Another great Dreamlands author is Gary Myers, author of The House of the Worm. After reading some absurdist plays (Eugen Ionescu, etc.) in college, I would have sworn that Myers’ almost abstract little horror stories were influenced by absurdism and surrealism, but I had the good fortune to get to ask him in person at NecronomiCON 2001 and he said he wasn’t. My dad got this book for me from Arkham House’s catalog when I was 12 or 13, and I remember reading it while my little brother played “Metroid” in the background, so it is forever associated in my mind with the title screen music for the 8-bit “Metroid” for Nintendo.

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