Entry updated 18 February 2021. Tagged: Author.
Joint pseudonym of Thomas M Disch and John T Sladek for a gothic novel, The House that Fear Built (1966); of Sladek alone for another, The Castle and the Key (1967); and – with the variant spelling Cassandra Nye – of Charles Naylor for a third, Steps to the Grotto (1974). The name is also given to an invented psychic described as "the American author of horrific gothic novels" in Sladek's astrological spoof Arachne Rising: The Thirteenth Sign of the Zodiac (1977) as by James Vogh, while Disch's Echo Round His Bones (December 1966-January 1967 New Worlds; 1967) features a predictive military Computer named CASS-9. [DRL]
- The House that Fear Built: A Gothic Novel (New York: Paperback Library, 1966) by Thomas M Disch and John T Sladek [pb/uncredited]
- The Castle and the Key: A Gothic Novel (New York: Paperback Library, 1967) by John T Sladek [pb/Jerome Podwil]
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