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Michel Parry – Countess Dracula

Posted by demonik on May 14, 2009

Michel Parry – Countess Dracula (Sphere, 1970)

Michel Parry Countess Dracula

Michel Parry Countess Dracula

Blurb (from Beagle edition)

The Countess was old. But she had discovered the secret of eternal youth – a secret which spread death and despair among the peasants on her estates. After her husband’s death the Countess quickly chose a young lieutenant of the Hussars to take his place in her bed.

See the Countess Dracula thread on the Vault of Evil forum.

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Michel Parry – Superheroes

Posted by demonik on August 11, 2007

Michel Parry (ed.) – Superheroes (Sphere, 1978)

Michel Parry - Superheroes

Introduction – Michel Parry

Robert Bloch – Stupourman
George E. Clark – The Evil Super-Man
John Russell Fearn – The Golden Amazon Returns
Donald F. Glut – Origin Of A Superhero
Stephen Hitchcock – Captain Amazing
George Alec Effinger – The Awesome Menace Of The Polarizer
John A. Keel – Satyr-Man
Adrian Cole – Transmuto, The Metamorphic Myrmidon
Marion Pitman – Easy Way Out
Norman Spinrad – It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane!
Allen C. Kimball – Up, Up And Away!
Frank Adey – Alternative Ending
Special Non-fiction feature Larry Niven – Man Of Steel, Woman Of Kleenex: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Superman’s Sex Life!

I realise I’m stretching it to include this entertaining Sci-Fantasy heavy collection on a horror listing, but at least two of the featured stories qualify and, as one of these is Donald Glut’s lovable Frankenstein update, I thought I’d make an exception. An even madder mad doctor unleashes The Evil Super-Man (AKA The Test-tube Monster) on the world and heads roll as a consequence in George E. Clark’s pulp romp.

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