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(Internet Archive)   The Weird Tales of Manly Wade Wellman whose stories were based on traditional Appalachian folklore. The pdf is free, so take a look, but keep an eye out for Shonokins   (archive.org) divider line
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2019-03-19 08:05:26 AM  
I got all five Nightshade Books editions of Manly Wade Wellman right here, Subby.

And my friend Dan was by Manly's bedside (with, if I recall correctly, Harlan Ellison) when he died.

You can't do better than Wellman for spooky-ass stuff.  The Silver John stories are awesome as well.  Just be careful not to let the Shonokin know you've got a piece of alexandrite.
 
2019-03-19 08:32:36 AM  

jayfurr: I got all five Nightshade Books editions of Manly Wade Wellman right here, Subby.

And my friend Dan was by Manly's bedside (with, if I recall correctly, Harlan Ellison) when he died.

You can't do better than Wellman for spooky-ass stuff.  The Silver John stories are awesome as well.  Just be careful not to let the Shonokin know you've got a piece of alexandrite.


Amen.  Manly Wade Wellman was always one of my favorites.   They had a Silver John story collection at my junior high school library (early '80's) - from there I hunted down what I could find of his.  I can't even point to what it is exactly, but the man had style when it comes to writing.
 
2019-03-19 10:37:13 AM  
I don't think I've ever heard of him, but he sounds very relevant to my interests. Downloaded and set near the front of my reading queue - thanks subby and commenters.
 
2019-03-19 11:28:17 AM  

jayfurr: I got all five Nightshade Books editions of Manly Wade Wellman right here, Subby.

And my friend Dan was by Manly's bedside (with, if I recall correctly, Harlan Ellison) when he died.

You can't do better than Wellman for spooky-ass stuff.  The Silver John stories are awesome as well.  Just be careful not to let the Shonokin know you've got a piece of alexandrite.


Subby here.
I have two more books in the series to go. I'd have them now, but well... Life gets in the way.
Harlan Ellison was on his way to Manly's bedside as he was passing away. One of Harlan's great regrets was he missed Manly by mere minutes.
When I as still living in the mountains, I used to scare the daylights out of the tourist kids with stories about the Shonokins and gardinels  :)
 
2019-03-19 11:31:14 AM  

OccamsWhiskers: I don't think I've ever heard of him, but he sounds very relevant to my interests. Downloaded and set near the front of my reading queue - thanks subby and commenters.


Here's a bonus. Also free: John the Balladeer
 
2019-03-19 11:37:26 AM  
sigh. I horror too!
here's  a link to something free I posted today... and it's the reality that's scary.
deadman.
 
2019-03-19 12:28:45 PM  

Coelacanth: jayfurr: I got all five Nightshade Books editions of Manly Wade Wellman right here, Subby.

And my friend Dan was by Manly's bedside (with, if I recall correctly, Harlan Ellison) when he died.

You can't do better than Wellman for spooky-ass stuff.  The Silver John stories are awesome as well.  Just be careful not to let the Shonokin know you've got a piece of alexandrite.

Subby here.
I have two more books in the series to go. I'd have them now, but well... Life gets in the way.
Harlan Ellison was on his way to Manly's bedside as he was passing away. One of Harlan's great regrets was he missed Manly by mere minutes.
When I as still living in the mountains, I used to scare the daylights out of the tourist kids with stories about the Shonokins and gardinels  :)


I love the concept of the gardinel.

And the story "The Desrick on Yandro".  I'm sure you're familiar with it.
 
2019-03-19 12:30:23 PM  

jayfurr: And the story "The Desrick on Yandro".  I'm sure you're familiar with it.


The story in question:

http://hell.pl/szymon/Baen/When%20the​%​20Tide%20Rises/John%20the%20Balladeer/​0671654187___3.htm
 
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