Oates/Thomsen/Joshi/Straub : American Fantasy


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Of all the anthologies with "American" in their titles, there are a dozen or so with "horror" or "gothic" or "fantastic" in their titles, and only one with "science fiction" in its title (American Government Through Science Fiction, listed on the textbooks page). Here are four or five of the most prominent of the fantastic group: one from writer Joyce Carol Oates (not in the photo), one from Tor editor Brian Thomsen, one from critic and editor S.T. Joshi, and the recent Library of America pair from author Peter Straub.

Oates' book compiles literary horror and suspense stories arranged chronologically, from Washington Irving and Nathaniel Hawthorne in the early 19th century to Stephen King, John Crowley, and Thomas Ligotti in the 1980s and '90s. Her introduction identifies the roots of this American tradition in the attitudes of the Puritans in their vast New World, and traces how the taboos in earlier tales have become relaxed in recent works.

Thomsen's book, the product of 22 years of research, is a portrait of fantasy that is distinctly American. The results are divided into three parts: Folk, Tall and Weird Tales; Fantastic Americana; and Lands of Enchantment and Everyday Life. An introduction explores these themes; there's a short introduction to each story; and the book concludes with a critical bibliography.

S.T. Joshi's volume has a range almost exactly like Oates', from Irving and Hawthorne to King, Ligotti, and Oates, though with almost all different works. His introduction reaches back to Greek myth before tracing the development of American supernatural fiction to modern horror films and bestselling novels.

Straub's two books, published separately and available as a boxed set, collect 85 stories presented chronologically from 1805 to 2007. They appeared in 2009, following the Library of America's volumes of H.P. Lovecraft and Philip K. Dick. Straub's introductions explore the nature of horror and the reasons for its resurgence in the 20th century. And typically with LoA books, there are extensive biographical notes, notes on the texts, and notes keyed to page and line numbers explaining obscure proper names and cultural references.

Most reprinted authors: Stephen King (5), then Ambrose Bierce, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, and H.P. Lovecraft, all with 4 each.

  • American Gothic Tales, Joyce Carol Oates, ed. (Plume, 1996) [isfdb]
  • The American Fantasy Tradition, Brian M. Thomsen, ed. (Tor, 2002) [isfdb]
  • American Supernatural Tales, S. T. Joshi, ed. (Penguin, 2007) [isfdb]
  • American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps, Peter Straub, ed. (Library of America, 2009) [isfdb]
  • American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now, Peter Straub, ed. (Library of America, 2009) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Conrad Aiken
  • Mr. Arcularis (Harper's Mar 1931) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Rosy's Journey (Lulu's Library. Vol. 1. A Christmas Dream, 1886) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Sherwood Anderson
  • Death in the Woods (The American Mercury Sep 1926) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Gertrude Atherton
  • The Striding Place (The Speaker 1896) -- American Gothic Tales
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Nicholson Baker
  • Subsoil (New Yorker Jun 27/Jul 4 1994) -- American Gothic Tales
  • John Kendrick Bangs
  • Thurlow's Christmas Story (Harper's Weekly Dec 15 1894) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • L. Frank Baum
  • The Enchanted Buffalo (The Delineator May 1905) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Greg Bear
  • Dead Run (Omni Apr 1985) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Charles Beaumont
  • Black Country (Playboy Sep 1954) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • The Howling Man (Rogue Nov 1959) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • The Vanishing American (F&SF Aug 1955) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Stephen Vincent Benét
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster (The Saturday Evening Post Oct 24 1936) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • The King of the Cats (Harper's Bazaar Feb 1929) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • The Damned Thing (Tales from New York Town Topics Dec 7 1893) -- American Gothic Tales
  • The Death of Halpin Frayser (The Wave Dec 19 1891) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • The Moonlit Road (Cosmopolitan Jan 1907) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • The Other Lodgers (Cosmopolitan Aug 1907) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Michael Bishop
  • Among the Handlers (Dante's Disciples, 1996) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Jerome Bixby
  • Trace -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Gerald Blair
  • this changed everything -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Robert Bloch
  • Black Barter (Weird Tales Sep 1943) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • The Cloak (Unknown May 1939) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Anthony Boucher
  • Mr. Lupescu (Weird Tales Sep 1945) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Paul Bowles
  • Allal (Too Far from Home, 1993) -- American Gothic Tales
  • The Circular Valley (The Delicate Prey and Other Stories, 1950) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Ray Bradbury
  • The April Witch (The Saturday Evening Post Apr 5 1952) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • The Black Ferris (Weird Tales May 1948) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • The Fog Horn (The Saturday Evening Post Jun 23 1951) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • The Veldt (The Saturday Evening Post Sep 23 1950) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Poppy Z. Brite
  • Pansu -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Alice Brown
  • Golden Baby (Harper's Monthly Mar 1910) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Charles Brockden Brown
  • Somnambulism: A Fragment -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Fredric Brown
  • The Geezenstacks (Weird Tales Sep 1943) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Truman Capote
  • Miriam (Mademoiselle Jun 1945) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Hatrack River (IASFM Aug 1986) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Jonathan Carroll
  • Mr. Fiddlehead (Omni Feb 1989) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Raymond Carver
  • Little Things -- American Gothic Tales
  • Willa Cather
  • Consequences (McClure's Nov 1915) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Michael Chabon
  • The God of Dark Laughter (New Yorker Apr 9 2001) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Robert W. Chambers
  • The Repairer of Reputations (The King in Yellow, 1895) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • The Yellow Sign (The King in Yellow, 1895) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
          -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Fred Chappell
  • Linnaeus Forgets (American Review Nov 1977) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • John Cheever
  • The Enormous Radio (New Yorker May 17 1947) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Torch Song (New Yorker Oct 4 1947) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Kate Chopin
  • Ma'ame Pelagie -- The American Fantasy Tradition
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • John Collier
  • Evening Primrose -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Robert Coover
  • In Bed One Night (Playboy Jan 1980) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Ralph Adams Cram
  • The Dead Valley (Black Spirits and White, 1895) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Stephen Crane
  • The Black Dog -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • F. Marion Crawford
  • For the Blood Is the Life (Colliers Dec 16 1905) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • John Crowley
  • Novelty (Interzone #5 1983) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Snow (Omni Nov 1985) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Avram Davidson
  • Twenty-Three (Asimov's Jul 1995) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Emma Frances Dawson
  • An Itinerant House (The Argonaut ) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Don DeLillo
  • Human Moments in World War III (Esquire Jul 1983) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Bradley Denton
  • The Hero of the Night (F&SF Jan 1988) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • August Derleth
  • The Lonesome Place (Famous Fantastic Mysteries Feb 1948) -- American Gothic Tales
          -- American Supernatural Tales
  • The Panelled Room (Westminster Magazine Sep 1933) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • E. L. Doctorow
  • The Waterworks (Lives of the Poets, 1984) -- American Gothic Tales
  • David Drake
  • The Fool (Whispers VI, 1987) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Olivia Howard Dunbar
  • The Shell of Sense -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Harlan Ellison
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (If Mar 1967) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Paladin of the Lost Hour (Universe 15, 1985) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Shattered Like a Glass Goblin (Orbit 4, 1968) -- American Gothic Tales
  • The Whimper of Whipped Dogs (Bad Moon Rising, 1973) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Nancy Etchemendy
  • Cat in Glass (F&SF Jul 1989) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Dennis Etchison
  • The Late Shift (Dark Forces, 1980) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Brian Evenson
  • The Wavering Knife -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • William Faulkner
  • A Rose for Emily (The Forum Apr 1930) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Jack Finney
  • The Coin Collector (The Saturday Evening Post Jan 30 1960) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • I'm Scared (Colliers Sep 15 1951) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Colliers May 27 1922) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Alan Dean Foster
  • Jackalope (F&SF Apr 1989) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Mary E. Freeman
  • Luella Miller (Everybody's Magazine Dec 1902) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (New England Magazine Jan 1892) -- American Gothic Tales
          -- The American Fantasy Tradition
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Ellen Glasgow
  • The Shadowy Third (Scribner's Dec 1916) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • William Goyen
  • In the Icebound Hothouse (Had I a Hundred Mouths, 1985) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Davis Grubb
  • Where the Woodbine Twineth (EQMM Feb 1964) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Bret Harte
  • The Legend of Monte del Diablo -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Julian Hawthorne
  • Absolute Evil -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Edward Randolph's Portrait (Democratic Review Jul 1838) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Feathertop: A Moralized Legend (Mosses from an Old Manse, 1846) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • The Man of Adamant, Young Goodman Brown (New England Magazine Apr 1835) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Young Goodman Brown (New England Magazine Apr 1835) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Lafcadio Hearn
  • Yuki-Onna (Kwaidan, 1904) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Joe Hill
  • Pop Art (With Signs & Wonders, 2001) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Robert E. Howard
  • The Black Stone (Weird Tales Nov 1931) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Old Garfield's Heart (Weird Tales Dec 1933) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Washington Irving
  • The Adventure of the German Student (Tales of a Traveller, 1824) -- American Supernatural Tales
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (The Sketch Book, 1819) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Rip Van Winkle (The Sketch Book, 1819) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Shirley Jackson
  • The Daemon Lover (Woman's Home Companion Feb 1949) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • The Lottery (New Yorker Jun 26 1948) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • The Lovely House (New World Writing #2, 1952) -- American Gothic Tales
  • A Visit (New World Writing #2, 1952) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Henry James
  • The Jolly Corner (The English Review Dec 1908) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • The Real Right Thing (Collier's Weekly Dec 16 1899) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • The Romance of Certain Old Clothes (Atlantic Monthly Feb 1868) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
  • In Dark New England Days (The Century Oct 1890) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Charles Johnson
  • Exchange Value (Choice 1981) -- American Gothic Tales
  • David H. Keller
  • The Jelly-Fish (Weird Tales Jan 1929) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • In the Water Works (Birmingham, Alabama 1988) (Tales of Pain and Wonder, 2000) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • The Long Hall on the Top Floor (Carpe Noctem #16 1999) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Stephen King
  • Children of the Corn (Penthouse Mar 1977) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Mrs. Todd's Shortcut (Redbook May 1984) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Night Surf (Cavalier Aug 1974) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • The Reach (Yankee Nov 1981) -- American Gothic Tales
  • That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French (New Yorker Jun 22/29 1998) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • T. E. D. Klein
  • The Events at Poroth Farm (The Year's Best Horror Stories, No. 3, 1990) -- American Supernatural Tales
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Kathe Koja
  • Ursus Triad, Later (by KK & Barry N. Malzberg) (Off-Limits, 1996) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Henry Kuttner
  • We Are the Dead (Weird Tales Apr 1937) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • R. A. Lafferty
  • Narrow Valley (F&SF Sep 1966) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight (Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences, 1987) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Schrödinger's Cat (Universe 5, 1974) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Fritz Leiber
  • The Girl with the Hungry Eyes (The Girl With the Hungry Eyes, 1949) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Smoke Ghost (Unknown Oct 1941) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • John L'heureux
  • The Anatomy of Desire (Desires, 1981) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Thomas Ligotti
  • The Last Feast of Harlequin (F&SF Apr 1990) -- American Gothic Tales
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Vastarien (Crypt of Cthulhu #48 1987) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Kelly Link
  • Stone Animals (Conjunctions #43 2004) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Call of Cthulhu (Weird Tales Feb 1928) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • The Outsider (Weird Tales Apr 1926) -- American Gothic Tales
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth (Weird Tales Jan 1942) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • The Thing on the Doorstep (Weird Tales Jan 1937) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Barry N. Malzberg
  • Ursus Triad, Later (by Kathe Koja & BNM) (Off-Limits, 1996) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Richard Matheson
  • Long Distance Call (Beyond Fantasy Fiction Nov 1953) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Prey (Playboy Apr 1969) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Bruce McAllister
  • The Girl Who Loved Animals (Omni May 1988) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Herman Melville
  • The Tartarus of Maids -- American Gothic Tales
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • W. S. Merwin
  • The Approved (The Miner's Pale Children, 1970) -- American Gothic Tales
  • The Dachau Shoe (The Miner's Pale Children, 1970) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Postcards from the Maginot Line (The Miner's Pale Children, 1970) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Steven Millhauser
  • Dangerous Laughter (Tin House ) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • In the Penny Arcade (The Hudson Review Sum 1984) -- American Gothic Tales
  • William C. Morrow
  • His Unconquerable Enemy (The Argonaut Mar 11 1889) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Vane Sisters -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Frank Norris
  • Grettir at Thorhall-Stead (Everybody's Magazine Apr 1903) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Demon (Demon and Other Tales, 1996) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Family (Omni Dec 1989) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • The Temple (Demon and Other Tales, 1996) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Fitz-James O'Brien
  • What Was It? (Harper's Mar 1859) -- American Supernatural Tales
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Edward S. O'Reilly
  • The Saga of Pecos Bill (The Century Oct 1923) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Breece D'j Pancake
  • Time and Again -- American Gothic Tales
  • Norman Partridge
  • The Hollow Man (Grue #13 1991) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Benjamin Percy
  • Dial Tone -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams (Atlantic Monthly Sep 1968) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Berenice (Southern Literary Messenger Mar 1835) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • The Black Cat (Philadelphia United States Saturday Post Aug 19 1843) -- American Gothic Tales
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (Burton's Gentlemen’s Magazine Sep 1839) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Tim Powers
  • Pat Moore (Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, 2004) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Melissa Pritchard
  • Spirit Seizures -- American Gothic Tales
  • Seabury Quinn
  • The Curse of Everard Maundy (Weird Tales Jul 1927) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Jane Rice
  • The Refugee (Unknown Oct 1943) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • M. Rickert
  • The Chambered Fruit (F&SF Aug 2003) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • George Saunders
  • Sea Oak (New Yorker Dec 28 1998) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • David J. Schow
  • Last Call for the Sons of Shock (The Ultimate Frankenstein, 1991) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Hanka -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • The Reencounter (The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1982) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Clark Ashton Smith
  • Genius Loci (Weird Tales Jun 1933) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis (Weird Tales May 1932) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Jack Snow
  • Midnight (Weird Tales May 1946) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Harriet Spofford
  • The Moonstone Mass (Harper's Monthly Oct 1868) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Francis Stevens
  • Unseen—Unfeared (People's Favorite Magazine Feb 10 1919) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Frank R. Stockton
  • The Griffin and the Minor Canon (St. Nicholas Magazine Oct 1885) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Peter Straub
  • A Short Guide to the City (Houses without Doors, 1990) -- American Gothic Tales
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • Slow Sculpture (Galaxy Feb 1970) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Thomas Tessier
  • Nocturne -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Lisa Tuttle
  • Replacements (MetaHorror, 1992) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Mark Twain
  • A Ghost Story (Werner's Readings and Recitations, 1888) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • The General Who Is Dead (Freezer Burn Magazine #5 1996) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Karl Edward Wagner
  • Endless Night (The Architecture of Fear, 1987) -- American Supernatural Tales
  • Where the Summer Ends (Dark Forces, 1980) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Donald Wandrei
  • Nightmare (Strange Harvest, 1965) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Manly Wade Wellman
  • O Ugly Bird! (F&SF Dec 1951) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • The Valley Was Still (Weird Tales Aug 1939) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • Edith Wharton
  • Afterward (The Century Jan 1910) -- American Gothic Tales
          -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • The Moving Finger (Harper's Mar 1901) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • E. B. White
  • The Door (New Yorker 1939) -- American Gothic Tales
  • Edward Lucas White
  • Lukundoo (Weird Tales Nov 1925) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Henry S. Whitehead
  • Passing of a God (Weird Tales Jan 1931) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps
  • Tennessee Williams
  • The Mysteries of the Joy Rio -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Gene Wolfe
  • Bed & Breakfast (Dante's Disciples, 1996) -- The American Fantasy Tradition
  • The Little Stranger (F&SF Oct/Nov 2004) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now
  • Madeline Yale Wynne
  • The Little Room (Harper's Monthly Aug 1895) -- American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

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