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    Mutts, Mongrels, Mischief ed. William B. Coates (Pyramid Books PG29, 1960, 35¢, 159pp, pb, cover by Robert V. Engle)
    Details supplied by Ken Johnson.
    • 9 · The Dog That Bit People · James Thurber · es My Life and Hard Times, Harper 1933
    • 15 · Snapshot of a Dog · James Thurber · ar The New Yorker Mar 9 1935
    • 18 · Ulysses and the Dogman · O. Henry · ss New York Sunday World Magazine Apr 10 1904
    • 24 · A Canine Houdini · Lowell Thomas · ms The Pageant of Life, Wilfred Funk 1941
    • 25 · A Dog for Miss Boo · Margaret Lee Runbeck · ss The Reader’s Digest Apr 1944
    • 30 · Dogs · Ring Lardner · ar First and Last, Charles Scribner’s 1934
    • 34 · Dogs That Have Known Me · Jean Kerr · es 1957
    • 39 · Kentucky Code · Nick Boddie Williams · ss Collier’s Jun 24 1944
    • 52 · Have a Heart, Lady! · Ruth Lamson · ss The Saturday Evening Post Jul 28 1951
    • 69 · Little Bit and the America · Ludwig Bemelmans · ts Father, Dear Father, Viking 1953
    • 83 · A Dog Chasing a Coyote · Mark Twain · ts Roughing It, American Pub. Co. 1872
    • 85 · Mascot of the Texas · Paul Schubert · ar The American Mercury Jun 1957
    • 90 · Getting Rid of Fluff · Ellis Parker Butler · ss Harper’s Monthly Aug 1908
    • 107 · Battle Tactics · Farley Mowat · ts The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Little, Brown/Atlantic Monthly 1957
    • 113 · The Eight-Dollar Pup · Philip Curtiss · ss Harper’s Monthly Feb 1930
    • 131 · Being a Public Character · Don Marquis · hu The American Magazine Sep 1917
    • 137 · Talking Dogs · Robert Benchley · hu My Ten Years in a Quandary, Robert Benchley, Harper 1936
    • 139 · A Very Shy Gentleman · P. G. Wodehouse · ss The Red Book Magazine Jun 1916
    • 153 · Montmorency and other Fox-Terriers [from Three Men in a Boat] · Jerome K. Jerome · ex Arrowsmith 1889
    • 157 · Love Me, Love My Man · Corey Ford · hu Has Anybody Seen Me Lately?, Corey Ford, Doubleday 1952


    The Scary Book ed. Joanna Cole & Stephanie Calmenson (New York: Morrow Junior Books 0-688-10654-4, 1991, $12.95, 127pp, hc)
    Collection of ghostly tales, poems, riddles and tricks intended for children. Heavily illustrated. Contents are predominantly poems and illustrated text, including a section on games. Only story of note is “Wait Till Martin Comes” by Maria Leach. Includes poems by Jane Yolen, Joan Ciardi, Rose Fyleman and e.e. cummings.
    • 10 · Strange Bumps [from Owl at Home] · Arnold Lobel · ss 1975
    • 18 · Taily-po · Stephanie Calmenson · ss *
    • 27 · Bony-Legs [from Bony-Legs] · Joanna Cole · ss 1983
    • 43 · Wait Till Martin Comes · Maria Leach · vi The Thing at the Foot of the Bed and Other Scary Tales, Cleveland: World 1959
    • 47 · The Rabbi and the Twenty-Nine Witches · Marilyn Hirsh · ss 1976; Retold from a Talmudic legend.
    • 69 · The Viper is Coming · Stephanie Calmenson · ss *



    Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories ed. Rex Collings (Wordsworth Classics 1-85326-186-6, 1996, $3.95, 289pp, tp)
    • Introduction · Rex Collings · in
    • 1 · The Tapestried Chamber · Sir Walter Scott · ss The Keepsake, 1829 1828
    • 13 · The Spectre of Tappington · Richard Harris Barham · nv Bentley’s Miscellany Feb 1837, as by Thomas Ingoldsby
    • 35 · The Botathen Ghost · R. S. Hawker · ss All the Year Round May 18 1867
    • 44 · The Tell-Tale Heart · Edgar Allan Poe · ss The Pioneer Jan 1843
    • 49 · The Squire’s Story · Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell · ss Household Words Christmas 1853
    • 63 · The Story of Mary Ancel · William Makepeace Thackeray · ss The New Monthly Magazine Oct 1838
    • 79 · The Story of the Bagman’s Uncle · Charles Dickens · ss The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Sep 1837
    • 94 · To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt · Charles Dickens · ss All the Year Round Christmas 1865
    • 104 · An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street · Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu · ss Dublin University Magazine Dec 1853
    • 122 · The Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand [from The House by the Churchyard] · Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu · ex Tinsley 1863
    • 129 · Fisher’s Ghost · John Lang · ss 1859
    • 136 · The Traveller’s Story of a Terribly Strange Bed · Wilkie Collins · ss Household Words Apr 24 1852
    • 150 · The Phantom Coach · Amelia B. Edwards · ss All the Year Round Christmas 1864
    • 162 · Eveline’s Visitant · Miss Braddon · ss Ralph the Bailiff and Other Tales, Ward 1862
    • 171 · Markheim · Robert Louis Stevenson · ss The Broken Shaft: Unwin’s Annual for 1886, ed. Sir Henry Norman, London: T. Fisher Unwin 1885
    • 185 · Man-Size in Marble · E. Nesbit · ss Home Chimes Dec 1887
    • 195 · The Canterville Ghost · Oscar Wilde · nv Court and Society Review Feb 23 1887 (+1)
    • 219 · The Haunted Dolls’ House · Montague Rhodes James · ss The Empire Review Feb 1923
    • 56 · A School Story · Montague Rhodes James · ss More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Arnold 1911
    • 235 · Thurnley Abbey · Perceval Landon · ss Raw Edges, Heinemann 1908
    • 248 · In the Cliff Land of the Dane · Howard Pease · ss
    • 256 · Laura · Saki · ss Beasts and Super-Beasts, John Lane 1914
    • Appendix: Three True Ghost Stories
    • 263 · The Story of Euphemia Hewit · James Hogg · nf
    • 270 · A Ghostly Manifestation · A Clergyman · nf
    • 280 · Correspondence on ‘A Ghostly Manifestation’ · A Clergyman · lt
    • 284 · Ghost in the Tower · Edmund Lenthal Swifte · nf


    Worlds in Small ed. John Robert Colombo (Cacanadadada Press 0-921870-14-0, Jun ’92, $12.95, 96pp, tp, cover by Alvin Jang)
    Anthology of 104 minimalist excerpts, stories, and poems (most under 100 words, many under 20) including many by sf writers including Bradbury, Clarke, and Heinlein.
    • 1 · Preface · John Robert Colombo · pr
    • 27 · An Old Story, Not True [from “Blowups Happen”] · Robert A. Heinlein · ex Astounding Sep 1940
    • 27 · Mona Lisa Meets Buddha · Spencer Holst · vi The Language of Cats and Other Stories, Dutton 1971
    • 28 · Scare Tactics · F. J. Willett · vi Aphelion Sum 1986
    • 28 · Logic Loop · Steven Paulsen · vi Aphelion Sum 1986
    • 29 · So Passes an Ancient and Powerful Dynasty · Anon. · vi The Book of Mini-Sagas, Alan Sutton 1985
    • 29 · Crime in the City · Frederick Forsyth · vi The Book of Mini-Sagas, Alan Sutton 1985
    • 30 · Two Sides to Every Story · T. K. Dawber · vi The Book of Mini-Sagas, Alan Sutton 1985
    • 30 · Who Dares Win · N. M. Cooper · vi The Book of Mini-Sagas II, Alan Sutton 1988
    • 31 · Saturday Shopping · Diana Rigg · vi The Book of Mini-Sagas II, Alan Sutton 1988
    • 31 · Out of the Mouths of Babes? · Kathryn Clarke · vi The Book of Mini-Sagas II, Alan Sutton 1988
    • 32 · Seeing Nobody [from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland] · Lewis Carroll · ex 1865
    • 32 · Strange Dream · Samuel Taylor Coleridge · ms The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist, Lawrence LeShan, Viking 1974
    • 33 · Zen Koan · Traditional · vi Gödel, Escher, Bach, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Random House 1980
    • 33 · Bahaudin · Idries Shah · vi Thinkers of the East, Idries Shah, Penguin 1974
    • 34 · Intellects [from The War of the Worlds] · H. G. Wells · ex 1898
    • 34 · Shaggy Dog Story · Traditional · vi
    • 35 · Circular Story · Traditional · vi The Hodgepodge Book, ed. Duncan Emrich, Four Winds Press 1972
    • 36 · What We Have Come To · Lord Dunsany · vi Fifty-One Tales, London: Elkin Mathews 1915
    • 37 · Rejection Slip · K. W. MacAnn · vi 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, Garden City, NY: Doubleday 1978
    • 38 · Minithriller · Nigel Morland · pm Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Oct 1982
    • 39 · Very Well · Elizabeth Smart · vi The Assumption of the Rogues and Rascals, Cape/Polytantric 1978
    • 39 · Word Play · Traditional · pm Sally Go Round the Sun, Edith Fowke, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart 1969
    • 40 · The Curious Incident [from “Silver Blaze”; Sherlock Holmes] · Arthur Conan Doyle · ex The Strand Dec 1892
    • 40 · Untitled (“Finding my wife’s address book...”) · Richard Kostelanetz · vi Openings, Ottawa: Ouroboros 1989
    • 41 · siseneG · Arthur C. Clarke · vi Analog May 1984
    • 42 · My Account of How It Happened · Unknown · vi
    • 42 · Through a Night [from The Voyage of the Space Beagle; Beagle] · A. E. van Vogt · ex Simon & Schuster 1950
    • 43 · Relativity · A. H. Reginald Buller · pm Punch Dec 19 1923, as “There Was a Young Lady Named Bright”
    • 43 · The Shortest Ghost Story · Julia Briggs · vi The Times Literary Supplement Jan 2 1981
    • 44 · Dreaming · Chuang Tzu · ms
    • 44 · A Woman Alone with Her Soul · Thomas Bailey Aldrich · vi 1912; this is most likely by Jorge Luís Borges.
    • 45 · Antigonish · Hughes Mearns · pm 1899
    • 45 · Atomyriades · Piet Hein · pm Grooks, Garden City, NY: Doubleday 1969
    • 46 · Unfinished Tail · Traditional · pm Sally Go Round the Sun, Edith Fowke, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart 1969
    • 46 · Observe, a Flea [from “On Poetry: A Rhapsody”] · Jonathan Swift · pm 1733
    • 47 · What Song the Syrens Sang [from “Urn-Burial”] · Sir Thomas Browne · ms 1658
    • 47 · The Battle of Gettysburg · Praxiteles Swan · ms Brothers in Arms, William Broyles, Knopf 1986
    • 48 · The Giant Rat of Sumatra [from “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire”; Sherlock Holmes] · Arthur Conan Doyle · ex The Strand Jan 1924
    • 48 · Ghost Story [1790] · Immanuel Kant; trans. by J. H. Bernard · vi Critique of Judgment, Immanuel Kant 1892
    • 49 · Novel in Three Lines · Félix Fénéon; trans. by Joan U. Halperin · vi Félix Fénéon, Aesthete and Anarchist, Yale University Press 1988
    • 50 · P.S. · Unknown · ms Vicious Circles and Infinity, Patrick Hughes & George Brecht, London: Cape 1976
    • 50 · I Thought You Were Writing · Spencer Holst · vi Stories, New York: Horizon Press 1976
    • 51 · Self-Referential Sentence · Douglas R. Hofstadter · ms Metamagical Themas, Basic Books 1985
    • 51 · Untitled (“0 1 2...”) · Richard Kostelanetz · ms 1989
    • 52 · Untitled (“Her bed had narrow wings...”) · Richard Kostelanetz · vi 1989
    • 52 · Space Travel [from The Martian Chronicles] · Ray Bradbury · ex Doubleday 1950
    • 53 · The Exile · Tristan Bernard · pl 1932
    • 53 · Vietnam Story · Unknown · vi Dispatches, Michael Herr, Knopf 1978
    • 54 · Heraclitus’s Regret · Jorge Luís Borges · pm 1960
    • 54 · Knock · Fredric Brown · ex Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec 1948
    • 56 · Epitaph for Sir Isaac Newton · Alexander Pope · pm ca. 1732
    • 56 · The Taste of Space · A. J. M. Smith · pm Poems: New and Collected, Toronto: Oxford University Press 1967
    • 57 · The Briefest of Hauntings · E. J. Bryant · vi The Times Literary Supplement Feb 6 1981
    • 57 · Belief in Ghosts [from “Dr. Van Helsing’s Handy Guide to Ghost Stories,” Part 3] · Unknown · vi Twilight Zone Oct 1981
    • 58 · Clerihew · Edmund Clerihew Bentley · pm 1891, as “Sir Humphry Davy”
    • 58 · Untitled (“I looked up from where I was lying...”) · Richard Kostelanetz · vi 1990
    • 59 · Assiniboine Myth · Robert H. Lowie · vi 1909
    • 59 · He That Is Nothing · Russell Edson · vi The Very Thing That Happens, New York: New Directions 1964
    • 60 · Pot-Shot · Ashleigh Brilliant · ms
    • 60 · A Perfect Sphere · Toby MacLennan · vi 1972
    • 61 · The Year 2150 A.D. · Ray Bradbury · vi Shangri-La 1950
    • 61 · Small Song · A. R. Ammons · pm
    • 62 · Children’s Rhyme · Traditional · pm
    • 62 · Cure for Hiccups · Anon. · ms
    • 63 · A Challenge in the Papers · Ivan Adamovic · vi
    • 63 · Stage Direction [from Waiting for Godot] · Samuel Beckett · pl 1952
    • 64 · The Spectator [from Don Juan Tenorio, 1844] · José Zorrilla; trans. by Anthony Kerrigan · pl Extraordinary Tales, ed. Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy Casares, London: Souvenir 1973
    • 64 · Circle · Eugène Ionesco · ms Vicious Circles and Infinity, Patrick Hughes & George Brecht, London: Cape 1976
    • 65 · Sign at the End of the Universe · Duane Ackerson · vi Alternities, ed. David Gerrald, Dell 1974
    • 65 · Science Fiction for Telepaths · E. Michael Blake · vi 1977
    • 66 · After the Battle · William Gass · ms On Being Blue, Boston: David R. Godine 1977
    • 66 · The Shortest Science Fiction Love Story Ever Written · Jeffrey Renner · vi F&SF Mar 1964
    • 67 · The Sun · Anthony Burgess · vi New York Times Book Review Feb 5 1984
    • 67 · Rhymes · Tony Augarde · pm The Oxford Guide to Word Games, Tony Augarde, London: Oxford University Press 1984
    • 68 · Antimatter · Martin Gardner · vi The Ambidexterous Universe, Martin Gardner, New York: Basic Books 1964
    • 68 · The Perfect Minimalist Short Story · Stephen Reid · vi 1990
    • 69 · Palindrome · Leigh Mercer · ms
    • 71 · Shortest Weird Tale Ever Written [from “Dr. Van Helsing’s Handy Guide to Ghost Stories,” Part 3] · Unknown · vi Twilight Zone Oct 1981; attributed to E. Hoffmann Price.
    • 71 · Dream · Miguel de Unamuno · ms
    • 72 · Another Woman · Theodore Roethke · pm Straw for the Fire, Garden City, NY: Doubleday 1972
    • 72 · Ships [from “The Sky Was Full of Ships”] · Theodore Sturgeon · ex Thrilling Wonder Stories Jun 1947
    • 73 · Being Dead [from “Introduction: One from the Vault,” by Karl Edward Wagner] · Tamsin Campbell · ex The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series XI, ed. Karl Edward Wagner, DAW 1983
    • 73 · The Shadow’s Song · Yvor Winters · pm Collected Poems, Alan Swallow 1952
    • 74 · Telegram · Al Horowitz · ms
    • 74 · The Cad · Arthur C. Clarke · ms Astounding Days, Arthur C. Clarke, Gollancz 1990
    • 75 · Atomigeddon 2419 A.D. · Forrest J Ackerman · vi Vertex Jun 1973
    • 75 · Cosmic Report Card: Earth · Forrest J Ackerman · vi Vertex Jun 1973
    • 77 · The Liar Paradox · Epimenides · ms
    • 78 · Holocaust [from Across the Sea of Suns] · Gregory Benford · ex Timescape Books 1984
    • 78 · Test [from “The Semiology of Silence”] · Samuel R. Delany · ex Science Fiction Studies Jul 1987
    • 79 · The Shortest Science-Fiction Story Ever Told · Roger Deeley · vi Generation, ed. David Gerrold, Dell 1972
    • 79 · Palindrome · Traditional · vi
    • 80 · Untitled (“Shortest stories...”) · Richard Kostelanetz · vi 1990
    • 80 · Lines Written on the Antiquity of Microbes · Strickland Gillilan · pm
    • 81 · A Short Story in Two Chapters · Robert L. Ripley · pm 1950
    • 81 · One Question · Eli Siegel · pm 1925
    • 82 · Christmas Card · Traditional · ms
    • 82 · Untitled · John Robert Colombo · pm *
    • 83 · Eyeye · Aram Saroyan · ms Aram Saroyan, New York: Random House 1968
    • 83 · The Ultimate One-Word First-Contact Story · Ian Watson · vi Alien Encounters, ed. Jan Howard Finder, Taplinger 1982
    • 84 · One-Word Ghost Tale [from “Dr. Van Helsing’s Handy Guide to Ghost Stories,” Part 3] · Anon. · vi Twilight Zone Oct 1981
    • 84 · If Eve Had Failed to Conceive · Edward Wellen · vi Orbit 15, ed. Damon Knight, Harper & Row 1974
    • 85 · Why Booth Didn’t Kill Lincoln · Edward Wellen · vi Orbit 15, ed. Damon Knight, Harper & Row 1974
    • 86 · A Typical Terran’s Thought When Spoken to by an Alien from the Planet Quarn in its Native Language · Daryl F. Mallett & Forrest J Ackerman · vi The ISFA Newsletter Nov 1990
    • 93 · Bibliography · [Misc.] · bi


    The Wild Sweet Wine ed. Don Congdon (Ballantine Books 239, 1957, 35¢, 160pp, pb)
    Details supplied by Ken Johnson.
    • 7 · Foreword · [Don Congdon] · fw (*) 1957
    • 13 · Lucy in Her Pink Jacket · A. E. Coppard · ss Esquire Dec 1953
    • 33 · The Third Secretary’s Story · Tom Hopkinson · nv
    • 59 · Once · D. H. Lawrence · ss Love Among the Haystacks, Viking 1933
    • 70 · Love Looks Not with the Eyes [from The Vagabond] · Colette · ex Farrar, Straus and Cudahy 1955
    • 78 · Eleven O’Clock · V. S. Pritchett · ss The Sailor and Other Stories, Knopf 1938
    • 83 · Now That April’s Here [from The Web and the Rock; George Webber] · Thomas Wolfe · ex Harper 1937
    • 99 · The Spice of Life · Guy de Maupassant · ss
    • 105 · The Marriage Mender · Ray Bradbury · ss Collier’s Jan 22 1954
    • 110 · The Sinner · Liam O’Flaherty · ss The Mountain Tavern and Other Stories, Cape 1924
    • 123 · Bitter Honeymoon · Alberto Moravia; trans. by Frances Frenaye · nv The Partisan Review Nov/Dec 1952, as “Sunny Honeymoon”
    • 153 · Four in a Valley · Gwyn Jones · ss The Still Waters, Peter Davies 1948


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