alraune by Hanns Heinz Ewers

Dark Sanctuary by H.B. Gregory

Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg

Maker of Shadows by Jack Mann

The Yellow Mistletoe by Walter S. Masterman

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin

Burn Witch Burn by A. Merritt

Fingers of Fear by J.U. Nicolson

Doctors Wear Scarlet by Simon Raven

Echo of a Curse by R. R. Ryan

Medusa by E. H. Visiak

II. The Thirteen Best Science Fiction Horror Novels:

The Death Guard by Philip George Chadwick

Final Blackout by L. Ron Hubbard

Vampires Overhead by Alan Hyder

The Quatermass Experiment by Nigel Kneale

Quatermass and the Pit by Nigel Kneale

The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck by Alexander Laing

The Flying Beast by Walter S. Masterman

The Black Corridor by Michael Moorcock

Land Under England by Joseph O'Neill

The Cross of Carl by Walter Owen

Freak Museum by R.R. Ryan

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

III. The Thirteen Best Non-Supernatural Horror Novels:

The Deadly Percheron by John Franklin Bardin

Psycho by Robert Bloch

Here Comes a Candle by Fredric Brown

The Screaming Mimi by Fredric Brown

The Fire-Spirits by Paul Busson

The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr

The Sorceror's Apprentice by Hanns Heinz Ewers

Vampire by Hanns Heinz Ewers

Fully Dressed and in His Right Mind by Michael Fessier

The Shadow on the House by Mark Hansom

Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau

The Master of the Day of Judgement by Leo Perutz

The Subjugated Beast by R.R. Ryan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:40, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

For the sake of completeness, here are the other lists besides Wagner's that appeared in the TZ magazine series, the "The Fantasy Five-Foot Bookshelf" :

Thirteen Supreme Masters of Weird Fiction by R.S Hadji:

Algernon Blackwood

Ray Bradbury

Walter de la Mare

Hanns Heinz Ewers

E.T.A. Hoffmann

M. R. James

Franz Kafka

J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. P. Lovecraft

Arthur Machen

Edgar Allan Poe

Jean Ray

Claude Seignolle

Thirteen All-Time Classics of Fantasy by Thomas M. Disch:

Caleb Williams by William Godwin

The Monk by Matthew Lewis

Undine by Baron de la Motte Fouque

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin

Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions

Lady into Fox by David Garnett

The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore

Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber

The Sound of His Horn by Sarban (John William Wall)

Snow White by Donald Barthelme (talk) 18:57, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Thirteen Worst Stinkers of the Weird by R.S. Hadji:

The Sorrows of Satan by Marie Corelli

Unholy Relics by M.P. Dare

Count Dracula's Canadian Affair by Otto Fredrick

The Grip of Fear by Vern Hassan

Rest in Agony by Ivar Jorgenson

Dracutwig by Mallory T. Knight

The Transition of Titus Crow by Brian Lumley

The Vampire Tapes by Arabella Randolphe

Suffer the Children by John Saul

Cellars by John Shirley

The Sucking Pit by Guy N. Smith

The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker

The Vampire Baronesses by Violet Van Der Elst — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:19, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Thirteen Great Works of Fantasy from the Last 13 Years by Thomas M. Disch

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories by Cynthia Ozick

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Shamp of the City-Solo by Jaimy Gordon

The Great Victorian Collection by Brian Moore

The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium and other Novels by Harry Mathews

The Auctioneer by Joan Samson

The Dancers at the End of Time by Michael Moorcock

Alyx by Joanna Russ

The Kingdoms of Elfin by Sylvia Townsend Warner

Lovers Living, Lovers Dead by Richard Lortz

Childhood and Other Neighborhoods by Stuart Dybek

Little, Big by John Crowley (talk) 20:00, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Thirteen Neglected Masterpieces of the Macabre by R.S. Hadji

Basil Netherby by A. C. Benson

Bury Him Darkly by John Blackburn

The Dark Chamber by Leonard Cline

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Hanns Heinz Ewers

The Shiny Narrow Grin by Jane Gaskell

Children of the Black Sabbath by Anne Hébert

Neither the Sea Nor the Sand by Gordon Honeycombe

Tales of the Uneasy by Violet Hunt

A Book of Bargains by Vincent O'Sullivan

The Hole of the Pit by Adrian Ross

Randall's Round by Eleanor Scott

The Accursed by Claude Seignolle

Medusa by E. H. Visiak (talk) 20:00, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

The Thirteen Most Terrifying Horror Stories by R.S. Hadji:

"The Striding Place" Gertrude Atherton

"Negotiam Perambulans" by E. F. Benson

"The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood

"The Jar" by Ray Bradbury

"In the Bag" by Ramsey Campbell

"The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford

"Mujina" by Lafcadio Hearn

"Pigeons from Hell" by Robert E. Howard

"The Ash-Tree" by M. R. James

"The Thing in the Cellar" by David H. Keller

"The Graveyard Rats" by Henry Kuttner

"The Haunter of the Dark" by H. P. Lovecraft

"The Frontier Guards" by H. Russell Wakefield (talk) 20:08, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

The Thirteen Most Terrifying Horror Stories by T. E. D. Klein :

"Casting the Runes" by M.R. James (also "Count Magnus," "The Ash-Tree," "The Treasure of Abbott Thomas")

"The Novel of the Black Seal" by Arthur Machen (also " The White People," "Out of the Picture")

"The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood

"The Dunwich Horror" by H. P. Lovecraft (also "The Call of Cthulhu")

"Bird of Prey" by John Collier

Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell

"They Bite" by Anthony Boucher

"Stay Off the Moon!" by Raymond F. Jones

"Ottmar Balleau X 2" by George Bamber

"First Anniversary" by Richard Matheson (also "Prey")

"The Autopsy" by Michael Shea

"The Trick" by Ramsey Campbell (also "Cold Print," "The Interloper,"

"The End of a Summer's Day")

"To Build a Fire" by Jack London

Klein's "Honorable Mentions" :

"Fritschen" by Charles Beaumont

"Mimic" by Donald A. Wollheim

"A Bit of the Dark World" by Fritz Leiber

Ringstones by "Sarban"

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (talk) 21:30, 22 December 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:27, 22 December 2013 (UTC)