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A Western Fiction Review by Dan Stumpf: DOROTHY M. JOHNSON – The Hanging Tree and Other Stories.

REVIEWED BY DAN STUMPF:          DOROTHY M. JOHNSON – The Hanging Tree and Other Stories. University of Nebraska Press, softcover, 1995, with ten stories. Ballantine 274K, paperback original, 1957, with seven stories. Several later Ballantine printings.    The Hanging Tree is a collection of ten tales by Dorothy M. Johnson written from 1942-57 and some of the [...]

A TV Review by Jonathan Lewis: THE TWILIGHT ZONE “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” (1963).

Reviewed by JONATHAN LEWIS:          “NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET.” Episode 123 of The Twilight Zone (CBS TV). Original air date: October 11, 1963. Starring William Shatner. Written by Richard Matheson. Directed by Richard Donner.    Much has undoubtedly been written about “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” an iconic Twilight Zone episode. The show, however, is well worth revisiting, [...]

A MIKE SHAYNE Movie Review by David Vineyard: JUST OFF BROADWAY (1942).

Reviewed by DAVID VINEYARD:          JUST OFF BROADWAY. 20th Century Fox, 1942. Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Phil Silvers, Janis Carter, Richard Derr, Joan Valerie, Don Costello. Screenplay by Arnaud d’Usseau, based on the character created by Brett Halliday and an idea by Jo Eisinger; photography by Lucien Andriot. Director: Herbert J. Leeds.    Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) [...]

Reviewed by Jonathan Lewis: JEREMIAS GOTTHELF – The Black Spider.

Reviewed by JONATHAN LEWIS:          JEREMIAS GOTTHELF – The Black Spider. New York Review of Books, paperback, 2013. Translated by Susan Bernofsky. First published as in German as “Die schwarze Spinne” in 1842.    When I first spotted a new copy of Jeremias Gotthelf’s The Black Spider in the science fiction/fantasy section of my favorite Washington D.C. [...]

Reviewed by William F. Deeck: AUSTIN LEE – Miss Hogg and the Missing Sisters.

THE BACKWARD REVIEWER William F. Deeck AUSTIN LEE – Miss Hogg and the Missing Sisters. Jonathan Cape, UK, hardcover, 1961. No US edition.    The elderly ladies who live next door to Alan Johnston, middle-aged author of historical novels, have written a book about the old days in Ireland and are worried about parts of it [...]