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Dziemianowicz, Stefan R

Entry updated 22 November 2021. Tagged: Author, Critic, Editor.

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(1957-    ) US editor, critic and author whose main focus of interest is Horror and supernatural fiction, in this capacity publishing many reviews in Crypt of Cthulhu and other venues since 1985, and co-editing the critical Fanzine Necrofile: The Review of Horror Fiction with S T Joshi and Michael A Morrison for its entire run of seven issues, Summer 1991 to Fall 1994; Necrofile won a 1995 British Fantasy Award. He has edited many anthologies, usually in collaboration, beginning with Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors (anth 1988) with Martin H Greenberg and T Liam McDonald – a selection from Weird Tales – and including the 100 sequence beginning with 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (anth 1993) with Martin H Greenberg and Robert E Weinberg; sf tales with appropriate themes were regularly included. H.P. Lovecraft Selects: Classic Horror Stories (anth 2016) assembles over thirty stories singled out for praise by H P Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature (mid-1927 The Recluse; rev October 1933-February 1935 The Fantasy Fan; 1945).

Critical and bibliographical works of note are The Annotated Guide to Unknown and Unknown Worlds (1991), a valuable issue-by-issue commentary on the titular magazines (see Unknown), The Core of Ramsey Campbell: A Bibliography and Reader's Guide (1995) with Ramsey Campbell and S T Joshi, Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (2005 3vols) with S T Joshi – which won an International Horror Guild award for nonfiction – and Reading Stephen King (2012), a study of Stephen King. Dziemianowicz's one story collection is Bloody Mary and Other Tales for a Dark Night (coll 2000). [DRL]

Stefan Richard Dziemianowicz

born 1957

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