Tales of Pain and Wonder is Caitlin R. Kiernan's first short-story collection. The stories are interconnected to varying degrees, and a number of Kiernan's characters reappear throughout the book, particularly Jimmy DeSade and Salmagundi Desvernine. The stories run the gamut from dark fantasy to ghost stories and supernatural horror fiction to Noir fiction . A number of the stories have a decidedly H. P. Lovecraftian flavor and the influence of Charles Fort, as does much of Kiernan's fiction published since Tales of Pain and Wonder. The stories are also united by a theme of cultural decay...
|Author:||Caitlín R. Kiernan|
|Genre:||Fantasy, Horror, Speculative fiction|
|Number of editions:||3|