12 April 2010

Book review: Who Fears the Devil?

It’s been a touch quiet here in “The Realm” (I rarely call the blog that) during the last few days. But I have an excuse: I was at my Uncle Phil Elliott’s wedding in Carson City, Nevada. And being up in the Sierras, it would only make sense that when I got back to Los Angeles for me to fire up the blog again with a review of a collection of mountain stories. Not the Sierras, admittedly—mountains on the other side of the continent. Good enough, right?

Today at Black Gate, it’s another review of a Planet Stories volume from Paizo Publications. (You purchased Ship of Ishtar, right?) Who Fears the Devil? is a collection I’ve eagerly awaited. It brings together all of Manly Wade Wellman’s short stories about Silver John, an Appalachian Mountains guitar slinger who takes on the supernatural with folk songs.

It’s wonderful and unique stuff the late Mr. Wellman created, so check out the review, and then buy the book.