Nightmare! The First Ever Dark Fantasy Novel

Also published as Nightmare! A Tale of Waking Terror by Francis Stevens.Come now and see a strange island peopled with monstrous beings and carnivorous plants, on which vie two...

The Heads of Cerberus The Book that Created Dystopian Sci Fi

This book, set in a dystopian Philadelphia in 2118, invented a new, creepier kind of dystopian Sci Fi.Perhaps the first science fantasy to use the alternate time-track, or...

Claimed! The Tale of Undersea Gods That Inspired Cthulu

Gertrude Barrows Bennet is better known by her pen-name, Francis Stevens. With a career that only spanned three years between 1917 and 1920, when she stopped writing after her...

Sunfire! Collected pulp magazine tales from the original mistress of fantasy

Illustrated with images by Virgil Finlay, the artist who illustrated many of Bennett/Stevens' original tales in the strange tales magazines in which they were published.Getrude...

The Citadel of Fear

Gertrude Barrows Bennett’s The Citadel of Fear (1918) is one of the greatest dark fantasy classics, a gorgeously written and imaginatively conceived masterpiece. In a career...

Serapion A tale of Demonic Possession from the Victorian Era

In a career that spanned a mere three years, Gertrude Barrows Bennett (writing as Francis Stevens) published half a dozen books that came to define the genres that followed on....