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The Howling Man (1959) by Charles Beaumont

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While touring Europe, a young man falls ill and wakes to find himself in a Belgium abbey where none of the monks care to acknowledge the nightly screams from a nearby room. 21 more words

Short Stories

The Guests of Chance (1956) by Chad Oliver and Charles Beaumont

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Lightweight, though amusing nonsense has the Aesthetic Party in control of the government — and willing to take any sufficiently outlandish opportunity to fail on such a grand scale as to be swept out of office and back to their more artistic pursuits. 18 more words

Short Stories

Father, Dear Father (1956) by Charles Beaumont

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Beaumont goes a long way for his two-line ending, which is the whole point of this tale of a man determined to resolve the paradox of what happens if a man goes back in time and kills his own father before he is conceived. 18 more words

Short Stories

A Classic Affair (1955) by Charles Beaumont

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Thwarted lover sees his chance when the woman he loves tells him her husband is having an affair. To say more would diminish the fun to be had from this delightfully offbeat tale.

Short Stories

Short Stories 365/367*

“The Crooked Man” by Charles Beaumont from The Hunger and Other Stories (Valancourt, 2013). Originally published in Playboy magazine, 1955.

* Due to an error in the planning of these reviews, this is the final one. 572 more words

Writing

After the Zone-a-thon III

Ring in the new year without The Twilight Zone? Most fans of the fifth dimension would sooner think a bad thought around Anthony Fremont. 642 more words

Twilight Zone